Ages: 13-19

Junior Development +


Components of the JD+ program include (but are not limited to):

  • Training 5-6 days/wk (incl Team sessions & independent sessions at home)
  • Access to summer, fall and on-snow club/regional/provincial training camps
  • Energy systems testing to determine heart rate zones and measure progress in fitness
  • Strength testing to determine loads and measure strength gains
  • Instruction/guidance in proper strength and wt lifting techniques
  • Seasonal goals review and planning sessions (group and individual) with coach
  • Individualized Yearly Training Plan (YTP) including tapering, peaking and weekly plans
  • “Training Peaks” (or similar) based daily training plans & logs w coach feedback
  • Nutrition and Regeneration/recovery programs and protocols
  • Psychological skills and techniques (relaxation, activation, visualization, strategies, coping…)
  • Technical video analysis off-season & on-snow (roller skiing, striding, skiing…)
  • Online Team calendar via TeamSnap (or similar) training session postings
  • Pre-season program info/orientation meeting – mandatory for all athletes and parents.
  • Coach support year-round

Expectations of Athletes
This is a training and racing program. Athletes need to be self-motivated, train year-round and be ready to compete at provincial and national levels. A strong commitment to scheduled Team training sessions in the summer and fall and to completing independent training at home and on the snow is expected. Daily training log is to be completed consistently (including resting heart rates, sleep hours, energy levels, etc)  so that coaches can monitor training response and give appropriate training advice. Athletes are expected to be proactive in informing coaches of upcoming events/activities that may conflict with scheduled training.  All JD+ athletes will complete an “Athlete Agreement” from at the beginning of each season.

Note: Athletes at the JD+ level are sometimes involved in other organized sports in the summer and fall. This is a good thing that we encourage for enjoyment and to develop a full range of athletic abilities. Older JD+ athletes often have work and other responsibilities. The Head Coach will meet with athletes and parents pre-season to preview schedules, clarify goals & mutual expectations and construct a plan that balances the individual needs of the athlete with the needs of running a cohesive club program. The Head Coach will be flexible in helping to determine the right balance and reserves the right to set minimum training and attendance requirements.

* SLNC membership and a current dual area season’s pass (SLNC & Silver Star) is required for participants this program.

Program Details

Sept 8 - April 8, 2018
Total # of Sessions
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Late Registration Cost
Registration Deadline
October 31, 2017

Lead Coach: Eric de Nys

Assistant Coach: Virginie Pichard-Jolicouer and Paul Hardy

Fall Sessions

Dates:  September 7,  2017 – November 5, 2017

Sessions: Up to 30 sessions offered (3/wk). Athletes to attend 2/wk minimum.


  • Tuesdays  Sep 18 – Nov 8;  4:00-6:00pm @ Kidston Elementary / Coldstream *
  • Thursdays  Sep 15 – Nov 3; 4:00-6:00pm @ Coldstream Elementary
  • Saturdays  Sep 3 – Oct 31;  8:30-11:30 @ varied locations
    * Tuesdays after Oct 18 may move indoors depending on weather or space availability.

Winter Sessions

We get on snow as soon as conditions allow, usually early November.

Dates: November 4 – end of season (early April)

Sessions: Up to 50 sessions offered (3/wk).  Athletes to attend 3/wk *.


  • Tuesdays  November 15 – March 7;  6:00-7:45 @ SLNC
  • Thursdays  November 10 – March 9;  6:00-7:45 @ SLNC
  • Saturdays  November 5 – March 11;  9:00-11:30 @ SLNC
    * Academy athletes who trained during the day may attend Tues evening sessions.

$900 before October 31st

$920 after October 31st