CYPRESS SKI CLUB – U14
UNDER 14 ALPINE SKI RACERS
Inspiring Skiers for Life
All our programs have been developed to follow Alpine Canada’s recommendations for AIM-2-WIN model., as detailed in their
The U14 program is the culmination of the “Learn to Train” stage. The end of this phase marks an important technical benchmark. Skiers must have a solid technical foundation in all situations and demonstrate an understanding of dynamical, athletic turns. Event-specific skills are trained and the tactical aspects, as course inspection, basic line and turn shape understanding in the course are practiced. Sport, cultural and lifestyle habits are introduced. Racers learn how to deal with winning and losing, and to set their own personal goals and develop the work ethics to achieve them. The same psychological skills as in the U12 program are reinforced. More complex visualization is introduced, along with relaxation and focusing techniques. Training using free skiing in an extensive way, plus the use of specifically designed environments makes this program fun and challenging.
Formal racing is now the norm, attending several events throughout the Province, culminating with the Annual Provincial Championships. All races are additional costs and not included in program fees.
Training camps are offered year round. They are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee. These typically include Whistler Super Camp, Glacier Camp in Whistler in July, and Fall Camp in Apex or nearby mountain with snow, Speed Camp in Whistler. Additional camps may be added throughout the season.
Years of Birth
2004 – 2005
This program is the real beginning of ski racing, and the development of the skills required demand more time, focus and dedication on snow. Attendance to at least one summer camp is required. Weekdays attending must be chosen when registering
- Weekends plus Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Christmas camp included. Spring Break camp optional
- Starts when the mountain opens, approximately mid-December
- Spring, summer and fall camps an integral part of the program
- Off-season dryland an integral part of the program
- Racers should ski a minimum of 4 days a week
- Training time is from 9AM to 3:00 PM during weekends, and 5:30 to 8 PM during weekdays.
Summer & Fall Dryland Training
While the on-hill season begins when snow falls, the dryland training season begins in June! Our optional summer and fall dryland sessions help prepare athletes for the season. Fees apply.
Typically sessions are two weeknights and one day in the weekend from mid June through mid August. Fall sessions begin again in September through November.
U14 athletes are expected to attend or keep good conditioning during the summer and fall in consultation with the Program Director or Head Coach. In addition, BC Alpine Coast Zone will schedule baseline fitness testing for all athletes.
Starts with an optional Fall Camp.
The on snow starts at Cypress as soon as the mountain opens. If Cypress opens late, alternative skiing sites will be chosen. Program ends second weekend of April
The U14 program includes a Christmas Camp at no additional cost and optional Fall and Spring camps, at additional cost
Optional Races & Camps
In addition to regular training, there are also competitive opportunities through Coast Zone races which culminate with the annual Provincial championships. Athletes can expect 5-6 races within the Coast Zone and provincial races in any of the zones within BC. In addition, athletes may qualify for U14 Westerns, U14 Can-Am and Whistler Cup. All races are additional costs and not included in program fees.
Training camps are offered year round. They are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee. Training camps during the school year take place, if possible, during long weekends to minimize children’s absence from school. These typically include Whistler Super Camp, Glacier Camp in Whistler in July, Fall Camp in Apex or nearby mountain with snow, Speed Camp in Whistler. Additional camps may be added throughout the season.
Camp and race fees vary and depend on participation and location. Every effort is done to minimize the costs while not compromising the safety of our children and the quality of training.
Each athlete must pay BC Alpine insurance. The BC Alpine insurance is paid at the time of Family Membership registration and is added onto the amount
All families must also have a Family Membership
Season passes and lift passes are not included. Members are eligible for club discounts for season passes.