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LTAD Webinar #4 March 8th 2pm

Mar 6, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Latest News  //  Comments Off on LTAD Webinar #4 March 8th 2pm

Join us Wednesday for the final LTAD-based Webinar, brought to you via partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society:

 

LTAD Webinar #4 Wednesday March 8th, 2pm

 
Presented by Heather Ross McManus
 
Topic: Coaches of Train to Train Athletes (Ages 11-15)
Date: Wednesday March 8th
Time: 2 – 3pm
 
Geared towards coaches, this session will focus specifically on the Train to Train LTAD stage (Ages 11-15). Coaches will learn about the psychological/social aspects of sport for this age group – what motivates them and how team dynamics impact training. The windows of train-ability will also be covered, as well as the role of competition for this age group.
 
 
To Join the Webinar:

*Click the link below to register for the webinar. Upon registration you will receive an instruction page with web link & dial-in instructions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6534809202360754691

More details about the webinar series can be found here.

L2T Events at Regionals – Reminder

Mar 2, 2017   //   by editor   //   Competitive, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on L2T Events at Regionals – Reminder

Reminder to all Learn to Train Clubs, coaches, athletes & parents – there are three exciting L2T Events taking place at the upcoming Regional Meets!

 

 

More Details…

LAND ROUTINE DEMO

Our athletes have been working hard since September learning this fun, music-based land routine, which shows off key flexibility, strength, and synchronization skills. Everyone is encouraged to come out to watch the demonstration and cheer them on! Please check final posted schedules to confirm times/locations:

CN Regionals – Saturday March 4th, 3:15pm (Studio 2)

West Regionals – Saturday March 11th, 3:35pm (Gym)

East Regionals – Saturday March 11th, 2pm (Sports Hall F)

 

PARENT INFO SESSION

Parents of Learn to Train-age athletes (9 to 11 year olds) are ALL encouraged to join us for a 45 minute information session – topics will include sport psychology of the female athlete and methods for supporting your athlete in her synchro journey, as well as athlete wellness (sleep, nutrition, technology habits etc.). No pre-registration is required. Please check final posted schedules to confirm times/locations:

CN Regionals – Sunday March 5th, 1pm (Studio 2)

West Regionals – Sunday March 12th, 11am (Gym)

East Regionals – Saturay March 11th, 2:15pm (Sports Hall F)

 

L2T ATHLETE/COACH CLINIC

This 2-hour Mini Clinic will take place immediately following the competition – don’t forget to plan for this in your travel arrangements!  The clinic is for ALL athletes and coaches who registered for and attended the September/January L2T Clinics. This clinic is a follow-up which will provide support to coaches who are implementing L2T programming at their Clubs, and will reinforce and introduce new programs for athletes, who will work in the pool with top L2T experts. Please check final posted schedules to confirm times/locations:

CN Regionals – Friday March 3rd, 3-5pm

West Regionals – Saturday March 11th, 6-8pm

East Regionals – Saturday March 11th, 3-5pm

 

2017 Provincial Team Coaching Positions

Feb 27, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on 2017 Provincial Team Coaching Positions

Synchro Swim Ontario is now accepting coach applications for the 2017 11-12, 13-15 & Junior Provincial Teams. Applications are due Friday, March 17 at NOON.

2017 Provincial Teams – Coaching Staff Posting

 

Job Descriptions:

2017 – HEAD COACH Provincial Team – Job Description

2017 – ASSISTANT COACH Provincial Team – Job Description

2017 – APPRENTICE COACH Provincial Team – Job Description

Announcement of 2019 Canada Games Plan, NEW Junior Provincial Team, and UPDATED 11-12/13-15 Provincial Team Competition Info

Feb 23, 2017   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Press Release, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Announcement of 2019 Canada Games Plan, NEW Junior Provincial Team, and UPDATED 11-12/13-15 Provincial Team Competition Info

Announcement of 2019 Canada Games Plan, NEW Junior Provincial Team, and UPDATED 11-12/13-15 Provincial Team Competition Info

Please see details below of three exciting announcements from Synchro Swim Ontario:
 
1) Release of SSO’s 2019 Canada Games Team Plan (2 year development program, encompassing 2017 Provincial Teams)
 
2) Addition of a 2017 JUNIOR Provincial Team (Selection Criteria now online)
 
3) Announcement of 11-12, 13-15 & Junior Provincial Team Summer Competition 
 
Any questions related to the information below can be directed to Rachel Klein at rklein@synchroontario.com
 
Documents referred to are posted online under High Performance.
 
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1) ANNOUNCING 2019 CANADA GAMES TEAM PLAN
 
SSO is excited to announce our improved, innovative, and comprehensive 2019 Canada Games Team Plan, which will encompass this summer’s Provincial Team programming. 
 
After review of the 2015 Canada Games Team program and results, and in alignment with the development of the 2017-2020 SSO High Performance Plan, it was determined that a new development program, training plan, and selection process was required. It was decided that Ontario should implement a 2-year training and team development plan that monitors a larger pool of athletes in Year 1 (2017-18) and selects the final team earlier in Year 2 (2018-19).
 
A more detailed explanation of the above information, including Canada Games Teams FAQs, can be found in the posted “2019 Canada Games Team Plan” document.
 
 
2) ANNOUNCING ADDITION OF JUNIOR PROVINCIAL TEAM FOR SUMMER 2017
 
To kick-off Year 1 of the 2019 Canada Games Team Plan, we are excited to announce, that in addition to the previously posted 11-12 &13-15 Provincial Teams, SSO will be adding a Junior (16-18) Provincial Team program for the summer of 2017. Only the Junior (16-18) & 13-15 Teams will fall under the 2019 Canada Games Team Training Pool, in alignment with the 2019 Canada Winter Games age eligibility.
 
The new Junior (16-18) Team Selection Criteria has now been posted online on the High Performance page. Junior Provincial Team Trials Phase I will take place at the Hilton Invitational.
 
Any 16-18/FINA Junior Athletes interested in attending the first Phase of Provincial Team Trials at Hilton should register on E-Reg by Wednesday March 15th. 
Please use the NEW E-Reg Meet called “Junior Provincial Team Trials Phase 1” & use the payment form sent via SSO Communications on February 23rd. Registrations should be directed to meetreg@synchroontario.com.
 
 
 
3) ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMPETITION FOR 2017 PROVINCIAL TEAMS
 
For the 2017 Summer Provincial Teams Programs, Ontario has decided that all three teams (11-12, 13-15 & Junior/16-18) will travel to Edmonton, Alberta to compete in the SYNC Invitational from July 26-29th. This information has been updated in the posted 11-12 & 13-15 Selection Criteria.
 

2017 Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships

Feb 18, 2017   //   by Ellen Blainey   //   Competitive, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on 2017 Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships

SSO’s renowned Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships is taking place this weekend at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. We thank our amazing Officials and volunteers of host club Waterloo Regional Synchronized Swim Club for making this event possible! Come join us and cheer on our extraordinary athletes and routines as they compete to qualify for Nationals and Provincial Teams!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE ATHLETES!!!

Click Here for up to date information

Click Here for Results

Q4G Final Athlete Nominations Announcement

Feb 10, 2017   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Q4G Final Athlete Nominations Announcement

No appeals have been received for Synchro, therefore the QFG announcement has been changed from a DRAFT list of Quest for Gold nominees, to the “FINAL” list of athletes nominated to receive Quest for Gold. The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Synchro Swim Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Please open the official document below for full details:

Feb 9, 2017 – SSO Announcement FINAL List of Q4G Nominees 2016-17

LTAD Webinar #3 Weds Feb 8th 4pm

Feb 7, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on LTAD Webinar #3 Weds Feb 8th 4pm

Join us Wednesday for the third of our LTAD-based Webinars, brought to you via partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society:

 

LTAD Webinar #3 Wednesday February 8th, 4pm

Presented by Heather Ross McManus
Topic: Coaches of Learn to Train Athletes (Ages 8-12)
Date: Wednesday February 8th
Time: 4 – 5pm
Geared towards coaches, this session will focus specifically on the Learn to Train LTAD stage (Ages 8-12). Coaches will learn about the phsychological/social aspects of sport for this age group – what motivates them and how team dynamics impact training. The windows of train-ability will also be covered, as well as the role of competition for this age group.
To Join the Webinar:

*Click the link below to register for the webinar. Upon registration you will receive an instruction page with web link & dial-in instructions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7504095771726247171

More details about the webinar series can be found here.

New Link for LTAD Webinar #2 Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Jan 26, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Latest News, Recreational  //  Comments Off on New Link for LTAD Webinar #2 Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Note: For those who were unable to join us for the live webinar, you can view a video recording of the session here.

Join us Wednesday for the second of our LTAD-based Webinars, brought to you via partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society:

 

*Please note the meeting link below has been updated (01/30/2017)

 

LTAD Webinar #2 Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Presented by Heather Ross McManus
Topic: Coaches of FUNdamentals Athletes (Ages 6-8)
Date: Wednesday February 1st
Time: 2 – 3pm
Geared towards coaches, this session will focus specifically on the FUNdamentals LTAD stage (Ages 6-8). Coaches will learn about the phsychological/social aspects of sport for this age group – what motivates them and how team dynamics impact training. The windows of train-ability will also be covered, as well as the role of competition for this age group.
To Join the Webinar:

*Click the link below to register for the webinar. Upon registration you will receive an instruction page with web link & dial-in instructions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4254595808417440771

More details about the webinar series can be found here.

Q4G Draft Athletes Announcement

Jan 19, 2017   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Q4G Draft Athletes Announcement

Synchro Swim Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Synchro Swim Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Please open the official document below for full details:

Jan 19, 2017 – SSO Announcement DRAFT List of Q4G Nominees 2016-17

Ontario’s Quotas for 2017 National Qualifier

Jan 16, 2017   //   by editor   //   Competitive, Latest News  //  Comments Off on Ontario’s Quotas for 2017 National Qualifier
Please note that as per CASSA Rule 3.2.3 c, the quotas for Solos and Duets at the 2017 National Qualifier will be determined by a combination of provincial registrations & 2016 results (see full CASSA text below).
Quotas for Ontario for the 2017 National Qualifier will be as follows:
 
13-15 Solo = 7 entries
13-15 Duet = 9 entries
Junior Solo = 6 entries
Junior Duet = 7 entries
 
Please note that an official announcement from Synchro Canada will be issued once all Provinces’ registrations are confirmed. SSO has confirmed Ontario’s numbers above with Synchro Canada, and has opted to share this information right away so that Clubs and Coaches are aware of the quotas going into this weekend’s Provincial Qualifier.

As per CASSA Rule 3.2.3 c, the quotas for Solos and Duets at the 2017 National Qualifier will be determined by:
 
3.2.3 c) Qualifier [PAGE 16 CASSA]
 
Solo and Duet: 
The provincial quota includes 2 entries for the first 200 registered competitive swimmers (excluding Masters & AWAD) and 1 additional entry for additional registered competitive swimmers to a maximum of 4 per province as follows: 0-200 registered competitive swimmers = 2 additional entries; 201-400 registered competitive swimmers = 3 additional entries; 401-600+ registered competitive swimmers = 4 additional entries; 
 
Plus. Performance quota entries earned on the immediately preceding respective National championships results as follows: 2 entries per medallist and 1 entry per placement of 4-10 (or total amount of entries in final) to be awarded in the subsequent year, not counting foreign entries, and not including byes 
 
 
Team/Free Combination: All teams that enter and compete at their respective provincial selection meets are eligible to enter the Qualifier. 
 
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