U12 Acceleration Team - Saturdays and Sundays, beginning of December to end of March.
U12 Accel is the first stage of development where actual slalom, giant slalom, and speed techniques and racing tactics are introduced. This is made possible in large part due to the increase of training volume compared to the regular NGSL programs. U12 kids ski both Saturdays and Sundays every weekend from the beginning of December through to early April. Several extra days over the Christmas and Spring Break holidays are also included. U12 Accel is an excellent bridge between regular NGSL and the higher training volume of U14. The program is designed to develop a stable and reliable skill base that will enable a 10 or 11 year old athlete to acquire the more advanced skiing skills in the following years to come. On-snow time is split between technical free skiing, gate skill and drill courses, ski cross training, and of course all mountain skiing. Full details of equipment requirements for U12 will be listed in the U12 Racer Book. The essential items are: 'blue team jacket', speed suit, slalom skis, shin guards, helmet, mouth guard.
The U12s have an opportunity to race against children their own age in regular style ski races - the beginning of their journey as a competitive skier. U12 Accel is the primary (youngest) category within the club where a dryland training component is offered as well as the on-snow program. U12 kids begin to adapt to a more competitive atmosphere where each individual is encouraged to begin pushing themselves through fun competition and quality skiing environments to continue their skill development as skiers and racers of the future. The primary focus of U12 Accel is learning how to train as a ski racer - and of course.... to have fun! U12 Accel follows a fun race schedule of specific U12 level events throughout the Okanagan zone. Approximately 36 days on-snow.
Program Fee $1150 (No HST) Dryland Fee: $95 prior to participation
Ages 10 & 11. (YOB 2002-2001)
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