The Alberta World Cup Academy/AWCA will further the development of cross-country skiing as a sport, through the development of programs and services for athletes, coaches and officials enabling them to
- deliver and
at international standards of excellence.
Athletes, Coaches and Officials from the Alberta World Cup Academy will be recognized leaders of and contributors to Canada's national cross-country ski program, competing with the best in the world.
To initiate and augment development opportunities in Alberta that target nationally competitive Athletes, Coaches and Officials, preparing them for subsequent levels of success.
The Academy will:
- Deliver an athlete development system that supplements existing local, regional and national programs
- Develop new long term coaching apprenticeship opportunities
- Expand development opportunities for officials
|The Academy kept over the past weekend, with split between two different running races in Calgary. Graham Nishikawa, fresh off a 5th place in Vancouver's Grouse Grind, grabbed the top spot in Friday night's Ambulance Chasers 10km posting a time of 33:56. » more »|
|After a long September in Canmore with less than ideal fall weather, heading to Jasper for a short camp was a welcome change. We left Monday morning, myself and Jordan Cascagnette riding with Coach Mike, for Lake Louise. However, given how unhappy he was with how little we were talking we may not be his first choice for driving company in the future. » more »|
|The Academy's fall training has begun with a dryland camp in Jasper, Alberta. Starting in Lake Louise Monday morning, athletes roller skied upwards of five hours on the Icefields Parkway, ending their workout near the Columbia Icefields... » more »|
|An uphill running time trail last weekend provided another benchmark for Academy athletes as they begin to fine tune their condition for the looming racing season just over two months away. Using the same course as last year for comparison, the men ran the 7.5km course starting along the Bow River in Canmore, while the women ran a shorter 5km route... » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academy is getting a true taste of summer at their eleven day training camp in Whistler, B.C. Marking their second trip to the Olympic venue in two years, the team has completed seven days of dryland training accompanied by spectacular weather.. » more »|
|Cross Country Alberta (CCA) is pleased to announce that the Alberta World Cup Academy has been contracted to operate the Alberta Ski Team and the Alberta Development Team for the 2010/2011 season. » more »|
|Two Mondays ago (July 19th), the team and I set out for the Haig Glacier for our third training camp of the year. Despite a very cloudy and wet looking first couple of days, we ended up having fantastic conditions for the majority of the week, which made for some great skiing. From a training stand point, I had an amazing week, getting in over 25 hours of training... » more »|
|As the Alberta World Cup Academy wraps up their third training camp of the year in preparation for the 2010-2011 season, one thing is clear: the combination of experience and enthusiasm that has been integral to the team’s past success is again in place. » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academy leaves for a week long training camp at the Beckie Scott Training Centre on the Haig Glacier today. Situated in Kananaskis Country just outside Canmore, the team will run the 18km trail up to the camp. » more »|