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SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB IS NOW CLOSED! 

FOR MORE DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS, CHECK OUT

HILLTOP MTB'S YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CLUB PROGRAM!

HUMANS FIRST.  ATHLETES SECOND.
WHAT IS IT?

'SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB', is our collaborative Performance and Development Program, geared towards providing our young MTB athletes with many tools to succeed both on and off the bike.  

 

This club aims to create a space for not only mountain bike skill development and coaching strategy, but also to provide a further training ground for virtues such as integrity, respect, resilience, self-improvement &

self-worth that is not tied to results or achievements… all while having fun!

Continuing to utilise the underlying pillars of

FUN, FITNESS & FUNDAMENTALS, the 'Sea to Sky Gravity Club' provides an environment to help riders truly develop their skills and confidence to tackle anything life’s journey (both on and off the bike) might throw at them.

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COLLABORATIVE TRAINING CAMPS, WORKSHOPS  &
ONE-ON-ONE CHECK-INS!

 

We are excited to offer the 'Sea To Sky Gravity Club' as compliment to our Hilltop MTB youth performance & development programming in collaboration with the Sea to Sky’s leading coaches and businesses!

We are collaborating with Strand Training, which will provide our athletes with the opportunity to meet, learn, ride and grow with other likeminded riders throughout Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton!

Build relationships with riders in neighboring communities all while learning and having fun!

Inside this supportive environment, youth can expect:

 

  • Monthly training camps - These on bike group sessions explore skill development, mental strength techniques and competitive or coaching strategies.  

 

  • Monthly workshops - Workshops with key note speakers will explore different topics such as:

  1. Goal setting 

  2. Visualization

  3. Nutrition

  4. Breathwork and mindfulness 

  5. Self-determination, positive self-talk and redefining failure

  6. Injury prevention and strength training for mountain biking

  7. Other important tools to navigate the mountain bike industry (and life!)

  • 3 one-on-one check-ins, tailored to each athlete's goals and objectives.  This is an opportunity to explore personal goals and objectives, reflect on your riding, workshops or tackle any other enquiry you may have. 

ENRICHED SENSE OF COMMUNITY, TEAM ENVIRONMENT AND SENSE OF BELONGING
WHO IS IT FOR?

Geared towards strong-intermediate to advanced youth, committed to progression and personal growth, both on and off the bike.

COMPETITION PATHWAY
 
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Interested riders for the competition pathway may already be competing, entering competition, or considering competition in the future.

Ages 11-18*

*Requests considered and encouraged for younger or older riders,

if they feel this program would be a fit.

COACHING PATHWAY
Only available through Hilltop MTB
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Interested riders for the coaching pathway may already have experience tail-guiding, looking to improve understanding of underlaying concepts to enter into the coaching sphere, or simply considering mountain bike instruction in the future.

 

Ages 14-18*

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, WHATEVER YOUR ASPIRATIONS ARE
WHEN IS IT?

All programming takes place between April and October, 2022*

7-Months of action packed growth and development!

SCHEDULE OF TRAINING CAMPS

'Sea To Sky Gravity Club' Monthly Training Camp and Workshop Schedule*:  

 

10 am – 4pm.  Taking place in Squamish, Whistler, Coast Gravity Park and AirRec Centre*

  • Friday April 22 (Private Rental of Coast Gravity Park)

  • Saturday May 14 

  • Saturday June 4 

  • Saturday July 2 

  • Saturday August 27 

  • Saturday September 10 

  • Friday October 21 (Private Rental of AirRec Centre)

 

*Schedule subject to change. 

One-On-One Check-ins:  Booked based on individual availability in April, June and August.  

For more info about Hilltop MTB's Youth Performance & Development Training click below!

 

'SEA TO SKY GRAVITY CLUB' BASE COST:

 

MEET YOUR SEA TO SKY COACHES

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JAIME HILL

HEAD COACH

Over 15 years combined experience racing downhill world cup, enduro world series, multi day stage-racing events, freeride events and former Canadian National Gymnastics Team Member

  • Level 3 Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBI) Certified Mountain Bike Coach

  • Level 2 National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Certified Mountain Bike Coach

  • PMBI Course Conductor

  • Level 2  NCCP Gymnastics Coach

  • NCCP Multi-Sport Competition Development training modules

Read more HERE

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KATRINA STRAND

HEAD COACH

Extensive experience racing downhill world championships, downhill world cups, enduro world series and other multi day stage events such as BC bike race and Trans-Provence

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Certified Mountain Bike Coach

  • Mental Strength Coach

 

Read more HERE

Other highly qualified & experienced coaches will join programming as guest coaches where required.

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NOEL BOLSO

ASSISTANT COACH

Extensive experience racing Moto Hard Enduro, Motocross, mountain bike enduro and multi day stage-racing events

  • Level 2 Professional Mountain Bike Insturctor (PMBI) Certififed Mountain bike Coach

  • National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Multi-Sport Competition Development modules including mentoring & developing athletic abilities

Read more HERE

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

All athletes that are interested in this program must fill out an application.  

 

We do this to ensure a committed group of athletes are enrolled, alongside an equal number of male and female riders. 

The application period is open from January 1st  to February 6th.  All applications will be reviewed and a rider/parent interview will be arranged for a date/time within the month of February.

 

We will follow up with all applicants at the beginning of March and our club team will be announced March 5th!

Our aim is to provide INCLUSIVE programming - In-House scholarship opportunities for our development program are available upon request.

 

You may also apply for grant funding through the programs below.

 

Also for those in need, who are capable, goal oriented, community-minded, and in love with mountain biking, we encourage you to apply for the "Shred Athletic Society Scholarship Program"... but act fast, 2022 applications close March 12th, 2022.

 

We also offer an installment program to help make programming costs more manageable. 

 

If you have any questions, requests or require any assistance, please reach out or consult our "FAQ's".

 

 

 

If you are a Whistler resident, please apply HERE

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For more info about Hilltop MTB's Youth Performance & Development Training click below!