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Details Announced for 'Sea to Sky Gravity Club' - Youth Performance & Development with coaches Jaime Hill and Katrina Strand

Jan 27, 2022
by Jaime Hill  



PRESS RELEASE: 'Sea to Sky Gravity Club' Youth Performance and Development Program

With over 40 years combined experience, head coaches Jaime Hill from Hilltop MTB and Katrina Strand from Strand Training have come together to create a unique Youth Performance and Development Program.

The ‘Sea to Sky Gravity Club’ is geared towards strong intermediate to advanced youth, ages 11-18, committed to progression and personal growth both on and off the bike.

Athletes interested in taking part in this enriched training environment, may already be competing, entering competition, or considering competition in the future.


Coach Katrina Strand

Coach Jaime Hill


Both Katrina and Jaime, alongside all coaches of this program, believe the competition pathway can be an incredible avenue for one to grow and learn, if high-quality mentorship and development, tailored to the needs and specifications of each athlete is at the forefront of programming.



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PHOTO CREDIT: TRISH BROMELY
Athletes exploring range of movement during warm-up at one of 2021's training camps

bigquotesThis program is much more than just a mountain bike club. Jaime and the entire coaching team embody and teach values that go beyond the sport. As a retired National Team Athlete, and more importantly as a parent, I have witnessed the most outstanding environment for our youth to learn and grow.Pascale Gadbois, mother of Charlotte, one of 2021's athletes

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Enduro style race training and tactics on Whistler's iconic "Top Of The World" zone


This program brings together riders spanning Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton and involves monthly training camps that explore skill development, mental strength techniques and competitive strategy coaching, alongside workshops that delve into different topics such as goal setting, nutrition and injury prevention. As well, all youth will be set up for individual check-ins that are tailored to each athlete's goals and objectives, offering riders an opportunity to be involved in planning their future path of growth and development.



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PHOTO CREDIT: HAILEY ELISE
Rider Charlotte charging through rock-rolls in Squamish


Application process:
All interested athletes are required to apply to ensure a cohesive and dedicated team of riders are selected. The application period is now open until February 6th, so if you're an aspiring young Mountain Bike Athlete, act quick!

For additional info or to apply, head on over to either Hilltop MTB or Strand Training!

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3 Comments
  • 3 0
 Yeah Jaime! This should be a no-brainer for any Youth's looking to make the steps to the top. Sure wish there were programs like this around when I was a young'un.
  • 2 0
 Jaime Hill is a boss!
  • 1 0
 love it! Strand is an icon in BC and Canadian Cycling.







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