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
|A small group of Academy athletes wrapped up the last set of NorAm races last weekend in Mt. Orford, Quebec last weekend, marking some of the final domestic races before the Canadian National Championships... » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup had possibly their strongest weekend at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Ottawa, ON. Even with a smaller team due to the upcoming World Junior and U23 Championships later this month, the team of 17 racers earned the vast majority of podium spots over the course of the 3 race mini-tour... » more »|
|The team wrapped up the Western Canadian Championships mini-tour last weekend, grabbing some top podium spots in both the individual and aggregate days... » more »|
|Siblings Heidi and Phil Widmer joined each other in taking the skate sprint vicotries in both open categories today. Oddly enough, both qualified 2nd in the morning, skiing comfortably in the heats and showing off their finishing kick in the final stretch come the finals... » more »|
|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 »|