U12


U12 Alpine Program

Overview

MSRC’s U12 program is designed to build on the fundamentals skills developed in U10 through further exposure and integration to racing specific on-snow training and competition. Defined by the “learn to train” stage of the Alpine Canada long term athlete development plan, athletes will be further educated on the requirements of slalom, giant Slalom and skiercross. They will be instructed on how to use their respective gear, and how to best apply their fundamental skiing skills to the racecourse.

Training will maintain a focus on developing core skills and competencies within and outside a racecourse environment.Training courses will be designed to challenge and further develop form, balance, and timing. Competition events at the U12 age increase in frequency and formality while still maintaining a major focus on time spent skiing, as well as creating a fun and engaging environment.


 

*NEW THIS YEAR MSRC is offering two (2) programs at the U12 level, these include:


U12 2-Day - 2 days/week on snow training, choice of Saturday/Sunday, Saturday/Wednesday or Sunday/Wednesday.  Training days must be selected during registration (Dryland on Sundays at Martock only)

  • This program is intended for athletes who wish to develop their ski racing skills and participate in a few race events, but with a lower time commitment than the 3-day program.  This can include new athletes to the sport of ski racing or returning athletes.  Training consists of two (2) on snow sessions per week plus one fall dryland session per week.  2-Day Program participants can participate in race events and camps. While all participation in race and camps is optional, athlete participation in this program would typically include:
    • Mont Saint Anne Pre-Season Camp
    • Wentworth Slingshot Race
    • Martock U12 Race Weekend
    • One additional regional race weekend event (recommendation for event(s) will be made by Coaches when the final race schedule is determined)

Included in the U12 2-day program is the following components: 

  • Fall Conditioning and Dryland Training: Sundays at Martock (Weekly, Sept 18 - Nov 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • On Snow Training at Martock (choice of two of three training options - Saturday or Sunday beginning January 21st, 9:00am or Wednesdays beginning Jan 18th at  6:00pm) 
  • Weekly goal setting/reflections sessions at Wednesday night training (if selected for on-snow training option)
  • Access to Google Drive with performance reviews and video analysis
  • Event Registration and Participation in the Martock Annual Race (Giant Slalom and Ski Cross)
  • U12 Athlete/Parent Information Sessions (Fall 2022)
  • Martock Ski Race Club Team Jacket (rental of MSRC team jacket for the 2022/2023 season)

U12 3-Day 3 days/week on snow training, Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday evening Training (Dryland Sunday at Martock and Wednesday Evening in Halifax or Wolfville) 

  • This program is intended for athletes who wish to commit more time to their ski racing skill development, train in multiple alpine disciplines, and compete in multiple events throughout the season.  This can include new athletes to the sport of ski racing or returning athletes. 3-Day athletes who are keen on improving their personal skill sets (both mental and physical) and setting/achieving their season training and competition goals.  Training consists of three (3) on snow sessions per week as well as two (2) fall dryland training sessions per week.  3-Day participants can participate in race events and camps. It is anticipated that these athletes will participating in multiple training camp and race events through the season.  While all participation in race and camps is optional, athlete participation in this program would typically include:
    • Monte Saint Anne and/or Amqui Pre Season Training Camp 
    • Wentworth Slingshot Race
    • Martock U12 Race Weekend
    • Two (2) or more additional regional race weekend events (recommendation for event(s) will be made by Coaches when the final race schedule is determined)

Included in the U12 3-day program is the following components: 

  • Fall Conditioning and Dryland Training: Sundays at Martock (Weekly, Sept 18 - Nov 27 10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Fall Conditioning and Dryland Training: Wednesdays in Wolfville (Willow Park) or Halifax (Emera Oval) (Weekly, September 22 - December 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Weekend Training at Martock (Saturday and Sunday beginning January 21st, 9:00am)
  • Wednesday Night Training at Martock (6:00pm - 9:00pm beginning January 18th, 2023)
  • Weekly goal setting/reflections sessions at Wednesday night training
  • Access to Google Drive with performance reviews and video analysis
  • Event Registration and Participation in the Martock Annual Race (Giant Slalom and Ski Cross)
  • U12 Athlete/Parent Information Sessions (Fall 2022)
  • Martock Ski Race Club Team Jacket (rental of MSRC team jacket for the 2022/2023 season)

 


 

Ages

U12 (Age 10,11)

  • Born: 2011, 2012
  • Proof of birth date is required for all new members.

Lift Pass

  • Program fees do not include the cost of a lift pass.
  • Lift passes are available directly from Ski Martock and can be purchased online.

Equipment

  • Appropriate clothing for weather conditions (note that MSRC Team jacket is included in U12 registration fees)
  • CSA Certified Ski helmet
  • Appropriately sized skis, boots and poles
  • Performance Program athletes may require the following:
    • Additional protective equipment including chin guards, shin guards and pole guards to participate in slalom training.
    • One pair of multi event race skis or separate slalom and giant slalom race skis.
    • Race suit 
    • Basic ski tuning kit
  • Additional information session will be held in the fall to review equipment needs of each of these programs.

Alpine Ski Nova Scotia / Alpine Canada Membership Fee (Mandatory Insurance)

  • All U12 skiers are subject to a ASNS / ACA membership fee are included in your club registration. 
  • Freestyle athletes are subject to a $90 freestyle membership fee.  This fee is not included in the registration cost and is the responsibility of each member to register and pay associated fees directly with FreestyleNS. 
  • These fees are due before participating in any MSRC activity. This fee covers your competitor association with the club, your competitors’ license and mandatory general liability insurance with Alpine Canada (ACA). 

MSRC Program Fee

2-Day Program (September 18th, 2022 through March 26, 2023) - $900

3 Day Program (September 18, 2022 through March 26, 2023) - $1,000.00

Additional race events / training camps  planned for 2022/2023 are available to all athletes on a user pay per basis.  Details on MSRC events (race opportunities, Camps will be provided on the website and by email as well as recommendations for specific events made by the various program coaches throughout the season).

Upcoming Events


Dec. 17, 2022 to Dec. 21, 2022

CAMP: Monte Saint Anne (U12+)
Mont Saint Anne Camp Open to U10P, U12, U14+.

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Dec. 28, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022

CAMP: Amqui (U12+)
Amqui
Amqui Camp Open to: U12 and U14+

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Jan. 14, 2023 to Jan. 15, 2023

Farlang U14+ SL/GS
Mont Farlange
Mon Farlang GS (Codexed)

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