CAIRNGORM SKI CLUB TRAINING PROGRAMME
The first of the summer events are already near and these include:
- Athletic Capacity Evaluation – Aviemore Sports Centre, 10am-2pm, Saturday 19 May
- Pre- Twin Peaks race training – provisionally Alford Ski Centre, Sunday 27 May. A joint training session with Gordon Skiers
- Twin Peaks Race Weekend – 2 & 3 June. The now famous race weekend is the first event on the Scottish summer race calendar. Saturday’s race is h0sted at Firpark Ski Centre, Tillycoultry. Sunday’s race is at the famous Hillend ski centre, Edinburgh. A fantastic weekend of racing for all ages and great spectating too! Plenty of family accommodation available and a wonderful social event.
- Scottish Indoor Champions and GB Indoor Race Series – 16 -17 June, Snowfactor, Glasgow. Get those edges sharpened for these two important snow races.
Bookings can be made using the club’s Web Collect payment system, which will be available shortly for all summer events.
If you would like further information about the planned summer events, please contact Gary Todd in the first instance: email@example.com
To help our early planning for this new and exciting programme of summer events, it would be helpful if you could indicate which events you would like to attend, as soon as possible. We will only be able to run these events if there is sufficient members willing to attend. Please send your requirements to the email, above.
On behalf of the coaching team, we hope to see you at the events over the summer
Please sign up at Web Collect https://webcollect.org.uk/csc
Update: Core training for 2018/19 winter season – dates will be announced later in the summer.
2017/18 core training: Our core training programme starts on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January and runs for 10 weekends through to 10/11 March for both Alpine (Saturday and Sunday) and Freestyle (Sunday) skiing.
It is open for club members aged 8 – 18 and we offer performance coaching for anybody who wants to improve their skiing from those who just want to ski faster and better to those who want to represent the club in races. Whilst we would love everybody to race we also recognise that some young folk just don’t want to do that yet and they are very welcome too.
The core programme for 2018 will start on the weekend of 6th/7th of January and run for 10 weeks to the weekend of 10th/11th March. We will keep the weekends of 17th/18th and 24th/25th in reserve. We train regardless of conditions and if we do not get access to Cairngorm we will offer dry land training and, if it is available, training at the Lecht.
In addition we will offer additional training at Christmas / New Year and at Easter (snow and weather dependent).
We team up with Cairngorm Snowboard Club to bring a formal freestyle skiing programme to Cairngorm. Applications are welcome from those aged 12 and over, we will consider accepting kids below 12 subject to ability, just get in touch to discuss. Trainees have the option to choose to do a combination of race training and freestyle, eg Saturday race training/ Sunday freestyle.
In the event that we cannot train on snow we will offer dry-land training, usually at Glenmore Lodge or Badaguish. We work on the principle that if we offer training for any particular group (dry land or snow) then we charge for that day.
Training is subsidised by fundraising activities of the club and 2018 prices are:-
£220 for a 10 week programme on either a Saturday or a Sunday (10 days at £22 per day)
£400 for a 10 week programme on both Saturday and Sunday (20 days at £20 per day, can be split between Race on Saturday and Freestyle on Sunday).
Payments are made on booking.
Coaches for this year include Hammy Morison (Head Coach), Gary Todd, Seoaras Vaughan, Amanda Shephard, Ali Jonhnson, Rosie Latto, Ross Dunn and Lewis McWilliam for freestyle.
All trainees need to wear the Club Jacket, details are on the training application form. Please ensure you have also completed a Club membership form.
Any questions message firstname.lastname@example.org
*Autumn 2017 dry slope training programme at Glenmore Lodge *
The programme takes place on Wednesday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30hrs, running until the 13/12/17.
Please email Julian Jennings regarding places: email@example.com
There is a lot of useful information on this page, but please contact our Coaching convenor Julian Jennings with any queries – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also note that coaching places are non refundable in the event that the place cannot be filled by another child from the same age group (eg Bairn, Junior) at the start of the core training programme.
Club jackets are available to order when you book places on our core training programme.
Second hand jackets can often be purchased at our Snowsports Equipment Sale in November (see Ski Sale page)
Any questions or to arrange a chat email email@example.com
Find out about our exciting year round programme, for both freestyle and alpine race training here CSC Moving To A Year Round Programme (1)
If you want to know about our approach to developing our young trainees, the equipment they might need and the potential pathways take a look at our Long Term Athlete Development Plan
The Club’s recently completed, comprehensive Athlete Training and Development Plan (LTAD): CSC LTAD
For details of the Club October training camp at Hintertux see Training camp page
During ski season, details of weekend training will always be posted on the NEWS page.
All trainees need to sign the Code of Conduct and bring it with them on the first day of training; download it from here:
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Trainees must ensure that all their equipment is in good working order, e.g skis waxed and edged, bindings set at the correct DINs. Oh yes, and personal fitness levels up to the required level!!
- Details about each weekend`s training will be posted on the website on the preceding Thursday evening. You should also check the website again on Friday evening in the possible event of any last minute change to the arrangements. This coming season, 2016/17, if on the Thursday evening it looks highly unlikely that Training will be possible on Cairngorm then the Childrens Race Training Groups and Racing Bairns Group will, weather permitting, endeavour to head to The Lecht. More details about this will follow soon.
- Deatils regarding Meeting points wil be confirmed soon – please check back.
- In the event that Training has to be curtailed for whatever reason, e.g weather, the parent(s) is/are responsible for ensuring that their child(ren) is/are picked up from the Meeting Point. It is therefore vital that a Parent or nominated person remains on the hill throughout the day. We would also ask that on the first day of training you leave a contact telephone number with your child`s Coach so that he/she can contact you in an emergency.
- All Trainees MUST wear a Helmet. If you turn up without a Helmet you will NOT be allowed to train.
- All Trainees must come with a well stocked packed lunch. This makes it easier for the Coaches by ensuring that the Groups remain together. Normally the Coaches allow for two breaks, a drinks stop and lunch break. Times of these breaks are at the Coaches` discretion.
- Lunch stops/drinks stops each weekend – details of location tbc
- Any child who has a medical condition that we should be aware of should speak to the Coach or Coaching Convenor prior to the first day of training. Needless to say the information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
- From time to time a member of the Committee or one of the Coaches may wish to photograph or video record for training purposes. If any parents object to their child(ren) being photographed or recorded can they please speak to the Coaching Convenor otherwise it will be assumed that there is no objection.
- If your child(ren) is/are unable to train for any reason can you please notify the Coach or email@example.com with as much prior notice as possible.
- All fees are payable in advance.
Coaching and membership application forms are available for download on the Membership page.