Alpine Ontario High Performance Programs Update
Alpine Ontario is in the process of rolling out our High-Performance Programs. This particular year poses some unique challenges that will require unique solutions and strategies. Our approach will be to focus first on anything possible in the circumstances – health and wellness, strength and conditioning, education, team building and community. We will continue to work with all partners in the ski world, government and otherwise to anticipate a return to regular training and skiing. We encourage the athletes to embrace the same principle. There are many things that go into becoming a great athlete and ski racer. Let’s do everything we can within our control now, to be as prepared as possible when we click our skis on again.
The Ontario Ski Team selection process is in progress and we are set to begin training in early May with conditioning programs, virtual workouts, webinars, team web meetings, and other programming in partnership with the Canadian Sports Institute of Ontario.
Announcement of U19 HP programs details has been delayed. The U19 HP program is a stepping stone from U16, regional and club teams to the Ontario Ski Team which is led by Ontario Ski Team staff in collaboration with coaches from supporting programs. We will reach out to qualifying athletes and intend to work towards planning dryland and/or on snow training opportunities with the Ontario Ski Team where appropriate or possible. We will also consider athletes that were tracking towards meeting criteria prior to the season being cancelled. In this instance, or if athletes are interested in conditioning programs and workouts through the CSIO, please reach out directly to AOA High Performance Director Kip Harrington . Criteria and other program information can be found here
The U16 HPP is back for its fourth year, but this summer it will look a little different. This summer’s program will see athletes from 9 member clubs connect virtually for dryland programming through Active Life Conditioning, webinars through the CSIO, and summer school offered through the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. For more information please contact Competition Manager Duncan Gibson-MacLean