Overview

  • The SOD Ski Team is a group of likeminded, committed athletes wishing to pursue the sport of ski racing for the love of the sport and to see how far they can progress
  • The SOD Ski Team program is a structured, year-round program with best in class coaching and robust programming to expose athletes to higher performance training on and off the hill
  • SOD clubs support the SODST with excellent training environments and facilities which allows coaches and athletes to maximize training and race opportunities for success

Objectives

  • Graduate athletes to the Ontario Ski Team and beyond
  • Provide best-in-class programming and coaching at home in SOD
  • Align with ACA LTAD Plan, Training and Competition Volumes and Focus (e.g., days on snow, ratio of training to race, competition planning) as well as ACA Gold Medal Pathway and Ski Development Matrix
  • Develop Academic support options for grade 11 and 12 athletes

Fundamentals

Coaching:

  • Minimum one (1) full-time coach supported by assistant coaches
  • Coach to athlete ratio no greater than 1:6
  • Best in Class coaching

On snow programming:

  • Maximize Daily Training Environments to accelerate skill development
  • Approximately 100-120 days on snow annually with summer and fall camp options
  • Approximately 24-34 Competitions with regional FIS focus and some international experience

Holistic Development:

  • Focused on developing all aspects of the athlete based on Gold Medal Profile metrics (fitness, technical/tactical, mental/lifestyle, performance habits)
  • SSSMi (Sport Science Sport Medicine innovation) support through the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario

SOD Ski Team Head Coach – Curtis Eades

Curtis Eades has been coaching in Southern Ontario for the past 13 years. For the past 7 years, Curtis has been the Lead U16 OCUP Coach for the Toronto Ski Club. Prior to that, Curtis worked with the SOD Ski Team as an Assistant Coach and Georgian Peaks before that as their U12 Coach. In the Past few years, he has also worked with Alpine Ontario assisting with the U16 HPP programs. Curtis grew up racing at Caledon Ski Club till the age of 9 then continued at Georgian Peaks ’till he raced 3 years of FIS. Curtis is a DL certified coach, CSIA level 2 and working towards enhancing his certifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation Period

  • Fitness Testing in Toronto or Collingwood
  • Conditioning – ongoing throughout the preparation period
  • Summer Camp: targeting August 2023, Saas Fee/Zermatt, Switzerland (alternate location el Colorado Chile)
  • Fall Camp (optional/additional), October 2023, Hintertux Austria
  • Late Fall Camp: targeting November 2023, Western Canada/US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competition Period Overview

  • 10 FIS races in the Collingwood area + 4 in Ottawa and 8 in Quebec (December and April)
  • Training January through March will be primarily in the Collingwood area, with targeted projects out of region to train GS/SG
  • Option of four (4) starts per month out of region January through March

Academic Support

  • Optional academic support is available in partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District School Board

Program Cost

  • Details to be discussed

 

For more information please contact:

Curtis Eades, SODST Head Coach
curtiseades2020@gmail.com

Kip Harrington, AOA High Performance Director
kipharrington@alpineontario.ca