U8 U10

U10 – Ages 8-9

U8 – Ages 5-7 with Head Coaches Approval

The primary focus of this program is on improve on basic skiing skills, while introducing racers to more specific ski racing techniques. The program is designed to inspire and challenge these young athletes, and motivate them to get the most out of their training. The teaching focuses on balance, edging, parallel skis, and proper body position. The emphasis is on learning proper technique and the beginning of course inspection skills.
Athletes will learn age appropriate slalom and giant slalom skills to develop their racing and skiing proficiency.

Our program is flexible and can accommodate athletes across various levels of commitment to the sport. In addition, to our core 8 week racing module, racers can choose to participate in a variety of optional enhanced training programs and races throughout the season.

For more information regarding the U10 Alpine Ontario Program Expectations please visit the AOA website.

BASE PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Christmas camp training
  • Saturday all-day training
  • Thursday night OR Sunday morning training
  • Regional invitational racing series
  • Optional extra regional travel races available
  • Optional extra training days available

TRAINING DAYS AND TIMES:

  • 6 Day Xmas Camp – 8:30-2:30pm – (45 min. lunch break)
  • 8 Evening Training – Thursday – 6:30-8:30pm OR 8 Sunday Training Sessions – 9:00-11:00am
  • 8 Weekend Training (or Racing) – Saturday – 8:30-2:30pm (45 min. lunch break)

EXAMPLE SKILL EVENTS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM:

  • 2 Invitational Races at nearby resorts
  • Ski Day at Mount St Louis Moonstone

PROGRAM FEES REQUIRED:

  • Club membership fee
  • Club program fee
  • AOA fee(s)
  • Glen Eden Seasons Pass
  • Refundable Volunteer Deposit

OPTIONAL EXTRA TRAINING AND EVENTS

  • MHRC FRIDAY TRAINING SERIES – Friday training is available depending the week at Glen Eden or Mount St Louis Moonstone
  • MHRC PRESEASON CAMP 
  • AOA SKILLS CAMPS – Each winter Alpine Ontario hosts a series of ski camps for racers from U8/10 and up to ensure they are getting off to a good seasons. Click here for more information

For information on equipment requirements per age group see the equipment page


VOLUNTEERING:

MHRC is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization. We rely on the participation of parents to run the events and races and our clubhouse. Volunteering at races is necessary to ensure a safe and successful event for the athletes. No experience is necessary and you don’t even need to ski. We will provide training during the season and mentorship for all those eager to learn.

For parents who are new to the team, volunteering is a great way to get involved in your child’s development in ski racing and to get to know other parents. Without volunteers we would not be able to run our club or host events.