The U16 & U18 Tri Province team program is a provincially focused competition opportunity run by Athletics Manitoba. The program is targeted towards athletes that fall into the U16 (14-15 years of age) and U18 (16-17 years of age) age categories. Each year the U16/U18 team attends the Tri-Province/Western Canada Challenge meet.
The overall goal of the program is twofold; to provide an out of province competitive opportunity for our top athletes and to serve as a means of identifying and engaging new talent in the performance pathway of track and field. In an effort to increase the effectiveness and scope of the U16/U18 Provincial Team program; the 2019 program includes additional rural outreach efforts to help deliver Athletics to communities throughout the province while allowing for athlete and coach development.
Technical sessions will be run for interested athletes on selected days following the announcement of the Tri-Province coaching staff. Each practice will have coaches designated for event group and will provide development for technical skills. Events include jumps, throws, sprints & hurdles. This program allows for technical skill introduction early in an athlete’s development to create a stepping stone in the pathway to future success.
Final team selection will take place following the Selection Meet. All athletes that are interested in being a member of the Provincial Team MUST compete at Age Class (Selection Trials) AND declare their interest on Trackie.
Athletes who cannot compete at Age Class MUST submit a letter of appeal to the Head Coach and Team Manager.
All Prep Squad events and practices will be open to all interested U16/U18 athletes.
If there are any further questions regarding the U16/U18 program, outreach or rural athlete development please contact Noelle Merkel at firstname.lastname@example.org