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 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 »|
|Wow, talk about a big time life change. You don't realize how much food you eat until you're buying it yourself! These past few weeks have meant some big adjustments in my life, but now that I've been here for a while and met the incredible people on this team, moving away from home in Ontario doesn't seem quite as hard as it did three weeks ago. » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academy returned Monday from a successful seven day training camp at the Haig Glacier in Kananaskis Country. Despite rain in the first two days of the camp the weather and conditions were perfect for the final five days of training. » more »|
|A tough week of testing culminated on Canada Day for the Academy Team. The past week included VO2 treadmill and body composition testing based out of TCR Sport Lab in Calgary. This was followed by two field tests: a short uphill roller ski double pole test lasting around 4-6 minutes and an uphill skate roller ski test lasting about 12-16 minutes. » more »|