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YOUTH PROGRAMS

 LEARN + PLAY

Explore, Challenge and Develop.

Building the well rounded young rider.  

 
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Youth Development Camps

Who:  Youth ages 10-18 coed  

When:  

Camp #1:  March 13th / 14th

Camp #2:  April 24th / 25th

Camp #3:  October TBA

Camp #4:  November TBA

11am-3pm

Where:  Sea to Sky area, TBA closer to the dates. 

Cost:  $190 + GST

These camps are geared towards providing the young rider with an expanded tool kit of mountain bike skills, strategy and techniques alongside mental strength approaches that are aimed at helping them realize their full potential on and off the bike.  

Expect a weekend on the bike that will highlight the following:

  • Inspiring, professional riders and coaches such as Finn Iles, JP Fok, Meredith Eades, Chris Kovarik, Claire Buchar, and more.

  • Small groupings based on skill and experience to provide optimal learning environments.   

  • Skill instruction and progression.  

  • Competitive strategy discussion and mental strength techniques.

  • A collaborative, supportive and fun environment.

Camp #3:  TBA

Camp #4:  TBA

 
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'Grom Squad' Afterschool Program for the Young Rider

Who:  5-12 years old coed and girls only

When:  

Wednesdays co-ed September 8th-29th

Thursdays girls only September 9th-30th

3:30-5:30 pm

Where:  Whistler, BC.  Myrtle Philip Elementary School. 

Cost:  $TBA + GST / 4 weeks RESIDENTS

$TBA + GST / 4 weeks NON RESIDENTS

This 4 week after school mountain bike skill development program is designed to help start the mountain bike season off right!  

 

A fun, social and safe program designed for children of any riding ability, and an opportunity for children to learn and experience:

 

  • The basics of riding off road to more advanced bike handling skills.

  • Challenges that suit the level of the child.  

  • Trail etiquette.

  • Bike maintenance.

  • A deeper connection to nature.  

 

Whether your child has plenty of off road experience or none at all, they will learn at their own pace and will be grouped accordingly. 

 

Essentials needed are:

  • Basic cycling skills, children must be able to start bike on their own.

  • A bike in good working order (must have gears and hand brakes!).

  • A properly fitted helmet.

  • Bike gloves.

  • Water and snacks (!!!).

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RESORT MUNICIPALITY OF WHISTLER.  REGISTRATION WORKS AS FOLLOWS:

 

Resident registration: online and in person end of August.

Non-resident registration: TBA

 
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'Summer Club' Youth Development Program

Who:  10-13 years old, advanced

When:  

July/August Tuesdays 9-3 

Where:  Whistler, BC.

Cost:  

July/August (9 sessions):  $1,125 + GST

The Summer Club is geared towards the experienced young rider who is looking for progressive coaching aimed to expand the current toolkit of skills and trail strategy.   

A fun, social and safe summer program for our advanced young riders!  Expect:  

  • Advanced bike handling skills.

  • Specific strategies to safely execute challenging obstacles.

  • Exploration of local terrain.

  • Trail etiquette and basic bike maintenance.

  • A deeper connection to nature.  

Unsure if your child qualifies as 'advanced'?  Contact Strand Training to discuss!