Alberta Alpine’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan

Long term athlete development is the cornerstone of the our planning for the development of our ski racers in the Province of Alberta.  Through a partnership with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation and Alpine Canada we are proud to be a present the Snow Stars Program and Canada’s own long term alpine development plan, the AIM 2 WIN.  These tools should be used by parent and coaches to better develop and understand the pathway for overall athlete and skier development.

Snow Stars is a seven steps skill development guide, reference material, coach education and evaluation resources, and an assessment tool for alpine skiers. The success of this program is leveraged through its role as an accessible education and planning guide for alpine coaches and families. Snow Stars was originally created in 2001 in partnership with the Provincial Sport Organizations (P.S.O.) and the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (C.S.C.F.) as the foundation of Alpine Canada Alpin’s (A.C.A.) national development system. Snow Stars has maintained relevance through ongoing content revision, including the Snow Stars Modernization Project – 2013.

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The AIM 2 WIN guide was developed by Alpine Canada as a long-term skier development plan for coaches, managers, administrators, parents, teachers and volunteers. The plan breaks down development into seven stages and provides training strategies and progressions for future elite athletes. AIM 2 WIN should be used by all clubs across the country as a pathway to success for young skiers.

Although the primary objective of AIM 2 WIN is to produce greater numbers of Canadian World Cup and Olympic medallists in ski racing, it also provides a platform for clubs and coaches to encourage and support participants at every level to fulfil their potential and maintain a lifelong involvement in alpine skiing.

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Every athlete deserves a certified coach!  The Canadian Ski Coaches Federation has been training and educating coaches since 1976.  Their mission is the  Canadian Ski Coaches Federation, with its partners, educates coaches to lead and develop excellence in ski racing.

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