September 26, 2017

TR2, TR1 & TJR Selection Criteria

Telemark Racers 2 Selections

Telemark Racers 2 or “TR2” is the high performance group of our program. It is created for fast Ski Racers who want to excel at their sport and is in the T2T-2 or greater stage of development. The ski speed of this group when training is pretty high so in order to only allow people who are going to enjoy the training with this group into the group there will be some ski speed standards which need to meet before being considered for this group.

2015-16 TR2 Team Requirements are:

  1. Athletes selected for BC Ski Team, BC Development Squad, National Talent Squad and Canadian NST automatically qualify.
  1. Unassisted June Springs Short Skate 1 km Uphill Time Trial in 4:30 minutes or faster for boys and 5:00 minutes for girls on Standard Speed 2 roller skis wheels and bearings (Swenor 65, Oneway 7 or F1 Sprints preferred) when timed under the supervision of Coach Adam.

Or a CPL average of 60 or Greater on the Canada’s Points List System for distance cross country skiing.

  1. Commitment to our sport for the fall and winter which includes following the conditions of the athlete agreement, regularly attending training, keeping goals up to date, keeping a Training Diary and following a training plan if one is requested.
  1. Coach Adam will select the group primarily based on the Roller Ski Time Trial and CPL but will also use discretion which may include past performances etc.
  1. The athlete is in good standing with the Telemark Racers Program and the Telemark Nordic Club.
  1. The athlete competes wearing the Telemark Race Suit in all major races including all BC Cups, Westerns, Nationals and World Junior /U23 Trials.
  1. Athlete must be a T2T-2, L2C or T2C skier.

Telemark Racers 1 (12-16 ish)

The Telemark Racers 1 Group (TR1) is intended for athletes in the “Train to Train” stage of development (T2T), typically between ages 12-16 but individually assessed according to the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) guidelines.  The TR1 program is a racing program designed to give skiers the tools to become a successful competitor in a fun and nurturing environment.  The intensity training will be based on the guidelines in the LTAD for a T2T athlete; skiers who are too young or not physically developed enough will be better off in the Junior Development (JD) or the Telemark Junior Racers (TJR) programs.

Coach Adam selects the entry point into the group using the guidelines below and his discretion.

2015-16 TR1 Group Requirements are:

  1. An adequate level of Fundamental Ski Technique Development from the JD or equivalent program. Technique will be assessed by Coach Adam.
  2. A commitment to train with the group 2 nights a week during the ski season.
  3. A commitment to do Dry-land training at least twice a week in the fall or a reasonable substitute.
  4. Physical and mental maturity required for the T2T level of development.  Also to be assessed by Coach Adam.

Telemark Junior Racers – TJR (10-12 ish)

The Telemark Junior Racers Group (TJR) is intended for athletes in the “Learn to Train part 2” stage of development (L2T 2), typically between ages 10-12 but individually assessed according to theLong-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) guidelines.  The TJR program is a racing program designed to give skiers the tools to become a successful competitor in a fun and nurturing environment.  The intensity training will be based on the guidelines in the LTAD for a L2T athlete.

Coach Adam selects the entry point into the group using the guidelines below and his discretion.

2015-16 TJR Group Requirements are:

  1. An adequate level of Fundamental Ski Technique Development from the JD or equivalent program. Technique will be assessed by Coach Adam.
  2. A commitment to train with the group 2 nights a week during the ski season.
  3. A commitment to do Dry-land training at least twice a week in the fall or a reasonable substitute.
  4. Physical and mental maturity required for the L2T level of development.  Also to be assessed by Coach Adam.

Younger athletes who meet the above requirements, are willing to work hard, and have shown enthusiasm and commitment to the sport may be evaluated for the Program. The athlete should approach the Coach Adam with the request.

Updated August 2015

Telemark Junior Racers Program Overview