I would assume the answer to that depends on what you need done.
If there are different tasks with a wide variety of skill sets needed then you might need to go with more people (if you can find them for the lower rate). Otherwise perhaps one person is more effective because you aren't looking to find work to fill three roles and there isn't as much overhead?
I would also add though, as someone who works in orienteering, that having colleagues to work with is really really nice!
Maybe OUSA needs more Canadians, eh?
Thanks for posting the notes you took from the sessions. I just skimmed them but it was still interesting.
I will summarize them at the end of the conference. I'm a little tired from travel and lots of meetings. It's been a really interesting conference, and I hope we rotate who among the OUSA leadership represents us and participates in these discussions. I vaguely knew OUSA had a USOC affiliation, but I wasn't aware of any benefit or interaction that was taking place. There are possibilities for dialog and resources that are available. For instance, why haven't we incorporated LTAD strategies into our athlete development pipeline?
MaryJo Childs used to be the USOC liaison years ago. More recently I think it was Glen. Perhaps others in the years between? There used to be opportunities to apply for grants and to use the OTC's for training camps, which we occasionally did. Don't know anything about the current situation.