Team ATC Pathway to Podium

Now you have decided to become a competative ski racer here is our Pathway to Podium. We have three main catagories: ATC Development, Team ATC Performance, and Team ATC Elite.

U10 U12 U14

1. Development

We offer a variety of different training and racing opportunities for developing young racers starting out on the ski racing journey. 

In the UK we offer camps at Cairngorm during the winter holidays and also regular indoor training at Braehead (Glasgow) every Tuesday nights. Braehead is a great way to get introduced to ski racing or keep up with your training in between ATC camps.

ATC also work with Scottish Ski Club to offer a high quality coaching set up during our winter weekends from Jan to March.  

Camps  

In addition to regular training we recommend the following ATC camps for developing racers: 

  • Cairngorm Camp (Feb)
  • October Hintertux Camp (AUT Oct)
  • Spring Hintertux Camp (AUT April)  

Racing Camps

Racing is important and should be great fun. As a developing racer you can enter all the races in Scotland. If you want to race abroad and pick up some BASS points then we recommend in order of priority the following: 

  1. Ambition Championships (January)
  2. Spring Hintertux Camp and British Schools BASS races (AUT April)

Racing Camps U12

For U12 the best races are the main events of the season. These are also great events for parents to hang out and have a bit of a holiday while watching the competitions. There is no minimum standard requirement for these races and in order of priority the best races are: 

  • Tignes Delancey British Championships (FRA late March)
  • Bormio English Championships (ITA February) 
  • Ambition Championships (January)
U14 U16

2. Performance

Team ATC is by application and is for committed young athletes who are training and racing abroad. 

We offer Team ATC athletes a national standard training programme with quality low ratio coaching. We also offer Team ATC athletes free fitness weekends, free training at Braehead and a discounted ATC Colmar clothing package.

There is a minimum requirement of committing to do five training weeks during the winter months. 

  • ATC Camps Abroad 
  • ATC Race Academy - Austria
  • Fitness Support 
  • Race Support 

Racing camps U14 U16

We recommend all of our camps for Team ATC racers. Making decisions on camps and races you should do can be difficult so here is what we recommend in order of priority: 

  1. Bormio English Championships (ITA February) 
  2. Tignes Delancey British Championships (FRA late March) 
  3. Ambition Championships (January)

If you are unsure about what camps to do PLEASE CALL US to talk through your child's programme. Ask your coaches advice FIRST as they are the professionals!

Personalised Team ATC Training Bibs

Racing Camps U14 U16

For U14/16 the best races are the main events of the season. These are also great events for parents to hang out and have a bit of a holiday while watching the competitions. There is a minimum qualifying standard of less than 400 BASS points for the British Championships only. The other races have no specific qualifying standard. Im order of priority the best races are: 

  • Tignes Delancey British Championships (FRA late March)
  • Bormio English Championships (ITA February) 
  • Ambition Championships (January)
U16 FIS

3. Elite 

Team ATC U16 and FIS athletes who are still at school can take advantage of the ATC base and racing academy in Steinach near Innsbruck Austria. This offers another level of individualised coaching in our world class training facility. 

We also run a full time programme for junior international racers (FIS). 

Together the ATC performance programme aims to fill the training and racing pathway from junior racing to National Team. 

  • ATC Camps Abroad
  • ATC Base and ATC Race Academy
  • On-line Strength and Conditioning Programme and Support 
  • Flexible Training Solutions

Racing U16 FIS 

We recommend prioritising as many academy weeks as possible for our performance racers. The Academy is set up to offer training to athletes at U16 and FIS age categories. 

FIS racing needs to be fluid and flexible. races can often be cancelled and UK racers are not guaranteed entry until 10 days before a FIS race (expect British run races) 

If you are FIS and not training and racing full time with ATC, we recommend prioritising the following racing periods: 

  1. Austria FIS Training and Racing (Dec 16 to Jan 8)
  2. SUI FIS and Welsh Championships  (Jan 23-27)
  3. Bormio FIS and English Championships (Feb 10 - 23)
  4. April FIS Racing in Europe  

If you are unsure about what camps to do PLEASE CALL US to talk through your child's programme. Ask your coaches advice FIRST as they are the professionals!

Long Term Athlete Development

From ski holidays with the family to the National Ski Team, the phases of development and maturity that an athlete goes through are critical to their success and enjoyment of snow sports. Long Term Athlete Development Planning (LTAD) aims to map out the important stages that an athlete should follow, while at the same time offering direction and understanding to the coaches, athletes and the athlete’s parents. In essence, the plan is a set of goals, instilled values, and a culture that we believe is important in training all athletes within our organizations.