Snowboard Cross – Full Time Program

Are you a junior or a senior snowboarder? Do you want to represent Great Britain (or your country) this winter competing in snowboard competitions across Europe? Do you want freestyle and snowboard cross training? This is an awesome opportunity to snowboard for up to 6 months on snow while training, travelling and competing across Europe with a team of snowboarders… Live, sleep, eat, train, compete, socialise, make new friends but first and foremost have an awesome experience and develop your snowboarding for 6 months of the year in the mountains. Full safeguarding is provided to all our junior athletes on both our full and part time programs including house parenting, supervision and daily education opportunities.

THE FULL TIME PROGRAM RUNS FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2018 UNTIL THE 31ST MARCH 2019 £6k team fees plus €2.4k accomodation.

HOWEVER, THIS SEASON ONLY, YOU CAN JOIN THE PART TIME PROGRAM STARTING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:-

1ST NOVEMBER 2018 £5k team fees plus €2k accomodation (only available in 2018/19 season starting)
1ST DECEMBER 2018 £4k team fees plus €1.6k accomodation (only available in 2018/19 season starting)
1ST JANUARY 2019 £3k team fees plus €1.2k accomodation (only available in 2018/19 season starting)

Want to join? Please email:- info@gbxsquad.com or call +44(0)113 3460680

The GBX program includes:-

  • 6 month on snow coaching and competition program running from 1st October to the 31st March in Austria (Mayrhofen area is our base) we spend 5 days a week on snow (training or competing)
  • Full safeguarding is provided to all our full and part time junior athletes including house parenting, supervision and daily education opportinties.
  • October, November and most of December are spent training at our base in Austria. January, February and March are spent training at our base and competing in competitions around Europe.
  • Travel to/from team base to all training and competition venues around Europe.
  • Nutritional support.
  • Fitness support.
  • 6 months accomodation at our team base in Austria.

GBX Coaches

GBX employs elite snowboard cross coaches who specialise in all aspects of the sport including freestyle. Our current coaching staff (2 British Olympic coaches, 1 British Olympic athlete/coach, 1 European Cup and 1 Fis coach) have lead the development of Snowboard Cross in Great Britain for close to 15 years – GBX has 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup and Fis competition wins and GB’s only Snowboard Cross athlete (www.zoegillings.com) to compete at the Winter Olympics, not just once – but on four occasions leading the GBX program. No other club, home Nation or indeed British Ski & Snowboard – the national governing body in Great Britain have the coaches, experience, athletes, expertise or Olympic and World Cup results that GBX firmly has under its belt.

Who are we looking for and what level does the athlete need to be?

If you have a basic skill set, willingness to learn, are robust and have a mindset to overcome setback then GBX would love to work with you. Remember, most athletes who join our snowboard cross program have never been on a snowboard cross track previously. We specialise in taking athletes on their very first steps through freestyle and onto a snowboard cross track all the way to International Competition.

We encourage snowboarders of all levels to try snowboard cross. We will not just develop you as a specialist snowboard cross athlete but as an all mountain snowboarder.

What should you expect if you join the full time GBX Academy?

Ultimately we would like you to fulfil your potential as a snowboard cross athlete and represent your country at the highest level possible.

  • With every season spent on the program you should expect to see a huge increase in your ability / skill level as we focus on all aspects including cross, freestyle, all mountain etc…
  • You will be snowboarding on mountains across Europe, freestyle parks, snowboard cross tracks and of course powder when it arrives!
  • You will increase your knowledge in nutrition and fitness.
  • You will increase your knowledge of technical preparation and equipment maintenance.
  • You will be snowboarding every day with a team of like minded athletes being coached by some of the most experienced snowboard cross coaches.

Do I have to of competed in snowboarding before I join?

No. No previous snowboarding experience is necessary; we provide training all the way from entry level up to International competition.

Do you get time to hang out and enjoy yourselves?

Absolutely. The team trains hard and as such its athletes need to relax and chill out… As a team of athletes you will eat, sleep, train and hang out together during this six month period…. Close bonds will be formed and you will find friends for life. We have a lot of powder days during the season!!

Am I too young or too old to join the program?

No! We focus on skills and potential rather than age. GB’s current no 1 Snowboard Cross athlete who to date has attended 4 Winter Olympic Games representing Great Britain as well as winning over 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup, Fis and National titles is 33yrs old – Zoe is one of the founders of GBX and knows that in snowboard cross experience is by far the most important factor over age! However, if you are still in doubt, please contact us for further information.

Over the past 15 years we have had a huge range of abilities and ages join the program, all have a passion for snowboarding. Some have gone on to represent their country at the Olympics, all have represented their country at international competions with us and everyone has had a fantastic experience and massively progressed as snowboarders.

If you have basic snowboard skills why go and become a seasonaire in resort when you can join the GBX academy and train and travel throughout Europe with like minded snowboarders for 6 months of the year representing your country at International competitions with the possibility of going to the Olympics?

What are the costs?

Team Fees are £6000 for 6 months and accomodation at our team base for 6 months is €2400.

GBX is the most competitively priced International Snowboard Cross Academy with some of the most highly experienced coaches in the World. We only charge costs that are fixed and won’t change regardless of how many athletes attend.

If you would like to reserve your spot and join the program for the 2018/19 season, please do the following:-

  1. Fully Read and if you agree, sign the below GBX program agreement – this is a 100% online form and once completed will secure your place on teh program for the 2018/19 season (6 months). Once signed you are committed to the program for the 2018/19 season. The cost of the 6 month program is £8200.
  2. Once you have signed the program agreement below and joined the program, please visit:- Join the Snowboard Cross Program Now where you can pay for the program using the bank details supplied after checking out.

** Once you have joined the program, please visit:- Join the Snowboard Cross Program Now where you can pay for the program using the bank details supplied after checking out. **

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