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Year of Birth: 2009-2010

The U10 program focuses on building strong free skiing technique with an introduction to ski racing. Basic balance and skiing fundamentals will be promoted as well as an introduction to race training. The 4-5 Southern Vermont Council races scheduled are designed to give the participants the opportunity to experience fun competition. Athletes are required to be members of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) and US Ski & Snowboard. No 'soft ear' helmets are permitted. 

Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm). Year of Birth: 2009 & 2010

U10 February 22nd -24th

Hope everyone is enjoying some time off this week,

Congratulation to all the World Cup Teams and to Norway for winning the Gold.  It is always fun to race at Stratton in front of a great supportive crowd.  We did take video of the racers and you can find them on Sprongo.  I apologize in advance for the second run video as I did not realized there was a “draw” button on the video camera, which I hit by accident, so there are scribbles on the video☹.  Please find the videos at this link: https://sprongo.com/playlists/157963/68183/t

 

Friday Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Training. Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form on Thursday.

 

Saturday and Sunday:  This weekend our focus will be on improving technique.  We will work free skiing and in courses, pressuring the outside ski earlier in the turn, while keeping contact with the fronts of the ski boots.  The snow conditions should be great, so skiing in the woods may be a good place to be on a crowded weekend, which is comparable to slalom training.

A Few Notes:

·       Please ensure that the athlete skis are kept sharp.  If they are not sharp the athlete loses confidence as they slide around the race course and the mountain.  It is much easier to go faster in a race course if you know your skis will hold. Most of the shops in the area have a seasonal sharpening program which is much more economical.

·       Please ensure that your athlete is dressed warmly and have hand warmers, (if necessary).  Dressing in multiple layers is the best way to keep the athletes warm. 

 

See you on the Mountain,

Harriet

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SWSC Presidents Week Training Schedule-All Groups!

SWSC,
 
Don't forget to register for the SWSC Excel Mini Camp next week! Don't miss it. Great training over the next few days!!  The registration link is below!!
 
 
Presidents Week Training Days:
 
Tue- 2/19     OFF- No SWSC Training
Wed- 2/20    SWSC Excel Mini Camp*
Thu- 2/21     SWSC Excel Mini Camp*
 
*The Excel Camp Mini Camp is additional to normal training days. 
*Please fill out this REGISTRATION FORM to participate!

Fri- 2/22       SWSC Training Day
Sat- 2/23      SWSC Training Day
Sun- 2/24     SWSC Training Day
 
The SWSC Excel Mini Camp can not accept U8's. U10's and older are permitted.

Check your age class blogs for training plans!
 
Come train with SWSC if you're here!! 
 
See you soon!!
 
 

 

David A. Edry

SWSC Program Director

Stratton Mountain Resort

5 Village Lodge Road

Stratton Mountain, VT 05155

802.297.4075 (office)

978.505.8443 (cell)

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U10 Feb 15th - 18th

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone enjoyed their snow day(s).  This weekend is Presidents long weekend!Last weekend we worked on slalom turns and race tactics.  We had challenging conditions, but everyone tried their best.  Congratulations to all the U10s who participated in the Bromley stubbie slalom, and to the top 10 finishers:

Girls:

Boys:

3 Morgan Dennes

4 Chase Hamilton

4 Rosario Holscher

6 Brenner Rosen

6 Miriam Baron

7 Roarke Greenberg

8 Evangeline Okie

 

The results for the Bromley race can be found at VARA thru this link: https://www.vara.org/results/svc-u10-stubbie-sl/1407/

Friday: Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form by Thursday

Saturday: GS Training

Sunday: Jr World Cup, Åre, Sweden

 

Schedule:

The national teams will be participating in the Åre, Sweden world-cup giant slalom on the Älgkoviken trail (aka Suntanner).  Athletes may wear a GS suit.  Please have them practice taking off their side zip pants or shorts.  They may also wear their team colors (of the country flag).  The teams and bibs will be the same as the last World Cup.

         8:30am  Team meeting

         9:15am Team Inspection of the Åre, GS on Suntanner

         9:45am-ish  Start 1st Run

         10:45am-ISH 2nd Run. No break. 2nd run starts immediately after 1st run.

         11:45am-ISH Group Photo at the Race Finish

         12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch

         1:15pm Awards outside the Mountain Sports School

         Afternoon ski training following award.

Parents, family and friends are welcome to line the Finish area and take as many photos as possible.  The race course will be closed to only racers, coaches and race officials. Looking forward to watching the top athletes from Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA compete in this GS event.

 Monday: Training (free ski and gates)

 

A Few Notes:

 ·       Please ensure that the athlete skis are kept sharp.  If they are not sharp the athlete loses confidence as they slide around the race course and the mountain.  It is much easier to go faster in a race course if you know your skis will hold. Most of the shops in the area have a seasonal sharpening program which is much more economical.

 ·       Please ensure that your athlete is dressed warmly and have hand warmers, (if necessary).  Dressing in layers is the best way to keep the athletes warm.  Also, if we the forecast is for “clear snow” (rain), please dress appropriately.  It is usually warm; however, having rain gear is very helpful.

See you on the Mountain,

 

 

Harriet

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U10s February 8th -10th

 Greetings,

 We had a fun weekend training for the Dual GS and racing at Magic.  It was a great day, and nice to see so much improvement in the U10s skiing and racing!  Congrats to everyone who raced and to the Top 10 finishers:

 

Girls Race 1

Boys Race 1

Girls Race 2

Boys Race 2

2 Evangeline Okie

2 Roarke Greenberg

2 Evangeline Okie

2 Roarke Greenberg

4 Eliza DeChristopher

5 Anders Hildebrand

3 Eliza DeChristopher

3 Chase Hamilton

5 Rosario Holscher

7 Johnny Gargiulo

4 Rosario Holscher

5 Anders Hildebrand

7 Morgan Dennes

10 Brenner Rosen

7 Morgan Dennes

8 Ian Zwick

10 Miriam Baron

 

8 Miriam Baron

10 Brenner Rosen

 The results for the Magic race can be found at VARA thru this link: https://www.vara.org/results/magic-svc-u10-dual-gs.

 For this weekend:

Friday: GS Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form by Thursday

Saturday: Slalom Training

Sunday: Stubbie Slalom race at Bromley

Registration: 7 to 8 am upstairs in the Wild Boar Base Lodge.

Entry fee: $35. Athlete’s bib is lift ticket to the race hill.

Registration day checks to be made payable to the Bromley Outing Club.

All athletes must be an alpine competitor member of USS&S and have a current VARA membership in order to compete in the Southern Vermont series.

The race course is set on East Meadow, accessed by the Alpine Chairlift. The start is to the right as one exits the lift. Lifts open at 8:30 am. Inspection open at 8:45 am to 9:15 am.

 

First run women is scheduled to start at 9:30 am followed by first run men.

Run #2 will start approximately one hour after Run #1 is complete. Run #2 will be a full field flip.

 

Bib return: at the finish line or second floor of the Bromley Outing Club (at the bottom of East Meadow). There is a $50 charge for non returned bibs.

Awards for the two races will be in front of the Bromley Outing Club after completion of the race.

See you at the Mountain,

 

 

 

Harriet

 

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U10 February 1st - 3rd

 

Greetings,

 

We had a productive weekend working on slalom skiing and racing.  We held an indoor session to ensure that the athletes understood the slalom course rhythm changes, and we also discuss the racing rules of slalom and GS and what to do if there is interference in a race course.  This weekend the focus will return to GS to prepare for the Magic race on Sunday.

Friday: GS Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form by Thursday

 

Saturday: Training for Dual GS at Magic.

 

Sunday: Dual GS at Magic

Registration: 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the lower level of the base lodge. All athletes should have proper credentials in place prior to registration. All Vermont affiliated athletes must be members of VARA and USSA.

Entry fee: $45. Athlete’s bib is lift ticket. Cash or Checks Only.  

 Parent tickets are available at the registration table.

 All Volunteers welcome! You may offer to volunteer.

 The course is on Showoff, accessed by the Red chair (or walk).

 Inspection: 8:15 to 9:10. Inspection by side slip only. Do not slip the race line.

 Start time: 9:30 am women followed by men – Red course, Blue course - second run (opposite color) will take place immediate following the completion of the Men’s run.

Second RACE will start approximately one hour after completion of first race.

Bib return: at the finish line or in the base lodge.

Awards will be on back deck approx. 45 minutes after completion of the race.

Please note that GS suits may only be worn as an under layer.  They cannot be seen (no training shorts)

See you at the Mountain,

Harriet

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