Academy Program Training Philosophy & Opportunities
The CVA Ski Cross program focuses on long-term athlete development and applying the appropriate and latest research principles to promote the development of overall athleticism in our student-athletes. Our human performance program works with each athlete to define individual needs and provide the resources needed to support athletic growth. As a team, we work together to support one another both on and off the hill
By incorporating each athlete into the process of goal setting, competition planning, fitness evaluations, and conditioning planning, we allow each student-athlete to become part of their individual athletic process.
On snow, all athletes will be placed into a specific training group based on ability, past competition results, motivation, and individual goals relative to competition. Each individual's needs will be assessed and a season-long plan will be created that will encompass all details related to the season, and will clearly define the pathway to success.
The Ski Cross group will concentrate on developing a complete acquisition of skills needed for skiercross competition. All aspects of competitive skiing including, but not limited to; techniques in SL, GS, SG, tactics, tuning and maintenance, visualization, and a complete understanding of FIS rules and procedures will also be addressed. Athletes will primarily be competing in USASA and FIS/Nor-am events. All athletes in this group will be introduced to Elite level FIS ski cross events as needed to enhance and continue overall progression.