Children & FIS Camps
Our camps offer world class coaching both in and out of the gates, along with off hill fitness and other adventure activities. Full details on what to expect at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for your interest in CDC Performance.
INSPIRING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE
“I NEVER LOSE - EITHER I WIN OR I LEARN”
We provide World Class Coaching where every coach is highly vetted in terms of communication skills, their talent and their passion. Our coaches can ski. They will be able to demo all the skills asked of the athletes, both in and out of gates. For our younger racers we use the power of visual learning and imitation by having them follow our ex racing coaches, including World Cup racers Chemmy and Dougie, down through the gates to demonstrate both tactical and technical needs.
We adopt positive coaching strategies at all times providing constant feedback to racers in an encouraging but clear manner. Not only will your athlete return as a more talented skier, but our aim is to improve their self belief and confidence in every way, both on and off the mountain. Our small ratio of coach to athlete (no more than 6/7 racers to every trainer) means that every athlete has the chance to work on their individual skills in a highly attentive environment. Combining our care, passion and knowledge has become our proven formula for success.
Day Camp Plan
The below is just an average day with CDC - timings and schedule differs dependent on camp venue and time of year (during our summer glacier camps it is only possible to ski in the mornings for instance) but this will give you an overview of the experience your child will get with us at CDC
06:30 Wake Up (coach wake up as phones are handed in at night at 9pm and charged overnight by staff)
06:45 Morning Activation - varied coordination, balance and motor skills to warm the body up ready for skiing.
08:00 - 09:00 Free Skiing. Divided up into small groups - organised the night before and normally related to the skills the individual athlete needs to work on - eg if an athlete has a tendency to fall inside then they need to address separation, creating a banana shaped bend in the body where more pressure starts over the outside ski at the top of the turn. They will be in a group of athletes needing to work on the same skills. The coach will have a variety of exercises and drills to support the development in this area whilst demo-ing him or herself.
09:00 (Supported) Course Inspection - we also do unsupported course inspection in training so that athletes learn to take ownership of the course and its rhythms.
09:00 - 12:00 Gate Training - with the option for a morning break. Feedback given at the bottom of every run and radio connection to the start means athletes are reminded what to work on before they ski the course. We also regularly video so that athletes have a visual reminder of what they are working and also what they have achieved through the camp. At the end of the camp these are uploaded onto athletes individual hard drives (we suggest ones such as https://amzn.to/2Xoj79F) which are already set up to be MAC compatible and the best runs or those with significant turns are highlighted with a blue dot. We encourage athletes to share their skiing and improvements with their parents on return by going through their blue dotted runs.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Depending on conditions and fatigue levels this is either another free ski session always ending with fun runs where we explore the terrain - jumps, bumps and safe off piste. Or a second in gates session.
15:30 - 16:30 Rest/School work
16:30 Fitness - varied - optional sessions include core, balance, co-ordination, games, flexibility, yoga and meditation
17:30 - 18:30 Video Sessions - both individual and groups focusing on the positives and opportunities for tomorrow and also Ski Tuning with coach assistance.
19:45 Team Meeting and Optional Diary work (we encourage athletes to bring a pen and pad to note the following: 3 things they did well today, 3 opportunities for tomorrow and 1 thing that made them laugh) This is to ensure every day is a learning and personal development experience.
20:00 We encourage group games - cards, whose in the bag etc
21:00 Phones handed in and athletes in bedrooms
21:30 Houseparent check
SUGGESTED KIT LIST
This can vary camp dependent and on the time of year: IN BOLD IS ESSENTIAL
- Rucksack (large enough for on hill - to carry helmet, goggles, gloves, 2 xs water bottle and snacks. Also can be used for travel hand baggage) Please print out spares of your insurance details, passport copy, precamp info and travel details and keep them in your travel bag)
- Large duffel bag/ holdall:
- Overtrousers & Ski Jacket- either in duffel or save space and protect your skis by wrapping around your skis in ski bag
- Training shorts and gate jacket
- Shin guards for slalom (again these fit well in ski bag)
- Arm protection pads
- Ski Boots - if you run out of luggage you CAN carry these as hand luggage over the back of your rucksack.
- Helmet (and detachable slalom guard - or you can bring two helmets)
- Goggles x2 (and spare lenses for weather conditions)
- Gloves x2
- Thermals 3xs top, 2xs bottom
- 3 pairs Ski Socks
- 2 pairs tracksuit bottoms/leggings, 1 pair shorts
- Swimming Costume
- Hooded jumper
- 4 training T shirts
- 4 pairs training socks
- Evening Jumper
- 1 pairs jeans
- Running shoes
- Water Bottles x2
- Wash bag - shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, moisturizer, hairbrush
- Sun cream HIGH FACTOR PLEASE
- High Factor lip salve
- Ski Prep equipments - we have iron and benches but please bring own files, file guide and wax
- Note pad and pen for evening diary sessions
- Special Personal nutrition - supplements etc
- Medication (if you need specific)
- 2xs European Chargers
- SKI BAG
- 1 xs SL, 1 xs GS skis (if you want to bring more we can discuss)
- 1 xs slalom poles with hand guards
- 1 xs GS poles
EXTRAS: Personal choice
- Computer and charger
- mobile and charger
- External Hard drive for adding video to.
- Diary Notepad
IF YOU NEED SUPPORT ON THE ABOVE KIT AND LOOKING TO FIND EQUIPMENT PLEASE LET US KNOW AS WE HAVE VARIOUS SECOND HAND OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN OUR TEAM WITH PARENTS OF ATHLETES SELLING ON.
All athletes need insurance which covers winter sports and specifically ski race training and races if partaking.
Here are a few options: https://www.mpibrokers.com/travel-insurance/wintersports-insurance
Click - Start your quote, Winter Sports, Single Trip, Dates for trip, Europe, Individual, get Quote, THEN IMPORTANT add For training add adventurer upgrade OR For racing add Pro Upgrade
If you are interested in reserving a place on one of our camps please register your interest on one of the camps listed above or email us at email@example.com.
Welcome to the CDC Family,
we look forward to creating everlasting and positive memories on the mountain with you!