The U16 Racing Program caters to racers aged 14 & 15 and replaces the former K2 program. The OCUP program continues on at the U16 level after racers graduate from the U14 OCUP program. The OCUP is a province-wide race series for those who wish to compete outside their division and compete to qualify for Provincials, Nationals and Can-Ams. Please discuss with your respective coach if the OCUP stream is appropriate for your racer.

In addition to the standard U16 Program a new enhanced U16 High Performance Program (U16HPP) was launched March 2017 to run alongside the Club U16 Program. Athletes must apply to the off-season program and do so with support from their Club Coaches. Athletes must be selected to the in-season program for 2018.   Learn more here>>

U16

The U16 age program is aimed at providing athletes, aged 14 and 15, the continuation of the ACA LTSD Learn to Race phase and progress into ACA LTSD Train to Race phase. U16 competition events are to be focused on the development of ski racing skills and promoting the performance on demand.

ELIGIBILITY
Any child that is 14-15 years of age as of December 31st of the current season is eligible for the U16 racing program.

REGISTRATION
All U16 athletes must be registered through the AOA online registration system and have a signed waiver to compete in any events or camps.

SELECTIONS & CRITERIA
Racers in the U16 OCUP program should be familiar with the AOA Program Guidelines that clearly outline how athletes qualify for subsequent races series such as Nationals, Can Ams, etc. AOA PROGRAM GUIDELINES

AOA U16Nationals Criteria – Women

AOA U16Nationals Criteria – Men

PARENT VOLUNTEERS
All parents are strongly encouraged to become involved and join Alpine Ontario as general members. Parents are also encouraged to participate in an official’s certification program so that they are able to understand race formats and rules and volunteer at events. Visit the officials section on the website for more details on how to get involved.

U16 PROGRAM FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO DIVISION
Contact your club directly for complete details on how the age groups will be operated at your club.

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