High Performance Meeting 17 November 1999
In attendance: Alain GRAVEL, Chairman; Arthur NAULT, Disabled Archers Coordinator; Joan McDONALD, Score & Selection Coordinator; Gary GILLIES, Athletes Services Coordinator; Marthe CUSSON, Athletes Representative;
Assistant: Pascal COLMAIRE, Technical Director.
Location: Arthur's place.
Opening at 9:50 a.m.
Alain thanked the participants for attending this meeting with a $0 budget for this meeting. This is the second time that the HPC members have met at their own expenses. Congratulations for their dedication!
Alain also thanks Arthur for hosting the meeting, and Pascal for the meeting preparation.
99 Agenda : Moved. Carried by Gary seconded by Marty
December 98 Minutes : Moved . Carried by Joan Seconded by Arthur.
* Score & Selection Coordinator / Joan.
Excellence Rankings, and Selection Rankings must be published on the FCA Website more.
* Athlete Services Coordinator / Gary.
Pascal will ask Easton for more arrows, and if they can give X10.
Add an allocation criteria to be applied before the current ones. This first criteria is: to allocate equipment to those who did well at International events, i.e. finished among the top 16 AND top quarter of the Outdoor & Indoor Words; Olympic & Paralympic Games;
Special thanks to Kathy for her assistance in getting the equipment.
Gary will contact Jim PARK from SAMICK who could give 2 bows.
Gary will take George's job. Gary will ask Kathy Millar and Al Wills for their assistance in this matter.
* Athlete Representative / Marthe
Marty will ask to each PSO to propose someone by a deadline, without any answer from the PSO by that deadline Marty will contact one person from that Province. The candidates should be preferably Excellence members.
* Promotion & Communication Coordinator.
* Talent Coordinator.
* President / Alain
The second part was less productive, due to a very time consuming new assignment at school, Alain was not in the capacity of giving as much time as usual to my HPC VP duty. Alain said ´ I could barely read my e-mails and answer only the urgent ones. Anyway, things got better now and I'm getting back on top of my HPC stuff and I was able to find enough time to translate the last issue of Info Excel. ª
Note: the reports of the HPC members will not be attached to this meeting report. If you want a copy of the report from one or several HPC Members, just request them from the FCA Technical office (Pascal COLMAIRE).
About : * 8k has been spent for the WOTC : $4.75K for registration + $3.25K for uniforms
HPC structure & Operation
* Inactive HPC members
HPC members will be asked to be step down from the committee after 6 months of inactivity.
* Electronic meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday at 21:00, in MIRC mode. Members must contact Arthur, to enter the meeting. Starting on December 5 (a Sunday exceptionally), then on December 15, and January 5th.
HPC Election for Athlete Representative
The committee members will think how to avoid having the name of the person voting on the ballot.
Marty will call for volunteers to attend specific events, like the COA meeting.
Translation: Thank you to Alain
Copies and mailing:: Gary will take care of this task (for the December issue).
Addresses: Joan will get the labels (for the December issue).
Pascal (for the December issue) will give to Joan the list of those who receive Info-Excellence by email. For the next issues we will see if Jude wants to mail out Info-Excellence by herself, if not the same process will be follown.
* Info excellence posted on the web site Reminder.
On the FCA Website.
Squads criteria revision
* For Compound Bow users:
2000 Squads criteria for the compound class for Outdoor Target :
Men: 1335 points for Gold; 1320 points for Red, and 1250 points for Blue.
Women: 1320 points for Gold; 1280 points for Red, and 1220 points for Blue.
Junior Women and Men : No change.
* For the 2004 Excellence program
The following is a project.
For the 2004 Excellence Program, starting on October 2001, the Squad criteria averages will be based on International results, as follow :
- Continental Outdoor Target Championships
- Continental Indoor Target Championships,
Blue Squad criteria will be either a % or an fixed amount of points lower than the Red Squad.
This project to establish new criteria will be explained in the next Info-Excellence and request archers input.
In 2000 this method will be tested, but the official Ranking will be the one using the current scores, as currently.
Boys (as Women Compound) : 1320 / Gold; 1280 / Red; 1220 / Blue
Girls : 1250 / Gold; 1190 / Red; 1150 / Blue
Boys : 1195 / Gold; 1125 / Red; 1055 / Blue
Girls : 1150 / Gold; 1050 / Red; 980 / Blue
Athlete Equipment Program.
A list of "soft" equipment will be published in each Info-Excellence (when available). Archers will be requested to apply by a deadline. Application deadline for the February Info-Excellence is: March 31, 2000
Information regarding the Team Uniform :
Tracksuit made in Ottawa = $90 Louise VIEN is the contact
Overkill shirt = $ 12.50 2 styles : Tee-shirt & Polo/Golf-shirt
(Overkill) Black Shorts = ?
Any Black pants
Lisa BERTONCINI is the contact for Overkill
Promotional Document of the Excellence Program.
Indoor Major events
For the Indoor season 1999-2000 the Indoor major events for the Excellence program are:
* each site of the Canadian Indoor Championship.
* each site of the Multi-Sites Indoor Championship of the Americas (MICA), since some sites like Caledon and Ottawa host the MICA at a different date that the Nationals.
* one tournament per province, long as this tournament is FCA registered, and scheduled between now and April 2, 2000. Reminder : deadline registration is one month before the tournament.
Among the selection criteria to the 2000 Indoor Championship of the Americas on November 4-11, in Guatemala, a score achieved at a major event is required.
Even if it is not a requirement, it is strongly recommended to take part to at least one Indoor major event to attend the World University Archery Championship on July 12-15, 2000 in Madrid - Spain - this championship is usually an Indoor event.
2000 Major Outdoor events (in Canada)
The Training Director made a report on the International results, here is a summary.
Progress can be noticed over the past years until 1998, but not in 1999.
Wheelchairs did well , but this is the only area where the FCA is still funded by Sport Canada.
Compound boys made a very good start, but this is a new category at this level.
Most categories show a significant regression.
It seems obvious that the cuts in funding for archery for able bodied at the Federal and Provincial levels are now affecting the international results of the Canadian Archery, as well as the long period without Canada Games.
For information some National Team Members spent up to $17,000 each in 1999 to try to qualify for the 2000 Olympic Games. Some coaches spent also a LOT of money.
AWARDS of the YEAR 1999
Sean O' Neil / Junior of the year
Rob RUSNOV / Male athlete of the year
Greg DURWARD / Volunteer of the year
Joan McDONALD / Coach of the year
Female Athlete of the year : No proposal
Judge of the year : No proposal
International Tournaments and National Teams.
* The Standard Selection Procedure introduced one year ago was assessed as O.K., but the list of eligible archers MUST be more accessible by the public, it should be published more often.
The current STANDARD selection method for any National Team, selects the archers based on the average of 4 scores over a period of 2 years (in fact one complete season and a part of the second season up to 6 weeks before the event), including at least one score achieved at a major event. No more than 2 scores can have been achieved in the previous season.
The average of these 4 scores should equal or exceed the Excellence Red Squad average for the year in which the championship will be held. Archers must be members of the FCA Excellence program in the year that any of the 4 scores are shot.
This selection method will be used for the championship for which no specific criteria have been announced.
It is valid for Junior and Senior age categories, and for Indoor and Outdoor disciplines.
* The date, location and score of each archer eligible for any Canadian team will be posted on the FCA Web site along with the appropriate selection criteria, as soon as scores that can be used for team selection are available. These scores and averages for team selection will be updated as soon as new scores are sent to the Team Selection Co-ordinator.
2000 World Field Championship on July 9-16, in Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA)
All Excellence members are eligible to apply to attend the World Field Championship on a self funded basis. If they are more than the maximum number of archers per division allowed by FITA (3), they will be selected according to their score and rank at the latest Canadian Championship.
Team nomination deadline : May 29, 2000
A call for a team leader and Team Support Staff is made. Minimum requirement for the Team Leader: Level 3 certified archery coach. Application deadline: January 31, 2000. Send your application to the FCA office.
The team leader will choose the people to be on the support staff.
Information to be published in the FCA News and on the FCA Website
2000 World Junior Championship on July 19-23, in Belfort (FRA)
Selection: Junior archers will be selected according to the new STANDARD SELECTION METHOD as recommended above, i.e.:
achieve at least the 2000 Red Squad status - based on 4 scores (not 3) over the entire year 1999 and a part of the 2000 year up to June 12 (so it includes Spring Classic a major event), including at least one score achieved at a major event. No more than 2 scores can have been achieved in 1999. Valid for boys and girls, in the Recurve and Compound divisions.
Team nomination deadline: June 12, 2000.
Reminder: As per FITA rule #4.2.3. A competitor may participate in a Junior Class in tournaments when the competition takes place in the year of his/her 18th birthday.
Pascal COLMAIRE has been elected Team Leader. Denis BEAUDET will be on the Team Support Staff with either Jude HOOEY or Tom BLOCK.
2000 Cadet, Junior and Senior Championship of the Americas on August 5-11, in Medellin, Columbia
Archers will be selected according to the following priority:
1. Those who have completed the COA criteria for the 2000 Olympic Games.
Reminder: As per FITA rule
- A competitor may participate in a Cadet Class in tournaments when the competition takes place in the year of his/her 16th birthday.
Team nomination deadline: June 19, 2000
A call for Team Leader and support staff is made. Minimum requirement for the Team Leader : Level 3 certified archery coach. Application deadline: January 31, 2000. The team leader will chose the people to be on the support staff.
2000 Olympic Games on September 16-22, in Sydney (AUS)
Joan McDONALD will contact the men and women who have any COA qualifying scores, to get their input for the development the final format of the Olympic trials, by Dec. 15, 1999. The final format will be approved and published by March 31, 2000.
Due to where the potential Olympic archers are from, these trials should be held in Toronto area.
Gary will contact Bruce to organize these trials.
Date : June 17-18, 2000
Since Canada has won only one spot for men and none for women, Joan will apply for a wild card spot for men and women to the 2000 Olympic Games, by December 15, 1999.
2000 Paralympic Games on October 16-24 in Sydney (AUS)
Alec and Norbert are qualified according to the IPC Positions and Ranking List .
The selection criteria have been sent to the 2 potential team members: Alec DENYS and Norbert MURPHY. The selection criteria are available on request from the FCA Technical office in Saint-Hubert.
The Team Leader is Arthur Nault. No other support staff is required
World University Archery Championship on July 12-15, 2000 in Madrid (SPA)
Any Excellence member who is eligible according to the International Sport University Federation can apply to be on the Canadian team.
If more applicants apply than there are available spots, we will select the archers according the latest Canadian Indoor Championships. (Special note: until now it has always been an Indoor event, but if in 2000 this event is held Outdoor, the Final 99 Outdoor Excellence ranking will be used).
Team nomination deadline: May 29, 2000
2000 Indoor Championship of the Americas on November 4-11, in Guatemala
Archers to be selected are those who have achieved at least the equivalent of the 2000 Red Squad status - based on 4 scores over the entire year 1999 and a part of the 2000 year up to September 17 - including at least one score achieved at a major event. No more than 2 scores can have been achieved in 1999. Valid for boys and girls, men and women in the Olympic and Compound divisions.
Team nomination deadline: June 19, 2000.
A call for Team Leader will be made. Minimum requirement: Level 3 certified archery coach. Application deadline: January 31, 2000
The team leader will chose the people to be on the support staff, those who are interested to be on the support staff, can apply to the FCA now.
2001 World Games (Field Archery) on August 16-26 in Akita (JPN)
All Excellence members are eligible to apply to attend the 2001 World Games on a self funded basis. If there are more than the maximum number of archers allowed per division allowed by FITA (to be announced by the organizer), they will be selected according to their score and rank at the latest Canadian Championship.
Team members must apply by July 2, 2001
A call for a team leader and team support staff will be made. Minimum requirement for the Team Leader : Level 3 certified archery coach. Team nomination deadline: August 31, 2000.
The team leader will chose the people to be on the support staff.
2000 Archery/Run Test Tournament : March 31 - April 2 in Girona (SPA)
XL1 World Outdoor Target Championships : September 15-25, 2001 Beijing CHN
The "minimum selection average" out of these 4 scores should tie or exceed the Excellence Red Squad average of the year 2001 in the Outdoor discipline.
Valid for Senior Cpd & Recurve categories for Outdoor disciplines.
Team Leader candidates have to apply by August 31, 2000
VI World Indoor Target Championships : 13-18 March/mars 2001 Castellanza, ITA
The minimum status will be the equivalent of Red Squad of the year of the year in which will be held the championship.
The "minimum selection average" out of these 4 scores should tie or exceed the Excellence Red Squad average of the year 2001 in the Indoor discipline.
Valid for Senior Cpd & Recurve categories for Indoor disciplines.
Team Leader candidates have to apply by August 31, 2000
2002 World Field Championships during the first half of September in Canberra (AUS)
2002 World Junior Championship on ?, in ?
Team criteria will be set at the 2000 HPC meeting.
2002 Junior and Senior Championship of the Americas on ?, in ?
2002 IPC World Championship project in Montreal
2003 Pan American Games on ?, in Santa Dominica
2003 Continental Qualifying Tournament to the 2004 Olympic Games on ?, in ?
High-Performance Coaches / Alain
A call to volunteer is made in Info-Excellence. Candidate to apply by January 31, 2000
To promote this new discipline, we need to the assistance of Biathlon people, since the FCA is currently not strong enough to open a new discipline. The PSO's are invited to introduce some contact with their Provincial Biathlon Federation.
The FTAQ will host an event on February 12-13, 2000 in Lavaltrie.
NAC and Technical Direction.
Pascal informs the HPC members of the current status and perspectives for the NAC. The NAC is not overused, but since it is self-funded, it is not a big issue.
Pascal is more anxious about the future of the FCA Technical Direction, since this position is completely funded with the FCA revenues, that are decreasing. He invites the HPC to make suggestions to the FCA Executive on the future of the Technical Direction.
The HPC thinks that the FCA needs a full time employee for the Technical Direction itself.
Should be similar as this year, maybe $2,000 less.
Therefore the HPC budget will PROBABLY be similar as this year = $10,000
Priority should be toward the 2000 Word Junior Championship, to ensure that there will be a Team Leader provided to the Team, but a financial assistance will be necessary to some of the archers preparing the Olympics.
Alain will propose this position to Kathy Shillinglaw.
Recommendations to other FCA Committees.
For instance :
Some potential Team members (not all) have been asked if they consider to attend the 2000 CoA within a very short notice, 22 answered, among them 11 said yes. In 1998, the Canadian delegation included 27 persons.
Since the 3D & Target championships will be held at 2:30 hours drive from each other, the HPC asks to the FCA for:
* National Records.
- In case of record, one photocopie of the scorecard should be send the Record Coordinator and another one to the Excellence Ranking Coordinator.
Recommendations to FITA & COPANARCO / open
To FITA :
Alternate the color of the flags as the target numbers
Enforce the "rules" regarding the shooting orientation
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