The administrative unit of the USOC’s sport performance division, high performance works in conjunction with all other internal departments and NGBs to develop high performance plans, resource allocation and athlete selection. The team is also responsible for providing performance-impacting services, competitive analysis and training and competition support for Olympic and Paralympic sports. Members of this staff also help select athletes for the best podium performance potential and create high performance plans for achieving sustained competitive excellence.
High performance plans are considered the blueprints – or action plans – for achieving sustained competitive excellence. Essentially, they streamline the flow of NGB information into one central document that ensures effective use of USOC and NGB resources. They also help USOC staff understand the uniqueness and opportunities of NGBs; NGBs that develop clearly detailed high performance plans make a stronger case for USOC programs, services and financial resources.