Who: Competitors aged 14 and 15 (as of December 31st of the current year)
Skill Level: Alpine Integration Model, Learn to Race
Where: Provincial and National
The U16 Series is a provincial program which is intended to refine the skills required to perform at the Learn to Race stage and to prepare the athlete for more intensive training and competition at the junior level. The program provides a competitive series for 14 and 15 year old skiers, which allows them to test their skills against their peers at a provincial level.
The U16 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills and continues to develop the athlete's technical and tactical skills.
- The total of the competitor's points earned in all series races will determine his / her placing in the Provincial Series and the top three male and female Provincial Series point holders will receive awards. Please note the Super Combined races will not count in the series points.
- In the event of a tie in a race or series final, both racers will recieive the points and the awards for the tied position. The position following the tie will be unassigned.
- The top 10 athletes in each race will be recognized for their efforts.
- All U16 aged participants are eligible for awards and series points regardless of PSO/NSO membership.
Note: The U16 CAN-AM Championship and the Whistler Cup are limited entry events; please refer to the Limited Quota Competition Policy
Calendar Updates: Any changes to the U16 Calendar will posted on the calendar section of the website.
- Each competitor must be a member in good standing of an Alberta Alpine club and registered with Alberta Alpine for a National Competitor Card.
- Each coach must be a member in good standing of the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) or the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance. A minimum of Development (Level 2) coach certification is recommended for each club's U14 and U16 Head Coaches.
- Course Setters must be at least CSCF Level 2 certified or CSCF Development Level trained in order to set at the U16 level. Course setters will be determined by the appropriate ASCC age group representative. Mentor coaches are available for those coaches with lesser experience.
- Competitions must be sanctioned by Alberta Alpine and Alpine Canada Alpin and conform to the Kinder standards of the International Competition Rules (ICR) and the Alpine Canada Alpin policies.
- The use of crash helmets is compulsory for all events. Helmets used must be specifically designed and manufactured for Alpine Ski Racing.
- The use of crash helmets is strongly recommended for coaches and volunteers.
- The use of mouth gurads and back protectors specifically designed for Alpine Ski Racing is strongly recommended for all competitors.
- Competitors' equipment must conform to Alpine Canada Alpin National Equipment Rules. ACA does not specify any restrictions regarding ski length and radius for national events. Physical development, ability and skills must be considered for equipment.
- Athletes competing in FIS events (Whistler Cup etc) must compete on equipment that complies with FIS rules.
- The age standards allow athletes to remain in U14 for an extra season when it is indicated by their athletic development. Junior age athletes who are not racing FIS on a full time basis may compete in U16 events. If there are sufficient entries the Race Organizers may also award prizes in the Junior category.
- More detail on competition rules can be accessed at www.fisski.com
Marker Volkl supports series the Cresa U16 Series with the "Leader Bib"
New to the series this year, the winners of each race will be given a yellow Marker Volkl leader bib to wear in their next event. At the end of the series, the top-10 finishers in the series points will be invited to apply to Volkl for sponsorship, with priority given to the top finisher per gender.
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