BC Alpine SUMMIT Webinar Series: details announced

BC Alpine SUMMIT Webinar Series: details announced

We are excited to announce the first two speakers in this year’s webinar series. In previous years we have hosted our Member Summit over several days, but this year we will be offering a series of webinars over the course of the winter. Some will be live and others will be pre-recorded and available on BC Alpine’s YouTube channel. We will cover topics like Professional Development, Safe Sport, Athletic Development and Event Hosting.

Topic #1: Understanding & Developing Your Athlete’s Process

On Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00 PM (PST) we’ll kick things off with a “Jazz-alogical” approach to Understanding and Developing Your Athlete’s Process. Ryan Jazic (Grouse Tyee U16 Head Coach) digs into his vast library of knowledge and experience to bring you a thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining presentation. Everyone is welcome to view Ryan’s presentation on our YouTube channel. Coaches will receive professional development credits when they sign up through SnowReg below:

PRO-D ACTIVATION FOR COACHES


Topic #2: Pathways and Professionalism

Next up, on Wednesday, December 8th at 12:00 PM (PST), John Newton (BC Alpine Coach Education Manager) will present Pathways and Professionalism – an overview of what the coaching pathway looks like, and a refresher on what to expect from any professional coach. This will also include Pro-D credits for coaches when they sign up through SnowReg below:

PRO-D ACTIVATION FOR COACHES

JOIN LIVE ZOOM MEETING


Stay tuned for details about the upcoming sessions!

BC Alpine COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Policy for Competition Season 2021-22

BC Alpine COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Policy for Competition Season 2021-22

The BC Alpine Board of Directors has released a Covid-19 vaccine policy for the upcoming 2021-22 ski racing season. This policy applies to everyone born in 2009 or earlier (athletes, coaches, and volunteers) involved in any BC Alpine sanctioned events including races, coach education or training, officials’ education, and all other BC Alpine sanctioned in-person events. This policy will be enforced from November 4th, 2021, until further notice.

VIEW THE POLICY HERE

UPDATE

The document was revised on NOV 19, 2021:
“13 years of age and older” changed to “Born in 2009 or earlier” throughout document.
Meet the Interns! Stef Fleck and Molly Raymond

Meet the Interns! Stef Fleck and Molly Raymond

As part of its new social media strategy, BC Alpine recently hired two “Social Media Interns” who are tasked with helping publish interesting content on a regular basis. Stef Fleckenstein (@stef_fleck), a Whistler Mountain Ski Club and BC Ski Team alumna who is currently racing World Cup with the International Ski Racing Academy – and Molly Raymond, an up-and-coming racer from the Okanagan Ski Team and Apex Mountain Ski Club, are ready to roll.

Learner Facilitator Training – sign up available now!

Learner Facilitator Training – sign up available now!

BC Alpine has posted facilitator training schedules and courses, which are available now (*no cost) through the beginning of December to cover this season and we’re encouraging all coaches to please take advantage of these opportunities. All current and past facilitators will need an update this season, online update October 29th is available only to those who have facilitated in the past. If you need the update and you can’t make that date you can sign up for Nov 15.

Current Facilitator Update: Oct 29th & 30th, 3–5 pm MST

New facilitators require both NCCP LF core training and the LF training for New Facilitators. BC Alpine is offering the LF training for new facilitators on Nov 15th, and there are a couple options for NCCP Core LF in the locker (Linked Below).

Alpine Ski Coaching ACA-CSC Coach Education Courses (snowreg.com)

LF Training for New Facilitators: Nov 15th – 4:00-8:00pm

Stay tuned for registration, the link will be up shortly at this link: Alpine Ski Coaching ACA-CSC Coach Education Courses (snowreg.com)

NCCP LF Core Training

Register for “Core training for Learning Facilitators”. The Locker (coach.ca)

SnowReg Training

Training is available for facilitators and evaluators – Friday October 22nd @ 11:30am PST. This will be an update mainly focused on entering and updating results. But club admins may benefit as well. REGISTER

SnowReg Training Webinars

BC Alpine re-launches brand, new website and expanded services

BC Alpine re-launches brand, new website and expanded services

With excited anticipation of a returning-to-normal ski season, the BC Alpine Ski Association added a few pieces to their marketing and communications output to better serve the ski community, ski journalists and media, as well as its 35 member clubs across the province.

Under the new tagline “Conquer the Mountain”, the new website and rebrand showcases the balance between developing excellence in ski racers, while showing the “journey” that families take with BC Alpine.

The primary goal of the marketing project, according to CEO Anders Hestdalen, was to present the sport – and “pathway” – in a clear, easy-to-follow manner to both new and existing members at all levels and ages of skiing in the province.

“We wanted to show a unified sport in B.C. and what we and our clubs do with our ski racing programs,” Hestdalen said. “It’s an incredible sport that involves the whole family so we needed an integrated content system with social media and feature stories that profile athletes, coaches and members.”

In addition to the new website, BC Alpine has initiated a social media strategy, which involves hiring two “Social Media Interns” who will be working with staff and a digital marketing agency to provide interesting content on a regular basis.

“We see tremendous value in working with our current club or regional athletes in order to tell the stories of life on the road to help our readers, fans, alumni, athletes, volunteers, sponsors and families better understand ski racing in BC,” Hestdalen said.

About BC Alpine Ski Association

VISION: To inspire skiers for life and develop world-class athletes. MISSION: To lead and govern the sport of Alpine Ski Racing in BC, to provide leadership and structure for our clubs to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community.