Coaching

We offer the following coaching and training opportunities: Race Training with WSRT (West Scotland Race Training)Shredders 'N' Rippers, Kids Holiday Camps, Freestyle Coaching, Freeride Clinic's and XC Ski Coaching wsrt WSRT (West Scotland Race Training) Since 2013, WSRT had been functioning as a non for profit alpine training group which is administrated and supported by Glencoe Mountain Resort. WSRT is a natural development pathway for young skiers whom have graduated from the Glencoe Mountain ski school or are currently in a club/school coaching environment and are looking for regular training support. WSRT is open to all young skiers aged 7yrs upwards who meet the entry criteria of being able to ski parallel on red graded slopes. (See WSRT 2017 parent handbook for details). WSRT runs three distinct programmes under a Long Term Athlete Development Model.
  • SNOWSTARS (Entry level coaching for 7-10yrs)
  • RISING STARS (11-15yrs whom are more serious about competing in the sport for a Club or School)
  • FIS level athlete programme (National team selection)
Pre-season coaching blocks start in early October at Snowfactor Braehead. £15 per session. In-season coaching block on Glencoe Mountain commences first weekend in January each year and runs each consecutive weekend until Easter. Coaching sessions are led by qualified and experienced coaches and sessions typically last 5 hours. Priced £20 per day. WSRT also provides race support at all the Alpine Series and School competitions in Scotland and runs 3 residential training camps per year. October (Europe), February half term and Easter holidays (Glencoe Mountain). For more details and to request a WSRT parent handbook please contact Craig Lawless (Head Coach) via: Mobile: 07748839176 Email: westscotlandracetraining@gmail.com or follow on social media. Shredders and Rippers logo Shredders 'N' Rippers A 5 week block for children who are 7 + who have started to turn and use the lifts. We aim to build confidence, improve technique and have fun! They will have the added benefit of having the same instructor every week (if possible) and we will also introduce some freestyle, freeride and racing elements. Shredders: On green and blue runs Rippers: On blue and red runs Who is it for? Children aged between 7 and 16 who ski or snowboard. Dates We have two 5 week blocks running: ·         7th January - 4th February ·         25th February - 25th March If adverse weather is forecast we will be re-scheduled or a £20 refund will be offered. Times Sessions run from 10:30am till 2:30pm with a 30min supervised lunch - please ensure your child brings a packed lunch with them. Prices £100 for the 5 week block - just £20 per day! (Price does not include lift pass or equipment) Freeride logo Freeride Clinic Want to push yourself to explore the mountain more or are you stuck in a rut on the runs? Come and join our free-ride clinic to help you to pick lines, tackle bumps and push yourself to enjoy more of the mountain. Expect added confidence, what to look for when picking lines, challenging situations, refining your techniques and we will always try to get you experience on all types of mountain terrain (powder/slush/ice/bumps/steep) although it will be weather/snow permitting. Date & Time: This year we have 2 dates running so hopefully if you can't make one of them you can make the other: ·         4.5 hours of coaching ·         9am start, 3pm finish ·         Saturday 3rd February ·         Saturday 10th March Price: £45 - price for coaching - rental and pass not included: Minimum requirements: Minimum age is 16 Skiing - confidently parallel skiing red runs/controlling speed in parallel turns on reds Snowboard - confidently linking turns at speed down blue runs Kids camp logo Holiday Camps: The holiday camps are for children aged from 7 - 16, all abilities, ski or snowboard and are designed to work on improving skills whilst having fun and meeting new people. We will add elements of freestyle, freeride and racing to keep thing interesting. 1 hour on the last day will be dedicated to a fun hour of either sledging or a fun race. Throughout the camp we will also be taking pictures and videos for parents to see how their child has progressed as well as handing out certificates to everyone who participated. Price: £90 - lift pass and equipment not included - £15 deposit at booking Equipment for 3 days is £50 Beginner lift pass for 3 days is £45 Full mountain lift pass is £20 for first day and £18 for consecutive days after that (must bring previous days ticket). Season passes available for £150. If you're planning on coming for 8 or more days with full mountain passes or 10 times with beginner passes throughout the entire season then this is worth doing. Dates & times: The camps are for 3 consecutive days from 10am - 3:30pm daily with 4 hours of instruction between the following dates: 12th - 14th February 19th - 21st February Freestyle logo Freestyle Coaching: Come and join us on our freestyle coaching day on Saturday the 3rd of March 2018. Coaching available for juniors and adults. As this is a coaching session, our coaches will be assisting you in your own specific goals, it may be your first time or you could be having trouble landing a new trick. Whatever level you are, and whatever you want to achieve, they're there to make it happen. Date & Time: 3 hours of coaching 12:30pm - 15:30pm - Must arrive ready to go by 12pm at the latest Saturday 3rd March Price: Price for coaching - rental and pass not included: £35 adult £30 junior Minimum requirement: Skiing - confidently parallel skiing blue runs/controlling speed in parallel turns on blues Snowboard - confidently link turns down blue runs XC Ski logo Cross Country (XC) Ski Day If going downhill isn't your thing and you want to try something more gentle, give our XC ski day a go! We start you off from the beginning running through the basics and techniques before getting you out and about on the mountain to practice them Price? £60 per person which includes: ·         4 hours of instruction ·         Equipment hire ·         Access chair pass Dates? ·         10th March ·         17th March For posters and full details check out our events page.
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Please note that all facilities are closed from 5th November due to refurbishment of the cafe.
Snowsport Scotland Ski Instructor Course
11-13th & 18-20th January

Snowsport Scotland Snowboard Instructor Course
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