If you love ski racing and want to be competitive, or you want to become the best in the world, you need to know where to start. How do you become the best you can be?
Part 1 - Ski School Lessons
- Learn to carve
- Learn to ski the whole mountain, every run on it
- Do jumps, terrain parks, off piste, ski everything!
- Have a family ski holiday
- Equipment - anything goes
- Have fun and love the sport
Part 2 - ATC Club Training
- Sign up for regular race training
- Attend weekend race training
- Attend an ATC race camp - ATC April and October camps and/or a UK camp
- Do as many other sports as possible
- Enter UK races indoor and outdoor
- It is okay to buy second hand race skis, sometimes they are faster! Seek advice from your coaches on which equipment is best for you.
Part 3 - ATC Camps
- Attend regular ski race training
- Attend at least 3 training weeks and 2 race weeks during the winter
- Attend a summer race camp
- Start a ski related fitness programme
- Set some SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely)
- Try to get the best equipment you can afford new or second hand. Seek advice from your coaches.
Long Term Athlete Development
From ski holidays with the family to the National Ski Team, there are phases of development that an athlete goes through which are critical to their success as well as their happiness and enjoyment of skiing.
The ATC Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan maps out the important stages that an athlete should follow. The plan offers direction and understanding to coaches, athletes and their parents. Most importantly it sets out goals, values, and a training culture which are all important in developing athletes and successful people.