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Year of Birth 2005 & 2006

The U14 program will focus on skiing skill development through technical free skiing, drill courses, video analysis, and gate training. Participants will continue to focus on free ski fundamentals with an increase in gate training and competition. The U14's compete in the Southern Vermont Council races with top performers advancing to the Vermont State's and the Eastern Champs.

FIS approved GS/SG Helmet, a GS suit, slalom protection gear, and properly sized slalom, giant slalom, and Super-G skis are needed. It is strongly recommend that athletes wear back protection when training GS and Super-G. Athletes must be members of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association, (VARA) and US Ski & Snowboard.

Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm). Year of Birth: 2005 & 2006

Thank You SWSC!

Thank You SWSC,
 
The 2018/19 SWSC season has come to a close and what an amazing last weekend we had! Saturday we were treated with a late season powder day and Sunday we had bluebird skies for the Annual SWSC Club Championship race! Congratulations to Skye Greenberg (U14) and Declan McNamara (U19) on their 2019 Club Champion titles!
 
The 2018/19 season was an amazing one! The club was the biggest we've ever seen (305 athletes) and SWSC had an amazing group of coaches, crew, parents, and athletes. We hosted 13 races, 2 VARA projects, a massive Skating party, and a huge awards banquet. We added a very successful SWSC Parent Education Series, the U14 Vermont State Championships event, the Eastern Masters Championships, and the very important #Shred4Nate race in memory of Nathan Carreira. 
 
We couldn't have done all of this without a great parent group and lots of parent volunteers! We also couldn't have done all of this without our amazing SWSC coaches, timing crew, and event crew! This is a truly professional and dedicated team that make sure things are perfect everyday for the athletes. I make sure to thank them every day for their commitment and hard work and I hope you're all doing the same!! We are very lucky to have the team we do and their love for SWSC is why the athletes have fun and learn every weekend and why we are so successful. 
 
There's a lot of wrapping up to do over the next few weeks/months and some athletes are still racing. We already are in the planning stages for 2019/20 and the head coaches had a great end of year round table meeting to review and build the new program. We have some great new projects in the works and we are excited to announce them!
 
There's a lot happening during the off season as well. We have lots of athletes joining the Mt Hood and Saas-Fee training Camps over the summer, as well as athletes already registering for the Fall Copper Thanksgiving Camp in November. Off Season camps are a great way to build skills in a non-competitive environment with professional coaches! All these camps sell out, so let me know if you're interested! More skiing = more progress
 
We are also working on a new fall conditioning plan that will take place in the NYC region. Our Fall Fitness sessions are great and it's fun to get out and train on Stratton Mountain, but we want to get MORE kids involved! This will be a great way to get the team together and get ready for the winter!
 
Don't forget to order your team clothing for 2019/20!! The orders are due TODAY March 25! Contact Trisha Kramer with questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
It's been an amazing season and I can't thank everyone enough for all your commitment to SWSC!! A BIG "thanks" to Stratton Resort and the Stratton Ski & Board Club for their commitment to SWSC! We couldn't have done it without your support! Please let me know if you're up over the next few weekends, it would be great to see you all!
 
Thank You for an incredible year SWSC!!
 
 
 

 

David A. Edry

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Summer Ski Planning!

SWSC,

The 2018/19 Season is coming to an end. It's been an amazing season and one that had highlights for all athletes. Congrats to everyone in SWSC on all their hard work and dedication!

Don't let all the hard work end in March! Lots of improvements can be made in a short time over the summer and fall. Time on snow matters with athlete development and supplemental skiing and training is a great way to continue the progress made over the winter. A short 2 week Summer training camp can be as much skiing as a month of skiing in the winter and incredibly productive!

U.S. Elite Camps is the preferred summer ski camp for SWSC. SWSC coaches, as well as additional full time coaches work with the athletes in a fun summer environment to offer the additional training needed off season. No racing, no pressure, just athlete skill development. U10's through U19's and Masters can all benefit from addition ski time. U.S. Elite Camps uses only professional, experienced coaches for all camps. There are no kid/athlete 'coaches' at these camps, only Professionals. The camp also brings a house mom/nurse to care for the younger ones and offer 24hr care!!

There are three off season ski training camps offered. Go to the Camp Website for more information on the camps. www.uselitecamps.com

Mt Hood, Oregon. 2 sessions on a summer Glacier!
           June 25-July 5       ~8 Days on snow.   (*U12's thru U19's)
           June 25-July 10    ~12 Days on snow. (*U12's thru U19's)

Saas-Fee, Switzerland.  A European Training Experience
           July 23-Aug 6        ~11 days on snow. (*U14's thru U19's)

Copper Thanksgiving Camp.  A fall Race Prep Camp on the best early season training site in the USA!
           November 24-29   ~6 days on snow.  (*U10's thru U19's). Travel Days: Nov. 23 & 30

Notes:
Copper and Mt Hood have Day camper and Boarding Camper Options.
*Age classes based on 2019/2020 US Ski & Snowboard age classes.

In the works....

Master Copper Training Camp.  A Masters training camp to help jump start the year!
           November 11-15**    ~5 days on snow. **Dates are tentative. 

There are also additional adventures for those interested.

U.S. Elite Adventures offers two exciting camps for kids AND adults!

Cycle in Riccione Italy! This adult camp is for those parents looking to go and pedal around Italy and enjoy the Adriatic coast line! No experience needed! We supply guides, bikes (if needed), transportation, etc!

Youth Leadership Hiking Camp in Chamonix France! This leadership camp follows a curriculum to help teach leadership skills while hiking in the Alps of France, Switzerland and Italy! An amazing opportunity for kids to learn and adventure!


Get fired up for some great summer skiing and adventures!! Check it out!

 

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U14 Final Weekend Plan-March 23-24

Congratulations everyone!

It was an amazing season and the group was incredible. Congrats to all of you on your hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, and effort. We had a lot of successes this season and the growth and development of the group was impressive. We are all looking forward to seeing you on the final weekend of the program. 

A note for the 2005's. 

If you're a 2005 (2nd year U14), you CAN race in U16/19 scored races from this point on AND get points towards next season. This is a new rule this year and you're still motivated to race, go to VARA.org and register for some spring races! There is a panel SL at Sugarbush on Sunday (24th) and a lot of the team is headed up to the Cochran's SL next weekend (31st). These are both good races to start your point profile. Let me know if you have question regarding this. 

The Final Plan:

Friday:     No training
Saturday: SWSC Club Championship GS. 9:45am start. Just show up.
Sunday:   Dual GS

The group headed to the VARA U14 Invitational Project on Thursday and Friday should plan on meeting in the West wing of the Base lodge at 8:15am. 

See you all this weekend! Congratulations!

Edry, Steve, Bob, Ashley, Brendan, Vito, & Dmitri

 

 

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SWSC Alpine Clothing Orders Due-March 25th!

SWSC Families!
 
This is the FINAL WEEKEND of the SWSC Alpine Program! It will be a fun weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone!
 
SWSC 2019/20 Clothing order is DUE MONDAY-March 25!
 
The 2019 SWSC Alpine Clothing Order forms are below. I emailed out the graphics last week. If you need the graphics again, please email me! (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
The team clothing must be ordered by March 25th
 
If you want the newest Helly Hanson Athlete team gear for next season, they must be ordered by Monday. 
Forms must be emailed to Tricia Kramer. Contact Tricia Kramer with ordering questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  802.297.4090
 
Looking sharp SWSC!
 
 

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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          DATE    
NAME     ATHLETE NAME:      
ADDRESS     PHONE        
CITY      E-MAIL         
STATE   ZIP Customer no.        
CARD ON FILE IN RTP? Y………..N Credit Card #        
SALES PERSON____________________          
               
QTY STYLE # STYLE  COLOR  SIZE DESCRIPTION COST  
  29505 JR- SPRINGBOCK JKT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $260.00  
  29328 A- SPRINGBOCK JKT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $340.00  
  29505 JR- PINE PUFFY BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $280.00  
  29502 A- PINE PUFFY  BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $360.00  
  29267 JR - ZEBROID HYB JKT RED   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $140.00  
  29101 A- ZEBROID HYB JKT RED   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $160.00  
  29875 JR- FALCON FZ PNT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $160.00  
  29873 A- FALCON FZ PNT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $210.00  
  CUSTOM SUIT Junior - Sync  GS Suit AS   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $380.00  
  CUSTOM SUIT Adult - Sync GS Suit AS   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $499.00  
          SUBTOTAL    
          SHIPPING 20.00  
          TOTAL     
 
             
               
               
               
               
***RETURN FORM TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BY MARCH, 25TH 2019***    
*** K = Kids sizing 6 to 16 A = adult men's sizing XXS  to XXL ***        
               

 

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U14 Plan-March 15-17, 2019

U14's!!

 

There are just 2 weekends left!! Congrats to all on some amazing racing and results this past weekend!!

 

Lauren J. qualified for the 2019 Eastern Championships at Whiteface!

Skye and Nick G qualified for the 2019 NYSSRA/VARA U14 Invitational Project at Stratton!

Nick A. won the Bromley Spring Series SL!

Landon won the Magic Spring Series Duals!

 

Whoa!! Great Results!

 

There's still more racing to go!!

 

The Plan:

Friday 3/15:       ~ Panel SL

Saturday 3/16:  ~ Panel SL

                            ~ SWSC Awards Banquet!! 

                                 4-5pm  Social hour-drinks & Apps.

                                 5-6pm  Dinner!

                                 6-7pm  2019 Awards Presentation!  RSVP REQUIRED

Sunday 3/17:     ~ The Nathan Carreira Memorial Dual SL at Stratton!

                                  ** Enter TODAY                  ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com

                              There will be no Sunday training, all U14's should plan on racing if they are at Stratton!!

 

Upcoming Races: 

March 23-  SWSC Club Championships GS

March 24- The Annual Heinz Paul Memorial Race!  Entry: TBA

                    ~All SWSC U14 athletes should plan on racing both events!

March 6-7-The annual Sugar SL at Stowe. A historic race that is fun for everyone and an incredible spring race! 

                      To enter, go to: www.adminskiracing.com 

 

 

 

 

See you this weekend!

 

Edry!

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