SSNB Training Programs
Training programs are intended to be maturation specific and cover the training elements required for all Skater development levels. These programs are not specifically for speed skating and cover a broad range of movements & skills, to enhance the chances for your enjoyment in all sports, in the future.
Read SSC -Long term Athlete Development Material
Some very good and informative information for parents of skaters of all ages
This is how children grow into athletes - there are no short cuts SSC WEB SITE - Click Here L2SS & L2T programs are intended for younger skaters still developing their strength & technical skills. If your Child is getting all the Agility, Balance, Coordination skills along with speed & aerobic development within their other sports and games. that is fine. There will be no need to do any extra programs. Young athletes in these stages need to develop a love for their sport(s) as well as develop the work ethic that will sustain them , IF they wish to have success at later stages.
SUCCESS is a Journey
The development of the skills required to be a quality athlete are the same as those required to be a positive asset in society in the future. The learning, development and accumulation of these life skills is one of the reasons why society puts emphasis on sport. The sport of speed skating is very demanding and requires your utmost commitment & dedication to the 4 aspects of sport is essential, "IF" you are truly prepared to be successful in the sport of Speed Skating .
SUCCESS is not a sometime thing,
SUCCESS IS A HABIT !!
At the T2T & T2T-CWG level :
- programs become much more sport specific and a MUST for those that wish to be on the Provincial Long track or Short Track speed skating teams.
The effort and commitment at your club practices [ BOTH on & OFF the ICE ] will be the determining factor to reaching for a position on the Provincial Team.
The difference between the T2T and L2C programs depends on work volumes as well as program intensities
You should be able to do a T2T program before you do a L2T program
Make sure you ask your coach or the Provincial Coach , which programs will be best suited too you !
Important elements in Speed Skater development are :
NUTRITION : You need to FUEL the FIRE ! Rest and RECOVERY - An over looked factor for serious athletes
Aerobic Development is a huge requirement in Speed Skating
STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT is a required element of Speed skating
Flexibility programs available for all levels of skaters.