Junior Training (July School Holidays)
IMBAC provides a Junior Training program to introduce our young members to skiing and allow them to grow in the enjoyment and community of the sport. The goal of Junior Training is to harness and develop the individual skills and competencies of participants in a safe environment, giving them access to their full potential. IMBAC prides itself in the spirit of sportsmanship and enjoyment encouraged and upheld by all participants of this program.
This program is run and primarily funded by IMBAC, who absorb most of the cost of professional tuition. Private lessons are conducted with some of Perisher’s most highly competent and qualified instructors, including some past Junior Training graduates!
The lessons are run in 3-hour blocks for 5 days, where Junior Members are taught from basic to advanced levels, and a fun race is also run in one part of the 4th day’s lesson. As IMBAC invests as much as $30,000 each year in this program, some requirements are necessary for participants, including attendance at all lessons, wearing of helmets and good behaviour from all involved.
All participants are encouraged to race for the club at the Junior Illawarra Interclub and/or Smiggins Bowl, which are outlined below. These races are fun and social events, which allow you to practice your skills and involve yourself in the club community.
If you are intersted in registering your interest in the IMBAC Junior Training Program, contact the Club Captain at email@example.com
Junior Illawarra Interclub
The Junior Illawarra Interclub race weekend is usually held late August / early September (see SnowYak on the homepage for dates). The Interclub are also the IMBAC Club Championships, so it’s a great opportunity for our young skiers and aspiring racers to challenge each other on the slopes!
The Smiggins Bowl race weekend is held mid-September, with both adult and junior racing on the same day.
These are two great weekends and are a great opportunity to meet other members of the IMBAC community and other club lodges. IMBAC encourages all racers to compete not only in the downhill skiing, but also to have a go at snowboarding and cross-country skiing, with half-price accommodation for our racers.
Imbac offers Senior Race Training senior members of the club (see SnowYak for dates). This program aims to improve the abilities of all participants from basic to advanced, but most importantly: HAVING FUN. Lessons are conducted in small groups and are designed to maximise the learning of all participants, along with being an enjoyable social experience.
Held in the heart of peak season, the Interclubs are a great way to enjoy a fab weekend at the snow with other IMBAC members. Downhill, snowboarding and cross country ski races are held, with awards for both individual and combined placings. The results of these races are also used for the IMBAC club championship.
Smig Bowl is an opportunity for both members and guests to compete agains the other lodges in the Smiggins community. With both adults and juniors on the same day, it is a great fun weekend the whole family can enjoy!
For more information or to register your interest please contact the IMBAC Club Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org