RIDERS- The Official Canadian Snowboard Program
The Canadian Snowboard Coaching Program (CSCP), in development with the Canadian Snowboard Association of Instructors (CASI) has created an eight to twelve week snowboard training program to be delievered within snow schools and clubs by CASI instructors and CSCP coaches.
Three levels of the program, GREEN, BLUE, and BLACK, continue to challenge and promote skill development and set the foundation of fundamental snowboard skills required for both competitive and recreational snowboarding.
The RIDERS program follows the recommendations from the Long Term Athlete Development Plan to increase the technical skills of snowboarders and introduce the competitive snowboard disciplins.
The program will teach the skills needed to successfully join the local snowboard club, Provincial Team, or simply enjoy snowboarding skillfully for life.
"This is such a great program for young snowboarders to learn how to ride, to understand the basics of riding and have fun while doing it. There are so many opportunities for young riders to grow within the sport, and hopefully down the road, make it to the top of the Olympic podium."
- Maëlle Ricker, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Women's Snowboardcross