Athletes enter U12 with a love for skiing and this programs goal is to expand that to a love for training. Developing confident and versatile skiers is our top priority and as such coaches will continue to develop athletes all mountain abilities while introducing new race specific skills. New concepts are taught while freeskiing and the coaches work with athletes to transition those skills onto the race course. Focus is on developing athletes that are confident, capable and versatile in all terrains and conditions. Cruising groomers, charging gates, ripping the bumps are essential to achieving the our goal of creating athletes that love training!
Following the Aim2Win document (a ski specific long term athletic development plan from Alpine Canada) the U12 program works to develop confident skiers in all disciplines of alpine skiing. Athletes in the U12 program train in Slalom, GS, Super G and Ski Cross courses. All our athletes will take part in organized KAT Club Activity days as well as participate in organized competition through team and individual club events. Fair play is promoted and recognized with awards for every competitor resulting in huge smiles and great memories. At U12 athletes start competing regionally at Kootenay Zone Races. These events follow a more traditional competition format that promotes athletes to strive for personal success by awarding the top performers in each race.
- 40 days on the snow
- Training every Saturday and Sunday starting mid December
- Thursday night training
- Friday training
- U12 will race regionally at Kootenay Zone Races and in club events
- For athletes aged 10-11 on or before December 31, 2021
- All coaches are CSC certified
- Cost per athlete $1210 (includes $85 BC Alpine fee)