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LTAD Park to Podium: Stage 5 - Train to Compete

Increasing the Intensity

Here you where you will find the quintessential top performer on a provincial team.

Training volume for these athletes remains high. As the competitions increase in importance, so to does the intensity of preparation.

In order to meet the demands of specific events, athletes in this stage should be focused on developing individual strengths while minimizing technical weaknesses.

STAGE 5 ATHLETE at a glance

Chronological age:
- Freestyle: 14+
- Boardercross: 16+
- Alpine: 16+

Focus: training and competing
Time on snow: 70-100 days per year

Wondering what a typical week should look like for a Stage 5 snowboard athlete? Check out the sample weekly schedule below.

Parents -  Are you looking for a more in-depth review of Stage 5? 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 - You can now download yearly training plans suitable for stage 5 athletes, using the links below:
Speed-PGS
Speed-SBX
Style
 

Are you looking for 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 5 Events? Contact our Sport Development Team's Roberto Montanes for assistance. roberto.montanes@canadasnowboard.ca

NEXT: Stage 6 - LEARN TO WIN