A comparison of current and preferred government funding for the development of elite athletes in Canada

Colombe, Tobias Leo (2005) A comparison of current and preferred government funding for the development of elite athletes in Canada. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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In recent years, there has been considerable debate as to where Government funding should be prioritized in terms of an effective athlete development system. A major recurrent theme among many in the sporting community is the lack of funding at the lower end of the athlete development spectrum, particularly for club/grassroots programs. At the same time there is also a countrywide demand for additional funding to support elite athletes. -- The present study looks at how Government funding for sport in Canada should be allocated throughout the athlete development process. However, a major focus was placed on preferred funding for elite athletes. A survey was constructed to collect data on (a) respondents personal sport funding experience, and (b) their beliefs about which stages of the athlete development model funding should be prioritized to ensure the greatest benefit to athletes. The survey was distributed and responses were collected via the Internet . Participants included elite athletes and coaches as well as National Sport organizations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10330
Item ID: 10330
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 193-198.
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Federal aid to sports--Canada.

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