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
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
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!
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
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!!
Friday 3/15: ~ Panel SL
Saturday 3/16: ~ Panel SL
~ SWSC Awards Banquet!!
4-5pm Social hour-drinks & Apps.
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!!
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!