High Performance Centre:
Description: This is a competitive program that will lead athletes into our High School Excellence program. The standards are elevated to create the best high performance training environment as possible for our athletes. HC has the goal of offering an additional high quality practice every week with a Provincial Team Coach and a weekly Strength and Conditioning practice with a professional Trainer. This program is offered in Regina, Weyburn, Saskatoon, and Estevan.
Goal: This is a program that will be used to best prepare athletes participating with Team Saskatchewan in the NCL 17U, 19U and Senior levels.
Water Polo Saskatchewan High Performance Centre program is NOT a substitution to your local club competitive program. This is an ADDITIONAL training service available to complete your club’s program and meet the Long-Term Athlete Development requirements for the Competitive Stream.
WPS will be facilitating this program for targeted athletes to participate in the provincial team program. The privilege to be a part of this program will give athletes an opportunity to be one of those considered in a selection process to be a member of WPS provincial team in Water Polo Canada’s 15U, 17U or Senior Leagues, in addition to any other Team Sask invitational tournaments.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and protocols in place by the local facilities, our program planning and selection may be dictated by the ever-changing health status throughout the province and host cities. WPS staff retain the right to follow the selection policy criteria outlined in our website. Full policy is detailed here under Operational Policies; “National and Provincial Events”.
The Development Centre (DC), High Performance Centre (HC) and the High School Excellence (HSE) are critical programs offered and run by Water Polo Saskatchewan as identification of our high performance athlete pathway.
Every year Water Polo Saskatchewan is evaluating its athletes using the operation policies you can find here. Identified athletes are then invited to join the DC, HC or HSE. However any athlete who hasn’t been invited at the beginning of the season can ask for a skills assessment in order to be accepted in the DC, HC or HSE program. The following document outlines the WPS programs and goals, as well as the tests performed for each level and the evaluation criterion.
*This test is not to be used later on for the Team Sask selection. Team selection will be done following WPS operation policies*.