PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  

This U16 High-Performance Program (HPP) is an initiative that started in 2016 with consultations with Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA), The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (MTCS) and the AOA member clubs. The program is collaborative in design, to work alongside club and regional programs and in no way replaces the existing club programs, their club/region camps and/or training days. Athletes in the U16 HPP remain with their existing teams and clubs.

PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • To put the most committed and talented 2007 & 2008 athletes together
  • To increase an athlete’s time on snow
  • To raise their fitness level
  • To increase encouragement and motivation
  • To support AOA clubs with athlete development
  • To engage those looking for high-performance initiatives

Why would an athlete consider this program?

  • To work hard while having fun and meeting new friends
  • To train alongside the other top athletes in the province
  • Technical skill development on-snow
  • To learn from some of the most experienced coaches, trainers and therapists in Canada
  • Access to summer school credit to take the pressure of school in the winter season

2022 PROGRAM DETAILS

The 2022 U16 HPP will consist of:

  • Two on-snow camps – August in Saas Fee, Switzerland and October in Hintertux, Austria. Camps will be run with approximately 16 athletes per gender at each camp; camps will be operated with approximately 6 to 1 athlete to coach ratio and 10 to 12 days on snow. Male and female camps will be run concurrently but with separate coaches and training lanes. Athletes can apply to attend one or both camps.
  • A high performance training program created by our fitness partners, Active Life Conditioning. Starting May 15th, this program can be accessed anywhere through a training app. Whether you work with a conditioning coach or on your own, you can utilize the training plan to stay on top of all the elements that a skier looking to progress towards FIS racing should be incorporating into their off season.
  • A webinar series including talks from athletes, coaches, as well as sport psychologists and nutritionists from the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario.
  • Civics & Careers Online Summer School.

COST

Cost of the U16 HPP will be $4500 + HST* for participation in one camp or $8800 + HST* for athletes participating in both camps. Flights and SAIP will be a cost on top of this.

Athletes will only be invoiced once athletes and families have been informed if they have been selected for a camp.
*All costs are subject to change.

SELECTION

Camps will be run with approximately 16 athletes per gender at each camp. In the event that camps reach capacity, the previous season’s OCUP results will be considered*.

*Coaches discretion will also be applied; all supporting documents must be submitted.

The following expectations for selected athletes are as follows:

  • Must be an AOA registered athlete born in 2007 or 2008
  • Participation in the conditioning program and webinar series

2022 TIMELINES

  • APRIL 27: U16 HPP registration opens
  • MAY 4: Applications due for U16 HPP
  • MAY 9: Selection for U16 HPP communicated to athletes and families
  • MAY 13: Confirmation of participation and $2250 deposit due to Alpine Ontario
  • MAY 15: 2022 U16 Conditioning Program begins
  • AUGUST 15 – 31: U16 High Performance Camp – Saas Fee, Switzerland*
  • OCTOBER 7 – 20: U16 High Performance Camp – Hintertux, Austria*

*All in person camps are subject to change and travel dates may vary.

RECOMMENDED FITNESS STANDARDS:

In order to take full advantage of the program, it is recommended that athletes be able to hit the minimums below.

Women: Beep Test-9, Box Jump-50 40cm box, Toes to Bar-3, Hex Railx3 both ways in under 39 sec.

Men: Beep Test-9.5, Box Jump-55 40 cm box, Toes to Bar-3, Hex Railx3 both ways in under 35.7 sec.

ADDITONAL/OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING:

If you are looking for additional programming options to take your ski racing to the next level we encourage you to take advantage of multiple offerings from our fitness partners.

Active Life Conditioning – Collingwood

  • May 15 “Kick off” Fitness Day Conditioning session and Mental Performance – 12:30-2:30pm Cost: $50+HST. Register Here
  • May 22-June 26 U16 workouts in person – 6 Sundays 12:30-1:45pm Cost: $150+HST . Register Here
  • July 18-22 & July 25-29 AOA/ALC Alpine Skier U14 & U16 Fitness & Conditioning Camps 9am-3pm Cost: $499+HST. Information and Register Here

SXS Fitness – Toronto

 


“The  AOA U16 HPP was a game-changer for our daughter. She connected with the coaches who identified, explained and provided solutions in such a way that both engaged her and made her understand what she needed to do, and why it needed to be done that way. Ultimately the ski camp made it clear that at this stage of her skiing career, we need to ensure that she is receiving the highest calibre coaching to help her reach her full potential in this sport.”Parent.