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
|Arriving on Thursday evening (Jan.14), training on Friday and racing on Saturday. Talk about efficiency. That's how they roll over here in Europe. All of the athletes, luggage and ski bags arrived safely, thank goodness! » more »|
|Following an illustrious 15-year career in the sport of cross-country ski racing, Dan Roycroft has announced his retirement. » more »|
|Determination, fortitude and perseverance are just three words that come to mind when describing Gordon Jewett's journey to become an Olympian. » more »|
|Marlis Kromm saved her best race of the week for last, winning the junior women's 10km classic event at World Junior Trials by nearly a minute. With the win Marlis secures her spot on a third consecutive Canadian team to compete at the World Junior Championships. » more »|
|The Academy continued its incredible run to start the 2009-2010 season as Madeleine Williams won the Haywood NorAm 30km classic at the Canmore Nordic Centre today. Madeleine picked the right day to score her second win of the season, punching her ticket to the 2010 Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian team. » more »|
|It was another strong sprint day for the Alberta World Cup Academy, and while no athletes landed on the podium in open competition Madeleine Williams and Rhonda Jewett fell just short finishing in 4th and 5th, while Jess Cockney had a breakthrough performance. » more »|