U10 / U12

U12 Group

U10 / U12 Programme - "Creating Successful People And Athletes"


The U10 and U12 QAST programmes are designed to get juniors excited about ski racing and to develop the physical and mental skills needed to compete as a ski racer. This programme is all about building the skier and setting them up for success further down the line by acquiring the skills that are needed, all in a fun atmosphere that lets them grow and develop.

The emphasis is on fundamentals, developing an all round athlete and all mountain skiing skills through games. 

By trusting your child's athletic development with our Coaching team we will develop and build their attitude towards:

  • Hard Work
  • Respect
  • Time Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Initiative
  • Competitive Greatness
  • Confidence and Poise

The coaching team will be looking to develop these key attributes while focusing on creating the best environment for your child to learn.  The coaching staff follow a curriculum throughout the season similar to when at school so we encourage all athletes to attend all sessions on and off snow.  All athletes must complete the NZSki Intro Programme before participating in the QAST Programme.  Please click here to see link


Who, Where, When, Cost and Equipment                           

Who is applicable for the programme (DOB)

- U10: 2009 - 2010 born

- U12: 2007 - 2008 born


The programme starts on the 23rd of June and finishes on the 1st of October

Add-on days are also available at an additional cost for this programme on Wednesday's and School Skiing days (please enquire with Head Coach, about availability)

Cost             -  NZD$2,486.00 including Insurance

Included        - QAST Jacket, Lane space, Coaching on and off snow

Not Included  - Facility Fee when training at another dryland facility

                    - Travel and race entries

                    - Snow Sports NZ Registration NZD$20.00 Click here 


U10  - 1 pair of All Mountain carving skis (chin to nose head height) and or a Twin Tip ski of similar length

        - 1 pair of poles elbow height at 90 degrees

        - Hard Ear Helmet and Back Protector are highly recommended 

U12  - 1 pair of All Mountain skis (nose to head height) or 1 pair of Youth SL skis (chin to nose height), an additional pair of Twin Tips are useful but not necessary

        - 1 pair of poles elbow height at 90 degrees  

        - Hard Ear Helmet and Back Protector are highly recommended, a race suit and protection is recommended


Racing is not the goal in this age group however all team members will compete at local Inter-field races to see what it's all about and learn the processes that are involved for the future.


How do I sign up?

If you were not an athlete in the 2016 season.  Please contact our office for further information at admin@qast.org.nz.

Returning NZ Athletes click here


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