Alberta Basketball's Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) is part of a national program providing identified athletes with an individualized training and development program that fosters long-term growth as a skilled athlete and maximizes potential for a professional playing career and representing Canada internationally. The TAS has helped a number of aspiring Alberta players, male and female, on their path to Team Canada.
ABA is pleased to announce our 2020 Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) Program. With COVID-19 guidelines and considerations in mind, ABA has been working with community stakeholders and the TAS Program Coaches on our plan to safely offer the TAS Program across the province this Fall with the capacity for adaptation moving forward.
TAS Program athletes will be invited to participate in the program based on prior identification through Provincial and National pathways and through community consultation with coaches and regional club organizations.
Program sessions will begin in Calgary and Edmonton. Other location start dates will be updated in the upcoming weeks.
Alberta Basketball's Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) Program is aligned with the Team Alberta Provincial Program, Canada Basketball's Cadet & Junior National Team programs as well as with Canada Basketball’s player development curriculum. The TAS Program provides identified athletes with individualized training and a development program that fosters long-term growth as a skilled athlete and that may maximize athlete development pathways that may lead to the potential for post-secondary considerations, a professional playing career and representing Canada internationally. The TAS Program has helped a number of aspiring Alberta athletes, male and female, on their path towards representing Alberta and Team Canada.
The TAS Program sessions will be compliant with the current ABA Return to Play Guidelines. All protocols will be followed to allow for the safest return to the court possible for all participants; including: COVID-19 Updated waivers, daily signed attestations, contact tracing logs. As well as facility specific disinfectant and hygiene protocols followed prior to and in between each session.
Program format will be dependent upon each region and will be based on athlete participation.
Program Fee - $100
Program format and phase of entry will be based on ABA Guidelines and at the discretion of ABA and the TAS coaching staff. Should for any reason there be a need to modify the program further for Phase 2 adaptation, there will be notification sent by email, to each of the participants and their families.
Phase 2 - Modified Training in Small Groups - During Phase 2, athletes will work on individual skill development with physical distancing taking place. Online virtual classroom sessions will begin to supplement the on-court activity. Please note that Phase 2 modifications will be used when the formation of Cohorts is not possible.
Phase 3 - Modified Games with Cohorts - During Phase 3, athletes will transition into the Modified Games phase for those athletes that are available to participate in a cohort. Online virtual classroom sessions will continue to supplement the on-court activity.
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**Other location start dates will be updated in the coming weeks.
2020 TAS Program invites will be sent out to identified athletes this week.
Please contact the ABA office at 780-427-9044 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.