High Performance Updates
International Events – General Information
2018-19 WCL Event Selection Criteria: https://wrestling.ca/resources/policy-manual/
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:
- completed UWW medical form:
- current valid passport scan
- Senior/Junior: $140 CDN fee; Cadet $75 (interac e-transfer, Credit Card payment, cheque)
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.
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.
CLUB ATHLETES ON A WCL SANCTIONED EVENT – REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
Please note that participation in an international event requires sanctioning by WCL and is not immediate. Please review the criteria below from our 2019 Event Selection Policies. Coaches are asked to submit names to the High Performance Director and International Coach for review 2 months prior to the event ([email protected], [email protected]). The IC will communicate with the personal coach to discuss and finalize approval for participation.
CLUB ATHLETES ON WCL DESIGNATED TRIPS
Provincial / club athletes must be sanctioned by the HPD prior to participating in WCL National Team trips. Considerations for sanction include, but not limited to, having achieved a Top 2 ranking in an Olympic weight class or a Top 1 ranking in a non-Olympic weight class at the 2018 or 2019 Senior or Junior Canadian Championships. These athletes must demonstrate the ability to participate safely in the desired event and must comply with WCL and UWW regulations. Athletes/coaches will be required to provide an athlete’s recent competitive and training history, including the submission of 2019-2020 training plans and YTP as part of the event application process. Where there is a restriction in registrants per weight class, priority will be given to athletes who are part of the WCL High Performance Program.
CLUB ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN NON WCL DESIGNATED UWW EVENTS
Any athletes intending to compete in a non-WCL designated UWW event must be sanctioned by the HPD prior to participating. Requests for consideration to the HPD must be received no later than 2 months prior to the event in question. These athletes must demonstrate the ability to participate safely in the desired event and must comply with WCL and UWW regulations to be considered. Athletes/coaches will be required to provide an athlete’s recent competitive and training history, including the submission of 2019- 2020 training plans and YTP as part of the event application process. Athletes must be in good standing with their provincial organization as well as Wrestling Canada Lutte.
COACHES ON INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Wrestling Canada Lutte reserves the right to select coaches for WCL sanctioned international tours. To be considered, coaches must have at a minimum Competition Development Certification and a UWW Coach Licence. WCL is working with the Coaches Committee as well as the High Performance Advisory Committee to establish policies that best serve our athletes. WCL will be communicating a Personal Coach Policy after a consultative process.
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.
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. More information to follow in January.
*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.
For a complete list of UWW events please refer to the UWW Events page (see link below). Information on dates, competition program information and schedule are provided as they become available. This is the most up to date information.
For WCL programming, please the WCL website:
DAVE SCHULTZ MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Over 40 athletes, coaches and referees will be attending the Dave Schultz Tournament January 24-26th in Colorado Springs. WCL wishes all clubs participating an excellent tournament and the best of luck.
KLIPPAN LADY OPEN AND GRAND PRIX OF GERMANY
International Coach Tonya Verbeek and NextGen Coach Kimin Kim will be heading the women’s team as they kick off the year with back to back competitions at the Klippan Lady’s Open and Grand Prix of Germany. WCL-OTP Targeted athletes, 2018 Senior World Team Members, and Olympic Weight alternates from the 2018 World Team Trials will represent Canada.
CUBA TORNEO INTERNACIONAL CERRO PELADO-GRANMA 2019
2018 Olympic weight Canadian Championship number 1 and 2 male athletes who are interested in attending the 2019 Cerro Pelado tournament in Cuba on a self-pay basis are asked to please contact Tonya Verbeek ([email protected]) by January 28th. Tournament information is attached to this email/newsletter.
SENIOR AND JUNIOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
CANADA CUP AND NON OLYMPIC WEIGHT WORLD TEAM TRIALS
June 30, 2019
CANADA CUP TRAINING CAMP – TBC
Mandatory for all Senior and Junior World Team Members, Senior Targeted Athletes, Sport Canada Carded Athletes, and NextGen Athletes.
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
ANTI DOPING AND CCES
Wrestling Canada Lutte has adopted the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Policy (CADP), as its primary domestic anti-doping policy. In addition, Wrestling Canada Lutte, as a member federation of United World Wrestling must also be fully compliant with United World Wrestling’s anti-doping rules. We expect all members to become familiar with and adhere to the requirements and policies associated with these organizations (please see link below for more information).
MESSAGE ON CANNABIS
Cannabinoids, including cannabis, hashish and marijuana, are classified as prohibited in competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s 2018 Prohibited List, an international standard that is not affected by changes in Canadian law. Cannabis is just one of many substances that are legal in Canada, yet prohibited in sport.
The CCES offers several resources to help athletes and support personnel navigate cannabis legalization. The Cannabis in Sport Education Kit is available for coaches, administrators, teachers, and others to download. The kit contains materials to help leaders deliver the message about cannabis in sport to athletes and support personnel. To download the kit and access a quiz, FAQ, resources, and more, visit www.cces.ca/cannabis
NATIONAL ATHLETE POOL (NAP)/REGISTERED TESTING POOL (RTP)
National Athlete Pool
The NAP is a pool of the highest-priority national-level athletes established by the NSO in consultation with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). The criteria for inclusion in the NAP are detailed in Rule 18.104.22.168 of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).
22.214.171.124 The CCES and the Sport Organization will jointly identify a pool of Athletes for inclusion in the National Athlete Pool (NAP) using criteria that shall include the following:
- a)Athletes that participate in National Championships or participate in selection events for National Championships; and/or
- b)Athletes with potential to represent Canada internationally or become a member of a National Team; and/or
- c)Athletes that represent Canada internationally but are not in an International Federation’s Registered Testing Pool; and/or
- d)Athletes receiving direct or indirect financial assistance from Sport Organizations or who are benefiting from any form of Government sport subsidy, including the Athlete Assistance Program; and/or
- e)Athletes who are part of the CCES’ Registered Testing Pool; but if any such Athletes are classified by their respective International Federations as International-Level Athletes then they shall be considered International-Level Athletes (and not National-Level Athletes) for purposes of the Rules as well.
Note: NAP criteria may be modified, if agreed upon by the NSO and the CCES.
Registered Testing Pool
Under the World Anti-Doping Code, each national anti-doping organization must designate a pool of athletes who are subject to the highest level of anti-doping rules. The CCES is responsible for maintaining Canada’s registered testing pool (RTP).
The CCES RTP is made up of Canada’s top athletes and can include athletes who compete at a national and/or international level, athletes who compete in a sport with a higher doping risk, and athletes who receive funding from Sport Canada. Athletes in the CCES RTP are likely to be tested more often, and are required under the Canadian Anti-Doping Program to provide their whereabouts.
Note: The RTP is a subset of the NAP.
Please note that Mitch Kaufman is no longer working with Wrestling Canada Lutte as of January 11th. WCL wishes Mitch all the best in his new endeavours.