Olympic Pathway

Snowboard – Module One

Road to the Olypmics

We have broken down the steps required to reach the top of this sport. Tricks alone are not enough. You need to be able to perform under pressure in competitive environments. As Red Gerard said after winning Gold in PyeongChang – “It’s just another competition.” We’ve matched the trick progression with jump sizes and corresponding  competitions  so our athletes know exactly what is expected of them.

Why is it blurred out? It’s a risky sport! We need to manage our athletes progress to minimise the risk of injury. The last thing we want is for someone to jump into Module 4 and try a quad cork!! Remember, every new trick is just an extra 180.

How it works

4 Modules divided by jump size | 5 Rotations spinning left & right, forward & backwards and upside down | Competition sliders aligning with jump size and trick level | A percentage of tricks required to unlock the next module.

Along the top runs the competition sliders which align with jump sizes and tricks. For example, if an athlete can perform 540s they will be entered into Q Park, Valley Ralley and WRT contests. 

With clear and manageable goals, each 180 brings you closer to that Olympic level trick. By restricting the tricks we expect, we ensure that our athletes can spin in all directions, left and right. This is soon to become the norm in competitive snowboarding with judges recognising riders have a preferred direction of spinning.   

This is the goal of our pathway: to prepare our athletes for the future of snowboarding. 

The expectations in Module 4 will grow as the sport does. To keep it simple we have only included tricks that have been landed in Competition.

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