This program is all about spending more time on snow for those athletes that are interested and ready to spend more time at the hill. It includes unlimited access to all training sessions offered by NAC and can include training opportunities up to 5x per week. There are also no additional daily costs for Christmas or March Break camps and other early or in-season training opportunities.
Every athlete at this stage has different needs and the ability to handle training volume will vary greatly. Each athlete will have an Individual Athletic Plan prepared for the season which will identify their specific training requirements and provide a suitable balance with other sports and activities in which they participate. Participation in this program is also influenced by the recommendations of the coaching staff to ensure athletes are adequately prepared for the program.
The program is designed to support additional racing opportunities including racing in the USA. This program will introduce athletes to additional training resources such as video analysis and wireless timing on a more frequent basis with occasional opportunities to train with the U14 / U16 athletes. Participation in off-season dryland training activities is mandatory to be enrolled in this program.
Athletes joining this program MUST be at the Learn to Train stage of the LTAD. Approval to join this program is required from the coaching staff and Program Director. Athletes need to be able to demonstrate the ability to learn to train independently and begin taking responsibility for their own skill development. Cognitive and metal skills, social maturity and the ability to interact productively within the group are important factors that will be considered beyond technical skills.
First Day on Snow: As soon as Loch Lomond opens for the season
PROGRAM COST: $1750.00
Target Training to Competition Ratio:
U12 – 7:1, 10 - 12 race starts
Target Athlete to Coach Ratio: 6 - 8:1
50 – 65% of the training volume should be focused on free skiing throughout the season.
Fun courses with turn radii equal to the child’s ski radius.
Brushes, stubbies, junior gates, introduction to Slalom
Athletes are encouraged to be skiing a minimum of 3 times per week, with an overall target of 80+ days on snow for U12.
Coaching at Races Included in Program:
NAC Invitational (only race with race entry included in program price)
Lydia Kutra GS / Mount Baldy SL
Mealey Classic at Searchmont
NJRS or USSA races
LSDA Fun Day
The program does not include travel expenses or entry fees for away races.
For any program questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org