Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) is the third program in our development pathway. TAS surrounds top identified Canadian athletes, at each identified stage of LTAD (T2T through T2C), with the individualized support that they need in their development to enhance what the team-based system already provides. An IPP is developed to address individual gaps and prepare athletes for competition.
TAS identifies top athletes and assesses those athletes to determine their individual areas of need in the following core areas of development:
Basketball Skills and Concepts
Mental / Social / Emotional Development
This Canada Basketball initiative is intended to help basketball clubs and associations across the country consistently adhere to a best practice set of standards in providing developmental opportunities, programming and services to basketball players in their communities.
This tool will also help clubs and minor basketball associations, along with the PTSOs, to track progress towards achieving EXCELLENCE through the meeting and exceeding of the basic operating principles within each area.
To access the Canada Basketball "Basketball Club and Association Excellence" document, click here.
Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) is a national program that provides identified Canadian athletes with the individualized support that they need in their development to enhance what the team-based system already provides.
TAS is designed to provide top identified Canadian youth age group athletes, at the Train to Train (T2T) and Train to Compete (T2C) stage of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), with an individualized training and development program that will maximize their growth as a skilled athlete over the long term. The strategy is based on two fundamental factors of LTAD, periodization and calendar planning, which are used to design a plan for athletes that provides them with the resources they need to ensure they develop holistically as an athlete.
TAS surrounds with the individualized support that they need in their development to enhance what the team-based system already provides. An Individualized Performance Plan (IPP) is developed to address individual gaps and prepare athletes for competition.
TAS athletes are identified and assessed using the Gold Medal Model. The athletes IPP is based on the four pillars of the gold medal model:
Basketball - technical skills, concepts and decision making
Physical - building, fixing and maintaining their bodies
Mental - Connections, consciousness and composure
Social / Emotional - positive training and competitive environment, self-identity and resiliency
Manager, Youth Development – Men’s High Performance
Athletes are assessed during our identification camps. Click here to register for Canada Basketball Men's High Performance Athlete Identification Program and you will be contacted the next time an identification camp has been scheduled for his specific age group.
Performance Manager, Women's High Performance
Manager, Youth Development - Women (Ontario / Quebec)