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's Gord Jewett out-skied the entire Canadian field on Saturday in the NorAm free technique event at Sovereign Lake, taking a giant step closer to his goal of skiing for Canada in the 2010 Olympics. » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academy was strong today in the SuperTour individual skate races in West Yellowstone, Montana, featuring in both the men's 15km and the women's 10km. Madeleine Williams led the way onto the podium with a 3rd place finish, just 9.7 seconds away from winning. » more »|
|Madeleine Williams unveiled the new Academy racing suit today, finishing 5th in the SuperTour classic sprint prologue in West Yellowstone, Montana today. The race was unusual in that there were no sprint heats, so it was a hard but short effort for the team. The morning temperature was -18C with clear skies, and the tracks were hard and in very good condition. » more »|
|At 18, Heidi is one of the youngest members of the World Cup Academy. She is also perhaps the loudest. The team makes fun of her a lot for her age and energy, but her strong personality allows her to dish it out just as quickly. When reminded of her relative age, she is quick to point out that the easier intensity sessions more than make up for it. » more »|
|The idea was that we would complete the same tests that we had in mid-June and hope to see improvements in all our results after all the hard work we put in during the summer. » more »|
|Even though we were only an hour West of Canmore for this camp, I feel like I've been on a nice getaway. Lake Louise offers spectacular scenery, training opportunities, coffee breaks and even karaoke. » more »|
|Alberta World Cup Academy athletes took part in the Calgary Road Runner's River Park XC Running race today. Despite temperatures dipping below zero overnight, a heavy snow fall warning in the forecast and a course description that warned of a 3 foot deep river crossing... » more »|