ACT Athletes invited to apply for NSW Snowsports Talented Athlete Camp

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ACT Athletes invited to apply for NSW Snowsports Talented Athlete Camp

ACT athletes are invited to apply for the NSW Snowsports Talented Athlete Camp (NTAC), which is designed to introduce and support emerging athletes to understand the fundamental aspects of elite level training.

NTAC key objectives include:

  • Providing a base program for young athletes to learn about the process and complexities involved in moving from amateur sport to elite level sport.
  • Empower athletes to make effective decisions in improving their overall health and improvement in their chosen disciplines
  • Provide fundamental education on the requirements of being an elite athlete
  • Provide an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and ask a range of questions in order to consolidate their understanding of key athlete requirements
  • Assist athletes and parents to understand the role of NSWS and how to access key athlete pathways

NTAC consists of a Dryland Training and Lectures Series, as well as an At-Snow Component. 

The NTAC Dryland Camp is an all day camp and is scheduled for the Sunday 4th of June in Sydney. Further details will be available in 2017. The NTAC Dryland Camp includes a High Intensity Cardiovascular training, Rehabilitation and Recovery Session including Ice Baths, Spas, Foam Rolling and Stretching Techniques. 

Parents and athletes will attend panel discussions and lectures on Sport’s Psychology, Q&A with a selection of Australia’s elite athletes, and Snowsports Pathways from development to sub-elite and all the way to Winter Olympics. 

The At-Snow Component will include a choice of SSA Futures Camps, Event or Training support to assist the Athlete on within their current pathway.

NTAC is open to NSW and ACT athletes between 14 years to 18 years who meet selection criteria, and targets around 25 athletes from all disciplines including Alpine, Snowboard (including SBX, Halfpipe & Snowboard Slopestyle), Cross Country and Freestyle (including Ski Slopestyle).

Application Due Dates

  • Online Expression of Interest Closes: 5pm, Friday 10th of March 2017 (no applications will be accepted after this time)
  • Notification: Successful and Unsuccessful Athletes will be notified by Friday 24th of March 2017.

Application Information

  • Applicants must reside in NSW & ACT only.
  • Applicants must meet their Discipline Selection Criteria listed below.
  • Applicants are required to be 2016/17 financial members of either NSW Snowsports or SnowSports ACT, and must renew their Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) / State Snowsports Association membership by Wednesday 24th May 2017. The 2017/18 SSA/SSO membership opens early May.
  • Applicants born between 1999 to 2003 need only apply.
  • Successful Applicants must attend the dryland camp and selected at-snow activity.
  • Places are limited. Successful Applicants will be selected from the EOI.

Discipline Selection Criteria

  • Athletes must not be a current NSWIS athlete
  • Alpine: State Team Members
  • Cross Country: NSW or ACT Team/Squad member
  • Freestyle: Competed in the 2016 Australian Freestyle Moguls Championships
  • Ski Slopestyle: Completed in one or more of the 2016 Ski Slopestyle Events – not including the 2016 NSW Interschools Trial Slopestyle Event.
  • Snowboard SBX: Top 8 in any discipline within the 2016 Australian Junior Series
  • Snowboard Halfpipe or Slopestyle: Top 10 in any discipline within the 2016 Australian Junior Series 



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