Training as a member of the TSRC community offers unparalleled opportunities for an athlete to develop his or her skiing skills while enjoying friendships within the skiing fraternity. TSRC provides younger athletes with support, advice and inspiration from older athletes, and older athletes the opportunity to train and compete with other advanced racers. This mentoring process is integral for athletes to develop and improve their skiing ability while also encouraging emotional maturity and independence.
The training programs are supervised by our Head Coach Joe Draxl and his team of experienced race coaches.
Our programs accommodate skiers from U10 through to FIS level.
Each program has been developed to build skiers into athletes, combining technical on-snow skills training with off-snow, dryland training to improve strength, fitness and flexibility.
The program has been designed for young skiers who show strong skiing skills and who wish to develop their alpine ski and racing skills and compete in races at a level beyond Interschools races.
Training begins on Saturday 24th June, 2017 ,daily for the 3 weeks of the school holidays and weekends throughout 8 weeks of the season. There may be some training on the long weekend in June if there is snow.
TSRC Cup on 22nd and 23rd July 2017,
Blue Cow Cup on 5th ( GS),6th ( SL) and 7th ( SX) August.
National Children’s Finals for U 12s in Falls Creek on 3rd(Sun-GS), 4th( Mon SL) and 5 th (Tues SX) September.
During the school holidays, training will be typically five days with one day free. This may be varied at the discretion of the Head Coach. There is a very strong directive from our National Body, SSA, that this age group should optimize training vs race days in order to strengthen their technique and enjoyment of the sport and not ‘over race’.
U12 and U10 groups do not have the 7am school holiday early morning starts. It is anticipated that the sessions during the school holidays will most likely be:
• 8.30am -10.30am
• Break for 30 minutes
• 11.00am -1.00pm
• Lunch break – please provide nutritious food!
• 2.00pm -3.00pm.
Athletes must arrive 20 minutes early so they can be on the snow at the start time.
This program ( 2017) is available for children born in 2006 & 2007 (U 12s) and 2008 (U 10s).
Eligibility is by referral from a coach or by application, with an on-snow assessment performed by the Head Coach and Club Captain. For prospective 2018 members the trial date will be confirmed later in the season.
Children must be able to get ready without the assistance of parents, so we ask parents to drop children outside the Clubhouse with plenty of time.
2017 program fee for U12 group is $4600.
2017 program fee for U10 group is $4200
Add on days $130 per day (capped at 20 days and must be booked on the training calendar on our website at least 10 days ahead, or by arrangement with Geoff Greentree).
All participants require a Thredbo 365 season pass that allows access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre.
All athletes will need to visit the SSA website to arrange insurance and membership, which also covers the mandatory pre season fitness assessment and the SSA skills testing.
This program is designed for ski racers who wish to ‘up the ante’ and compete with others skiing at the highest level in Australia for their age group.
The program requires discipline and focus, as well as a high level of fitness.
Training begins on Saturday 25th June and continues for the 3 weeks of the NSW/ACT school holidays and every weekend including the first weekend of September. It includes training days preceding both Children’s Series race series.
TSRC Cup on 22nd ( SL) and 23rd (GS) July 2017
National Children’s Series Part 1 at Perisher Blue Cow on August 5th (GS) 6th ( SL) and 7th (SX),
National Children’s Series Finals to be held at Falls Creek on 3rd, 4th and 5th September( GS, SL and SX respectively).
The typical training day starts at 7am (when possible) and usually consists of 5-6 hours on snow, with mid morning and lunch breaks. Off snow activities are scheduled to cover dryland fitness, video analysis, or equipment tuning. The schedule will be updated on the website on the evening prior to the training day. Should there be changes a website and Facebook message will be updated as early as possible on the training day. There will also be notices on the board inside the clubhouse detailing the day’s schedule.
Training usually consists of gates training in the early morning followed by technical work or free skiing in the later part of the day.
When the athletes are on the hill in the early mornings it is imperative they obey their coaches’ directions. There may be snow cats grooming ski runs using a winch cable. It is extremely dangerous for athletes to ski on any run that is not allocated for training on that day. To do so will result in their passes being pulled, and may result in entire groups or even the Club being unable to participate in early morning training sessions.
Please note there will be individual group variation on the training session times as we try to stagger the numbers both on the hill and in the Clubhouse at any one time.
The Under 14 program is available for children born in 2004 and 2005, and the Under 16 program for children born in 2002 and 2003.
All training members in this age group must meet the required skiing ability. Eligibility is by referral from a coach or by application, with on-snow assessment performed by the Head Coach and Club Captain on the first weekend.
2017 program cost $4600
Add on days $130 per day (capped at 20 days and must be booked on the training calendar on our website at least 10 days ahead, or last minute only by arrangement with Geoff Greentree)
All athletes require a Thredbo 365 season pass that allows access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre.
U14 and U16 athletes require SSA Alpine membership (which covers insurance) to be eligible for SSA points. This will cover the cost of the mandatory SSA fitness testing and skills assessment.
This program is designed for ski racers who wish to compete against top national and international athletes under the international FIS system. Athletes should be aged 16 and over ( YOB 2001 and older),wishing to pursue their ski racing careers, whether aspiring to the National Team, University Racing or to become excellent all mountain skiers. They are coached by experienced FIS race coaches, many of who have raced as high level racers for their respective nations.
The program requires dedication and commitment as well as international travel for training and competition during the Northern Hemisphere Winter.
In 2017 TSRC is offering both its standard FIS programme ( school holidays, weekends, training days preceding races and race days) and a new “Late Start” FIS group which will commence on Monday 17th July.
Tech and SX series at Mt Buller 31 July-4 August,
National and National Junior Championships ,Mt Hotham 8-12 August
Australia New Zealand Continental Cup Series, Thredbo 21-25 August.
The FIS program is available for athletes born in 2000 or earlier.
All training members in this age group must meet the required skiing ability. Eligibility is by referral from a coach or by application, with on snow assessment performed by the Head Coach and Club Captain on the first weekend. This programme is for very experienced ski racers.
2017 standard program cost $4600
Add on days $130 per day (capped at 20 days, and must be booked on the training calendar on our website at least 10 days ahead or by arrangement with Geoff Greentree)
All participants require a Thredbo 365 season pass that allows access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre. FIS athletes who have left school should contact us prior to buying their season pass and we will notify the ticket office so you can access student prices.
FIS athletes must register through SSA for Alpine FIS membership. In 2017 this will also cover the mandatory preseason fitness training in May 2017.
Late start FIS programme fees
- 3 week block 18 July-4 Aug (16 days) $2200 ( This covers training in Thredbo or training/coaching in Buller. This does not include your share of coach travel costs and accommodation- this will be billed at the event’s conclusion)
- 3 week block 5 August-25 August (18 days) $2475 (This does not include your share of coach travel costs and accommodation in Hotham- this will be billed at the event’s conclusion)
- Add on days (if committed to 3 weeks already) $130 per day
- Daily fees (if not committed to 3 weeks already) $145 per day