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Snowboard Pathway

Each Module corresponds to jumps size and competition standard. Here are the steps to reach Olympic level.

Road to the Olypmics

We have taken a building block approach, breaking down the rotations required to reach the top of this sport. However, tricks alone are not enough: you need to be able to perform under pressure in a competitive environment. The best riders all have similar tricks. It’s a mind game. Who can hold it together at the top? So our athletes know exactly what is expected of them, we’ve matched the trick progression with jump size and corresponding  competitions. These building blocks ensure that we are ready to perform on the Olympic stage.

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 split by jump size | 4 Rotations + inverts | Competition expectation aligns with jump size and trick level | Completing a percentage of tricks unlocks the next module.

Along the top are the competition expectations 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 rotations that we demand, we ensure that our athletes can spin left and right. This is soon to become the norm in competitive snowboarding as judges recognise that riders have a preferred direction of spinning.   

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

Our 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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