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Jane Campbell Morrison has been selected to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Snowsport Scotland from July 2013. Jane comes from a skiing and sailing background. Having started to ski with her family in Canada, aged 3 years old, she went on to take part in various training camps to improve ...
With the Huntly Rollerski Sprints and the Clashindarroch Hill Climb taking place this weekend (25-26th May), the Huntly Nordic Ski Club have published a newsletter with a round up of the year including features on some of the international success enjoyed by Scottish competitors and updates on Andrew Musgrave ...
This season saw the British Snow Tour being updated to be able to include all UK freeski and snowboard events in a similar concept to the World Snowboard and Association of Freeskiing Professionals tours. Events are awarded a star ranking based on the environment and number of competitors, with the best 4 ...
Alpine Training Centre\'s (ATC) October Alpine Camp has been announced and will run from 5th - 26th October (for 1, 2 or 3 weeks) in Hintertux, Austria and is open to all. The camp is set to be lots of fun and have excellent high quality coaching! The coaching team is headed up by former Olympians Andy ...
Results are now online for the Scottish Indoor Freestyle Championships which took place at Snow Factor on the 11th May 2013. On the ladies side, Vaila Chapman and Molly Summerhayes took 1st place in the Snowboard and Ski sections respectively. Meanwhile, Matt McCormick took gold for his snowboarding efforts in the ...
British Ski & Snowboard (BSS) are conducting a review of the British Children\'s team and are looking for feedback from coaches, athletes, parents, club managers etc. Please see below for links to two survey monkey questionnaires which provide more information about the review along with a short questionnaire ...
The Scottish Juniors Alpine Development Group AGM will take place on Saturday 15th June at Bellahouston ski club. SJADG is open to any skier who is U/18 or U/21 and who wants to continue skiing as a racer, for pleasure or to develop as a coach/ instructor. The meeting will start at 5.30 pm and information will be ...
From the 12-26th October the FAST Camp will run in Tignes offering the chance to train on a variety of pistes for Under 16 and Under 14 age groups. For more information see the attached FAST Camp Letter & Flyer .
The Scottish Junior Alpine Development Group (SJADG) training camp to Tignes will take place from 11th- 20th October and will give trainees 8 days of race training. The camp is open to all Junior skiers and affords excellent preparation for the 2013-14 season. We are delighted to have Kenny Morton, former British ...
Plans are already in place for the 2014 Combined Scottish Camp in Bormio supported by Scottish Juniors, FAST, Muckart, LSRA, Gordon Skiers, & SSC. The camp will run from 14th Feb to 22nd February for Under 10s through to Under 16s. For full information click here .
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. This year we organised a very successful summer camp in Scotland in conjunction with the Scottish Ski Team, and the Xmas trip will be heading out to Les Houches (CLICK HERE for booking form).
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 £15 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 Head Coach is Neil Walker who works 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. Often he works alongside the national team sharing lanes and training resources here in Scotland and in Europe.
Currently the committee members are:
Chair: Monica Patterson
Secretary: Margery McBain
Treasurer : Ann Huntington
Membership Secretary: Kay Ferrier
Head Coach: Neil Walker
Coach: Ben Rewt
Members: Liz Rofe, Jane Rahill, Munro Anderson, David McWilliam
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 2012/2013 and we can get you involved! Then your skis could be in this pile!
If you are interested in going on one of the SJADG trips then check out the link below, it has all the information about the Xmas trip, as well as your booking form, and membership form.