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The tenets of athlete development are that the Alberta World Cup Academy will:

  • provide programs that are unique in Canada, are athlete centered, and that set new standards for athlete performance.
  • prepare athletes to be ready for entry to national teams and for international success.
  • support all athlete with the same levels of technical support, regardless of their performance profile or scholarship status
  • accommodate full time year round training and competition schedules. Only athletes that have graduated from high school are eligible.
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Canada Day Run Wraps Up Testing WeekA 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 »
Academy Welcomes Team, Recognizes Volunteers at BBQThe Alberta World Cup Academy hosted a barbeque on Tuesday, June 2nd to welcome the new 2009-2010 racing team and celebrate the contribution of several members of the cross-country ski community. » more »
Spring Skiing at Sunshine
Spring Skiing at Sunshine (Jun 6th, 2009)
Photos of the Alberta World Cup Academy skiing at Sunshine in late May and early June. » more »
World Cup Academy announces 2009-10 roster
World Cup Academy announces 2009-10 roster (May 25th, 2009)
By: Shawn Slaght, Banff Crag & Canyon
Bow Valley skiers will be taking up half of the roster announced by Alberta World Cup Academy on May 11, as they head into the 2009-2010 season. » more »
Valley skiers dominate Academy team
Valley skiers dominate Academy team (May 21st, 2009)
By: Jason Pirie - Rocky Mountain Outlook
A plethora of Bow Valley representatives will compose 50 per cent of the recently-announced 2009-10 Alberta World Cup Academy team - a squad made up of this country's top up-and-coming cross-country ski stars. » more »
The First Time Trial of the YearThe Academy Team wrapped up it's first training camp of the year with an on-snow time trial. This was a chance for athletes to see where their fitness stood after a break from training in the spring, and also to keep in touch with the feel of high intensity race type efforts. » more »
2009-2010 Academy Team AnnouncedThe inaugural Alberta World Cup Academy team stormed the 2009 Canadian Cross Country Skiing Championships last March taking top spots on every day of the week- long competition » more »
Academy Rocks 2009 Canadian ChampionshipsThe Alberta World Cup Academy stormed the 2009 Canadian Championships in Duntroon, Ontario picking up serious hardware on every day of the week long competition. In total, the team of 15 athletes collected 22 medals and 3 overall Canadian Titles. » more »
Nationals gold rush for local x-country contingent
Nationals gold rush for local x-country contingent (Mar 19th, 2009)
By: Jason Pirie - Rocky Mountain Outlook
The inaugural Alberta World Cup Academy cross-country ski team couldn't have capped off its first year of competition any better. The 15-member squad - an initiative of the Alberta World Cup Society to offer under-30 ski racers a range of opportunities to keep our country on the international map. » more »
2 Gold, 1 Bronze in Canadian Champs Team SprintsAlberta World Cup Academy athletes got off to a strong start at the Canadian Championship at the Highlands Nordic Ski Club in Ontario, picking up two gold medals and a bronze. » more »
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