This program is the final introductory step into competitive ski racing where 12 and 13 year old athletes are exposed to even more new experiences and racing styles on their skis. The U14 program is a seasonal program that begins in early September and runs through the end of April. Dryland sessions, which start in August, are varied and work on improving physical awareness, motor development, cardiovascular capacity, strength and flexibility. All of these elements combine to build strong, healthy athletes who will be more efficient on snow.
This 75+ day program, including a 3 day Christmas Camp, involves technical free skiing, drill courses, a number of different race styles and of course, even more fun! Regular training involves skiing at COP two evenings per week with weekends spent at Nakiska or away at races. Week nights at COP usually consist of technical free skiing, as well as slalom and dual slalom gate training. We generally train slalom and giant slalom at Nakiska on the weekends when we have a wide selection of terrain to chose from.
They will compete in the traditional Slalom and Giant Slalom disciplines but also compete in Kinder Kombi events. We will also participate in a speed camp for all U14 athletes. At the U14 level, we emphasis the elements of the AIM DOCUMENT as set out by Alpine Canada
Nakiska + COP + sunshine card