The North Face Launches Athlete Development Program

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Last week, The North Face (TNF) has announced the launch of its ‘Athlete Development Program’, an initiative to diversify the often isolated world of professional climbing (and outdoor adventure).

“Today’s athlete recruitment process relies heavily on referrals, historically favoring those who are already well-connected and benefit from the privileges that give them the time and resources to accelerate in their sport,” a doorman said. -word of TNF. Escalation. The Athlete Development Program, however, is working to remove these social barriers by introducing an online application portal, eliminating the need to travel on the net. TNF says it will also prioritize athletes from “historically excluded or marginalized” groups to create a more inclusive outdoor community.

The program will provide 15-20 climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders and trail runners with a two-year contract with TNF, providing funding for the expedition; clothing and equipment; education on the roles of a professional athlete (i.e. come up with expedition ideas to fund, mobilize and build your community); and one-on-one mentorship with its more established athletes for the duration of the contract. The program will begin with a three-month onboarding phase, followed by nine months of mentorship with a current team athlete, training sessions and the possibility of additional collaborative opportunities with TNF.

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and based in the United States to apply. The application period will remain open until May 19, 2022 and successful athletes will be selected in September 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit here.

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