SPORTING LIFE U16 OPEN PROVINCIAL RACE SERIES 2021
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SPORTING LIFE U16 OPEN PROVINCIAL RACE SERIES
Who: Competitors aged 14 and 15 (as of December 31st of the current year)
Aim 2: Alpine Integration Model, Learn to Race
Where: Provincial, National, International
The U16 Open Series is a provincial program which is intended to refine the skills required to perform at the Learn to Race stage and to prepare the athlete for more intensive training and competition at the junior level. The program provides a competitive series for 14 and 15 year old skiers, which allows them to test their skills against their peers at a provincial level.
The U16 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills and continues to develop the athlete’s technical and tactical skills.
‣ The total of the competitor’s points earned in all series races will determine his / her placing in the Provincial Series and the top three male and female Provincial Series point holders will receive awards.
‣ The top 10 athletes will be recognized in each
‣ In the event of a tie in a race or a series final, both racers will receive the points and awards for the tied position. The position following the tie will be
Note: Please refer to the Limited Quota Competition Policy for limited quota. Calendar Updates: Any changes to the U16 Calendar will posted on the calendar section of the website
‣ Each competitor must be a member in good standing of an Alberta Alpine club and registered with Alberta Alpine for a National Competitor
‣ Each coach must be an Accredited ACA CSC coach. A minimum of Development Level Certified coach certification is recommended for each club’s U14 and U16 Head Coach
‣ Course Setters and Referees should be at least ACA Development Level coach but must be fully licensed. Course setters will be determined by AASA Athletics staff and the appropriate PAC age group representative. Mentor coaches are available for those coaches with lesser setting and referee experience.
‣ Competitions must be sanctioned by Alberta Alpine and Alpine Canada Alpin and conform to the Kinder standards of the International Competition Rules (ICR), Alpine Canada Alpin, and Alberta Alpine Ski Association policies.
‣ The use of FIS sanctioned helmets as per ACA Domestic rules are compulsory for all events. Helmets used must be specifically designed and manufactured for Alpine Ski Racing as per ACA and FIS policy.
‣ The use of crash helmets is strongly recommended for coaches
‣ The use of chin guards and back protectors specifically designed for Alpine Ski Racing are mandatory for all AASA athletes
‣ Competitors’ equipment must conform to Alpine Canada Alpin National Equipment Rules. ACA and AASA do not specify any restrictions regarding ski length and radius for national events unless otherwise stated. Physical development, ability and skills must be considered
‣ SG ski standards: Minimum Length 183cm. Minimum Radius 30m (Mandatory for FIS and National events)
‣ Exceptions can be made on Radius for AASA events if recommended by athletes head coach
‣ GS ski standards: Minimum Radius 17m
‣ Athletes competing in FIS events (Whistler Cup etc) must compete on equipment which complies with FIS
‣ The age standards allow athletes to remain in U14 for an extra season when it is indicated by their athletic development. Junior age athletes who are not racing FIS on a full time basis may compete in U16 events.
‣ More detail on competition rules can be accessed at fisski.com
‣ All AASA Sanctioned U14, U16, and regional series races will be set in accordance to AASA Course Setting Rules.
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