ABOUT THE NANCY GREENE SKI LEAGUE ( U10 and U12) PROGRAM
The Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski League is the “FUNdamental” stage of ski racing for children 4 – 11 years of age. During this time they will be introduced to basic skiing techniques and skills, develop the ABC’S (agility, balance, coordination, strength /speed) in as many different snow conditions and terrains as possible and most of all, have fun on skis! Each year the children participate within their club in team and individual competitions. These events encourage new friendships in a fun and friendly environment while demonstrating the skills developed in the Nancy Greene Ski League program sponsored by Rio Tinto Alcan.
DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR LIFE
Children who are physically educated feel confident. They are encouraged to build confidence and skills through competitive and recreational sport activity. They will enjoy overall health benefits by developing greater physical literacy, which encourages them to be more physically active throughout their lives. Increased activity reverses the current trends in childhood and adult obesity and cardiovascular disease. Skiing is a life-long sport that is practiced by people of every age, shape, size, ethnicity and level of ability, but skiing skills are not the only benefits of this ski program. In addition, the children will learn: Ski safety, Cooperation, Independence, Listening Skills, Self-confidence, Goal-setting, Group/peer learning, Task-focused activities.
The Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski league (U10/U12 ) program philosophy is to encourage participation, interaction and the development of technical skills in an exciting and motivating atmosphere without the pressures of intense competition. Skiers are grouped by ability with consideration to age and led by professional coaches. Coaches follow the Alpine Canada snow stars program- a seven step skills progression specially designed for children of this age and Skill Awards program. snowstars.ca
The Mount Washington Ski Club Nancy Greene (U10/U12) Program Offers:
- 15 days of professional coaching (1 day/week program) plus several extra days for races.
- National seven step skill awards program
- Group and individual pictures
- Individual season award
- Family use of ski club cabin
- Fun social club atmosphere that encourages parent interaction
- Sweet learning aids (treats)
- Free hot chocolate to help keep kids warm
Helmets are Mandatory!!
Half Day Program : Carpet focused program
Ages 4-5, for new club skiers
Ability- Must be able to load carpets unassisted and ski independently. This will be a carpet focused program, especially in early season. If coach feels Child is of higher skill they will be placed in higher groups.
Times- Saturdays 9:15-11:45
Full Day Program (Nancy Greene U10)
Ability- Must be able to load chair unassisted and ski independently
Times- Saturdays or Sundays 9:15-2:45
All programs are subject to last minute schedule and programming changes due to snow and weather conditions
The U12 program is for member’s 10-11 years of age and as such the program still falls under the FUNdamental phase of skill development and is part of the Nancy Greene Ski League. To better suit the needs of all athletes the U12 program is split into two streams, Race and All Mountain.
U12 Race: This Nancy Greene program is meant to give our future U14’s the necessary skills and challenges to bridge the gap between the Fundamental phase of development and the more competitive Training to Train phase of U14 and U16. The focus of the athletes’ attention here remains fixed on basic technical skills and on learning overall, sports specific skills, fun and games. This program is offered as a one, two or three day program. Skiers in this program will have the opportunity to race in club events at Mount Washington and to travel to races at other mountains in BC. Skiers may also take part in summer and fall ski camps during Mount Washington’s off-season and other special activities like a possible trip to Mt Cain. It is important to note that fun high quality training and skill development are the main focus, families can choose to attend as many races or as few races as they desire.
Times – Saturday and/or Sunday 9:15 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. Times for Monday will be slightly different as skiers could be training with the U14-U20’s who typically start at 9am.
U12 All Mountain: This Nancy Greene program is meant to give skiers the proper FUNdamentals to be amazing all mountain skiers. Skiers will still spend approximately 50% of the time working on proper skiing FUNdamentals, in and out of the gates, but the other 50% will be designated to testing and improving their free skiing skills in different terrain in all conditions. This program seeks to offer a fun, safe, group (less than 8) environment where skiers can learn to shred in all terrain and snow conditions in small groups. The U12 All Mountain is offered as a one or two day program. Skiers in this program will have the opportunity to race in club events at Mount Washington and join in on other special activities. This program is taught by certified CSIA /CSCF Coaches who have experience and knowhow to develop skiers to their highest potential.
It is important to note that fun and skill development are the main focus of this program and race events are optional.
Times – Saturday and/or Sunday 9:15 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.