Provincial Team Policy
To select and assist the development of Newfoundland and Labrador’s best competitive athletes in order to prepare them for National and International competitions and ultimately place an athlete or group of athletes from our province on the National Team. The NLATU wishes to support those individuals with the drive and determination to succeed in Taekwondo and who exhibit the tenets of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.
Students within the NLATU may have their instructor submit an application stating their desire to be considered for the provincial team before the provincial championships each year.
The provincial team will consist of athletes who take part in kyorugi events.
The provincial team will consist of two groups of athletes, the tier 1 group and the tier 2 group.
The tier 1 group will be those who will be preparing this year to fight at the nationals or a similar high level competitive event.
The tier 2 group will be those who are working towards inclusion in the tier 1 group and the committee feels are prepared to fight at another developmental level competitive tournament outside of our province.
The team will be selected by the “Provincial Team Committee”
Team selection will be done annually following the provincial championships weekend. Immediately before this event the previous team will be cleared and new selections for the upcoming year will be done at or following the event.
The committee will select a group at the provincials each year who will be invited to a training camp where further selections will be made.
The committee will retain the right to make changes to the team as the year progresses including moving members between the tier 1 and tier 2 groups.
The criteria for selection and the manner in which choices are made shall be determined by the provincial team committee. Evaluation should be done on paper so that choices can be backed up by numbers or sentiments and so that results may be fed back to instructors.
The role of the NLATU board of directors in team selection shall be only in establishing the provincial team committee and supporting them in their operation.
Provincial Team Committee
The provincial team committee is a group of instructors and coaches who make decisions concerning the provincial team and coach the team at tournaments and training camps.
The committee is elected by the board from those people who have applied for membership on the committee on or before September 30th each year. The election will be conducted early in October.
The board will elect a new committee once every October.
The board will elect three committee members from the pool of applicants.
If after the election of the committee or at any point throughout the year there are less than two certified coaches on the committee the board will appoint a member with those credentials to the committee.
Team coaches for an event will be selected by the committee from the members of the committee whenever an event is planned and must have the proper credentials to coach at that event.
If after the election of the committee or at any point throughout the year there is no member from a region the board will appoint a member from that region to the committee unless there are no applicants from that region.
If a number of members must be appointed to the committee there will be more than three members in total.
The board will appoint one of it’s own members to sit on the committee as a liaison. This member will have a vote in any decisions other than team and coach selection.
After the election the committee will decide amongst themselves who will be the chairperson.
The committee will make the following decisions regarding the team
-Training camps (see training)
-Tournaments to attend
-Funding allocation (see funding)
The provincial team committee will arrange three training camps throughout the year. If at all possible two of these camps will be held on the weekend of our two major tournaments to minimize costs for participants. The third training camp will be scheduled and planned by the committee and should include instruction and assessment from a national coach if possible.
Unless the independent training camp is held at a central location, the location should cycle through each of our three regions over each three year period.
If cost of a training camp exceeds the amount funded for that event by the NLATU the excess costs will be recovered either through fundraising/sponsorship or from the team members through registration fees on a cost recovery basis.
Team members are also welcome to attend training camps that are open to the NLATU general membership.
The committee will arrange for the tier 1 team to attend one high level competition each year, preferably the nationals.
The committee will arrange for the tier 2 team to attend one competition each year outside of our province which is appropriate to their level of development and which would best serve to teach them the skills needed to advance.
If the cost of a competition exceeds the amount funded for that event by the NLATU the excess costs will be recovered either through fundraising, corporate sponsorship or from the team members attending the event, through registration fees on a cost recovery basis.
The board of directors will decide how much money will be allocated to funding the provincial team each year. The funding fiscal year will be from Nov 1 to Oct 31 each year to align closely with team selection dates.
Of the money allotted to the provincial team the committee will determine where and how the money is to be budgeted with the following stipulations:
At least 15% is to be spent on the independent training camp.
At least 40% is to be spent on bringing the tier 1 team to a tournament outside our province.
At least 35% is to be spent on bringing the tier 2 team to a tournament outside our province.
The remainder can be allocated into either of the other categories, carried forward to the next fiscal year, or otherwise allocated with the approval of the board.
Of the money allotted to the two out of province tournaments the majority will be spent on airfare and accommodations. After overhead costs are covered (which include airfare and accommodations for two coaches) the remainder will be distributed between all team members attending the event to help cover their cost of travel. Amounts disbursed to cover travel should be calculated proportionally between team members based on the cost for a member to travel from their nearest airport to the tournament location.
Example: If it costs member A $1000 to fly to a tournament and it costs member B $800, member B will receive 80% of the amount that member A receives to help cover travel expenses.
Of the money allocated to the independent training camp an amount of $200 should be allotted for each team member traveling from Labrador as long as the camp is being held on the island of Newfoundland.
If additional funds are being allocated for travel to the independant training camp the funds should be distributed based on percentage in the same manner as outlined above.
Concerning amounts funded for all above events, any costs in excess of the funded amount should be covered by either fundraising, corporate sponsorship, or registration fees paid by team members on a cost recovery basis.
Fundraising and Sponsorship
With the full endorsement of the NLATU the provincial team committee is free to pursue fundraising initiatives and corporate sponsorship opportunities. Any funds gathered in this way that are being distributed for purposes of travel subsidy should be disbursed in the same way as outlined above.
Approved by the NLATU Board of Directors on Jan 11, 2017