The Nancy Greene Ski League – sponsored by Rio Tinto in B.C. – is a national program, inaugurated shortly after Nancy Greene Raine’s gold medal win at the 1968 Grenoble Olympic Winter Games. Since then, the program has been successful in introducing thousands of children to alpine skiing. Many of Canada’s top international skiers received their early training in Nancy Greene Ski League programs
The program introduces children to basic ski techniques and skills, basic safety rules, and teamwork. Enjoyment of the sport and the mountain environment is also emphasized. The program is aligned with the Gliding Start, Skier Essentials and Learn to Train phases of the Long Term Skier Development Model (AIM 2 Win), and the Snow Stars Skill Achievements Program. Focus is put on developing skills to ski on all terrain, in all conditions and most of all, have fun on skis!
The Nancy Greene Ski League also introduces children to competition. These events, held at the club, zone, and provincial level, provide young skiers the opportunity to test the skills they have learned in the program in a fun and friendly environment. The emphasis in competition is placed on individual progress, team results, camaraderie, and fair play.
Developed and operated under the guidelines of the Canadian Ski Association, these programs are for serious competitive young racers. For children 10 years or older Hemlock Ski Club offers the Alpine Racing Program. The objective of this program is to give young racers an opportunity to develop their athletic potential and racing skills and to progress towards inter club competition within the zone and then onward to divisional and international levels of competition.
Certified coaching emphasizes physical preparation and technical skills for slalom, giant slalom, super G and downhill racing. In this program, each athlete becomes part of a national points system to measure their performance. Training begins in the fall with dry land training prior to the season. The program is divided into age categories: U12 (10-11), U14 (12-13), U16 / U18 (14-17)
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