Racing


Junior Racing – Cross Country – Learn to Compete

Focus: Training and racing

A complete year-round training and racing program for youth aged 14 and older who have completed the Train to Train program or reached a comparable level of skiing and training. The program provides skiers the opportunity to develop their skiing skills with physical conditioning and proper skiing techniques. The Junior Racing program follows Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.

The program also promotes goal setting that may eventually lead skiers to be selected to the Alberta Ski Team. The Junior Racing Team will travel and compete at the Nationals, Alberta Winter Games, Western Canadian Championships, Alberta Cup Series, and the Bow Corridor Regional Race Series. Special events and camps offered throughout the year for an additional fee.

Learn to Compete (LC): 3 to 5 sessions per week for athletes aged about 14-17/18. Lead coach: Matt DeCarufel.

Personalized Training Program (PC): Personalized plan for older junior or senior skiers. Lead coach Alain Parent

Dates: Year-round, starts May 1st

Times: Learn to Compete 1 (LC1): After school program and weekend program for 14-15 year olds. 3 or 4 sessions per week.

Cost: $1,700 + gst

Times: Learn to Compete 2 (LC2): After school program and weekend program for 16-17/18 year olds. 4 or 5 sessions per week.

Cost: $1,980 + gst

Personalized Training (PC): Personalized program.

Cost: $5,300 + gst

Other cost: waxing deposit, rollerski rental (if needed), club membership, all expenses at camps/races, CCC insurance, BWTC gym pass.

Coaching staff: Alain Parent an NCCP level 4 coach and Matt Decarufel, Learn to Train certified  coach.

Resource: Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model

Coordinator contact: Wendy McGregor at racing@canmorenordic.com


Junior Racing – Biathlon – Learn to Compete

Focus: Training and racing

A complete year-round training and racing biathlon program for athletes aged 14 and older who have completed the Train to Train program or reached a comparable level of skiing and training. The program provides biathletes the opportunity to develop their skiing and shooting skills with physical conditioning, shooting education and proper skiing techniques.

The Junior Racing program follows Biathlon Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. The program also promotes goal setting that may eventually lead athletes to be selected to the Alberta Biathlon Team. The Junior Racing Team will travel and compete at the National Championships, Alberta Winter Games, Western Canadian Championships, and the Calforex Cup Series. Special events and camps offered throughout the year for an additional fee.

Learn to Compete (LC): 3 to 5 sessions per week for athletes aged about 14-17/18. Lead coach: Rachel Koroscil

Dates: Year-round, starting May 1st

Times: Learn to Compete 1 (LC1): After school program and weekend program for 14-15 year olds. 3 or 4 sessions per week.

Cost: $1,980 + gst + biathlon specific expenses (ammunition, …)

Times: Learn to Compete 2 (LC2): After school program and weekend program for 16-17/18 year olds. 4 or 5 sessions per week.

Cost: $1,980 + gst + biathlon specific expenses (ammunition, …)

Other cost: Waxing deposit, rollerski rental (if needed), rifle rental, ammunition, club membership, all expenses at camps/races, CCC insurance, BWTC gym pass, CNC range pass

Coaching: Rachel Koroscil, Biathlon Competition Development Certified coach & other qualified coaches for the shooting component

Resource: Biathlon Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model

Contact: Rachel Koroscil at rachelk@canmorenordic.com

Coordinator contact: Alison Andrews at biathlon@canmorenordic.com

Youth Racing – Biathlon & Cross Country – Train to Train

The focus of the Train to Train program is the continued development of overall fitness and ski specific skills of children age 12-13, who have completed the Track Attack (TA) program or similar level. This stage is the window of optimal trainability for aerobic training. Developing sound technique is again a major component at this stage.

Coaches: Allison McArdle, Bachelor of Applied Science in Sports Coaching and Diploma of Education in Physical Education and Health Education. She is a certified level 2 cross country ski coach with the Ski and Snowboard Australian Sports Commission

Rachel Koroscil, Biathlon Competition Development Certified coach.

Resource: Cross Country Canada’s Skill and Development Program for Children and Biathlon Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model

Coaching Contact: Allison McArdle at allisonm@canmorenordic.com

Coordinator Contact: Wendy Hendry at traintotrain@canmorenordic.com

Train to Train 1: for 12 year olds, the program runs from September to March. There are 3 sessions per week on average.

Cross Country Cost: $800
Biathlon Cost: $1,015

Train to Train 2: for 13 year olds, two sessions in the spring months, light program in the summer (1 session per week); full program in the fall (3 sessions per week on average).

Cross Country Cost: $1,170
Biathlon Cost: $1,390

Other cost: Waxing deposit, rollerski rental (if needed), rifle rental (if needed), club membership, all expenses at camps/races, CCC insurance, CNC range pass (if needed)

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