ABOUT THE TEAMS:
The Alberta Wake Teams represent athletes who have a desire and commitment to excel in Wake Sport disciplines. In 2020, the Provincial Teams will include wakesurf and wakeboard.
Being on the team grants many opportunities for skill development, including:
having unique early season training opportunities with professional coaches
the chance to become an official
ongoing coaching and mentorship opportunities
involvement in the wake sports community at events
and support for attending events and training
Team members get to know other young athletes with the same love of the sport and build lasting friendships.
To provide training and skill development opportunities to U-18 athletes with the potential to attend and place at Nationals.
To provide a training program where commitment and development are the primary focus. This program will strive to develop well-rounded athletes that become ambassadors for the sport and train to become in the top of their division by age 14-16.
SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE TEAMS:
Open to U-18 Athletes
Amateur athletes only - no professional athletes
16 possible spots, with a maximum of 5 for wakeboard
2020 event and team participation will be considered but an athlete with no prior competition experience may be eligible for the team.
REQUIREMENTS AS A TEAM MEMBER:
The athletes selected for the Teams, shall be responsible to submit the following:
A training/goals development plan
Sign an athlete agreement/code of conduct
Athletes determined to meet development status by the committee will have to attend the following to receive their full training subsidy:
Attend all 3 Wake Tour stops
Athletes determined to meet competitive status by the committee will have to attend the following to receive their full training subsidy:
Attend all 3 Wake Tour stops + WSWC Nationals (an international event shall be considered in lieu of a regular wakestop).
Fee's will be $400 - will include a team uniform and a team training clinic.
The Team will hold a fundraiser and sell tickets at each stop. May either be a 50/50 draw or a Board raffle draw.
Athletes are eligible for $350 in post season subsidies that are based on their event attendance.
Deadline is April 30, 2020