New Message regarding 2021 BC Alpine GFF High Performance Girls' camps

Article #3490
2021-06-10
Published By: Kathy Stahr

NEW MESSAGE BC ALPINE GFF STAFF"BC Alpine is working hard to address the gender inequity within our sport, especially at the high-performance level. The Girls Fast Forward High Performance 2021/2022 programming is one step we are taking to close the gender gap and re-establish a pathway to our Provincial teams for our female athlete membership at the FIS level. Visibility is important and athlete's must be able to see what they can be! We understand that calendars and planning dates can be challenging at this time, and that is why we are providing 2 dryland opportunities, one in June and one in August, to allow flexibility among student-athletes. Athletes that participate in 1 or 2 camps will be considered for future training opportunities. We are excited for this group to come together with the BC Ski Team coaches, to work hard, learn a lot and see the future possibilities for themselves in the sport."

 

BC Alpine’s Girls Fast Forward Program is excited to announce the updated High Performance camp schedule for the summer and fall of 2021. In accordance with the Provincial Health Order guidelines, we have been preparing for opportunities to work together in person and travel provincially. 

The primary goal of this new Girls Fast Forward High Performance initiative is to help female club athletes achieve BC Ski Team criteria. These camps will be subsidized and supported by BC’s top coaches. BC Alpine will not be able to provide actual costs until we have firm athlete numbers.

The GFF High Performance dryland camps will work to introduce athletes to the pathway to the BC Ski Team and the level of hard work and commitment required to get there! This will include building upon the athlete’s efforts, passion, and development level throughout each camp. Ideally, all athletes attend Dryland camp #1 and #2. 

These dryland camps will provide assessment opportunities for both the athlete and BC Ski Team staff to highlight a “BC Alpine Training Group” for the 2021-2022 GFF HP On-Snow camps (#3 and #4)

**All Camps will follow the Provincial Health Order guidelines and may be subject to change**
 

Girls Fast Forward High Performance Plan 2021
(NOTE: We understand that some of these dates may be challenging. This is why we are providing two dryland camp opportunities. Ideally, athletes will attend both Camp #1 and Camp #2, but if it is not possible, there are still opportunities for athletes that can only attend one of these dryland camps. Athletes will still be considered if they are only able to attend 1 of the GFF HP dryland camps.)

GFF HP Camp 1: Dryland Camp 

  • Goal: build a culture, introduce athletes to BC Ski Team level of dryland training 
  • Target group: any female athlete moving into or currently in FIS for the 2021/2022 season (2005 & older) 
  • Location: Sun Peaks, BC 
  • Date: June 22-25, 2021 
  • If interested in this camp, please send an email to Johnny Crichton at johnnyc@bcalpine.com and we will get back to you with pricing and registration details

GFF HP Camp 2:  Dryland Camp 

  • Target group: any female athlete moving into or currently in FIS for the 2021/2022 season (2005 & older)  
  • Location: TBD 
  • Date: August 9-12, 2021 

GFF HP Camp 3: On Snow Camp 

  • Target group: The top performing girls from the first two camps 
  • Location: Europe 
  • Date:  Early October 

GFF HP Camp 4: On snow Camp 

  • Target Group: The top performing girls from the first three camps 
  • Location: Canada 
  • Date: November (TBD)