2018-19 Program Description
Development Team athletes are experienced competitors who want to improve their skills to a high level, and are interested in competing in multiple events throughout the year. This program is for youth at the Train-to-Train and Learn-to-Compete stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model.
The Development Team is a 27 week program. The program starts in September and finishes in March. The 27 week program includes:
Training 4 times per week
Annual Training plan
Weekly Training plan
Pre-season Hot Box Skis
Wax for Race days
Oversight by high level BC Coach
Participants are expected to train four sessions per week.
Dry-land training – 8 weeks Tues & Thurs after school, Sat & Sun day time.
On-snow training – 19 weeks. Days to be confirmed. Tues & Weds after school, Sat & Sun day time.
- $1800 for the 2017/2018 Season. $900 due by Sept. 15, 2018 and $900 due by Dec. 15th, 2018.
Contact Maria Lundgren if you would like to join the Development Team.
All program fees include entry into Coast Cup #1 on Dec. 2nd and Coast Cup #2 on Feb. 3rd. Youth Sport Season’s Passes are not inculded with the course fee but can be purchased at the time of registration for Whistler Olympic Park and Lost Lake. All registrants purchasing a pass before Nov. 15th, 2018 will recieve the Early Bird rate of $50 + tax per area. From Nov. 15th and onwards regular seasons passes cost $75+tax per area.
Trail passes and costs associated with other events such as BC Cups and NorAms, are not included in the program fee.
Youth Sport Season Pass Pick Up:
Whistler Olympic Park – collect your pass from the Day Lodge when Whistler Olympic Park opens.
Lost Lake – collect your pass from the front desk at Meadow Park from November 20 onwards.
At Meadow park please tell the staff your child has purchased a pass through the ‘Whistler Nordics Youth Program Account’ and your child’s name will be on the list.
Parents will need to sign a waiver for the pass to be issued and the child who is receiving the pass also needs to be present in order to have their photo taken and printed on the pass.
The following equipment is required for Development Team athletes:
- Skate skis, poles and boots
- Classic skis, poles and boots
- Skate roller skis (the club has some pairs that athletes can borrow)
- Bike helmet and hi-visibility vest for rollerskiing
For roller skiing bring: helmet, ski poles, fluorescent shirt or vest, roller skis ( if you have your own), drink belt, snack for after, change of warm cloths for after, running shoes / trail shoes, heart rate monitor / watch)
For trail runs bring: classic poles, trail running shoes, dress in layers as we can expect rain and hat, warm / dry clothes for after, drink belt and a snack for after.
The success of our Development Team is built on parent participation. The expectation for parents or guardians of Development Team athletes is that a parent or guardian will be present for at least 5 days during the season at a club event or training session. Club events will be listed in the events calendar.