Summer is fast leaving us, and it has been an eventful one. The club has gained new momentum, organizing its own dryland and on snow camps, with great success. It is of paramount importance that athletes participate and become part of a stronger club. We are certainly on the right path to regain our strength and continue on our pursuit of excellence.
Below there is some info on our summer activities so far:
thank you to all the athletes and their parents who showed up to our dryland sessions and/or participated in our July Glacier Camp in Whistler. It’s been great to see so many of you! That for sure is a really good sign before next winter season and promises further expansion and growth of our Club in general.
In our drylands we focused on developing the general components of athletic performance related to alpine skiing such as coordination, endurance, strength, speed and flexibility.
Starting in Spring there have been 2 sessions a week: Thursdays at Ambleside Park and Saturdays at the Capilano Rugby Club. There are only 2 more sessions left in August scheduled for the 8th and 11th.
And then there is Mt.Hood camp. We are going to train for 10 days on and off the snow.
We return to our regular dryland programm in the middle of September.
There will be 3 sessions per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. In addition, there is a gymnastics session planned to be held at West Vancouver Community Centre. This will be available at an extra fee and to a limited number of athletes.The details concerning the possibility of signing up your child will be announced shortly.
Hope you are enjoying your summer time!’
I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful summer weather and that you are staying active throughout the clear sunny days, whether you are here in Vancouver or away on your vacation.
Some of our athletes just got back from Glacier Camp on Blackcomb Mountain where for six days in a row they trained hard from early mornings till afternoons on great firm conditions up on the glacier, on and off the course. Thanks to BC Alpine we had a chance to train with two members of the Canadian Ski Team – Morgan Pridy and Sasha Zaitsoff – who skied one day with our athletes individually, giving them some invaluable tips! You can watch some of the runs we have done with them on www.sprongo.com website
Afternoons were devoted to dry land sessions.Wanting to keep the kids interested, we introduced something new and unexpected almost everyday. One day, we trained with the above mentioned Canadian Ski Team athletes, some other day hiked to the Loggers lake where the kids had a chance to jump in the water. We also had two days devoted to jumping on the trampolines at Whistler Bounce. In between skiing and dryland, there was time for relaxation, which is also a very important part of the training.
I hope that next year more of our athletes will join us in this fantastic opportunity which training in the summer up on a glacier for sure offers, particularly considering how short the distance from Vancouver to Whistler is. It is very important to not to lose touch with snow in summertime.