Snowsports Academy 2023 - 2024
Our snowsports academy is going into its 10th season. This program allows our athletes the flexibility to maintain excellent grades and undertake the training required to achieve excellence in sport. The program caters to athletes from Grade 8 upwards, which corresponds with 2nd year U14 and older.
Our academy program focuses training on the "Train to Train" phase of Long Term Athlete Development. In this phase, training becomes more structured and aimed at improving strength, stamina, speed, skill and flexibility. Athletes are introduced to physical testing and are encouraged to be more accountable in all areas of physical preparation.
Our athletes have a variety of motivations to be part of the program. Several of our athletes have achieved podium results in the BC Cup and aim to achieve selection to provincial team. Others simply want to become better skiers and better athletes. Some of our athletes are seeking the skills required to become a ski-pro (coach or instructor).
How do I apply?
In order to apply, the first step is to contact our Head Coach, Rodger Poole firstname.lastname@example.org Athletes who are new to the club may be required to submit video showing current ski ability and a letter supporting their application.
Annual fee 2023/2024 is $1275 (*athletic portion - does not include on-snow program fees or any associated academic, homestay fees or living expenses or "out of district athletes"). See programs and fees for details of our on-snow coaching fees.
This includes: Transportation to and from local training venues (parents may be asked to help out with transportation during winter season but many athletes can walk to training sessions as they are close to some schools); group access to the local gym; professional coaching; regular fitness assessment.
For More Information
Please see this VSC document for more information and details on the academic side of Academy.
Please contact Rodger at email@example.com