Training groups

The INS Québec offers services to high-performance training groups. The goal is to maximize the available resources and improve the support system for athletes by using the services of a team of experts that can help the coach in specific areas. Services are tailored to the group’s needs.

To be eligible, the athlete training group :

  • Must be recognized as a high-performance (HP) group (potential for international results) ;
  • Must have an annual team selection process ;
  • Must be recognized by the sport’s national governing body ;
  • Must be trained by a full time coach on site (NCCP competition development certification or higher) ;
  • Must be funded by partners from different sectors ;
  • Must be committed to holistic personal development ;
  • Must have annual evaluation and regular controls.



Potential support for high-performance training groups (HPTG)

Once the training group is recognized, you can access certain INS Québec services such as:

  • Resources and references available in Quebec
  • Support by a team of experts working with the group
  • Group and individual services based on requirements: performance services, personal services, support services, training services

Support Quebec sport organizations is also offered under the Support program in medical and sport science services for Élite and Relève athletes. For more details, please see the “Regional Centres and Federations” section, then clik on “Quebec sport organizations”.


Approval of eligibility

To be approved you must forward a request with:

  • The training group’s objectives, status and accomplishments
  • Name of athletes with status, competition results and objectives
  • Name of coaches with NCCP certification level and status
  • Financial support confirmation and recognition from different sport organizations (Canadian and provincial federations)
  • The athlete selection and training group evaluation processes
  • A demonstration of the athlete’s integration in the sport development system and the integration capacity of related services
  • Detail of the expected support from the INS Québec and its potential impact on your training group.


Visiting groups

INS Québec also provides services for training groups that want to have their athletes tested on occasion (fitness, body composition, motor skills, etc.) and for groups that want to use our facilities to host training camps. The goal is to enhance services offered to high-performance athletes by making available to them human and material resources that are aligned with their training group’s annual planning.

Requests from national sports organizations will be given priority and evaluated based on specific criteria, such as the availability of our specialists and our facilities, and the type of equipment needed. Charges will apply.

Frédéric Tremblay

Sports Advisor

C : 514-771-1236