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NANCY GREENE SKI LEAGUE (U10, ages 6 -9)

The Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski League is the “Gliding Start, Skier Essentials, Learn to Train” stages of ski racing for children 6 – 9 years of age and our number one goal is to create great all mountain skiers! 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 PHILOSOPHY
The Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski league (U10 ) 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


NANCY GREENE PROGRAM at MWSC:

§  Professional coaching every weekend, Family Day weekend excluded (Club weekend off)

§  National seven step skill awards program

§  Fun club race/skill series

§  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 for all Programs!!

Programs do not include lift tickets or equipment.