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SCA Performance Programme

SCA Performance runs programmes in 2 Olympic disciplines, Sprint and Slalom canoeing. Rio 2016 saw the introduction of Paracanoe in the Paralympic programme and we aim to support the identification of Scottish athletes to join the British Canoeing Programme centrally delivered in Nottingham High Performance Centre.

SCA Performance aims to enable Scottish Athletes joining British Canoeing World Class Programme and going onto win Olympic & Paralympic medals

Application to the SCA Performance Programme (October 2017 to September 2018) Now Open

You can now apply to the SCA Performance programme to receive Performance support in 2017/2018. The application form is on the download section on the right of this page.

Our team is consistently reviewing the way we deliver support to Scottish Athletes committed to World Class progression. For this coming year and cycle, we have reinforced our flexible approach to 5 areas of support services:

  1. Coaching & Performance Planning
  2. SIS (Sport Science and Medicine) support
  3. Programme of activities Training / Racing camps
  4. International Exchange
  5. Winning Student

The aim of this flexible approach is to enable a semi-centralised programme allowing athletes to build the appropriate training environment to reach their goals.

For some athletes, it may mean embracing an all-inclusive approach delivered at the SCA training centre. For others, it might be engaging with identified support areas to complete the support they receive locally.

The information collected in this application will provide valuable background to the Inclusion Panel and will help engage with you, your coaches and your parents to identify the appropriate level to accompany you through the performance pathway.

If you want to have an informal discussion about the programme and how you can be supported, do not hesitate to contact Remi Gaspard, SCA Head of Performance and Pathways (remi.gaspard@canoescotland.org / 07827292701) 

Mission

Our mission is to provide the right environment and support for Scottish Athletes and Coaches who are committed to World Class Achievements

Strategy

SCA annually publish the SCA Performance Programme document (see download section), signed off by the Performance Group to define the Performance Pathway, the selection and retention criteria, the performance support available and the hedline operation and application process.

SCA Performance Programme is based on a semi-centralised approached and operates from October to end of September the following year. The aim of the semi-centralise approach is to strengthen our pathway to allow young athletes to train in their local environment and gradually access relevant performance support to achieve enhanced competition outcome.

Our strategy focuses on 4 pilars

  1. Ensure that Performance support continues to feed athletes onto BC WCP through a semi-centralised Performance Programme
  2. In alignment with British Canoeing What it Takes to Win (WITTW) model,  implement a quality profiling process consisting of education module, support plan and impact review
  3. Create an education system that supports the development of Performance Coaching 
  4. Ensure Local Performance Environment have the capacity and quality required to deliver Athletes to receive support from the SCA Performance Programme 

If you have any queries about the application process, or the performance programme in general, please contact the Performance Director Remi Gaspard remi.gaspard@canoescotland.org

We wish you all the best in your performance journey.

MenSkil - "preventing threats to sport integrity among young high level athletes though development of mental skills"

The SCA is working collaboratively with two other European organisations to research the affect of mental health in high performance athletes. The MenSkil project ultimately aims to: 

  • increase our knowledge about mental health in a sports context
  • support volunteers, coaches and managers to support athletes
  • improving training and competition conditions taking into account mental health 

The project will be implemented over a period of 18 months, between January 2017 and June 2018. To achieve the above mentioned objectives, research will take place through two main pieces of research, followed by sharing of good practice and implementing the recommendations found.

The Erasmus+ Programme of the EU are co-funding the project, and the other partner organisations are Centro Sportivo Italiano (CSI) and the Centre Regional d'Expertise et de Performance Sportive (CREPS) D'ile de France.

For more information, please visit the project website here