August 15, 2008

First Nations Snowboard Team

Native snowboarders reach for podium

Team members head for YWCA-sponsored weekend training campWhile Canada's summer Olympians compete in Beijing, a group of young natives is inching closer to its own Olympic dream.

On Saturday and Sunday, members of the B.C.-based First Nations Snowboard Team will head to Vancouver for a training camp to prepare for the coming season. The team's goal: to have an athlete on the podium at the 2010 Winter Games.

At the YWCA-sponsored camp, 25 members of the team's high-performance division will receive top-notch coaching, advice and training on everything from nutrition and sports psychology to conditioning.

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