ABOUT THE TEAM
The SK SBD Provincial Team was established in 2006 to support Saskatchewan’s top snowboard athletes who are looking to compete at the next level. Each athlete’s goals and objectives are individually supported and regularly evaluated to ensure future success in snowboarding. Education is also a top priority which means athletes must retain an acceptable grade average set forth by parents/guardians. A positive attitude is expected and we champion a highly supportive and respectful culture on and off snow.
PROGRAM OUTLINE: The Provincial Team is the most comprehensive program within the province, with primary focus on freestyle training and competing in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba. Our seasons have consisted of roughly 40 days of travel, training and competition at experienced facilities. Highlights of the program include: Can West Pass for Team Members (lift passes to all western Canadian resorts), top level coaching from our Canada Snowboard Competition Development trained coaches, competition entries fees, access to our 33 x 50 ft training air bag, summer dry-land training, sport psychology, nutrition, drug in sport awareness, and trip accommodations.
To provide all these services, as well as continue to make improvements the cost of the program is tremendous. In our recent seasons our budget has been in excess of $5,500.00 per athlete. The Saskatchewan Snowboard Association through funding from Sask Sport is able to subsidize these costs and in the past few years we have required a financial commitment from each athlete of $3,500.00 for team fees. We do recognize that this is a big financial commitment and have also instituted a athlete driven sponsorship program by which athletes can subsidize their team fees. Some athletes have been able to decrease their program cost significantly.
After the selection camp, the selected athletes will be contacted by SK SBD via email inviting them to join the Provincial Team.
For more information regarding the Saskatchewan Provincial Freestyle team, refer to the links below. You’ll find information about upcoming events, try-outs, competitions, trips and more.