IMPULSE (formerly SNOW CLUB)
The Snow Club was originally formed to help regional racers, who normally skied and raced on plastic slopes in this country, to train and race on snow with coaches they knew.
The Snow Club aims to promote and support the skier’s home club. This means the racer competes for their home club when racing on snow with the Snow Club as their 2nd club.
The club works with qualified coaches and is concerned to look after ‘the new racer’ as well as FIS license holders.
Although a small club, with relatively few members, we have been in existence since 1990, and have had a very distinguished start with a number of British and English champions. For 3 years, we were holders of the 3rd best placed BARSC club at the BARSC championships which is a tremendous achievement considering that we are one of the smaller clubs.
‘Our’ children have been invited to compete abroad as members of the British Children’s squad. Our members are regularly invited to be members of the English Alpine Squad. Currently there are racers who are either current or past members of The Snow Club in the English Alpine Squad. The Snow Club does not just focus on its top performers but also takes a lot of time and care over preparing the newcomer to snow racing. It is a central part of our training to instill good technical foundations in our skiers. Obviously, this makes the training camps beneficial to skiers just wishing to improve their general technique and we have skiers at every training camp who just do this. At each Summer Training Camp, The Club concentrates on the ‘younger’ age group with special development groups, designed to help the inexperienced racer while keeping the process fun.
If requested, our Coaches will produce a written report for the home club Coaches in order to keep them informed of 'their' racers progress while away on snow. The Racer will need to tell us where to send the report.
Should any Club Coach wish to attend a training camp, we would be very pleased for them to take part. Over the years, many of the region's Coaches have participated in running Snow Club Camps. We always encourage Clubs to join in.
Check out our website at http://www.impulse-racing.co.uk/index.html