U12(FT), U14 and U16 athletes have all been busy the past few weekends with on snow training with a combination of training camps & skiing at home at Marmot! U14 and U16 athletes travelled to Nakiska and Panorama to train and U12(FT) have trained at Marmot to get back into the groove of the race season! For more photos of the early season training, click the button below visit our photo gallery....
Patrice Fortin, Nancy Greene Head Coach reports on the first weekend of Nancy Greene training: U10, U12 first training day, a Fantastic Start!
With kids smiling right at 9am, they were all eager to start a fresh season with their new coaches.
Their day started on top of school house with lots of fun games to warm up: tag games, mini slalom on
foot, Mr Wolf, run around the poles. We could hear the giggles and laughs. The coaches worked well on getting all athletes to move, to get balanced back under their little feet. All coaches found ways to integrate fun games in their runs. Parents were great with helping all the kids getting on the lifts, thank you all for that!
We welcome a new coach on the team: Isabelle Godbout who will work with Mattie and the 5 year old program. Check out her Bio soon.
U12 Fast Track, U14 and U16 recently returned from an exciting weekend away at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise.
U14 and U16 athletes spent Friday and Sunday at Norquay for some valuable gate training, and joined the U12 Fast Tracks at Lake Louise on Saturday for the Men's Downhill event.
Saturday was an exciting day with the Jasper athletes getting the opportunity to watch the best racers in the world in their first race of the 2013 World Cup tour. It was great to see these athletes on the world stage and to watch their incredible level of agility, fitness, technique and passion for racing. On Saturday evening, with voices hoarse from cheering on Team Canada, everyone attended the athlete's 'bib draw' at the Chateau Lake Louise. This event was a fantastic opportunity for the Jasper team to meet the top skiiers in the world, with caps and posters being signed and photos being taken with the racers! The delicious food at the event was also enjoyed by the kids and parents alike!
On Sunday the U12 Fast Tracks were full of inspiration from the previous day and had a great morning training, with the afternoon free to enjoy watching the Men's Super G event.
It was a great weekend away for the team, and I'm sure everybody left feeling inspired for the coming race season! More photos from this weekend are in the photo gallery...