10 & 11
Athletes must be 10 or 11 years of age as of December 31st of the current season to be eligible for the U12 racing program. Racers must be able to load, unload and ride the chair lifts independently and be able to parallel ski on green and blue runs (equivalent skill level to Adventure Bronze in the Ski School).
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The U12 program continues the emphasis on fun, team building, and skill development initiated in the U10 program. Aimed at providing 10 and 11 year old athletes the FUNdamentals of skiing and ski racing, we expand upon the development themes introduced at younger ages. The focus is on the development of ski racing skills while continuing to promote the development of overall skiing skills.
Our program incorporates the Alpine Canada ACA Snow Stars program, focusing on skill levels 3, 4 and 5.Our program starts with optional dryland training in the fall, which is included with registration and plays a part in preparing athletes for ski season. Dryland training happens once a week for 4 weeks with activities relating to general fitness (core strength, endurance, agility, and balance). You will be notified of the dates and location in advance, and will be asked to sign up for each date separately the Wednesday prior.
On-snow activities start with a 4-day Christmas camp from December 27th – 30th 2022, where skiers get reacquainted with snow training, working both on and off the course. Christmas camp runs from 9am to 3pm, with a one-hour unsupervised lunch break. Please note that camp dates and hours may be reduced should weather and snow conditions create an unsafe environment or limit terrain availability. Parents and guardians are required to be on-site during training
ADDITIONAL AWAY RACES
U12 racers may be able to opt in and participate in some additional away races, approved by Brimacombe Racing. Please note there is an additional fee per additional race and that eligibility is dependent on weather conditions and the hosting club’s race quota criteria. You will be notified when registration for additional races is open. Parents or guardians must be on-site at away races.
Our regular season is a 9-week full-day program, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 3pm with a one-hour unsupervised lunch. There are no prerequisites. Racers will train as a team at our home hill, and will race at home and at neighbouring ski clubs in 4 fun-focussed race days. These races will include a combination of Slalom, GS, and Kombi. The program includes dryland training, Christmas camp and an end of year banquet.
See Registration tab for fee details.
The team at Brimacombe’s retail store, Slopeside, has all of the equipment and expert advice needed for your racer. It is the PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that their child has properly fitting and properly functioning equipment.
Please refer to the AOA Equipment Guide here: https://www.alpineontario.ca/download/aoa-equipment-resource-chart_2018/?wpdmdl=13460
Alpine Ontario Program Link : https://www.alpineontario.ca/alpine-programs/