2 - DEVELOPING SKILLS
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If your pupils have mastered the basics and you are looking to develop their skills further and get involved in schools competition, then there are various ways to achieve this:-
School group training session sin curricula time
After school clubs, lesson and training sessions
Clubs with holiday camps and academy programmes
SCHOOL GROUP LESSONS & TRAINING
Term time lessons and training can take place both in and out of school time. Some local authorities include a block of ski lessons as part of their PE programme.
Most ski centres will happily arrange lessons and/or coaching sessions for your pupils, but in addition, many offer training sessions after school and on weekends for individuals or groups.
Contact the artificial slope centres listed below for more information on programmes running right throughout the school year..
Joining a snowsports club is a great way for pupils to further develop their snowsport skills out of school.
Most of the dry slopes clubs operate weekly throughout the year, and are keen to welcome school children.
For a full list of clubs please visit the Snowsport Scotland website at www.snowsportscotland.org
Training camps for all disciplines are available in both Scotland on weekends, and also abroad during holidays.
For information on providers of Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle training camps available please click the links below.
There are also overseas "ski academies" that run residential term-time alpine race training programs that combine core curriculum tuition with ski training. These provide intensive race coaching at many levels for keen young skiers interested attaining higher levels of competence.
The British Ski Academy is a winter training base for junior skiers who'd like to become racers, and for racers who'd like the extra training to make it to the Scottish Ski Team. Head for Les Houches in the Chamonix valley this winter for ski training in the mornings while keeping up with your academic studies in the afternoons. Contact BSA director Malcolm Erskine on 07970 495533 if you'd like to set up a training programme. School groups also catered for. More Info here
Alpine Training Centre (ATC) offer race training in Scotland and abroad. ATC's long established training camps are available to young skiers starting from the age of 10 years old. Olympians Andrew Freshwater and Sean Langmuir head up an experienced coaching team. Click here.
This winter ATC are offering race training days for school groups. These will run on weekdays in various locations throughout Scotland, and will focus on building students technical skills, as well as introducing some valuable racing tactics. Ideally suited for introducing students to competitive skiing, and preparing students for the schools races.
Contact Sean Langmuir 07940017548 for more information or Click here