KINDER U16 SERIES
The BC Alpine Kinder series – for athletes aged 14-15 (U16) – is designed to give young racers an opportunity to develop their racing and skiing skills and progress according with their ability. The U16 Program is for members 14 to 15 years of age who are looking to continue developing their skiing and racing skills and is similar to the U14 program.
The U16’s are well versed at competition and the athletes are in the learning to race stage of the Alpine integration model (AIM2). Learning experiences are enhanced at this level through free skiing, gate environments, five event training, video review and timing.
Dryland/physical training becomes more formalized at this level and athletes who are physically ready are provided a yearly plan. On snow training typically begins with a fall camp(s) in November/December; training is available Fridays through Monday on most weeks and through camps at Christmas and spring break. Athletes at this level are also encouraged to attend spring and summer on snow camps. Athletes compete in the U16 Coast Zone race series which culminates with two Provincial finals and a Western Canadian Championship for those who qualify.
This program seeks to develop skiing and life skills in a fun, encouraging, safe environment. The program is designed and delivered by professional coaches following the guidelines of the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation and Alpine Canada.