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Athlete Developement Programs
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Program Overview, Objectives, and Coaching Information
Current Draft of Athlete Development Plan/Model (PDF) - NEW
2001 Alberta Regional Camps (targeted ages: 10-13)
2001 Camps for Ages 12-to-15
2001 Camps for Ages 15-to-19

Alberta Winter Games 2002
Feb. 16-19, 2002 - Medicine Hat, AB

Technical Package Zone Contact List
Zone 1 Information Zone 5 Information
Zone 2 Information Zone 6 Information
Zone 3 Information Zone 7 Information
Zone 4 Information Zone 8 Information

Program Overview:

The intent of this program is to build greater competitive participation from within Alberta for Provincial and Western-Canada based events. At the upper end of the development pyramid participation at National-level events will be the focus A targeted outcome is an increase in the number of Alberta athletes at Provincial events (AB Cups and Provincials) and Western Canadians.

Objectives of Provincial Camps:

  1. Provide training and educational environment for athletes striving towards higher levels; opportunity for development-level athletes to train together
  2. Provide opportunity for club coaches to learn and gain experience working with higher level coaches (Club and National Program)
  3. For older athletes, incorporate common testing and monitoring (aerobic, strength and flexibility) opportunities.
  4. Social and motivational interaction of athletes and coaches.
  5. Support athletes with limited coaching support.

Coaching:

Cross Country Alberta will ensure that all coaches working at all camps included in this program will be 3M NCCP certified with at least one coach being a minimum of Level 2 NCCP certified. The target athlete to coach ratio will be 6:1. Where live-in options are available, appropriate coaching or chaperone / camp manager supervision will be present.

To allow for a fair and equitable distribution of camp coaching opportunities CCA is opening up all camps to coaches of the athletes attending. As such the final list of coaches working at each camp will not be certain until after the athletes have signed up for the camp(s). CCA will assign a coach (or two) to each camp as the key camp facilitator. The CCA Board, or designated committee, will assign the Head Coaching position as well as any developmental level coaching positions as they deem appropriate.


2001 Alberta Regional Camps

Target Age Groups: Mini-Midget / Midget (10 to 13 years of age)

Program Overview:
The intent of this program is to build greater competitive participation within all regions (and AWG zones) across Alberta. A targeted outcome is to experience a significant increase in the number of athletes at the next Alberta Winter Games (i.e. 2002).

Objectives of Regional-based Camps:

  1. Provide for young athletes within a region the opportunity to train together in a FUN low-key environment with minimum travel and costs.
  2. Provide camp experience for learning and "training"
  3. Bring coaches and leaders in a region together to:
    • Share ideas and coaching methods, and
    • Support athletes within the region with limited coaching support

These Camps are generally hosted and administered by clubs within the region with support from CCA. A listing of the Alberta Regional Camps will be posted here once the schedule is completed.


2001 Provincial Development Camps (Midget/Juvenile, 12 to 15 years of age)
Sport Outreach Scholarships are available for all these camps; please print off the Sport Outreach Scholarship Application Form and send it in along with your camp registration form.
To register for any of the following camps print off the CCA REGISTRATION FORM, fill it out and send it, with payment (cheques made out to "Cross Country Alberta"), to the Cross Country Alberta office at:
  • 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3K6

If you have any questions please either send us an E-MAIL or give us a call at 780-415-1738.

Title Dates Location Costs Sport Outreach Scholarships
Schools Out Camp
Camp Itinerary
June 30 - July 2 Edmonton Area Live-In:$250.00
Day-Camper: $150.00
# Available: 0 (camp was cancelled)
Value of each: $100.00
Summer Dryland Camp

Camp Itinerary

Equipment List

*Deadline to register for this camp is Aug. 16th *

August 24 - 28

(NEW DATES)

Canmore Area Live-In: $350.00
Day-Camper: $250.00
# Available: 12
Value of each: $150.00
Early Snow Camp
Camp Itinerary

Equipment List

Deadline to register for this camp is Oct. 26, at 2:00pm.
Camp is a go!! Please review equipment list and itinerary before coming to the camp.

November 10 - 12
(NEW DATES)
Lake Louise Area Live-In: $225.00
(includes Sat. & Sun. night accomodations and meals for the duration of the camp.)

Friday night: extra $25.00
(please specify if you need
Friday night accomodation
on your registration form).

Parents - please contact the Lake Louise Hostel directly if wanting to stay at the same location.
Village Road, Box 115 Lake Louise, Alberta Phone: (403) 522-2200

NOTE: " Snow conditions are excellent for skiing. Participants should have their skis glide waxed (such as universal cold -5 and under). Also could each athlete please bring a small amount of grip wax and a cork."

# Available: 10 (more MAY be available)

Value of each: $125.00

Sport Outreach Scholarship Eligibility, Selection Criteria and Procedure:

Eligibility:

  • Must not have already received a Sport Outreach Scholarship previously in the same year.
  • Must be currently registered with Cross Country Alberta as a member of a member club.
  • Must not have attended the National Championships before (this is under review and may be removed as a restriction)
  • Must not be a selected member of the Alberta Ski Team.

Criteria Guidelines:

  • A maximum # of scholarships per camp will be provided (see individual camp form for details).
  • Athlete's financial need will be a primary consideration.
    • An athlete budget submission is requested from applicants and their club executive must approve the application.
  • Commitment to training will be a consideration measured in application by:
    • Training program (practices per week; overall training plan) in relation to availability of training opportunities – club programs
    • Past competitive experiences
  • Residency will be considered with the intent of trying to distribute scholarships throughout Alberta's cross country skiing community and with the goal of distributing 50% scholarships to northern Alberta and 50% to southern Alberta using the Telus area codes as the defining boundaries.

Selection Procedure:

  • With the limited number of scholarships available for each camp, timing of receipt of the application will be considered – send in ASAP after you decide to attend the camp.
  • A committee will be defined by the CCA Board of Directors to select which athletes receive scholarships contingent upon the committee working within the guidelines as stated above (minutes must be kept at committee meetings).

2001 Provincial Development Camps (Juvenile/Junior, 15 to 19 years of age)
Grants Available:

A $100.00 grant will be provided to the first 18 participants registered (no grant application form needed to receive these) for either of these camps.

In the case of the Oval Swift Camp, up to an additional $100.00 grant will be provided, contingent upon a verified matching contribution by the athlete's club (application form needs to be submitted for extra grant). Cross Country Alberta is providing Athlete Development Grants for these camps; see "CCA Grant Form" for how to apply and the eligibility requirements.

To register for the "Early Snow Camp" below print off the CCA REGISTRATION FORM, fill it out and send it, with payment (cheques made out to "Cross Country Alberta"), to the Cross Country Alberta office at:
  • 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3K6

If you have any questions please either send us an E-MAIL or give us a call at 780-415-1738.

To register for the "Olympic Oval Swift Ski Summer Training Camp" go to the OLYMPIC OVAL WEB SITE for all related information.

Title Dates Location Costs Athlete Development Grants
Olympic Oval Swift Ski
Summer Training Camp
July 2 - 7 Calgary $350.00 (camp only)
$581.00 (w/ room & board)
First 18 athletes to register will receive a $100 grant and an additional grant is available based on matching support from the atheltes club to a maximum of $100.00. [revised from brochure]
Early Snow Camp
Camp Itinerary

Equipment List

Deadline to register for this camp is Oct. 26, at 2:00pm.
Camp is a go!! Please review equipment list and itinerary before coming to the camp.

Nov. 10 - 12
(NEW DATES)
Lake Louise Live-In: $225.00
(includes Sat. & Sun. night accomodations)

Friday night: extra $25.00
(please specify if you need
Friday night accomodation
on your registration form).

Parents - please contact the Lake Louise Hostel directly if wanting to stay at the same location.
Village Road, Box 115
Lake Louise, Alberta
Phone: (403) 522-2200

NOTE: " Snow conditions are excellent for skiing. Participants should have their skis glide waxed (such as universal cold -5 and under). Also could each athlete please bring a small amount of grip wax and a cork."

First 18 athletes to register will receive a $100 grant. [revised from brochure]
Provincial Camps CCA Grants Eligibility , Selection Criteria and Procedure:

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently registered with Cross Country Alberta as a member of a member club.
  • Must not be a selected member of the Alberta Ski Team.

Criteria Guidelines:

  • A maximum # of scholarships per camp will be provided (see individual camp form for details).

Matching Grant Guidelines (Swift Camp Only):

  • A maximum grant of up to $100.00 will be available based off of matching support from the athletes club.
  • Limited number of grants will be available.
  • To receive a matching grant requires matching support from your club in the form of:
    1. Financial support for this camp (using Grant Application Form)
    2. Equivalent support from club toward this camp in terms of the club coaches attendance and/or facility costs provided by or through club resources. In this case a letter must be submitted to CCA outlining the details of this contribution.

An executive of the club should send a letter to CCA – attention: Athlete Development Director; outlining the support that will be provided to the athlete(s) from their club.