2017 Training Programme
The planning programme for 2017 training will be included here shortly. This is subject to change based on weather and snow conditions and athlete fitness.
All of the training days will shortly be listed in the Members Area, ready for completion.
All of the races are listed on the event calendar on the Home page.
Early morning safety…
When athletes are on the hill in the early mornings it is imperative they obey their coaches’ directions.
There may be snow cats still grooming ski runs using a winch cable. It is therefore 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 revoked, and may result in entire groups or even the Club being unable to participate in early morning training sessions.
All athletes must:
1. Go directly to the allocated meeting point via the run that the coach has advised
2. Wait until your coach radios that it is your turn
3. Stop at the bottom of the run to receive instructions
Do not be tempted to side track or take another run – you might meet a winch cat or a skidoo, which could be deadly.
No mobile phones in training!
TSRC has a strict ‘no mobile phone’ policy.
1. Athletes need to show RESPECT to their coach and other athletes by listening and remaining focussed during training.
2. Chairlift rides should be used to assimilate feedback and plan for their next run to ensure optimum PERFORMANCE.
3. If an athlete becomes separated from their group, it is their RESPONSIBILITY to return to the clubhouse and wait until their coach connects with them.
4. Parents will know the daily start and finish times, so there is no need for athletes to carry mobile phones with them.
The penalty for carrying a phone is 2 days off snow. No ifs. No buts.
Communication with athletes
The head coach will put a notice on the website and TSRC Facebook page every evening after 6.00pm regarding the program for the following day. This will show a start and finish time, as well as break times for each age group. If the weather changes overnight the Facebook site will be updated by 6.00am.
If you have registered to receive Training Information in the Members Area, you will receive all of these updates as emails. If not, it’s your responsibility to check the website or Facebook site each morning by 6.00 am.
Training on wet weather days is rarely cancelled. If the lifts are running, the TSRC members are training for some period, followed by alternative activities in the clubhouse or gym. Any changes to daily programs will be communicated by email and on the noticeboard inside the clubhouse for the athletes.
The noticeboards will also have information regarding race workers rosters, social activities and attendance of ‘away’ races.
All training members should be fully aware of and committed to the TSRC Policies and Code of Conduct, our Clubhouse Rules, Equipment and Uniform standards, all of which can be found on this website.
Daily Preparation Checklist
- Arrive on time – being consistently late will earn you one strike (three strikes and you’re out!).
- Arrive in full uniform – wrong outfit or equipment, no training on that day.
- Say hello to your fellow racers and coaches when you arrive at the club – smile!
- Follow the warm up prep as per coaches instructions
- Check on the notice board opposite the office or near the front door to find out the daily schedule.
- Leave your mobile phone in your locker – 2 days off snow penalty!!!
On the hill
- There are two or more training sessions each day
- The notice board will note the location of your training courses, the discipline so you can collect the right equipment, the schedule/location for warm-up runs and the time of morning tea or breaks
- You will generally do two unsupervised warm-up runs before meeting at the start of your training course
- For GS warm-up runs do long radius turns similar to the distance between GS gates – no straight line skiing. For slalom do short radius turns – the more the better
- After your warm-up runs meet at the pre-arranged start (World Cup, Rossignol or Super Trail).
- There will be a radio at the start of your course, so use the radio to make contact with your coach – simply say your name and where you are. Your coach will give instructions.
For each training run, remember…
- It’s important to put yourself into a race frame of mind – it’s good if you think of every practice run as a race run ie be focussed, concentrate on the course and what techniques you are working on
- Stay warm at the start by moving around – do some light stretches and jumps and take off your skis and do some uphill runs if you have a long wait ahead
- If you fall on your training run, and you’re not seriously injured, raise your arm so we can see you are OK. If you don’t raise your arm a coach will attend you immediately (so don’t cry wolf!)
- When you complete the course, pull up on EITHER SIDE of your coach – never above / in front of your coach or group in case you take them out – and receive feedback and instructions for the next run
- At the end of each training session go back to the start of the course and slip the course to fill in the ruts you created during the session and help your coach collect the gates and take down the course.
At morning tea
- It’s best to bring nutritious food from home (the shop is expensive) such as sandwiches, cup of soup or noodles, juice, fruit etc. There are sandwich makers and boiling water in the clubhouse. RED BULL AND SIMILAR DRINKS ARE BANNED.
After morning tea follow the same procedure for your second session
- After second session, await instructions for dryland training, ski tuning or ski video analysis. All training members are expected to attend these scheduled sessions.
IF YOU LEAVE YOUR GROUP AT ANY STAGE DURING THE DAY, YOU MUST TELL YOUR COACH, JOE DRAXL OR RICHARD DAVIS THAT YOU ARE LEAVING AND WHY.
At the end of each training day
- Check the noticeboard and/or on the website and/or TSRC Facebook page regarding the programme for the following day
- If the weather changes overnight Joe will update the Facebook site very early, by 6.00 am.
- Wet weather days are rarely cancelled – usually we will train (yes in the rain) for a few hours then will do other activities in the clubhouse or gym. If the lifts are running, we are usually skiing.
Check your equipment and make sure:
- Ski edges are sharp (race conditions) and waxed every day. If your skis aren’t sharp, you will be sent back to the clubhouse to tune while others ski. It is dangerous to be skiing at speed without sharp edges. It increases the risk of a nasty accident.
- Your boots are dry – take them home to dry.
Every day it is compulsory to have:
- hard side helmets (no soft ear freestyle helmets)
- face guards/mouthguards for slalom
- back protectors for all disciplines
- For over 12’s it is recommended but not compulsory to have shinnies and pole guards.
Enjoy your day!