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2019 Olympic High Performance Plan

The ACA is in the process of updating the 2019 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 2019 HPP.

 

Timeline for the Development of the 2019 HPP:

 

    • June 15: Information deadline for National Team Coaches to ACA Director of High Performance & Competition
      • Elite Athlete Statistics and Race Data
        • for current elite athletes
        • for potential future elite athletes
      • 2018 & 2019 Training Camps
      • 2019 National Event info
      • 2019 International Event info
      • Budget Proposals (for 2019 through 2020)
    • June 21: first draft version of the HPP made available 
    • June 21: Sprint Athlete input (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #1)
    • June 21: Slalom Athlete input (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #2)
    • July 2: Slalom specific - Open Forum (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #3)
    • July 2: Sprint specific - Open Forum (Go-to-Meeting / conference call #4)
    • July 9: For those who have signed the Confidentiality Agreement, the 2nd draft of the HPP will be emailed out this week
    • July 12: Final Open Forum (Go-to-Meeting /conference call #5)

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    • July 17: Final comments on HPP due from:
      • coaches, staff, Board members, and interested individuals
    • July 23: Electronically submit the final version of HPP to USOC
    • July 25: ACA Staff present the HPP to USOC’s Sport Performance Team
    • October: USOC communicates final 2019 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  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 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 2019 Paralympic HPP was submitted to the USOC on July 1, 2018.

* Link to the 2018 HPP Timeline (Link)

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