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LTAD Park to Podium: Stage 4 - Train to Train

Forming good training habits, on and off the snow

Stage 4 places an emphasis on strength and conditioning, individualization of fitness and on-snow technical training.

The focus at this stage is on training, rather than on competing, with activity centered around high volume, low intensity workloads. Training volume increases as athletes progress through Stage 4.

Stage 4 Athlete at a glance

Chronological age: girls 11-15, boys 12-16, early and late puberty
School: 1st to 5th year high school
Competition: RIDERS, Club, Provincial / Territorial, Regional FIS Sanctioned events
Focus: Training
Time on snow: 50-70 days per year

Wondering what a typical week should look like for a Stage 4 snowboard athlete? Check out the sample weekly schedule below.

Parents -  Are you looking for a more in-depth review of Stage 4? Download the Long Term Athlete Development document in PDF format. You will need a password, which can be obtained by contacting info@canadasnowboard.ca.

Coaches - To download a yearly training plan for Stage 4 Speed, click here. Are you looking for additional training and support resources for Stage 3 Athletes? Contact our Sport Development Team's Natasha Burgess-Johnson for assistance natasha@canadasnowboard.ca

Event organizers - Are you looking for event guidelines and planning tools for Stage 4 Events? Contact our Sport Development Team's Roberto Montanes for assistance. roberto.montanes@canadasnowboard.ca

NEXT: Stage 5 - Train to Compete