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
Rest Week (Sep 25th, 2009)By: Alysson MarshallEvery so often I get a rest week where I have only 6-8 hours of training. The second week in September was my third rest week since training started in May and my first since June. I had a bit of a tough summer as I was fighting with knee problems after a roller ski crash. » more »
|Canada has many reasons to be thankful for the late Heinz Niederhauser's selfless devotion to the sport of Cross Country skiing in Canada. We, the athletes of the Alberta World Cup Academy, are especially thankful for Heinz's recruitment strategy at a daycare in Pakenham, Ontario. » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academy wrapped up it's first extended dryland camp of the summer yesterday as the team trained on Pinantan Pritshard Road outside of Kamloops, BC. The 10-day camp was an opportunity to take advantage of the many ideal training locations surrounding the Whistler area... » more »|
|The first hard workout of the Academy's 10-day Whistler camp came in the form of a skate roller ski sprint at Whistler Olympic Park. The team used a paved loop through the Olympic biathlon stadium. » more »|
|The final day in Canmore prior to a training camp in Whistler was a chance for the Academy athletes to gauge their form and progress with roller ski tests. » more »|
|The song in the title of this blog has a line that goes "I'm so lost, and I live just around the corner." That line has always made me think of being so confused and in such a tough situation that you can't even tell which way is up. » more »|