What is Long Term Athlete Development?
Snowboard Nova Scotia Offers the following training programs for competitive snowboarders in Nova Scotia:
Provincial Team Program: LTAD Stage 5: Train to Compete
This is an invite-only program for elite provincial level athletes 13+ years old (freestyle) or 15+ years old (race disciplines) who are training to compete at the National and NorAm level. This program includes athletes training towards the Canada Winter Games. The goal is to consolidate training habits and introduce high performance excellence into a year-long program. The NSSA offers three separate Provincial Team Programs; Freestyle, Alpine Race, and Snowboardcross. Each team trains twice a week on-snow from December-March and participates in the summer program.
Provincial Development Team Program: LTAD Stage 4: Train to Train
This program is a stepping stone to the Provincial Team. This program is for developing provincial level athletes who have shown strong results in provincial competition and are interested in traveling to National-level competition. These teams often train along side the Provincial Teams. The goal of the program is to develop training habits and begin to introduce sport science assistance and a year-long training program. The NSSA offers three seperate Provincial Development Team Programs; Freestyle, Alpine Race, and Snowboardcross. Each team trains twice a week on-snow from December-March and participates in the summer program.