Melanie Rothman (tutor)
"As the tutor and carer of athletes in the HPC Leogang program it was my role to oversee the academic program of each individual student by providing an environment that allowed them to balance their training and study commitments. This role involves regular communication between schools, students and parents coupled with an understanding of each athletes unique needs and learning styles. Under this model, athletes were able to achieve success in their studies, which included some great exam results and the early completion of many of their course units.
Along with the academic program, Australia House was transformed into a 'home away from home' by providing enriching and age appropriate activities that allow athletes to connect with each other outside of the competitive realm. This included activities and competitions as well as special celebrations such as Australia Day. Guidelines and boundaries are put in place place to ensure the living environment is one in which athletes feel comfortable and safe to form and continue to develop lifelong friendships with their peers, coaches and the tutor. Additionally, the positive and productive relationship formed between athletes and their tutor and coaches ensures there health and wellbeing is monitored and managed so that they can maximise their time on snow whilst achieving success in the classroom.
Overall, HPC Leogang Alpine program has been and will continue to be, a professional highlight for me as I am able to witness and support each athlete."
Warwick Crawford (ski racer)
"The coaching team at HPC is committed to my long-term development and success. I love the structure and professional approach to 12-month programming and the training set-up at Leogang, which guarantees great training opportunities with top European athletes."
Vanessa Mahon (racing parent)
"My daughter Sophie attended the SSA Northern Hemisphere Camp in Leogang, Austria for the third consecutive year this January to April. The SSA camp really works well for the athletes because the training mountain, the new HPC dryland centre, the athlete accommodation and the schooling are all situated within close proximity to each other. In addition, the expert coaching has helped Sophie to progress in her ski racing with focus on individual areas. This approach has encouraged Sophie to push out of her comfort zone everyday."
Finn Bowes (ski racer)
"I’d like to thank all of you (Regi, Stoffl, Raph, Markus and Mel) for an amazing season of varying results and exceptional training. I believe I have improved greatly over the last three months and that is the result of amazing coaching from the lot of you. Thank you especially to Mel for helping me keep control of my schoolwork even when I was sick. I am very keen in coming back next year for the FIS camp and look forward to seeing all of you there."