What is the OvalHP Athlete Development Program?

The Richmond Olympic Oval’s High Performance (Oval HP) Athlete Development program develops the physiological and movement capacities required to produce well- rounded and resilient athletes.

A comprehensive and developed skillset of physical attributes attained during the early years of training can have long term benefits and success in the young athlete’s discipline of choice. This is best reflected in the Canadian Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) in the Learn to Train, Train to Train, and Train to Compete stages. It is upon the basis of this model that Oval HP has created the Athlete Development programs.

Similar to how technical sport coaches teach the fundamental skills of a sport before progressing to more complex ideas or movements, Oval Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coaches teach and develop fundamental movements and physiological capacities before progressing to more complex training methods.  Taking into account an athlete’s practice and game schedule,  science based strength and conditioning principles are applied to increase performance, decrease injury risk, manage fatigue and coordinate tapering and peaking to ensure optimal competition performance.

Who is it for?

Oval HP’s Athlete Development Program runs year-long with each phase being 8-10 weeks in length. Each athlete completes an individualized strength and conditioning program based on their physical growth and maturation, training age, and personal goals. The individualized approach makes this group program beneficial for athletes of all sports. The Oval’s team of S&C Coaches, many of whom support National team programs,  design and coach the Athlete Development sessions to ensure an optimal training environment required for athletic success.

We currently offer the following programs for multi-sport athletes:

Age  Dates Day Time Price # of sessions Registration Link No Session dates
12-13 Sept 18 – Dec 18 Mon 6:30PM-7:30PM $286+ tax 13  Register 9-Oct
14-18 Sept 18 – Dec 18 Mon 7:30PM – 8:45PM $318 + tax 13  Register 9-Oct
14-18 Sept 20 – Dec 22 Wed & Fri 6:15AM – 7:30AM $588 + tax* 28  Register
14-18 Sept 20 – Dec 22 Wed & Fri 4:30PM – 5:45PM $588 + tax* 28  Register

For more information please contact Kassidy at kwoods@richmondoval.ca or by calling 778.296.1426

For testimonials and more on this program, check out our blog post on Athlete Development.

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