Canada Snowboard will host talent development camps for up-and-coming snowboardcoss and freestyle athletes in 2013.
These camps are designed to bring together the best coaching staff and integrated support team staff in the country to help develop the next generation of champions.
Athletes from across the country who will attend the camps will receive first-class coaching on the snow along with expertise from IST specialists like nutritionists, sports psychologists and biomechanics.
Canada Snowboard Sport Development Director Dustin Heise explained, “We want to expose these kids to all the pieces that need to come together to create champions and we want to bring their parents into the process too, so they know what to expect as their children move through our system towards the National Team.”
Heise added that the costs for the camps will be subsidized by Canada Snowboard, through support from its generous partners like the Trillium Foundation in Ontario and Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park;
In order to assist athletes and their families, ensuring they are able to make the most of these valuable training opportunities.
Snowboard Cross National Development Camp at Blue Mountain
February 2 – 5, 2012
Following the Blue Mountain SBX World Cup on February 2, Canada Snowboard will play host to its best SBX Talent Development Camp to date with top development level coaches, athletes and even some of the national team in attendance.
Provincial and development level athletes will be invited to ride and train on a world cup-calibre course designed by the renowned SBX course builder, Jeff Ihaksi.
The camp is designed to help riders progress and is a step in ensuring Canada maintain its position as a leading SBX nation.
More detail, promotion and camp invitations will be distributed in the coming weeks.
SBX Development Camp – Blue Mountain, ON
February 2 – 5, 2013
Saturday February 2 - afternoon Athletes arrive to watch WC finals. Registration and camp packages handed out
Sunday February 3 - Day: On snow training, Evening: IST Sessions
Monday February 4 - Day: On snow training, with time trials, Evening: IST Sessions
Tuesday February 5 - Day: On snow training
Freestyle National Development Camp at Canada Olympic Park
March 17 - 20, 2013
Following the Snowcrown / Canadian Freestyle National Championships, Canada Snowboard will play host to its best Freestyle (halfpipe and slopestyle) Talent Development Camp to date with top development level coaches, and possibly even a couple national team riders and coaches.
Provincial and development level athletes will have access to the amazing facilities at Canada Olympic Park, including the halfpipe, terrain park, airbag and trampoline setups.
The camp is designed to facilitate athletes’ progress to a level that will solidify Canada’s position as a world-leading freestyle snowboard nation.
More detail and promotion to be announced in the coming weeks.
Freestyle Development Camp – COP, Alberta
March 17 – 20, 2013
Sunday March 17 - Athletes arrive. Registration and camp packages handed out.
Monday March 18 - Day: On snow training, Evening: IST Sessions
Tuesday March 19 - Day: On snow training, Evening: IST Sessions
Wednesday March 20 - Day: On snow training
For more information about the Blue Mountain Snowboardcross Development Camp or the Freestyle Development Camp at Canada Olympic Park, contact Dustin Heise at: email@example.com.