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YOUTH PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
HUMANS FIRST, ATHLETES SECOND 

 

Expand, Progress, Evolve.

Building the well rounded youth athlete

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.

NEW FOR 2023, EACH TRAINING CAMP CAN BE BOOKED AS A STAND ALONE EXPERIENCE!

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, visualization and injury prevention will be incorporated into the monthly training camps.  

 

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 2023.  Book all 5 sessions OR pick and choose which camp (s) you want to experience!  

Monthly Training Camps and Workshops Schedule*:  

 

10 am – 4pm.  Taking place in Squamish, Whistler, and North Shore Bike Park.

  • Saturday April 15th, Squamish. 

       Topic:  Goal setting alongside improving confidence and adaptability.

  • Saturday May 13th. Squamish.

       Topic:  Visualization strategies and techniques that help with precision, flow and terrain awareness. 

  • Saturday June 10th, Whistler Bike Park.

       Topic:  Building and acquiring the mental and physical tools to conquer flow, jumps and drops.  

  • Saturday September 16th, Whistler Bike Park.

       Topic:  Movement off the bike and its application to how it helps us on the bike in conjunction with improving our precision and              control.

  • Friday October 20th, North Shore Bike Park.

       Topic:  Pumping, jumping, jibbing, learning and expanding style and tricks. 

 

*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:  

 

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