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.
● To develop athletes by: o 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.