Philosophy: Racing skills development - focus on technical events, and skill improvement. continued intro to speed events. Heavy focus on physical conditioning and development of the cognitive side of the sport.
Goal: To create great skiers, racers + athletes in a logical approach that enables the kids to maintain their school programing. Allow participants to follow their tracking + give them every opportunity to reach their potential. Increase the volume of training suited to the individual and focus on refining multiple specifics of the sport. to become a year round athlete
Days on snow: 110-120 (3-4/week)
COP training: 2 nights/week
Physical training: Year round physical program
Key races: Alberta + BC FIS circuit; approximately 25-30 race day starts
Optional offer: Yukon camp in November
The Team Panorama FIS program is based on patience and racing skills development. Traditionally once a child finishes U16 a big decision must be made if they should carry on to the FIS circuit. The pressures of missing school and costs lead a lot of families to getting out of the sport.
Team Panorama started a new FIS program in 2009/10 based on a philosophy of just continuing with a K2 style program for the early FIS years. The goals of the program are to focus on the technical events, allow the kids to grow and improve their skiing skill, touching speed events only in training environments and easier race environments. The aim also is to race close to home and finish school. We know the journey to the elite levels of the sport is very difficult but if trained correctly covering all the bases of physical and technical elements with no unrealistic pressure of results, the journey towards the elite levels can be a lot of fun and huge benefit to the person overall.
Paying attention to detail at this refining level is key to good performance outcomes. The quality and focus of the training day is still one of the cornerstones of a good program. The physical conditioning of a young athlete is another and we know because the physical demands greatly increase as the skiers reach the FIS level this area has become crucial for injury prevention and performance enhancement. Because of this we employ the services of experts in the field for overall long term physical development from the early ages.
If skiers find themselves qualifying for higher level races based on past performances, we assess the value of the race and the needs of the individual at that time, before an entry is made.