Ski and Snowboard Australia
Ski and Snowboard Australia is excited to offer its brand new participation product “Little Shredders” exclusively to Sporting Schools participants across Australia’s school yards. The Sporting Schools initiative is extremely exciting for all involved and we are keen to grow our sport and help children do more sport, more often.
Ski and Snowboard Australia is pleased to partner with Sport Australia to deliver this $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for Skiing and Snowboarding we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in one of Australia’s most popular sports.
"Students at Cairnlea Park Primary School loved being part of the Little Shredders program. The program aimed at teaching beginner snowsports and snow safety skills in a fun and engaging format. Little Shredders activities focus on working cooperatively in groups, which was transferrable to my Physical Education program as students were able to display great teamwork and sportsmanship. I highly recommend the program to any school as it is a worthwhile program that engages both students and teachers."
Matthew Tomkins – Cairnlea Park Primary School
THE LITTLE SHREDDERS PRODUCT
Ski and Snowboard Australia are introducing a cutting edge participation product into the market, Little Shredders, and is focused on introducing children of all ages to snowsports with the aim of developing children’s knowledge, physical preparedness and confidence to go to the snow and experience Australia’s coolest sport.
Little Shredders is an off-snow product, with the sessions delivered on almost any surface or vacant space at your school.
Little Shredders will introduce a curriculum of fun and inclusive off-snow modules, delivered in the school ground, to prepare children for their on snow experience. These modules cover such skills as snow sport specific balance, technique, equipment and snow safe knowledge together with spacial awareness exercises in a fun team environment.
Developed in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission, Little Shredders not only develops students’ basic alpine motor skills, it’s also lots of fun for both teachers and students.
TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE OUR ASSETS
Ski and Snowboard Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Little Shredders program within Sporting Schools.
Contact: Steve Nelson – Participation and Sport Development Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9696 2344
Sporting Schools School Yard to Sports Star: Sami Kennedy-Sim
Sami Kennedy-Sim made her Olympic debut competing in the Freestyle Skiing discipline of Ski Cross at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and she reflects on where it all began. Read more
Sporting Schools School Yard to Sports Star: Torah Bright
"The more you practise, the better you will become – that goes for anything, really!" Torah Bright talks about her journey from the school yard to becoming a sports star.... Read more
Olympic ski champion schools Shelford Girls' Grammar students
It may have snowed earlier than expected in the Australian ski resorts, but Shelford Girls’ Grammar used the summer to develop their students’ snowsports skills before they hit the snow this winter. Read more