All our programs have been developed to follow Alpine Canada’s recommendations for Long Term Skier Development for Alpine Ski Racing, as detailed in their AIM-2-WIN model.
This is is the stage when children will learn skier’s essentials. The key focus is to learn how to move, developing overall movement skills for all sports. Critical windows of trainability at this age group include general athletic formation, speed of movement, agility and coordination.
This program helps to develop speed control and skier confidence on a variety of terrain. Children entering this program need to have basic skiing ability on a green run and be able to load the chairlift themselves, or with minimal assistance. They are grouped according to skill level and age on the first day. Adjustments to the groups are done throughout the season to acknowledge skill improvements. Children are thus kept challenged and motivated. This age group participates in events that focus on skills rather than actual racing. Three or four events are scheduled during the season, and participation is optional.
By the end of the season, children should have developed self-confidence, confidence to ski fast, and confidence in skiing all terrain. Positive reinforcement and thinking are fundamental tools to help children achieve success. Twice during the season, at the end of January and April, progress reports will be issued, based on a standardized assessment tool that will be implemented by all coaches working at Cypress Ski Club.
The Nancy Greene Ski League is a nation wide program. This program has several stages as your child progresses and follows the Husky Snow Stars manual which provides goals and certificates to award achievements and track progress. Every child may not aspire to become a ski racer; however the NGSL is one of the best ways to learn to ski well with peers and a qualified coach, and is a fun and fast way for kids to progress into technically good skiers. Races are optional throughout the season; however races are a great way to develop friendships in a fun environment while demonstrating new skills. For more info about the nation wide program, please see www.nancygreeneskileague.
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|Program Cost (U10)||$716|
|Program Cost (U10+)||$1,063|