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High Performance Updates

March 01, 2019

It is the responsibility of all WCL members to be familiar with and understand the policies that are put in place within the organization. All resources pertaining to the policies and criteria in place for the 2019-2020 season are available in the WCL website under Resources. We encourage all members to take the time to review this information.

WCL – SPORT CANADA AAP CARDING PROGRAM

With the Canadian Championships fast approaching, we encourage all athletes and coaches to review the WCL Carded Athlete Program and be familiar with the processes and policies found within.

Carded Athlete Program

https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Carded_Athlete_Program_2019_2020_FINAL.pdf

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDEX (IPI)

WCL has revamped its International Performance Index. As an integral part to carding and qualifying for wrestle offs, we encourage coaches and athletes to review the index as it pertains to them and their athletes. Please note that a full explanation of how the IPI is determined can be found in the Carded Athlete Program appendix (see link below).

International Performance Index: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l_HXkNf609yxIZ3bmlpEpqsUecyUwcyUReWtpcGgOr0/edit#gid=700295378

Carded Athlete Program

https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Carded_Athlete_Program_2019_2020_FINAL.pdf

 

JUNIOR/SENIOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
(March 22-24, 2019)

INFORMATION: 2019 Senior Canadian Championships
WRESTLE-OFF PROCEDURES

With the Canadian Championships fast approaching, we encourage all athletes and coaches to review the 2019-2020 Wrestle-Off procedures. Note that a request for a wrestle-off due to injury or event conflict must occur prior to the event. Additionally, where a wrestle off for either injury or illness is request, it is required to submit an Inability to Participate Medical Form to the High Performance Director.

Wrestle-Off Procedures:

https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019_Wrestle_Off_Procedures_FINAL.pdf

COACHES MEETING

Please note that there will be a coaches meeting for all Senior and Junior Coaches following the finals on Saturday night. An announcement will be made on site as to start time and location following the last match of the day. All coaches are required to attend. The Canadian Olympic Committee will be in attendance to co-present the INP for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

SENIOR PAN AMS

There has been a date change to the Senior Pan Ams: April 18-21 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

TOP RANKED ATHLETES WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE THEIR NOMINATIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE END OF CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (where there are wrestle offs, the HPD will decide on who will attend which event pending time frame). Coaches and athletes, please discuss your options and outcomes should you be selected PRIOR to coming to the Championships so that an informed and quick decision can be made. There is a tight turnaround especially with Senior Pan Am Championships and we will need to action on the flights and entries within 24 hours of selection.

 

SELECTED NATIONAL TEAM EVENT ATHLETES

Please review the selection criteria for international teams for 2019.

SENIOR: https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019-20_SR_Team_Selection.pdf

JUNIOR: https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019-20_JR_Team_Selection.pdf

 

JUNIOR AND CADET PROGRAMMING

WCL is pleased to announce their programming for both Cadet and Juniors for the 2019-2020 season. Please see the links below for the 2019-2020 Junior and Cadet programs. Please direct inquiries to NextGen Coach Kimin Kim at [email protected]

Cadet:

https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-CADET-PROGRAM-%E2%80%93-TEAM-SELECTION-%E2%80%93-APRIL-5-7.pdf

Junior:

https://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-JUNIOR-PROGRAM-%E2%80%93-TEAM-SELECTION-%E2%80%93-MARCH-15-17.pdf

 

REMINDERS FROM JANUARY HP UPDATES

UWW LICENCES

ATHLETES

A UWW licence is required for an athlete to participate in a UWW sanctioned event (e.g. Canada Cup, Pan American Championships, Ranking Series Events, International Tours, etc.).

To apply for a licence, the following is required:

We can NO longer purchase licences on site, and NO longer expedite the licences. The process can take up to 2-4 weeks. Please attend to this as soon as possible. Licence Fees will be at the athlete’s expense. WCL will issue an invoice upon completion of the process.

COACHES

Effective January 1, 2019, United World Wrestling (UWW), our international federation, will be implementing mandatory UWW Coach Licences for all coaches attending United World Wrestling sanctioned competitions. These are NOT required for WCL domestic NON UWW events. These licences are similar to those your athletes have been required to purchase and MUST be purchased through the WCL head office 2-4 weeks ahead of the event.

Please note that these licences do not supersede any WCL coaching requirements for international coaching assignment. Coaches are required to have a minimum Competition Development Certified coaching accreditation to be considered for an international tournament and for their UWW coaching licence.

Please see attached documentation as well as the links below for more information.

 

SCREENING POLICY – SENIOR/JUNIOR CANADIAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

As part of WCL’s commitment to Safe Sport, all support staff (coaches, team managers, team medical, officials) participating in the Senior/Junior Canadian Wrestling Championships will be required to provide proof of screening NO LATER than March 8th, 2019, to receive accreditation.

Acceptable screening includes:

1 – Vulnerable Sector Check for Minors* (VSC) issued no earlier than Sept 01, 2018. A hard copy must be provided to the National Office.

OR

2 – Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) issued no earlier than Sept 01, 2018. Please be sure to share your results with Wrestling Canada Lutte.

*Please note that if a VSC is not provided in 2019, all support staff (coaches, team managers, team medical, officials) will be required to provide a VSC for Minors, starting 2020.

 

SENIOR YEARLY TRAINING PLAN (YTP)

Please note that the below events are mandatory for *Schedule B athletes. Travel days are not reflected below. The full schedule of senior events is available on the website.

*Schedule B list will be finalized and published by March 15th, 2019.

EventLocationDates
 

Pan Am Senior Championships

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina18th to 21st of April
UWW Ranking Tournament/GMP Camp 2Sassari, Italy24th to 26th of May (Comp.)

27th to 31st of May (Camp)

Canada Cup/GMP Camp 3Calgary, Canada30th of June (Comp.)

1st to 5th of July (Camp)

Pan Am GamesLima, Peru7th to 10th of August
Senior World ChampionshipAstana/Kazakhstan14th to 22nd of September
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event//GMP Camp 4Tokyo/Tsu City3rd to 5th of October (Event)

6th to 10th (Camp)

PAN AM GAMES

Please note that the Canadian Olympic Committee has allocated 8 funded athlete spots to Wrestling for the Pan Am Games (pending qualification). The reduction is due to the fact that this is not an Olympic qualification event for wrestling and not a home Games. Beyond the 8 funded spots, self funding is permitted – however, the current estimated cost is in the region of $6,000. An update to the INP for Lima 2019 will be announced before Senior Canadian Championships.