U16 Race Program
Program Goals: DEVELOP THE SKI RACER, BE THE ATHLETE, REFINE SKILLS
Program Details: November 21 - April 17
U16 A - 4 day / week program: 78 days
U16 B - 2 day / week program: 62 days
8:30am - 3:30pm
Costs: (included in the program fee is: BC Alpine Membership / Okanagan Zone Fee, Club Cabin improvement fee)
U16 A - 4 day / week program early bird: $2,814, after Oct 14: $3,096
U16 B - 2 day / week program early bird: $2,466, after Oct 14: $2,713
Payment schedule is ½ at time of registration, ½ by Nov 15 – e-transfer to email@example.com or cheque made out to Vernon Ski Club
Calendar: You will be connected with the TeamSnap calendar when you register.
- Race accounts: each athlete from U12-U18 has a race account with Vernon Ski Club from which the club can quickly and easily withdrawal costs affiliated with races and camps (lift ticket, race entry fee, applicable food costs, applicable transportation costs, applicable accommodation costs, coach costs) that each athlete attends. Families are required to keep a positive balance in the Race Account and payment schedules are offered as a way to disperse these costs throughout the season. In U16, as the athletes typically don’t travel with their parents and often stay in accommodation as a team, the Race Account costs are higher for that reason. Many athletes spend approximately $4500 through their Race Accounts so please pay $900 on Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, March 1. Payments are to be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by cheque to Vernon Ski Club. Any positive balance at the end of the season will be returned to the athlete’s family.
Skiers who are 14 or 15 years old (2008, 2007 Year of birth) and who have come through U14 should consider the U16 Program (consistent with Alpine Canada's "Train to Train" stage https://ltad.alpinecanada.org/stages/train-to-train) for either the 2 day per week or 4 day per week option (Thursday - Sunday). There are many pathways to skiing excellence however, and if you did not come through U14 and feel prepared for U16, contact Rodger Poole at email@example.com to ensure the program is a good fit for your skier.
This program starts as soon as the snow flies and runs through to the end of the season. U16 runs from 8:30am - 3:30pm each training day and is geared towards athletes who want to become expert skiers and skilled ski racers. The pathway varies dramatically in this group. Some of our athletes are simply looking to improve ski skills to a level where they may become an instructor or coach. Some simply enjoy the increased challenges which occur at this level. Others are looking for competitive success at a provincial, national and international level.
This group typically sees a range of personal interest, ability and competitive desire. All U16 athletes will attend many of the races together, whereas some will compete more. Many of our U16 athletes are registered in the VSC SnowSports Academy which allows them more flexibility with their studies when training and competing.
As a member of the Vernon Ski Club, you and your family are encouraged to make use of the VSC Club Cabin. The parent lounge is upstairs where you can meet the other amazing parents in the club, and there are eating areas on the main level and on the lower level for the athletes. There is also a tuning area and some limited ski storage. Parents are welcome to come into the Race Centre and observe the training sessions, or help slip the race courses or volunteer in other ways.
If you have questions about this or any of our programs, contact Rodger Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org