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Thredbo Ski Racing Club

U14 / U16 Program Info & Requirements

The 2023 training program is created to align with TSRC’s role in the Alpine pathway, Snow Australia’s (SA) Alpine Roadmap and the Kosciuszko Thredbo (KT) requirement for TSRC to be a performance orientated club.  

TSRC accommodates skiers from U12 through to FIS level and all TSRC training programs are created and supervised by our Program Director.

All TRSC athletes need the appropriate SA membership (covers insurance) and a Thredbo winter season pass that allows access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre.

 

U14 / U16 (YoB 20010/11, 2008/09)

This program is a continuation from the younger age groups with fundamental skill development remaining the main focus. In order to achieve this there will still be a large proportion of technical free skiing, skills and drills both in and out of the brush and gate environment. The program will follow a structured seasonal progression in order to allow athletes a step-by-step approach.

The program will begin with fundamental skill development and step through to an end of season focus on race simulation leading into the Snow Australia National Children’s Championships. The program requires consistent attendance, discipline and focus, as well as a high level of fitness.

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Birth year 2008 - 2011
  • Base program cost $7,250 which includes 45 training days. Additional add-on days at $80 / day
  • Minimum expectation of 45 days on snow to be eligible for nomination to TSRC the following year.
  • Minimum day count includes Snow Australia National Children’s series and TSRC Cup. Interschools racing NOT included in min day count.
  • Consistent attendance and maximum training days on snow encouraged. Target of 60+ days.
  • High level of physical fitness for your age. Including off-season training. Encouraged to take part in TSRC physical preparation program (TBC).
  • Compete at Snow Australia National Children’s series & TSRC Cup.
  • Attend all Snow Australia activity incl. Skills Assessment and appropriate physical & educational initiatives
  • Equipment required: 2x Slalom 2x GS & 1 x All mountain ski.
  • Race Boots, fitted and aligned.  FIS approved Helmet + chin guard for SL.  Back brace. SL protective equipment, shin + pole guards.
  • Ski tuning – performed by athlete 2-3 times/week or when necessary. All tuning equipment required. Coach guidance supplied for assistance and education.
  • Encouraged to use NSW Interschools Exemption rule (to skip Regional Interschools)
  • Thredbo season pass including Leisure Centre access required
  • Accommodation required at Thredbo/Jindabyne and for away trips 
  • Daily food provided by athlete
  • Northern Hemisphere training/ racing encouraged
  • Remote learning for winter/part-time school required to meet on snow commitment
  • Attend Club activity days and camps
  • Uniform required

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