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SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB
YOUTH PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Humans First.  Athletes Second

 

 

 

What is it?

 

SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB, a collaborative Performance and Development Program, is geared towards providing our young MTB athletes with many of the tools necessary to succeed on and off the bike.  

 

This club aims to create a space for not only mountain bike skill development and competitive strategy, but also to provide a training ground for virtues such as integrity, respect, resilience, and self-improvement & worth that is not tied to results or achievements… all while having fun!

 

We believe the competition pathway can be an incredible avenue for one to grow and learn, if high-quality mentorship and development, tailored to the needs and specifications of each athlete is at the forefront of programming.  

 

With the underlying pillars of FUN, FITNESS & FUNDAMENTALS, the 'Sea to Sky Gravity Club' provides the right environment to help riders truly develop their skills and confidence to tackle anything life’s journey (both on and off the bike) might throw at them.

Collaborative Training Camps, Workshops and One-on-One Check ins!

We are excited to offer this program in collaboration with the Sea to Sky’s leading coaches and businesses!  We are collaborating with Hilltop MTB which will provide our athletes with the opportunity to meet, learn and grow with other likeminded riders in the Sea to Sky area!  

Inside this supportive environment, youth can expect:

 

  • Monthly training camps.  These on bike group sessions explore skill development, mental strength techniques and competitive strategy coaching.  

 

  • Monthly workshops.  Workshops with key note speakers will explore different topics such as:

 

1.  Goal setting 

2.  Visualization

3.  Nutrition

4.  Breathwork and mindfulness 

5.  Self-determination, positive self-talk and redefining failure

6.  Injury prevention and strength training for mountain biking

7.  Other important tools to navigate the mountain bike industry (and life!). 

  • 3 one-on-one check-ins, tailored to each athlete's goals and objectives.  This is an opportunity to explore personal goals and objectives, reflect on your riding, workshops or tackle any other enquiry you may have. 

 

Enriched sense of community, team environment and sense of belonging!

Who is it for?

 

Geared towards strong intermediate to advanced youth committed to progression and personal growth. Interested riders are already competing, entering competition, or considering competition in the future, ages 11-18*.  

 

*Requests considered and encouraged for younger and older riders if they feel this program would be a fit. 

We are here for you, whatever your aspirations are!

 

When is it?

 

All programming takes place between April and October 2022.  7 months of action packed growth and development!

Monthly Training Camps and Workshops Schedule*:  

 

10 am – 4pm.  Taking place in Squamish, Whistler, Coast Gravity Park and AirRec Centre*

  • Friday April 22

  • Saturday May 14

  • Saturday June 4

  • Saturday July 2

  • Saturday August 27

  • Saturday September 10

  • Friday October 21

 

*Schedule subject to change. 

One-On-One Check-ins:  Booked based on individual availability in April, June and August.  

 

 

Your head coaches*:

 

Katrina Strand:  Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Mountain Bike Coach, Mental Strength Coach, extensive experience racing downhill world championships, downhill world cups, enduro world series and other multi day stage events such as BC bike race and Trans-Provence.  

 

Read more here.

 

Jaime Hill:  Level 3 PMBI Certified Mountain Bike Coach, Level 2 NCCP Certified Mountain Bike Coach, PMBI Course Conductor, Level 2  NCCP Gymnastics Coach, NCCP Competition Development training, over 15 years combined experience racing world cup downhill and enduro world series, multi day racing, freeride events and former Canadian National Gymnastics Team Member.  

 

Read more here.

*Other highly certified and experienced coaches will be joining the program.  

 

Cost:  $1200 + GST

Our aim it to provide INCLUSIVE programming.  In house scholarship opportunities for this program are available upon request.  

 

You may also apply for grant funding through the programs below:  

 

 

 

Application process:

 

All athletes that are interested in this program must fill out an application.  We do this to ensure a committed group of athletes are enrolled alongside an equal number of males and females.  

The application period is open from January 1st to February 6th, 2022.  All applications will be reviewed and a rider/parent interview will be arranged for a date/time within the month of February.  We will follow up with all applicants at the beginning of March and our club team will be announced March 5th!

 

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