Long Term Player Development, (LTPD)

Squash BC has completed its implementation plan to use the Canadian Sport for Life and Squash Canada’s LTPD athlete development model. For an explanation on what the steps for the next couple years are, click on this PDF presentation. Squash BC CS4L Implementation Plan

Squash Canada is pleased to announce the publication of Beyond the Nick online guide to Long Term Player Development (LTPD) which is geared towards helping Canada’s squash players acquire the necessary skills to reach their full potential. For full story click here.

For the Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) web site, Click Here.

For a  pdf  LTAD Guide for Parents, CS4L-LTAD FOR PARENTS

The Active For Life web site can be accessed by Clicking Here.


Funding

Athletes wishing to compete or train or receive any funding within any Squash BC program must agree to and sign an Athlete Agreement. Please fill in the following pdf. Athlete Agreement

All athletes wishing to be part of a Squash BC team, squad, Squash BC “Sanctioned Event” or receive funding from any Squash BC program MUST be a member in “Good Standing” with Squash BC.

Subsidies to the nationals for the champions in the Squash BC Closed, or the runner-ups if the champions chose not to go will go to the following events.

  • Men’s and Women’s Open, Men’s 40, 50, and 60 plus. The subsidy will be up to $500.00 each or expenses to nationals.
  • Champions must reply Yes or No within 8 days of the end of the Squash BC Closed as to if they are attending the nationals. If no, then the runner-up will then be contacted.
  • Subsidies may not be moved to other individuals or events.
  • Upon receiving proof of entry to the national championship, travel ticket preferred, Squash BC will process the subsidy.
  • If an athlete has won a Canadian title the previous year and is returning to the same Canadian Championship to defend the title, $500 or expenses will be allocated to the member.

Masters Team Criteria & Sign Up, PDF

  • The Canadian Masters Team Championships are to be held on the second weekend of January of each year.
  • Each team will consist of 4 men and 3 women. The men will have a 40+, 45+, 50+ & 55+ and the Women have a 40+, 45+ & 50+. (Teams may have 2 men 45+ but not 2 40+)
  • Selection will be based on the following:
    • The teams will be chosen primarily by Squash BC rankings
    • However if players are within 25 points, head to head results over the past 12 months may be taken into account.
    • More recent results are more important than earlier results so results from this season are more important.
    • If it’s still close then a playoff will be scheduled.
  • Team order will use the same criteria as team selection.
  • The team will be selected on or near Dec. 1st.
  • Selected team members will be expected to purchase their tickets to the event within two weeks of being notified they are on the team.
  • The selection committee will consist of the Squash BC Executive Director, VP of Player Development and two Squash BC Player Representatives.
  • Squash BC has budgeted $3000.00 for this event which will pay the team entry fees and subsidize players equally with the remaining amount.
  • Unless a sponsor or funding agency is acquired, all other costs must be the responsibility of the players who wish to go. If a sponsor or funding agency is acquired, all players will be subsidized equally.
  • Players must register by Nov. 15 by notifying the Executive Director of Squash BC

Men & Women Provincial Teams Criteria & Sign up, PDF

  • The Canadian Men’s and Women’s Teams will be held on the first weekend in January after New Years.
  • The BC Men’s and Women’s teams will consist of the best 3 players of each gender we can field. An alternate will also be chosen for the teams should any player become injured or unable to play before the events.
  • Selection will be based on the following:
    • The teams will be chosen primarily by Squash BC rankings
    • More recent results are more important than earlier results so results from this season are more important.
    • If it’s still close then a playoff will be scheduled.
  • All players expected to be considered for either team should plan on participating in at least one AAA tournament between Sept. and Dec. and have competed against players of their own caliber. Consistent league play may also be used. The main consideration is that you are shown to be healthy and active against your own level.
  • Team order will use the same criteria as team selection.
  • The team will be selected on or near Dec. 1st.
  •  The selection committee will consist of the Squash BC Executive Director, VP of Player Development and two Squash BC Player Representatives.
  • Selected team members will be expected to purchase their tickets to the event within two weeks of being notified they are on the team.
  • Squash BC has budgeted $1100.00 for these events which will pay the team entry fees and subsidize players equally with the remaining amount.
  • Unless a sponsor or funding agency is acquired, all other costs must be the responsibility of the players who wish to go. If a sponsor or funding agency is acquired, all players will be subsidized equally.
  • Players must register by Nov. 15 by notifying the Executive Director of Squash BC

The BC Athlete Assistance Program is funded by the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Provincial Government. Athletes wishing to apply for funding through this program must meet the criteria as published by the branch and Squash BC.

For a set of criteria by the branch you may view the branches web page at, http://www.tsa.gov.bc.ca/sport/programs/bcapp_pso.htm.

For sport specific criteria and an application please download these PDF’s. 19 BC Athlete Assistance Program, 19.1 BC Athlete Assistance Program Form

Founded by ProMOTION Plus, the Girls Only and Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+ grants are part of an overarching grant funding program geared towards the development of sport opportunities that inspire girls and women to get active in British Columbia. A program with two available categories, Girls Only focuses on supporting girls and women of all ages, while FAB 55+ is limited to women aged 55 and above. Both grants were created to encourage more girls and women to join leagues, clubs or programs that promote active and healthy lifestyles. For more information, Click Here.

The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding support to sport programs initiated by municipalities, sport organizations and Aboriginal communities. For more information, Click Here.

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