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
|Shayla Swanson competed in the first World Championship race of her career today, finishing 46th in the 10km classic in Liberec, Czech Republic. Shayla's time for the 10km course was 31 minutes and 36 seconds. » more »|
|Tomorrow we leave on a bus headed for Liberec, Czech Republic - and the World Championships! The main event is approaching quickly and the team is ready to give it our all!! First - some background... » more »|
|Jess Cockney turned in his career best international result today, finishing 3rd in the junior men's free sprint at the OPA competition in Bayerischer Wald, Germany. The result comes as a big boost for Jess... » more »|
|Kevin Sandau turned in his best race of the season today in Zwiesel, Germany, finishing an impressive 6th place in the OPA 15km classic race. » more »|
|Today is a sad day... it's our last day in Livigno. Even though this is my second trip to Livingo, the effect is the still the same, awe struck, star struck, mind boggling. Call it what you will, Livigno, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. » more »|
|Shayla Swanson did the first European World Cup race of her career today in Valdidentro, Italy. Shayla finished 43rd in the skate sprint. The skate sprint is not Shayla's strongest event and the result is a good indication of her form heading into next week's World Championships... » more »|