U16 / U18 Master Class Competitive Development Pathway

By Application: Tony Roth, 613-523-4024 ext. 226, tr@ottawaathleticclub.com

Program Leader: Tony Roth

Entry Level: Competing at minimum OTA 3-Star Level, Graduates of NTS U14 Master-Class program, Progressing from NTS Advanced Program, UTR 7.0+

Program Season: September 2019 – August 31, 2020 (12-Month Agreement)

Program Priorities:

  • Group together a small number of players and families with suitable and similar levels of Commitment, Mentality and Skills to ensure unity of Effort, Progress and Results.
  • Comprehensive Training designed to advance players towards and beyond National Level Competition, preparing them for Varsity (NCAA) and International Competition.
  • Implement Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) stages #4 and #5 – “Consolidation” and “Learning to Perform.”
  • Incorporate sufficient quantity and maximal quality in all elements of Player Perfectment, including formal competition, open play, private training, group training, physical and mental preparation.
  • Individualized Annual Planning & Training.

Required Activities & Schedule

  • On-Court Training 10-20 hours per week
  • Extensive Physical Development, Preparation and Injury Prevention Program (up to 50% of training content)
  • Mental Preparation including charting / video analysis, journal, match log, tennis classroom
  • Minimum 15 Tournaments per year: Sept 1, 2019 – Aug 31, 2020

Training Schedule:

Monday – Thursday, 2:00 – 6:00pm

Variable on Weekends

Online Schooling: Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 5:00 pm / variable on weekends

 Program Features:

  • Full-Time NTS Program Leaders
  • Individualized Goal setting, Annual Planning, Priorities
  • Program Leaders at Tournaments
  • Seasonal Player-Parent Consultation/Priorities/Planning
  • Advocacy, assistance and support for requirements related to Provincial, National, International & NCAA exposure and admittance
  • Curriculum Cultivates the Psychological, Physical, Tactical and Technical Skills required for Successful Play.
  • Technological Support – Playmate Ball Machine, GoPro video, Hudl Technique & Dartfish analysis, Tennis locker app
  • Sport Science Support – Peak Centre Testing, Personal Trainers, Physio & RMT

Additional Benefits:

  • Student walk-on privileges (no court fees)
  • Annual OAC Membership
  • Program clothing, accessories
  • Annual OAC Membership for 1 Parent/Guardian (while student actively enrolled)

Student Requirements:

  • Correct Age Group
  • 12-Month Commitment
  • Must be available to commence training by 2 pm weekdays (Monday thru Thursday)
  • Willing and Able to undertake additional training on weekends and weekdays (online schooling students)
  • Consistent Vitality and Focus to Function in a High-Performance Environment
  • Minimum 90% Attendance (measured after Fall, Winter & Spring sessions)
  • Measurable Improvement (Skills, Results, UTR Rating, Ranking), as per Agreed Objectives
  • Player Adherence to NTS Code of Conduct
  • Parental Adherence to NTS “Role of the Parent” Provisions

Program Fee: $1,600 per month (12 month agreement)