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Provincial Development Team

The Development Team (DT) is a speed skating development program geared towards developing speed skaters and talent transfer athletes to a competitive level regionally, with the longer term goal of competing nationally.

The DT is designed for athletes currently training at the regional level and as a pathway towards training on the Provincial Team. The overall goal of the program is to ensure that these skaters are being adequately supported in their growth as an athlete with a strong focus on technical and physiological development.

Objectives to develop athletes by:

  • Enhancing critical skill and Speed Skating technical proficiency. o Focusing on physical development to improve speed, strength, aerobic endurance, flexibility and agility. o Focusing on optimizing competitive development and strategies.
  • To provide athletes and coaches with an educational environment that promotes and enhances knowledge of training development and procedures.
  • Long-term mission is to produce nationally competitive speed skaters.

Provincial Team

The Provincial Team (PT) is the top tier of Manitoba’s Athlete Development Program and is by ​invitation only​. The PT is geared towards athletes who are currently participating at National level competitions or Championships ​and are consistently demonstrating that they are striving towards top performances at those events, and have mastered the technical fundamentals to train and compete at a high level in both short track and long track.
 
The PT is designed for athletes training at the Provincial level as a pathway towards training at a High Performance Centre in Canada. The overall goal of the program is to ensure that our skaters are being adequately supported at the provincial level.

Objectives to develop athletes by:
● Focusing on the physical development of speed, strength, aerobic endurance and agility.

● Focusing on optimizing competitive development and strategies. o Improving overall knowledge of sport science concepts.

● To provide athletes and coaches with an educational environment that promotes and enhances knowledge of advanced training development and procedures.

● Long-term mission is to produce nationally and internationally competitive skaters.