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YOUTH PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
HUMANS FIRST, ATHLETES SECOND 

 

Expand, Progress, Evolve.

Building the well rounded youth athlete

 

Youth Performance and Development Training Camp

What: Based on the concepts from our SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB, this youth performance and development training camp aims to start the season off on the right foot with an action-packed weekend that dives into skill development, mental strength techniques and competitive strategy coaching!  

 

Who:  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. 

When/Where:  March 11, 12.  Vancouver Island

 

Cost:  $385 + GST

 

This camp may be booked as a stand-alone camp, or as part of the Sea to Sky Gravity Club annual package.

Sea to Sky Gravity Club

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 and Workshops!

We are excited to offer this program in collaboration with the Sea to Sky’s leading coaches and businesses!  Hilltop MTB and Strand Training continue to collaborate to provide our athletes with an athlete centred approach to coaching and an unmatched community team vibe.  Sea to Sky Gravity Team athletes will have the opportunity to experience unique training environments, meet new training friends, learn, and grow with other likeminded riders in the Sea to Sky Area and beyond!

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.  

 

  • Integrated workshops.  Workshops ·    that explore topics such as goal setting, concussion testing, and concussion awareness will be incorporated into the monthly training camps.  

  • Athlete check-ins, as requested, to discuss progress and competition preparedness.

 

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 March and October 2023.  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, North Shore Bike Park and Vancouver Island.   

  • Saturday/Sunday March 11/12 Weekend Training Camp on Vancouver Island

  • Saturday April 15th

  • Saturday May 13th

  • Saturday June 10th

  • Saturday September 16th

  • Friday October 20th

 

*Schedule subject to change. 

 

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:  Pursuing Masters of High-Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership, Level 4 PMBI Certified Mountain Bike Coach, Head Coach + Competition Development NCCP Mountain Bike Coach, PMBI Course Conductor, Level 2 NCCP Gymnastics Coach, Level 1 NCCP Trampoline Coach.  Also bringing extensive experience racing world cup downhill, enduro world series, multi day stage racing such as Andes Pacifico, Trans BC, Trans Sierra Norte, and former Canadian National Gymnastics Team Member.  

 

Read more here.

Noel Bolso:  Level 2 PMBI Certified Advanced Coach & Guide (Tech & Air concepts), Assistant Head Coach – Train to Train – NCCP Certified Coach, NCCP Multi-Sport Competition Development training modules including: Developing Athletic Abilities, Mentoring, Concussion Awareness.  Certificate in Emergency First Responder and wilderness first aid.  Also bringing over 10 years of off-road moto and mountain bike racing experience into his craft as a coach, guide and mentor.

 

Read more here.

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

 

Cost:  TBA

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 complete our application/questionnaire.  We do this to ensure a committed group of athletes are enrolled.

The application period is open from January 2nd to January 15th, 2023.  All applications will be reviewed and a rider/parent interview will be arranged.  We will follow up with all applicants at the beginning of February and our club team will be announced then!

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