U14+


U14+ Alpine Program

Overview

MSRC’s U14+ Program includes the U14, U16, U18, and U21 age groups. From a training and racing perspective, these groups will train together and follow the same circuit of Atlantic race offerings. From a coaching perspective, U14 and U16+ age groups will have dedicated coaches assigned to these groups in order to best cater to the needs of different aged athletes within the training and competition environment.

U14 Athletes will enter the “Train to Train” phase of Alpine Canada’s long term athlete development plan. Training focus in this phase focuses on refinement of fundamental technical skills, while introducing the tactical aspect of ski-racing. Athletes will be challenged to actively make decisions about their approach to their skiing and the racecourse. Speed races will also be introduced at this age, with athletes begining to train and race Super G.

U16+ Athletes will continue the development of tactical skills introduced in U14 while continuing to improve on individual technical focus points. As athletes progress closer to the refinement stage of technical elements, they will enter “Train to Race” phase of Alpine Canada’s long term athlete development plan. In this phase, coaches will work with athletes to explore and refine tactical approaches to find maximum speed while maintaining the ability to stay within the racecourse.


 

*NEW THIS YEAR MSRC is offering two (2) programs at the U14+ level, these include:

U14+ 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:

  • Martock Pre-Season Camp
  • Two (2) regional race weekend event (recommendation for event(s) will be made by Coaches when the final race schedule is determined)

Included in the U14+ 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
  • U14 Athlete/Parent Information Sessions (Fall 2022)
  • Martock Ski Race Club Team Jacket (rental of MSRC team jacket for the 2022/2023 season)


U14+ 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:

  • Mt St Anne and/or Amqui Pre Season Training Camp
  • Additional regional training sessions as and when determined beneficial by the MSRC.  Preseason and regular season additional training sessions will be communicated throughout the year. 
  • Crabbe Speed Week and associated SG and GS races
  • Three (3) 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 U14+ 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 21 - November 30th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Weekend Training at Martock (Saturday and Sunday beginning January 21st, 9:00am)
  • Weekly goal setting/reflections sessions at Wednesday night training
  • Access to Google Drive with performance reviews and video analysis
  • Wednesday Night Training at Martock (6:00pm - 9:00pm beginning January 18, 2023)
  • U14 Athlete/Parent Information Sessions (Fall 2022)
  • Martock Ski Race Club Team Jacket (rental of MSRC team jacket for the 2022/2023 season)

 

Ages

    • U14 (Age 12,13)

      • Born 2009,2010

    • U16 (Age 14,15)

      • Born 2007,2008

    • U18 (Age 16,17)

      • Born 2005,2006)

    • U21( Age 18,19,20)

      • Age 2002,2003,2004)

  • 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

  • GS Skis
  • GS Poles
  • GS Helmet
  • Stealth Top/GS Padding
  • SL Skis
  • SL Poles
  • SL Helmet (or chin
  • guard)
  • Shin Guards
  • Arm Guards (optional)
  • Ski Boots
  • Race Suit
  • Training Shorts
  • Snow Pants
  • Team Jacket
  • Race Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Back Protector for SG and SX
  • Ski tuning kit
  • Sparkle
  • The additional information session will be held in the fall to review the program and equipment needs

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

  • All U14 skiers are subject to a ASNS / ACA membership fee and is included in your club registration.
  • 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). It does not however provide coaching services, lift access, equipment, clothing, camp or race related expenses.

MSRC Program Fee

2-Day Program (September 18th, 2022 through March 26, 2023) - $1,150

3-Day Program (September 18, 2022 through March 26, 2023) - $1,250

Additional race events / training camps  planned for 2021/2022 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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