Athlete Development Funding

Athlete Development Funding

*Please note, the deadline for applications has now passed. Please stay tuned for the submission process for the 2017 season.*

Over the past few years, CSPA has provided funding to assist with the costs of providing skills development in various disciplines. The Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) committee will, in collaboration with CSPA Registered Participants and Members, support opportunities for skill development camps, seminars and workshops which promote and develop competition performance skills in keeping with Flight Plan, Stages 4 through 6 (refer to the CSPA website under the Learn section).

The goal in providing skill development opportunities is:

  1. To assist with the development of competitive skills for those with a commitment to competition and aspiring to be a National Team Member.
  2. To provide competition opportunities for CSPA Registered Participants as an introduction to competition and a means to identify potential National Team Members.
  3. To promote the competitive disciplines to CSPA Registered Participants and develop skills which lead to successful competition and increase safe participation in the sport.
  4. To provide opportunities for Competition Development coaches and officials to further develop their skills and progress to the next level of certification.

Applications will be reviewed and awarded funding based on (but not limited to) the following guidelines:

  1. Relation of the goals to the LTAD framework in Flight Plan, Long Term Athlete Development for Skydiving
  2. Relation of the goals to competitive skill development of skydivers
  3. Competitive merit – the development of disciplines and national talent
  4. CSPA qualifications (i.e. CoP’s, ratings, certifications or endorsements) of organizers/coaches/applicants. Equivalent qualifications (i.e. USPA or IBA licenses or ratings) will be considered as long as all CSPA rules and regulations are met.
  5. Location – equitable consideration to all of Canada

Funding will NOT be applied directly to any of the following:

  1. Jump tickets
  2. Packing
  3. Tunnel time
  4. Items 1 through 3, for coaches, organizers, or videographers.
  5. Equipment

The payment of any allocated funds will only be paid to a CSPA Registered Participant or Member in good standing, upon completion of the event or initiative, except where CSPA has received the conditional arrangements with the individual or group in question.

Requests for funding should not exceed $1500

Please ensure that your application contains complete details as the decisions regarding funding approval are based on the information provided at the time of application. All decisions regarding approved initiatives are final.

The committee reserves the right to refuse or retract funding at any time if it is determined that an event has not complied with CSPA’s rules and regulations, or if the event or initiative details have been misrepresented. If changes are made after the time of application that could affect the event’s eligibility for funding, the committee must be notified in writing as soon as possible after the change is known.

Applications should be submitted using the application form.

Deadline for applications is April 15th, 2016. All application requests will go to the committee for approval and applicants will be notified (when possible) by May 1st.

*Please note, the deadline for applications has now passed. Please stay tuned for the submission process for the 2017 season.*

Blue Skies,

Doreen West-Gemmell
Chair-LTAD Committee