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
|On Friday we officially started the OPA tour. We drove to Lyon after the junior relays on Friday. On Saturday we drove for over 10 hours to get to Bad Goisern, Austria where we're spending a few days training before heading to the first races. » more »|
|Let's face it, skiing is an individual sport. But is it always? By my calculations, 6.8 hours out of my training year are spent racing. So then what about the rest of the time? I train with my team, call it 550 hours. I travel with my team, about 95 days, 2280 hours... » more »|
|Marlis Kromm skied the anchor leg for the Canadian team in the World Junior relay today, where they finished 10th. The Canadian's opened well with Janelle Greer skiing the team into 4th... » more »|
|Marlis Kromm was again the top Alberta World Cup Academy skier today at the World Junior Championships in France, where she posted a 41st place finish in the 5km skate. Teammate Heidi Widmer finished 63rd. » more »|
|Today was a fun day for me! It was the 15km pursuit with 3x2.5km classic and 3x2.5 km skating. I was ranked in 42nd going into the race which meant I started in the 6th (2nd last) row. » more »|
|The first race at the U23 World Championships is over! I had an okay (or en francais, comme ci comme ca) day and felt decent but not amazing. Overall my body felt pretty good but I didn't have a lot of fight in me today. » more »|