Aerial Skiing Development Squad Recruitment 2017
Gymnastics Australia, through the Spin to Win project, partners with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia help find new talent for the 2017 Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Aerial Skiing Development Squad.
Photo of the 2016 Aerial Skiing Development Squad training at Mt Buller.
The Aerial Skiing program is a talent transfer program, recruiting athletes from gymnastics, trampoline and acrobatic backgrounds and teaching them to ski and jump on snow with the aim of creating World Cup and Olympic aerial skiers.
Key attributes in a potential Aerial Skier:
A strong acrobatic background in gymnastics or trampoline
Good training ethics, motivation and organisation
Females aged 14 to 17 years
Strength, fitness and agility
Recovered from prior injuries
The ability to take direction and learn new things i.e. skiing and snow jumping
The ability to perform well under pressure
A desire to be the best
Check out this video put together by Olympic silver medallist David Morris:
If you would like a copy of the Aerial Skiing Handbook and Application form or have any questions about the Aerial Skiing Development Squad, please contact Bree at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Spin to Win form.
Applications for the 2017 Aerial Skiing Development Squad close on March 30.
The Aerial Skiing program is supported by the Victorian Institute of Sport
(VIS), Ski and Snowboard Australia
(SSA) and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia