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, U16, U18+ 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.
MSRC offeres 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 Sunday at Martock and Wednesday Evening in Halifax or Wolfville)
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 two (2) 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:
Included in the U14+ 2-day program is the following components:
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:
Included in the U14+ 3-day program is the following components:
U14 (Age 12,13)
U16 (Age 14,15)
U18 (Age 16,17)
U21( Age 18,19,20)
Alpine Ski Nova Scotia / Alpine Canada Membership Fee (Mandatory Insurance)
MSRC Program Fee
2-Day Program (September 6th, 2023 through March 31st, 2024) - $1,175
3-Day Program (September 6th, 2023 through March 31st, 2023) - $1,285
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).