Alpine Club U16
Our U16 Alpine Club program is for teenagers looking to rip up the mountain with their mates and are passionate about Alpine Ski Racing.
Athletes again have an increased focus on technical skiing and alpine racing. Kids will continue to develop their overall skiing skills whilst specialising in Slalom (SL), Giant Slalom (GS) and Skier Cross (SX) events, with the exploration of Speed (Super G) events in training.
Our coaches will inspire a lifelong skillset of versatile skiing and tactical racing. Coaches will support the participants development towards becoming Junior Alpine Ski Athletes and all mountain skiing experts through a variety of training and competition environments, including enriching dryland training.
Athletes primary focus is to continue to train their developing skills as a skier and racer, whilst they steadily explore their potential as a competitor in a variety of ski disciplines.
Athletes will continue to develop as an independently managed ski racer, learn good nutrition and hydration, efficient physical preparation, mobility and recovery, equipment preparation and care. Coaches and Parents will support the athletes to achieve their skiing goals.
Competitive participants, athletes may find themselves competing across Australian Resorts in Club and Resort events and in the Snow Australia Children’s Carnival competitions & Skills challenge.
Recreational participants may prefer to selectively compete at Club and Resort events and Snow Australia’s Skills Challenge held in Falls Creek and not travel to events held in other Resorts. The same level of high-quality coaching and programming is provided to all athletes and recreational athletes may become more competitive, should they wish to race at a more competitive level.
This program is designed to further young athletes' on-snow skill development and emphasise the Train to Train Stage in line with Snow Australia development framework and their Physical Literacy in line with the Sport Australia framework.
It is the responsibility of participating families to ensure that their children have the appropriate equipment for skiing. Participants are recommended to consider the following in relation to FIS Helmet Rules from U12 onward.
It is highly recommended that U16 athletes have access to the appropriate gear and protection to get the best out of what the program has to offer:
A suitable pair of GS skis
A suitable pair of SL skis
A set of SL Poles with Pole Guards
A pair of SL Shin Guards (for SL training days)
Detachable Chin Guard that works with FIS helmet (for SL training days)
Mouth Guard (for GS & SL training days)
Raincoat & Wet Weather Gloves
Ski Racing Training Shorts (for Training & Events)
Alpine Racing Suit (for Training & Events)
Training Program: Our coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement.
Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.
Program Dates: 26 June – 17 September 2023
Full Time: Monday – Friday (all half days) during Victorian School Holidays then Wednesday and Thursdays (half days) and Friday, Saturday and Sundays (full days) post school holidays.
Part Time: Monday – Friday (all half days) during Victorian School Holidays then Saturday and Sundays (full days) post school holidays.