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.
TSRC training programs are supervised by our Head Coach Joe Draxl and his team of experienced race coaches.
TSRC accommodates skiers from U10 through to FIS level. In 2018 there are 2 main programmes available, a standard 40 day programme and a 20 day after school holiday programme for athletes who train elsewhere during the year and are only in Thredbo for a shorter period. The 2018 training programme is based on SSA’s Strategic plan. Australian based athletes should be training throughout the entire season, specifically developing skills that can be implemented when racing at home and in the Northern Winter.
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. We aim to encourage thinking, planning and training as an athlete.
All participants need SSA membership (covers insurance) and a Thredbo 365 season pass that allows access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre.
Membership $100 per family per year
New members family joining fee $500
Non training membership $20 per year
Training programme fees
Standard programme – ALL age groups (40 days) starting 30th June $5200
20 day programme – ALL age group $2900
ONLY available from 25/7/18 onwards. You may choose your 20 days, but they MUST be booked before 31st May.
Add on days $140 per day
(For use in conjunction only with one of the above programmes. They must be booked online 10 days before actual training date or by direct contact with Geoff Greentree after this time, and will be approved only if there is coach availability.)
Drop in days $180 per day
(for experienced FIS athletes who are involved in other training programmes and wish to come to Thredbo for a short training stint. These must be pre-approved by our Club Captain.)
There are NO add on or Drop in days during the school holidays
U10 (DOB 09)/U12 (DOB 07 and 08) Programme Details
This programme 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 30th June, 2018, daily for the 3 weeks of the school holidays and weekends throughout 8 weeks of the season. There may be some training before the July school holidays if there is snow.
TSRC Cup 28 and 29 July 2018
Blue Cow Cup 4 and 5 August 2018.
National Children’s Carnival for U12s in Thredbo 10, 11 and 12 September (no U10s)
During the school holidays, training will be typically five days with one day free.
U12 group do not have the 7am 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. They must all be able to get ready without the assistance of parents, so we ask parents to drop children outside the Clubhouse in plenty of time.
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 30th June, 2018, daily for the 3 weeks of the school holidays and weekends throughout 8 weeks of the season. There may be some training before the July school holidays if there is snow. Training days prior to the races listed below is included.
TSRC Cup on 28 and 29 July 2018
Blue Cow Cup on 4 and 5 August 2018.
National Children’s Carnival for U12s in Thredbo on 10, 11 and 12 September.
During the school holidays, training will be typically five days with one day free. There is a very strong directive from our National Body, SSA, that this age group should optimise training vs race days in order to strengthen their technique and enjoyment of the sport and not ‘over race’.
The typical training day starts at 7am (when possible) and usually consists of 5-6 hours on snow, with mid morning and lunch breaks. Scheduled off snow activities will cover dryland fitness, video analysis, or equipment tuning.
Training usually consists of gates training/skills in the early morning followed by technical work or free skiing in the later part of the day.
When 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 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 to stagger the numbers both on the hill and in the Clubhouse at any one time.
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.
This program is designed for ski racers who wish to compete against top national and international athletes under the international FIS system. FIS athletes should be wanting 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.
TSRC Cup – 28 and 28 July
ANC SX and FIS Slalom – Falls Creek – 16, 17 and 18 August
ANC Alpine Series – Hotham – 20 to 24 August
National Alpine Championships – Perisher – 10 to 14 September
The FIS program is available for athletes born in 2002 or earlier.
All training members in this age group must meet the required skiing ability and have been accepted only after participation in the trial day at the end of the preceding season. This programme is for very experienced ski racers.
All training members require a Thredbo 365 season pass with access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre. FIS athletes who have left school should contact us prior to buying their season pass so we can notify the ticket office for student pricing.
FIS athletes must register through SSA for Alpine FIS membership.