Shintani Team Outcomes

 

The goal of the Shintani Team is to maintain ties to the past and develop confident individuals who compete to win, with specific goals for each competition. In joining the Shintani Team, you can expect to contribute to and gain from the following outcomes:

  • Develop team unity by being a positive role model for athletes, staff & coaches,

  • Provide positive leadership for athletes, staff & coaches,

  • Respectfully share knowledge and experiences with all athletes and their club instructors,

  • Commit the necessary time, effort and sacrifice needed to support the Shintani Team and,

  • Foster a climate of mutual respect and cooperation amongst Shintani Team members, coaches, management, support staff, and team members home club instructors.

Expectations of Team Members

 

Team members are held to a high standard as they represent the SWKKF across Canada and internationally. All team members are expected to:

  • Communicate with coaches in a timely manner through emails and personal contact.

  • Submit pre-training/competition goal setting and assessment.

  • Submit post-training/competition goal setting and assessment.

  • Create an effective personal fitness plan for yourself with input from coaches and team trainer. Plan will include karate training, mental training, cross training (weights, cardio, etc.) and diet.

  • Follow your personal fitness plan.

  • Document progress in your personal fitness plan.

  • Submit regular monthly progress reports to the trainer and head coach.

  • Demonstrate improvement and skill development in Kata and Kumite, from training session to training session and competition to competition.

  • Maintain monthly communication with coaches between training sessions using the coaches preferred communication method.

  • Learn to promote the history of Shintani Wado Kai including knowledge of and respect for Sensei Shintani and Sensei Peter Ciofi.

  • Maintain a high standard of team apparel - Kumite Gi’s, Kata Gi’s and belts must be clean, well-pressed and quality material.

  • Own and maintain current tournament-approved Kumite equipment.

  • Not consume alcohol at any Shintani Team karate related function unless approved by head coach.

  • Maintain the following training schedule:

    • Bi-weekly training at your home club

    • Team training sessions

    • Attendance at the Shintani National Tournament

  • Be a role model and mentor who can educate and encourage other SWKKF Karateka on the values of the SWKKF at tournaments and training sessions.

  • Organize and participate in fundraising events, including the Annual Silent Auction.

  • Attend other area clubs to train and to build connections (highly encouraged).

 

Any Shintani Team member who fails to meet any of the above expectations may, at the discretion of the Head Coach:

  • Be replaced either temporarily or permanently.

  • Be replaced with an alternate Shintani Team Member.

  • Not be funded in any way.

Expectations of Team Members

  • All Shintani Team members will be required to raise all funds for tournaments outside of the SWKKF at least 12 weeks prior to travel.

  • All Shintani Team members will be charged a $350.00 non-refundable Team member fee (due by the first team training session). Team member fee includes:

    • All team training sessions (not including travel, meals and accommodations - however billets will be arranged as often as possible)

    • Team jacket and shirt (additional apparel is not included)

    • Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) membership

    • SWKKF National Tournament & Workshop fees

    • Fees for tournament events as determined by the head coach

  • The fee will also cover costs of facility rentals, team jackets/shirt, travel and accommodations and, coaching and staff travel. The fee must be paid prior to the winter (January 2020) training camp. Payment plans will be available.

  • Additional events will be the expense of the athlete.

  • All team members must contribute and participate in the Annual Silent Auction hosted at the National Tournament in May.

Shintani Team Financial Obligations

  • All Shintani Team members will be required to raise all funds for tournaments outside of the SWKKF at least 12 weeks prior to travel.

  • All Shintani Team members will be charged a $350.00 non-refundable Team member fee (due by the first team training session). Team member fee includes:

    • All team training sessions (not including travel, meals and accommodations - however billets will be arranged as often as possible)

    • Team jacket and shirt (additional apparel is not included)

    • Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) membership

    • SWKKF National Tournament & Workshop fees

    • Fees for tournament events as determined by the head coach

  • The fee will also cover costs of facility rentals, team jackets/shirt, travel and accommodations and, coaching and staff travel. The fee must be paid prior to the winter (January 2020) training camp. Payment plans will be available.

  • Additional events will be the expense of the athlete.

  • All team members must contribute and participate in the Annual Silent Auction hosted at the National Tournament in May.