High Performance Program

Important Files:

High Performance Team Trials Registration
2019 Athlete Selection Criteria - as of 21 Dec 17

2018 Trials Schedules:
2018 High Performance Athletes
2018 Youth Olympic Games Selection Criteria
2019 - AAP Card Selection conditions - Proposed
2017-2020 Major Games Criteria - Updated
Sample yearly training plan
Qualifying Score Designation and Results form
Proposed Conditions for the Selection of SFC 2018 AAP Carded Athletes vEN

High Performance Section Updates:


High Performance Team Trials

Please ensure you have paid your $25 National Team Trials Fee prior to this competition.  Please see here for instructions on how to pay this fee. Failure to do so will nullify your trial scores and put your team placement in jeopardy.

Registration Package

Please follow these instructions:

Print and fill out the appropriate registration form.
Once completed, SCAN and send a PDF ONLY your registration page to Adam Landriault, info@sfc-ftc.ca
Final date for Registration is May 1, 2018.  This is a hard deadline. No registrations will be accepted after this date.  No registrations will be taken at the venue.

Thank You

Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance


Announcing 2018 High Performance Athletes:

January 25, 2018              


Below is the list of athletes who have successfully met the requirements for the 2018 High Performance Program at the National, Developmental and Junior levels.

2018 High Performance Athletes vF

Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance



Announcing 2018 AAP Card Recipients: 

January 10, 2018

Good Day,

The High Performance Committee is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been successful in their application for Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) carding support for 2018.

Cynthia Meyer (Trap)                     SR2

Elizabeth Longley (Trap)                C1

Lynda Kiejko (Pistol)                      SR

David Mosscrop  (Trap)                 SR

Richard McBride (Skeet)              SR

Kimberly Britton (Pistol)                C1 (8 months)

Lyne Tremblay (Rifle SH2)           SR  

Doug Blessin (Rifle SH2)             SR2

Please join me in congratulating these fine athletes.

Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance


Announcing Dates and Locations - 2018 High Performance Team Trials

December 23, 2017

Dear Athletes,

I am pleased to announce the dates and venues for the 2018 High Performance Team Trials. These trials will be used to determine the 2018 World Championships Team, Phase 1 of the 2018 Championships of the Americas (CAT) Team as well as provide the first two opportunities to achieve qualifying scores for the 2019 Canadian High Performance Program and teams.

Rifle and Pistol May 17-21, 2018 Pan Am Range Cookstown, ON
Trap May 17-21, 2018 Vancouver Gun Club Vancouver, BC
Skeet May 30 - June 3, 2018 Oshawa Gun Club Oshawa, ON


More information including registration information will be made available in early January.

Thank you.

Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance

2019 Athlete Selection Criteria - Update

December 22, 2017

To adjust for the new courses of fire for women as just approved and released by the ISSF and to clarify item 12 of the 2019 selection criteria, the HPC has amended the 2019 criteria. The affected areas and amendments are listed below.  We encourage everyone to read and review the entire criteria as available on the SFC website. 

Item 12. now reads: 

Athletes are expected to complete all courses of fire, including finals if applicable, in any cut score, team trials, or international match (including US selection matches) in which they are registered unless there are unforeseen circumstances (examples: illness/injury, equipment malfunction, match rescheduling)

This expectation extends to the Canadian national matches which may have multiple courses of fire that go beyond the HPTT criteria/designation of 2 courses of fire.

Items 22. National Team Ranking,  27. Development Team Ranking and 31. Identified Team Ranking have been amended to reflect the new courses of fire:

The scores from the two (2) complete courses of fire shot in each event at the HPTT/selection match held in conjunction with the Canadian National Championships shall be added together to produce an aggregate score. This aggregate score (without finals) will be used to rank all eligible athletes for each event.

In men’s Prone rifle, two (2) rounds will be used for High Performance Team ranking. When the HPTT is conducted at the Canadian National Championships and three matches are shot over two days, the first match of each day will be used for National Team selection. (N.B. items 12 & 16 of these criteria)

In Trap and Skeet events for both men and women, the first 250 targets shot during the Trials will be used to determine team ranking.  In the Double Trap event for men, the first 300 targets shot during the Trials will be used to determine team ranking. (N.B. items 12 & 18 of these criteria)

N.B. Full ISSF finals shall be conducted if there are two or more competitors in any given event.

Qualifying Scores

All score levels of affected events have been updated to reflect the additional shots/targets that are in the women’s events.  Score levels have been extrapolated based on the previously released criteria (ex women’s air rifle identified team = 400 for 40 shots, now is 600 for 60 shots). All new score tables are available for viewing in the updated 2019 criteria available on the SFC website.  

Any qualifying score matches completed prior to this announcement that produced a qualifying score based on the previous scores listed in the 2019 Team Selection Agreement will be honored.  We will revisit the scores at the end of the shooting season.


Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance & Chair of SFC High Performance Committee


2019 SFC Athlete Selection Criteria - Update December 22, 2017


What’s new in 2019 - Letter to SFC High Performance Athletes

November 13, 2017

Good Day Athletes,

Linked to this message is the 2019 Athlete Selection Criteria.  You will notice that major changes have taken place to the criteria in hopes of producing a strong and overall well-rounded High Performance Team.

New for 2019 is the addition of a third level in the team structure.  The Identified Team has been created to recognize up-and-coming athletes and encourage their participation in training camps as well as introduce them to the National Team coaches who will help guide them to success and support them in their journey.  It’s all about transitioning and supporting our athletes through their careers.

We are putting emphasis on the required submission of athlete training plans.  To aid you in developing your plan, we have created an Adobe Connect Webinar to help guide athletes and their coaches in the proper construction of an NCCP based training plan.  Please take advantage of the webinar.  All National Coaches will also be able to help guide you in your training plan.  As training plans are new to some athletes, we are extending the deadline for submission of the training plans to January 15, 2018.  This will give athletes the opportunity to build, adjust and finalize 2018 training plans with the help of their personal and National Coaches.  The only exception to this extension will be to athletes who are applying for 2018 AAP carding support.  Those athletes musts adhere to the deadline provided by the Technical Director, Susan Verdier.

Also new this year is the addition of another High Performance Team Trial (HPTT).  All athletes must attend both Trials as these make up 4 of the possible 5 opportunities to achieve qualifying scores for 2019.  The extra HPTT being held May/June 2018 (exact date TBD) is also the Phase 1 CAT Championships Trial event and the World Championship Trial event that is open to all 2018 Development and National Team members.  

I wish you all the best in the upcoming season.  Train hard and kick ass.  We have so many talented athletes in Canada, let’s work hard to let that shine through by having a successful year.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send me an email at:  vphighperformance@sfc-ftc.ca


Qualifying Score Designation and Results Form

Competition Cancelation and Substitution

SFC High Performance 2019 Qualifying Score Calculations


Thank you.

Lisa Deneka,

VP High Performance


November 10, 2017 

It is our pleasure to announce that Greg Sych (Rifle) and Curtis Wennberg (Trap) will be representing Canada at the XXI Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast Australia, April 4 – 15, 2018. Please join me in congratulating both these athletes and wishing them the best.

Building an NCCP Yearly Training Plan

?October 30, 2017

Hello Everyone,

The High Performance Committee is pleased to present an Adobe Connect presentation by Greg Sych on how to build your NCCP training plan.  Moving forward, training plans will be an integral part of the High Performance Program.  The Athlete Agreement that all High Performance Team members sign requires the submission of a training plan.  The problem that many face is the lack of knowledge on how to complete a proper training plan.  

The idea of this presentation is for Athletes to have available to them a source of information that they can access while building their plans.  Each training plan submitted will be forwarded to the National Team Coach in their respective discipline and must be signed off by the coach before any allocations of World Cups or eligibility to compete for major games quota spots is allowed.  This requirement has been part of the Athlete Agreement for quite a number of years, however, it has never before been enforced.  As such, we are extending the time limit on submitting the COMPLETED training plan to January 15th, 2018.  This will give each athlete plenty of time to work either independently or with the National Team Coach to assemble a working training plan. One thing that is important to remember is that training plans are living documents.  What you submit is not written in stone.  It is a guide to achieving success in the coming year.  Changes to the document will be required throughout the year and these can be made with the help of your National Team Coaches.  One never knows what the future will bring but like everything else we want to succeed in within our lives, always requires a plan.

Below is the link to the presentation on How to Build an NCCP training plan:

Please copy and paste the entire link...



Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance


Yearly Training Plan for SFC Athletes - Template


CSARS Rankings for Commonwealth Games Participation

11 August 2017

Good Day Athletes and Coaches,

Attached please find the Canadian Shooting Athlete Ranking System (CSARS) ranking based on the results of the Commonwealth Trials held at the 2017 National Championships.  All listed athletes have until October 31, 2017 to achieve a travel score if they have not already done so. 

The two athletes at the top of the list who have shot a travel score for 2018 will be contacted after November 1st to see if they are interested in attending the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - on a funded basis if the athlete was one of the 8 listed previously who achieved the top 5 of Commonwealth countries ranking, or on a self-funded basis if the athlete did not achieve the ranking.

All of the athlete names on the attached CSARS ranking who have attained a travel score for 2018 will be forwarded to Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) as “long list” participants.  These athletes will be contacted by CGC and asked to go through the process of filing paperwork as if you may be attending the Games.  Please make every effort to get this done as there may be an opportunity for a last minute quota spot closer to the Games.

Finally, Commonwealth Games is a wonderful opportunity, but I would caution athletes who are considering attending that next year will be a huge year of World and CAT Championships Trials.  Your focus should be on training and competing for the CAT Championships Team as CAT not only gives Canada quota spots for the Pan Am Games, but also provides a great opportunity to win Olympic quota spots for 2020 in Tokyo. 

Thank you.

Lisa Deneka

VP High Performance (Interim)