Parent/ Member Information

It’s easy and rewarding to join the Falls Creek Race Club. Membership of the Falls Creek Race Club is a great way to join in and get involved in the local community. Don’t forget Season Lift Passes for the next winter for are usually available at a significantly discounted price in October & November of the previous year. 

Aim of the Club

The aim of our club is to produce technically excellent skiers who enjoy themselves on the snow.

This leads to skiers who can ski enjoyably and well into their old age. They are given a grounding to assist them if in the future they wish to become ski patrollers, snowsports instructors or coaches. We hope members also become the best snowsport enthusiast they can be at whatever age and level they aspire to. Parents should provide the opportunity and encouragement necessary whilst being careful not to push their kids past reasonable expectations as this only has a negative effect.

Parental Assistance

All parents are encouraged to assist at a certain number of events and social functions depending on which squad your child is in. To ensure that everyone shares these tasks we charge a work levy of $300 per family which is refunded when tasks are completed. If a parent is unable or unwilling to participate they can send a member of the family, a staff member or a friend to do so. Alternatively they may choose to forfeit their levy.

Parents must agree to the programs chosen by their child’s coach. This includes dryland training, ski preparation, rules and tactical sessions as well as their on snow training. On-snow training includes directed free skiing and moguls as well as gate training in a ratio according to the child’s age, ability and standard. Our program recognizes that a skier can only compete well when he/she is technically efficient and that competing fast is not the only criteria of a good competitor.

Parents are expected to assist at events not only as rostered officials but as their child’s support. This includes preparing skis, carrying clothing to the finish area and encouragement (not instruction). In this role we ask that they follow the coach’s requests, especially at the start where they must stay outside the roped off area. For best concentration and result a competitor needs to be listening to only one person at this time and that is the club coach who is working at the start. The other coaches work at various places on the course to provide the best information to the competitors via radio to the start coach.

Self Sufficiency

Parents should ensure that their children are ready and on time for each training session and that they have all the necessary equipment including their lift pass. We encourage the value of teaching competitors to be self-sufficient rather than doing it for them such as making sure they can do up their own boots.

Equipment

Athletes are encouraged to wear their uniform at every session. Please check that all equipment has the correct name on it. Please check the club web site regularly so you can keep up with all information about on snow and social events – this is a major communication channel between the club, coaches and families. Please notify the coach or the office if your child will be absent or late to any sessions. 

Club Facilities

The club cleaning and washing up arrangements are the onus of the user. Members are asked to clean and tidy after themselves. 

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