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The 2013 SSSA Indoor Skier and Boarder Cross Champs results are now all live. An excellent two days of competition with over 240 primary and secondary competitors tearing down a purpose built indoor skier and boarder cross course at Snow Factor.... For full information on SSSA comps and full results, please vist ...
The best of Scottish talent gather at Aberdeen The Scottish Freestyle Dryslope Championships took place on the 16 th of November welcoming the best of Scottish talent to battle it out for the championships title. The event traditionally held at Bearsden is now on a two year rotation with Aberdeen ...
It is with great pleasure that the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association (SSSA) announce the World Schools Team for the Alpine Champs in the Sierra Nevada from 24th - 29th March 2014. The team will be led by David Kick as Head of Delegation. Congratulations to all athletes and good luck in March! ...
The weekend of 2-3rd November saw the Snowsport Community take to Glenmore Lodge for a variety of workshops and forums to coincide with the Annual General Meeting and Council Meeting. On Saturday 2nd November, The Snowsport Scotland Development Team led a Club Development workshop providing clubs with ...
Entries are now live for the Scottish FIS Races taking place in Chamonix, 5-6th January 2014. The first runs take place at 3pm on each day. Each day will be a slalom race with the cost of £40 per day including the lift pass for the race. Full details are available on the Race Bulletin and entry is ...
With Winter upon us, hear about what Dougie Crawford has been up to. \"I have had a brilliant summer of training, we had a long block of fitness training, starting with a block of high volume endurance work and moving into heavy lifting and muscle building work. It was a very different programme to what I have ...
It is with regret that Snowsport Scotland announces the resignation of two of our Directors – Mike Pilarski and Eddie Guest. They have both had a significant impact on SSS during their time on the Board, and their expertise and knowledge will be sorely missed. We wish them both all the best with their future ...
For a number of winters sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) have teamed up with Snowsport Scotland and Anatom (who support with Backcountry Access Equipment) to bring practical training sessions tailored towards Scottish skiers and snowboarders who are venturing off piste, ...
Also known as Scottish Junior Alpine Development Group (SJADG), this is for anyone in Junior 1 or 2 who wants to keep ski racing. You may have completed CH2 but that is just the start..........
Home and Abroad – we organise weekend and midterm training and race cover in Scotland and camps in Europe and further afield – traditionally we have organised a camp in Tignes in October; variety of places at Christmas including Norway, Austria, USA and Meribel in Easter for the national championships.
We believe it is really important to encourage everyone to keep training and developing after you have left Children’s races. You will find that FIS races are different and therefore the training and coaching is geared to helping you make the transition between children’s racing and FIS races – the coaches are experienced with Junior racers – they know the circuit and they know how best to prepare you and get you into FIS races (as best as they can!) and fulfil your potential at this level.
This not only gives Junior racers the opportunity to continue with ski racing; to learn the skills and gain the experience to compete at this level; but also the opportunity to train alongside the national team. All of this serves as an excellent development pathway toward consideration for team selection and has resulted in some trainees becoming full time members of the team.
It is not all hard work!!!
You need to become a SJADG member – it is really easy. The form is at the end of this text and for £25 you can become a member which gives you access to all the camps, training and resources that SJADG can offer.
SJADG is run by a committee according the rules established in its constitution - the committee members are volunteers – usually parents of racers or ex racers who have a lot of experience and knowledge about running training camps and racing. The committee has an AGM in May and office bearers are elected. Throughout the year the committee meets to discuss, organise events and plan camps and other activities.
The coaches work closely with the committee to make sure that what we offer trainees meets the need of the individuals and gets them access to appropriate training and races. They often work alongside the national team sharing lanes and training resources here in Scotland and in Europe.
Currently the committee members are:
Chair: Munro Anderson
Secretary: David MacWilliam
Treasurer : Ann Huntington
Membership Secretary: Kay Ferrier
Members: Liz Rofe, Jane Rahill
Athlete's Representative: Miriam Hunsley
Visit the website - www.scottishjuniors.org.uk (website in progress)
Join the Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/scottish.juniors
Talk to some of the trainees – many of you will know them and they can be spotted by brightly coloured hoodies.
Email the membership convenor of the committee – Kay Ferrier
If you are not ready to join just yet please fill in the membership form and send back to us via Kay – and we will be back in touch after we have made our plans for 2013/2014 and we can get you involved! Then your skis could be in this pile!