Coach Dave and three athletes from WSC attended the U14 Speed/SX camp at Nakiska
February 7-8 2015
The goal of the camp was to provide high volume speed training for the U14 athlete in the safest environment and at a low cost. The format for this season was to allow the athletes to test their skills in a variety of environments controlled by Alberta Alpine staff and the help of a few very valuable volunteers. The environments varied slightly each day to allow the athletes to build their confidence and progress at their own pace.
We touched on all aspects of speed throughout the 3 days of training, from starts to skating skills, Super G turns on steep and easier terrain, SG turns with built in terrain, a gliding track, and the highlight of the week for most athletes - the famous jump where we saw the athletes gaining confidence (and distance...) on each run. We also had the chance to ski the SX track for a couple of days. The Nakiska track is an easy but technical track that allowed the athletes to test their skills individually at the beginning, but they soon moved into a 'cat and mouse' environment where we saw the competitive edge come out."