SX & SBX – National Squad & National Academy – Full time program.
If you are selected to the SX or SBX National Academy or National Squad, you have the option to join the full time (6 month) program (currently this is offered for Snowboard Cross only.) For 6 months of the year (October – March) the British squad lives and trains together in the Zell Am Ziller area of Austria. October, November and part of December are spent training in Hintertux & Pitztal while December through to March are spent competing in FIS, European Cup and World Cup competitions and training.
All the programs are 100% athlete funded. Currently the core cost to SBX athletes on the National Academy or National squad programme is £6000. Core costs cover 6 months on snow coaching, travel to/from training and competitions in team vehicles from the team base around Europe, fitness, nutrition and sports massage support.
Typical costs not included in the core costs but which should be budgeted for are team base accomodation which is €400 per month for 6 months; a “Tyrol” season lift pass, food & drink etc.
We don’t currently have a full time SX program but we do have a junior program. We are looking to establish a part time SX program this comming season – pls get in touch if you are interested in the part time program. Costs are likely to be circa £6000-£8000 coaching fees for the season.
Our aim is simple, to offer high quality programs with very achievable program costs to give athletes every chance of being the best they can be.