eStore   |   Donate   |   Join
Olympic High Performance Plan

The ACA is in the process of updating the 2018 High Performance Plan (HPP) for the Olympic sports of Slalom and Sprint.


As per the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), this plan is designed specifically for the elite athletes currently competing at an international level in slalom and sprint.  In addition, the HPP also outlines the athlete development program leading up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


The ACA encourages paddlesport coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers to contribute to and provide guidance and feedback on the HPP.


The following is a timeline, subject to change, detailing the process for developing and receiving feedback on the 2018 HPP.


Timeline for the Development of the 2018 HPP:

  • June 21: Information deadline for National Team Coaches to ACA
    • Elite Athlete Statistics and Race Data
      • for current elite athletes
      • for potential future elite athletes
    • 2018 Training Camps
    • 2018 National Event info
    • 2018 International Event info
    • Budget Proposals (for 2018 through 2020)
  • June 26: first draft version of the HPP made available 
    • open to those who have registered online, signed the confidentiality agreement and been approved by staff
    • *This has been delayed until the week of July 3-7
  • June 26: Sprint Athlete input (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #1)
  • June 26: Slalom Athlete input (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #2)
  • July 3: Slalom specific - Open Forum (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #3)
  • July 3: Sprint specific - Open Forum (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #4)
  • July7: For those who have signed the Confidentiality Agreement, the first draft of the HPP will be emailed out this week
  • July 10: Final Open Forum (Go-to-Meeting /conference call #5)
  • July 17: Final comments on HPP due from:
    • coaches, staff, Board members, and interested individuals
  • July 21: Electronically submit the final version of HPP to USOC
  • July 24: ACA Staff present the HPP to USOC’s Sport Performance Team
  • October: USOC communicates final 2018 HPP allocations to NGBs

The Go-to-Meetings / conference calls listed above are open to all ACA members as we encourage thoughtful discussion and suggestions on how to continue to support and improve services to elite and developing slalom and sprint athletes, coaches, officials, and clubs.


Due to the sensitive nature of the HPP, the actual document will not be posted online. If you are interested in reviewing the actual HPP document, please click here.  You will need to agree to a confidentiality agreement prior to receiving HPP related documents.


If you have additional questions, or would like to provide feedback on the Olympic HPP or it's development process, please submit your question or comments here.


*The ACA's Paralympic HPP was submitted to the USOC on June 1, 2017.

ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

ACA on Facebook Follow the ACA on Twitter ACA on YouTube ACA Daily Water Blog
Follow us on Pinterest Connect on LinkedIn


Contact Us
ACA | Canoe-Kayak-SUP-Raft-Rescue
503 Sophia St. Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-907-4460
Contact Staff
Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal