Interfield Team

Born 2009-2018

The QAST Interfield Team is for athletes born 2009 to 2018 (U8 to U16) and is designed to get juniors excited about ski racing and to develop the physical and mental skills needed to compete as a ski racer at a higher level. This program is all about building the skier and setting them up for success further down the line by acquiring the skills that are needed, all in a fun atmosphere that lets them grow and develop.  

The program is designed to teach the love of outdoors and how to play and respect our mountains. The kids will experience a lot of different possibilities that our playground offers us including:

 

  • Ski Racing (drills and gates) 40%
  • Technique/Free skiing 60%

    Emphasis is placed on developing their technique in many different weather and snow conditions for them to enjoy skiing with their friends and in a safe environment. We want the kids to enjoy their sport and be excited to see and play with their friends every week. The more fun they have, the more they will want to ski and with more time spent on snow they will start seeing improvements in their confidence and their skiing.

    Our team of qualified coaches will decide which parts of the program are most suitable for their individual coaching group with some group training gates and others training off-piste or freeskiing. 

    The best way to learn high performance skiing is not by exclusively training in gates.

     


    Program Notes:

    • A QAST jacket (to be returned end of season, please empty pockets and wash and waterproof). Note: Athletes are also required to wear black ski pants 
    • If your athlete's jacket is not returned in good condition your jacket bond will be retained.
    • Dryland program
    • Access to ski tuning - This can be purchased from the QAST shop.
    • Athletes will warm up and ski with their group more detailed instructions will be sent the day before training on Stack TeamApp
    • Any camps held will be at an additional charge
    • Athletes are encouraged to pack a healthy lunch, water, spare gloves and enough warm clothes should the weather change during the day

    Prerequisites

    Athletes who have no prior ski racing experience must complete the QAST Development Program in the July School Holidays or QAST Spring Camp in October.

    If Born 2017-2018 (U8)

    • I can put my skis on by myself
    • I can get up by myself
    • I can ski at a consistent high speed
    • I am parallel on green runs (Big Easy)
    • My skis are parallel in the traverse and in a little wedge in the turn on blue runs (M1)
    • I can ride all lifts
    • I can ski all groomed runs
    • I can do jumps and ski easy off piste runs (lower exchange to keyhole)

    If Born 2015-2016 (U10)

    • Can do all of the above
    • I am parallel on all runs
    • Can do jumps and bumps (moguls) 
    • Can carve on blue runs (M1)
    • I can ski with confidence and speed on and off-piste (back bowls and chimney)
    • Can do short turns and I am in control on blue runs (M1)

    If Born in 2013-2014 (U12)

    • Can do all of the above
    • Can do short turns and I am in control on red runs (million dollar)
    • I am starting to cross-block in slalom gates (25mm)
    • Have raced in interfields on an outdoor mountain (for example: Cardrona, Treble Cone, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak

    If Born in 2009-2012 (U14 & U16)

    • I can do all of the above
    • I have been in QAST or a similar race program in the past. 
    • My parents tune my skis after each training and I am learning to do so.
    • I am committed to dryland training
    • I have the right skis and protections for each training

      Program Details

      i. Born 2017-2018

      Training 2 half days per week on Saturdays and Sundays as well as school holidays.

      Start date: 15th June 2024

      End date: 29th September 2024, Spring Camp 2nd October 2024 to 6th October 2024.

      Fees:

      $1900 (Early Bird - Installment option available until 30th November 2023)

      $2100 (Regular Rate)

      Insurance (optional) $76 (Early Bird) / $84 (Regular Rate)

       

      Enrolment Form Here

      ii. Born 2009-2016 2 Day Program

      Training 2 days per week on weekends as well as school holidays.

      Start date: 15th June 2024

      End date: 29th September 2024, Spring Camp 2nd October 2024 to 6th October 2024.

      Fees:

      $2900 (Early Bird - Installment options available until 30th November 2023)

      $3200 (Regular Rate)

      Insurance (optional) $116 (Early Bird) / $128 (Regular Rate)

      Athletes have the opportunity to purchase additional training midweek (Wed, Thu or Fri) at a cost of $90 per day. These are subject to availability.

      Enrolment Form Here

      iii. Born 2009-2016 3 Day Program

      Training 3 days per week on weekends and 1 day mid-week (Choice of day to be made at registration) as well as school holidays.

      Start date: 15th June 2024

      End date: 29th September 2024, Spring Camp 2nd October 2024 to 6th October 2024.

      Fees:

      $3700 (Early Bird - Installment options available until 30th November 2023)

      $4100 (Regular Rate)

      Insurance (optional) $116 (Early Bird) / $128 (Regular Rate)

      Athletes have the opportunity to purchase additional training midweek (Wed, Thu or Fri) at a cost of $90 per day. These are subject to availability.

      Enrolment Form Here

      Equipment Requirements Here

      Volunteer Bond

      We require a volunteer bond of $450 on top of these fees which is returned to you at the end of the season if you have completed the requirements. Please see the Volunteer page for further details.