Norway

The right races while providing world class staff and program design

Welcome to our Norway Youth Project; 4 Weeks in Scandinavia 

 

We believe that Norway provides the perfect environment for spring training and racing for youth athletes

 

Hemsedal Norway

The Norway project is built around two primary races; Round 1 of the Ski Star Winter Games at Salen and Round 2 of the Ski Star Winter Games @ Hemsedal. These events are co-hosted by Ski Star, and the Swedish (Salen) and Norwegian (Hemsedal) Federations respectively. Ski Star is a Swedish based company that owns major resorts Salen, Hemsedal, Trysil, Are, Hammerbybacken, St Johann in Tirol and Vemdalen.

Spring Training

Why Join us in Norway

Professional coaching…experienced & passionate coaches giving loads of individual attention based on a clear individual game plan.
Venues…world class training venues
Snow…reliable snow conditions through to late April
Weather…predictably good weather
Terrain…flat, medium and steep terrain available at all venues. We train on the right terrain each for phase of the progression.
Racing…access to high quality races – Round 1 of the Ski Star Winter Games @ Salen / Round 2 of the Ski Star Winter Games @ Hemsedal
Volume…surface lifts at all of our chosen venues make for high volume and efficient training sessions
Physical training…3x daily physical training sessions per day (pre-hab, movement prep and post skiing physical training)
Benchmarking…train and race along-side elite athletes from around the world.
Culture…the IR culture is based on respect, work ethic and an understanding of what it takes to be successful on the hill, and most importantly in life. Norwegian culture is awesome…hospitable and friendly.

Program Goals

The program is designed to develop the foundational aspects of SL & GS in technical skiing, drill courses & gate training environments.

We believe in developing technical mastery using proven (& constantly refining) progressions and a high volume of skiing.
* Like most, we believe that strong fundamentals are key to success, at all stages
* We believe that a good athlete can do anything in any situation
* Weak skills are identified, isolated, developed and then put back into the big picture
* The overall focus is on the precise and consistent execution of solid fundamentals in all turn shapes, on all-terrain, on all surfaces, and in all weather conditions

We believe in a high volume of intelligent programming to effectively use the available time

* Minimize risk of burn out, and to develop well rounded and versatile athletes
* Doing the right things in the right amounts to maximize skill learning, retention and transfer to competition

We work from a skill based curriculum using purposeful and proven progressions
* Though the curriculum is established, we are constantly refining in order to find the most efficient and effective way to make athletes faster
* Technical drills in, and out of gates

We believe in a high volume of intelligent programming to maximize the use of available time, minimize risk of burn out, develop well rounded and versatile athletes

Racing

The Norway 2020 project is built around two primary races; round 1 of the Ski Star Winter Games @ Salen, and round 2 of the Ski Star Winter Games @ Hemsedal.
These events are co hosted by Ski Star, and the Swedish (Salen) and Norwegian (Hemsedal) federations repstively. Ski Star is a Swedish based company that owns major resorts Salen, Hemsedal, Trysil, Are, Hammerbybacken, St Johann in Tirol and Vemdalen.

These are well run, and well attended events hosted on prepared surfaces on excellent terrain. These are the premier events for Swedish and Norwegian athletes respectively – these races present us with excellent benchmarking opportunities from both systems. The entire national systems come together for these races, with close to 1,000 competitors including u8, u10, u12, u14, u16 & FIS races.

Ski Star Winter Games round 1
Mr & Mrs Funtastic @ Salen, Sweden
Disciplines : 1x SL, 1x GS
Format : 2 run combined time
U13 top 30 qualify for run 2
U14 top 30 quality for run 2
U16 top 30 quality for run 2
Draw : random draw across the full field

Ski Star Winter Games round 2
Donald Duck races @ Hemsedal, Norway
Disciplines : 1x GS, 1x SL
Format : 2 run combined time
U13 top 30 qualify for run 2
U14 top 30 quality for run 2
U16 top 30 quality for run 2
Draw : random draw across the full field

Travel Plan

Arrival day : March 28
* Arrive in Oslo
* Travel to Trysil – 3 hours

Train @ Trysil : March 28 – April 5
* 7 days on snow
* SL & GS training
* We stay on mountain @ Trysil Skisenter

Train + race @ Salen : April 5- 11
* Relocate to Salen for round 1 of the Ski Star Winter Games
* 6 nights, including 2-3 training days + the race days
* We stay on mountain @ Ski Star Lodge Experium

Train @ Aal Aal Skisenter : April 11 – 21
* Relocate to Aal Aal for the second training block
* 8 days on snow
* SL & GS training
* We stay on mountain @ Actif Sport Hotel

Train + race @ Hemsedal : April 21 – 27
* Relocate to Hemsedal for round 2 Ski Star Winter Games
* 6 nights, including 2-3 training days + the race days
* Staying @ Ski Café in the heart of Hemsedal
* We will travel to Oslo after the races

Departure day : April 28
* Depart from Oslo

Program CONDITIONS

Inclusions

* Hire of training lanes
* Dry land training sessions
* Individual athlete analysis
* Daily video analysis
* IR logistics and management of the program
* Coaches fees and associated costs
* Cover for gates and breakages
* Park and road tolls
* Phone, internet and coordination costs

Exclusions

* Airfare
* Accommodation & meals
* Lift passes
* Travel and competition insurance
* Airport pick up / drop off
* Snack food
* Alpine Canada registration
* FIS license (for FIS athletes)
* International Competition License (ICL) (for FIS athletes)
* Away race costs
* Race entries
* Lift tickets away from the base mountain
* Personal spending money
* Personal equipment purchase
* Conditioning activities delivered by external program providers

Group Dynamics

Athletes are grouped based on the following factors (listed in order of importance);
* Skill
* Training – competitive needs
* Peer group
* Length of program / group logistics
* Chronological age

Peer groups are based on physiological development and training requirements, not solely based on chronological age, meaning that athletes of differing ages may work within the same training group where deemed appropriate by IR staff.

Racing is an integral part of the program at all levels
* Individual athletes have individual needs. Not all athletes will start in all races
* Developmental need, practicality, train to race ratio, injury, competitive aspirations are primary guiding variables with all decisions
* Effective athletes management is imperative in the selection of all race starts (more relevant at the FIS levels)
* Costs for away races are not included in the program fees

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