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U14 Program

U14 Program Summary

This program is designed to support athletes at the Learn To Train and Train to Train stages of development. The train to train stage is the gateway for several opportunities including the transfer of learned skills, entry into the Podium Pathway or transition into the Ski for Life stage. Ski racers in the Train to Train stage are focused on transferring fundamental technique and basic tactical skills into the competitive environment. Ski racers are introduced to a variety of critical race elements from start to finish including movement over terrain and gliding. Ski racers begin formalized speed and ski cross training progressions to develop their skill sets in these areas.

While ski racers start competing more seriously, the primary focus during competition is on applying what they’ve learned in training and not on winning at all costs.

This program includes unlimited access to all training sessions offered by NAC and can include training opportunities up to 5x per week. 

THIS IS A PERFORMANCE BASED PROGRAM! Each athlete will have an Individual Athletic Plan prepared for the season which will identify their specific training requirements to support the competitions they wish to attend.

The program is designed to support additional racing opportunities including racing in the USA and culminating the season by participating at the U14 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

Participation in off-season dryland training and other multi-sport activities is strongly encouraged. Participation in the December Fall Camp is highly recommended

 

U14 PROGRAM SUMMARY (TEAM NAC)

Ages 12 & 13

Program Cost:  COST: $1250.00
BASE PROGRAM: Saturdays AND Sundays
+ Thursday AND Friday Twilight

Lead Coach: Benn Porter Assistant Coach: TBD

# of Weeks: 14+
First Day on Snow: Saturday December 14, 2019

This program will expose athletes to additional training resources such as video analysis and wireless timing on an extensive basis Participation in off-season dryland training activities is mandatory to be enrolled in this program.
Participation in the December Sun Peaks Camp is also mandatory to be enrolled in this program.


Target Training to Competition Ratio: 6:1, 12 - 20 race starts

Target Athlete to Coach Ratio: 6 - 8:1

Training Focus:
• 40 – 50% of the training volume should be focused on free skiing throughout the season. • Training environments specific to SL, GS & SG

Races Included in Program:
• NAC Invitational
• Lydia Kutra GS / Mount Baldy SL
• NJRS or USSA races
• Fun Day
• Club Championships
• Mealey Classic at Searchmont in Sault Ste Marie

 

For any program questions, please e-mail: nacracing2010@gmail.com