Assistant Coaches: Aleisha Cline, Luke Hadley, Sebastian Moes, Sammy Kent
Leslie was born in Toronto but has spent most of her life in Collingwood ON. She holds a strong passion for a variety of sports with her #1 being Alpine Skiing. A former Ontario team racer, Leslie, for the last 6 winter seasons has spent time coaching ages 14 and under. She is currently a certified performance level 3 coach and level 2 instructor. Her future goal is to complete her level 4 coaching certification, as she is committed to develop and strengthen her knowledge and qualifications.
Following her racing career, Leslie completed a Kinesiology and Phys Ed degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, and also holds a Sport Business Management graduate certificate.
Leslie describes herself as outgoing, athletic, and creative with a very strong work ethic. She is determined to making Alpine skiing a positive experience for all athletes. Leslie feels that sport and in particular, Alpine racing provides an excellent opportunity to teach important life lessons while developing skills.
Leslie is very excited about her move west and is looking forward to the upcoming season!
U12 Program Overview
The U12 Program is a designed specifically for ten and eleven year olds who already have shown a keen inclination towards racing and demonstrated very strong skiing skills. The program aims to elevate each individuals technical skill level through increased volume of skiing, diversity on and off snow experiences including “age and stage” appropriate physical and mental training and the introduction to a structured competition. The technical model of this program is firmly based on Alpine Canada Alpin’s AIM2WIN document with participation in limited number of competitions (6 days) on the schedule for this age group.
Training will predominantly occur on weekends from opening to late April and during the Christmas holidays. Some additional educational opportunities are to be made available throughout the season in the form of introduction dryland training, ski tuning and nutrition clinics.
Eligibility for the U12 program is carefully considered by our coaching staff. Therefore, entry to the U12 program must be by WMSC coach referral (at the spring ski-up day) or with proven completion of the Husky Snow Stars level 4 program.
U12 is not a replacement program for J4 which is a very successful program run by Whistler/Blackcomb.
This program is available for children born in 2001 & 2002 - proof of birthdate required for all new members.
WMSC 2012-2013 U12 Schedule to be posted here once above schedule is confirmed - after BC Alpine meetings in mid October. Please check back then.
For the latest posted information about U12 Races see BC Alpine's Calendar and/or contact your coach.
Program fees do not include the cost of a list pass.
All youth aged athletes are eligible for a “Sea to Sky” Pass from Whistler Blackcomb. Application for this pass is directly through Whistler Blackcomb’s pass sales office and to be eligible, athletes must be registered in a WMSC competitive program at time of purchase. Please note that WMSC must confirm applicants status with WB and does so once a week starting Oct. 1 with an update of our athlete list to their pass sales department.
After your family has joined the club with a family membership, racers who wish to participate in a competitive program with WMSC are subject to a team fee of $600. This Team Fee are due September 30th. This fee covers your competitor association with the club, your competitors’ licence with BC Alpine and Alpine Canada. It does not however provide for coaching services, lift access, equipment, clothing, camp or race related expenses.
Note: A portion of this fee is applicable for a provincial child tax credit.
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Program Fees due October 31st. (see also Developing Champions Fund).
U12 Core 2012-13: $1650
Core program includes seasonal coaching support on weekends and during Christmas break. Extra training days (at $40 per), camps and races can be accessed with advance notice.
Program runs on weekends starting Nov. 24 and end April 7 as well as Christmas Camp (Dec. 27-31 and Jan. 2-4). It includes coaching and support services, fall/winter dryland training and online video services annual subscription (Sprongo).