Freesking NZ Pathway
Our goal is to promote and advance each of the disciplines within freeskiing by taking a whole-of-sport approach – from encouraging participation at the recreational level right through to supporting athletes aspiring to compete in elite international competitions.
We develop both athlete and coaching pathways to keep our sport vibrant, and to ensure that our top athletes and coaches realise their potential nationally and internationally. Learn the FUNdamentals of the skiing to ensure you have the base skills to develop further. Those just starting can use the Freeski Progression Cards to measure their progress and move along the pathway from rookie to pro.
This pathway shows the different stages of development required for each of the snow sports from grassroots to elite international podium.
It is intended to be used by athletes, coaches and parents as a guide to understanding the steps in developing world class athletes. Programme directors, coaches and administrators for this pathway are challenged to provide the leadership, structure and resources necessary for athletes to progress through the pathway and reach their goals.
Our focus is on long term athlete development based on the 10 year. In a sport that is evolving so quickly the focus includes ski technique and all round skills on snow and in the gym: trampoline.
The ‘Pathway to Podium’ athlete pathway aims to develop world class snow sport athletes in New Zealand.
Highlight athlete development stages
Unify the national development pathway
Align the athlete, coach and competition pathways
Create and provide the necessary coach, event and officials structure to support athlete development
Educate all athletes, coaches and parents on long term athlete development.