SK SBD PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Welcome to the registration page for SK SBD. We offer a range of programs that cater to riders of all ability levels.
At the bottom of the page you’ll find a form where you can register for any of the programs. Following your registration, you’ll be contacted with further details.
Snowboarding instruction for athletes from the beginner to developing snowboarder, the focus is on overall riding ability with guidance in basic movement, balance, edge control, turning, and an introduction to the terrain park. Whether snowboarding for the first time or just wanting to get better, the Groms Program has something to offer all first timers and novice/ intermediate snowboarders. The Groms Program is a 10 week program with curriculum developed from the Canada Snowboard Riders concept and with input from Canada Snowboard, Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors, and our Sask Snowboard technical development team. The program is a 10 week program with set skill development for each week and measurable goals to be achieved. The Groms Program is separated into a “Beginner” lesson structure for those who are new to the sport and an “Advanced” set of lessons for those who have already acquired the beginner fundamentals such as speed and direction control but still are not solid with edge changes. Participants will receive a “report card” which will assess their progress during the season and what skills still needed to be worked on. This report card can act as an indicator of the athletes readiness to progress to further Riders programs. Riders Club Coordinators will be responsible for notifying participants of program schedules, meeting places, and any updates or changes. The first day of lessons will begin in early December, starting at 10am to noon or 1pm to 3pm and will run until mid March. The Groms Program at Little Red may run on a slightly different schedule to take advantage of the resort being open on weeknights. On the first day coaches will assess participants and put them into groups for the season. At the discretion of the coach, athletes may be moved to another Riders Program in order to facilitate development more beneficial to the athlete.
Cost for season coaching is $225.
Snowboarding instruction for athletes who have succeeded in the Riders program and have been recommended to move on, or if new to the program and meet a coach assessed standard. The skills needed for this program are: ability to be able to control speed and direction on most terrain, be able to change edges without difficulty, have control on both toe and heel edges, be able to ride on their snowboard on a flat base, and be comfortable on their snowboard with a dynamic range of motion. Previous freestyle skills and ability are not necessary. This is an intermediate to advanced freestyle program for snowboarders looking to progress in groups of similar ability athletes. Participants will continue to work on overall riding skills and competency as well as individual specialization in jumps, rails, switch riding, as well as incorporating skills needed for speed events. Riders is the program for snowboarders that are looking to be comfortable hitting park features and have the passion to learn more. Athletes in this division can also be a part of the Riders Establishment/Provincial Team and will have the opportunity to be selected to the SK SBD provincial team. Riders Club Coordinators will be responsible for notifying participants of program schedules, meeting places, and any updates or changes. The first day of lessons will begin in early December for a full day starting at 10am to noon and again at 1pm to 3pm and will run until mid-March. Coaches may group athletes differently during the season depending on the athletes’ ability and interests. At the discretion of the coach, athletes may be moved to another Riderz program in order to facilitate development more beneficial to the athlete.
Cost for season coaching is $375.
RIDERS – OPTIMIST SKI HILL (SASKATOON)
Taking advantage of the unique opportunity to have freestyle lessons on weeknights the Riders Program at Optimist Ski Hill will have all the characteristics of the other Riders Programs but have 2 hour training sessions on weeknights.
Cost for season coaching is $250.
RIDERS ESTABLISHMENT / SK SBD DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Advanced riders who want to progress their skill in the area of competitive freestyle snowboarding should consider the Riders Establishment. The team spends time travelling to different locations, getting to train on Alberta and British Columbia mountains, as well as have organized trips to provincial resorts and competitions. This travelling team will have 3 scheduled trips to the mountains, each for 3 days, as well as 3 2-day trips to competitions within Saskatchewan. All accommodations, coaching, competition entries, and lift tickets are included. Athletes will have a heavy focus on freestyle competitions competing in the SK SBD Provincial Series. As well as freestyle development coaches will work with athletes on mental preparation, competition format, and developing competition tricks and runs. Athletes who participate in the Riders Establishment will also train with SK SBD provincial team athletes and coaches and will have the opportunity to be selected for Team Saskatchewan in Canada Winters Games years. All athletes who also sign up for a Riders Program at their local resort to train with their club and coaches will receive a $200 discount off of the second program registration. Riders Club Coordinators will be responsible for notifying participants of program schedules, meeting places, and any updates or changes. The program will begin in late November and run until mid March. Coaches may group athletes differently during the season depending on the athletes ability and interests. At the discretion of the coach, athletes may be moved to another Riders program in order to facilitate development more beneficial to the athlete.
Cost of coaching, lift tickets, competition entries, and accommodations:
under 13 – $1200 | 13 and over – $1500
** Check back soon for Earlybird Registartion.
Cheques can be mailed to:
Saskatchewan Snowboard Association
Riderz Snowboard Clubs
1860 Lorne Street
Cheques can be made out to ‘Saskatchewan Snowboard Association’.
For more information on Riders Programs contact Jen Dreger at [email protected]