SASI Kayak Unit 2007 Scholarship Program – Selection Policy

 

SASI Kayak squad

Selection Policy 2007 / 2008

 

How to gain a scholarship in 2007/2008

 

Scholarships will be offered in the following categories:    Gold              Ð Open

                                                                                                Silver             Ð Open

                                                                                                Bronze           Ð Open, U23, U21, U19

 

*Note: No associate scholarships will be offered in 2007 or 2008

 

All Senior World Championship finalists (*Olympic distances only) will be selected as automatic Gold Scholarship Holders for the following domestic season Ð To maintain Gold scholarship status it is expected that athletes achieve the minimum Gold scholarship maintenance standards (see below) at all GP regattas and National Championships and attend at least two selection time trials.

 

3 prognostic / selection time trial dates to be conducted (1x 1000m and 1x 500m to be run at each trial) – West Lakes

 

Sunday September 23th Start time 8am  

 

Sunday October 21nd Start time 8am   (Canoe SA 2007 State Titles)

 

Sunday November 25th Start time 8am

 

Prognostic selection requirements

500m and 1000m prognostic times are based on 500m current worlds best times Ð times may be updated following any International Canoe Federation event.

 

Full SASI Scholarship

 

Gold Scholarship Ð     1% or less behind best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m average)

 

Silver Scholarship Ð    2% or less behind best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m average)

 

Bronze Scholarship Р 3% or less behind best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m average)

 

                                   4% or less behind best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m average) under 23

 

                                   6% or less behind best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m average) under 21

 

                                   8% or less behind best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m average) under 19

 

Development squad – Requirement for all athletes who have been in the SASI funded Junior

(Non-Scholarship)       Development program for a period > 12 months.

 

10% or less outside best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m) under 18

 

                                    12% or less outside best squad prognostic (1000m and 500m) under 16

 

At the completion of all three-time trials the athletes best 500m and best 1000m times will be used to calculate the athletes individual prognostic score (average) for the trial period.

 

 

 

How to maintain a scholarship in 2007/2008

 

Scholarship maintenance

Once an athlete has met the conditions of scholarship they are expected to uphold a suitable level of performance during the season GP regattas and National Championships Ð in doing so they will receive ongoing support relative to their individual scholarship category. If the requirements below are not achieved the athletes level of scholarship may be reviewed or withdrawn.

 

Performance Guides for scholarship maintenance

 

Gold Р            Open events ÒAÓ finalist in K1, top 3 finish in K2 or 1st place K4 *Olympic distances only.

 

Silver Р          Open events ÒAÓ or ÒBÓ finalist in K1, top 6 finish in K2 or achieve a top three placing in K4 *Olympic distances only.

 

Bronze         Open events Semi finalist in K1, ÒAÓ finalist in K2 or Top 5 finish in K4*Olympic distances only.  

 

Under 18 events ÒAÓ finalist in K1, top 3 finish in K2 or 1st place K4 *Olympic distances only.    

 

 

Athletes may be promoted to the next level of scholarship or be added as a new scholarship holder following any GP regatta provided the athlete concerned achieves the minimum selection standard listed below.

 

Scholarship additions and promotions

 

Gold Р             Top 3 finish in open K1 ÒAÓ final or win open K2 ÒAÓ final *Olympic distances only.

 

Silver Ð            ÒAÓ finalist in open K1 or top 3 place getter in open K2 ÒAÓ final *Olympic distances only.

 

Bronze         Top 3 finish in under 18 K1 ÒAÓ final or win under 18 K2 ÒAÓ final *Olympic distances only.

 

 

 

Guide to financial assistance provided for Full SASI Scholarship Holders

 

Gold Ð payment of all costs (entry fees, Accommodation, Airfares at all GPÕs and National Championships)

 

Silver Ð payment of (Accommodation and Airfares at all GPÕs and National Championships)

 

Bronze Ð payment of (Accommodation at all GPÕs and National Championships) reduction in junior development squad fees for under 18 athletes.

 

 

* Olympic distances                   K1       500m   1000m

                                                K2       500m   1000m

                                                K4                   1000m

 

                                                LK1     500m

                                                LK2     500m

                                                LK4     500m

 

APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS MUST BE LODGED AT SASI BY FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2006.