Nationals Points Team (Born 2007-2010)

The National Points QAST programs is designed to get juniors excited about ski racing and to develop the physical and mental skills needed to compete as a ski racer. We are looking to develop the skills acquired in U10/U12 and grow their skill set. It's all about development with the emphasis still on fundamentals, adding a larger percentage of the 'Train to Race' phase and an introduction to 'Competition' phase. This undertaken in a fun atmosphere where over 4 years we develop the skills needed to transition to the FIS program or QAST Coaching Development.

Goal

  • Gates: 50%
  • Technique Drills: 25%
  • Freeski: 25%

Programme Includes

  • Dry-land training. Note: An events centre membership will need to be purchased for athletes who have turned 14 yo.
  • QAST Jacket - To be returned at end of season. Note: must be worn with black ski pants.
  • Access to ski tuning - This can be purchased from the QAST shop.

Prerequisites

If Born 2015-2016:

  • Can ski parallel with confidence and speed on piste and off piste.
  • Can carve on red runs.
  • Have raced on interfield races or school races.
  • Have been in QAST or another ski racing club.

If Born 2009:

  • Can do all of the above.
  • Have experience in the gates (GS & SL)
  • Have started cross blocking.

If Born 2007 & 2008

  • Can do all of the above.
  • Have experience in GS, SL & SG
  • Have raced National Points Races
  • Skiing is my main winter sport 

Option 1. High School 5-Day Program 

QAST has partnered with Wakatipu High School to allow our athletes to train full time while pursuing their academic goals. This long-established programme supports students to train on the mountain five days a week with teacher support to help maintain their academic studies after school.
Located in Frankton, Wakatipu High School offer athletes a high-performance academy catering to local and international athletes. For more information about Wakatipu High School click here

This program is based on 5-days per week, with half days on Wed - Thu. Full days on Fri, Sat and Sun plus school holidays.

Start date: 18th June

End date: 25th September

Fees:

$5,250 (Early Bird - Paid in Full by Friday 17th December)

$5,835 (Regular Rate)

Insurance (optional) $234.00

Enrolement Here

Option 2. High School 2-Day Weekend

This program is based on weekends and school holidays.

Start date: 18th June

End date: 25th September

Fees:

$2,925 (Early Bird - Paid in Full by Friday 17th December)

$3,250 (Regular Rate)

Insurance (optional) $234.00

Additional Training Days

2-Day Weekend athletes have the opportunity to purchase additional training days throughout the season at a cost $95 per day. Additional training days are available to purchase here.

Programme Enrolement Here

Option 3. Primary School 2-Day Weekend

This program is based on weekends and school holidays.

Start date: 18th June

End date: 25th September

Fees:

$2,925 (Early Bird - Paid in Full by Friday 17th December)

$3,250 (Regular Rate)

Insurance (optional) $130.00

Additional Training Days

2-Day Weekend athletes have the opportunity to purchase additional training days throughout the season at a cost $72 per day. Additional training days are available to purchase here.

Progamme Enrolement Here

Additional Camps

Additional technical camps covering Slalom, GS, Super-G training will be held outside of Queenstown. This is an opportunity for the athletes to spend time with their fellow skiers and coaches independently fine tuning their racing skills. Details to be confirmed.