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 Alberta World Cup Academy is currently seeking to fill the fulltime position as Senior Coach. This position is designed to be part of a dynamic high performance team that is totally committed to developing and sustaining excellence in cross-country skiing... » more »|
|Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick can sleep easier tonight after qualifying for the World Junior and Under-23 Championships in today's duathlon event. Hosted at the Callaghan Valley trails, both skiers crossed the line as the top Under-23 skier, giving them an automatic go to Turkey in February... » more »|
|After a three week long break from racing, the team is preparing for the first set of 2012 NorAms. Returning to Whistler and Callaghan Valley, BC tomorrow, much of the team will be vying for spots on the World Junior and Under 23 Championship team, slated for Turkey in February... » more »|
|The Academy has finished the set of back to back classic races in Sovereign Lakes last weekend. With a classic sprint and distance race, the team took away a number of podium finishes... » more »|
|The Academy raced the first set of Alberta Cups this past weekend as their final tune up races before the NorAm circuit starts next weekend at Sovereign Lakes, BC. Things started up with a skate sprint on Saturday followed by a 9km classic race Sunday with the athletes racing one of the two races... » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academos banded together to help support the fight against prostate cancer this past Movember. Made up of Chris Jeffries, Jess Cockney, Pate Neumann, Matt Wylie, Gerard Garnier, Patrick Stewart-Jones, Bob Thompson, Joey Burton and Zach Holland, the team was able to collectively raise $1,560... » more »|
|Last weekend marked the beginning of the race season for most of the team, split apart in three different countries. Racing at the World Cup, Super Tour Opener, and the Dawn Mountain Challenge, the Alberta World Cup Academy was well represented with numourus podium placings... » more »|
|The team completed their first on-snow time trial of the year at the Canmore Nordic Centre this past Saturday, with the women completing 9km and the men 13.5km skating. This time trial marked the final steps of prep before the race season begins, with some of the older Academy athletes racing in West Yellowstone, Montana this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday... » more »|