The High Performance Committee oversees Bowls Canada Boulingrin’s high performance program. The High Performance Committee’s aim is to give our athletes the tools necessary to excel at the sport, give them the opportunity to compete at the international level and help them become high performance athletes with the skills, knowledge and confidence to win medals internationally.
The High Performance team consists of both a men’s and women’s National Squad, Development Squad, and Youth Development Squad. The National and Development Squads operate on a bi-annual cycle, with the current cycle ending in 2018. The Youth Development Squad operates on a yearly cycle, consisting of bowlers who placed in the top 4 for the Junior and Under 25 Championships.
The members of the National Squad are required to adhere to a minimum standard of training and competition. These athletes commit to a physiological training program designed to improve basic aerobic capacity, core strength and balance. Additionally, National Squad athletes are expected to practice their technical and tactical skills on a consistent basis through regular year-round training.
National Squad athletes are also expected to compete annually in at least one National Championship, playdown process leading to a National Championship, or another high level competition event approved in advance by the Performance Director. National Championships are defined, for Canada, as competing in at least one of the following championships:
If the athlete is not a resident in Canada, they are required to attend an equivalent competition in their country of residence. This competition is to be confirmed with, and approved by the Performance Director.