Kandahar Racing's junior programme provides a professional, structured and developmental race training environment that encourages trainees to become great all-round snowsports athletes. Our aim is to develop future Olympic champions and we've created a full pathway from entry level through to elite. Ultimately we hope to encourage a passion for snowsports in all our trainees which will help create athletes who are fully committed to ski racing - for the love of the sport!
The junior programme is open to all athletes from 8 - 21 years of age. Trainees can be brand new to ski racing, or can have national team ambitions, our camps work for everyone. Our coaching team provides consistency to the programme which allows us to develop and build upon improvements our trainees make from camp to camp. The annual training programme itself is carefully designed to build upon skills throughout the year and develop at the right pace. The glacier training locations and snowdomes we utilise from May until December ensure the very best out of season snow conditions, weather conditions and facilities. Training then continues during the winter in race locations, enabling our athletes to train on the race pistes they will subsequently compete on. The various championships we attend ensure our trainees are given every opportunity to perform and achieve their goals.
COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT
Our junior programme is designed to help trainees achieve their sporting ambitions without sacrificing their academic ambitions. Trainees have the opportunity to attend up to 10 weeks of on snow training time during the school holidays which is more than enough to set them on the right track for success in the early stages of their careers. Our school holidays based programme is also supplemented by a limited term time programme with academic support in advance of the English and British Championships in order to ensure our most committed trainees are fully prepared for the biggest races of the season.
Our junior programme is currently being extended to support our growing numbers of athletes moving into the FIS age categories. The 2017/18 FIS programme is based around our existing camps and GBR FIS races, however our 2018/19 FIS programme will include a permanent FIS group following a set programme designed to work specifically for them.
We are gradually building our Ski Cross programme which will be run in tandem with our existing Alpine programme. Both disciplines complement each other – without a strong Alpine background it’s not possible to succeed at Ski Cross, similarly exposure to Ski Cross can provide great benefits to the Alpine racer.
|DECEMBER CAMP||GOL, NOR||16–23 DEC 2017|
|ANGLO-SCOTTISH CHAMPS||CREVACOL, ITA||01–07 JAN 2018|
|WELSH SKI CHAMPS||CHAMPERY, SUI||22-26 JAN 2018|
|ENGLISH SKI CHAMPS||BORMIO, ITA||04–17 FEB 2018|
|BRITISH SKI CHAMPS||TIGNES, FRA||08 MAR–07 APR 2018|
|SUMMER CAMP||FONNA, NOR||21–28 JUL 2018|
|INDOOR CAMP||HAMBURG, GER||25–31 AUG 2018|
|INDOOR LOWLAND CHAMPS||LANDGRAAF, GER||20–23 SEPT 2018|
|OCTOBER CAMP||SAAS FEE, SUI||21 OCT–04 NOV 2018|