The NextGen program is designed to focus on NextGen rowers trending five to eight years from an Olympic/Paralympic podium performance and to provide monitored, progressive programming for athletes on the High Performance Athlete Development Pathway.
In delivering the NextGen strategy for rowing, RCA will select up to five NextGen performance environments based on a Next Gen Hub Criteria. NextGen Hub environments will provide athletes access to an uncompromising culture of excellence, supported with optimal coach to athlete ratio and performance planning.
RCA will work with provinces to ensure programming is aligned to meet the NextGen Strategy outcomes and Provincial performance outcomes.
Talent Identification Programming (previously Row to Podium) will be conducted within the NextGen program as partnerships with clubs, schools and institutions.