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U10 Missing Jacket from Bromley!

Missing U10 Jacket from Bromley!

Brenner Rosen is missing his jacket from the Bromley U10 race. It was on a chair and likely taken by mistake. Can everyone take a look to ensure your kids have the right team jacket?

If you think you have Brenner's, place contact Erica at 617.429.3357

Thanks!

 

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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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U14 Plan- March 8-10

U14's!!

 

Congrats to the 10 U14's that are headed to States and the 2 headed to the Piche's!! This will be an exciting weekend with lots of racing at the State Champs and at the Spring series open races!!

 

Get fired up and get excited for the races!

 

 

The Plan:

Friday 3/1:       ~ U14 State SG Race!!! No Friday training for those not racing

Saturday 3/2:  ~ U14 State GS Race!!

                          ~ Sun Mountain Showdown SL- Bromley ** Enter TODAY   ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com

Sunday 3/3:     ~ U14 State SL Race!!

                          ~ Spring Series Open GS- Magic ** Enter TODAY                  ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com

                              **No training on Saturday and Sunday for those that choose not to race at Bromley or Magic

 

Upcoming Races: 

March 17-  Nathan Carreira Dual Panel SL- Stratton *     ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com 

                    ~All SWSC U14 athletes should plan on racing the Nathan Carreira Memorial race! 

 

*Parents MUST log on and pay for these races online in advance. These races WILL sell out, so please enter by March 28th. 

 

Don't forget!!

 

March 16-    SWSC Alpine Awards Dinner and Banquet!! RSVP REQUIRED

 

See you this weekend!

 

Edry!

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U10 Plan- March 9-10, 2019

Greetings,

We are coming to the end of the SVC race series.  Great job this season to all the U10s on their improvement and accomplishments.  We have a few more weekends to continue having fun, learning and racing.  Congratulations to all the U10s who participated in the Bromley Dual Panel Slalom, and to the top 10 finishers:


Results!!

 Girls Race 1

Boys Race 1

Girls Race 2

Boys Race 2

3 Morgan Dennes

8 Will Alexander

2 Miriam Baron

5 Brenner Rosen

4 Miriam Baron

9 Chase Hamilton

3 Eliza DeChristopher

7 Chase Hamilton

5 Rosario Holscher

10 Ian Zwick

4 Rosario Holscher

8 Roarke Greenberg

6 Eliza DeChristopher

 

5 Morgan Dennes

9 Will Alexander

7 Evangeline Okie

 

6 Evangeline Okie

10 Anders Hildebrand

10 Lola Sullivan

 

 

 


 Bromley race results can be found at VARA thru this link: https://www.vara.org/results/svc-u10-dual-panel-slalom-x-2/1410/

For this weekend:

Friday: No Friday training this week due to the U14 State Champs!! Please volunteer!! 

Saturday: Training for Willard Stubbie Slalom race

Sunday: Willard Stubbie Slalom Race

Entry fee: $35. Cash or checks only. Parent tickets will be available at registration table. All racers must be current members of VARA and USSA.


Schedule:

7:30-8:30am: Registration in the Willard Mountain Main Lodge.

8:45am: Lift open to athletes and coaches.

8:30am: Coaches’ Meeting at finish area

8:50-9:30am: Course Inspection.

9:45am: Race Start

Second run: approximately one hour after re-set of course



Other Information:

• No Dogs are allowed on the mountain or in the spectator area
• The course will be set on the Colonel, accessed by either chairlift. Spectators can view race from base of mountain behind the fencing.
• All spectators must remain behind the orange fencing for safety.
• Bib return at the finish line after second run.
• Awards will be in front of the Willard Mountain Race Center approx. 1/2 hour after completion of the race


Willard Mountain Address:

77 Intervale Road
Greenwich, NY 12834

518-692-7337

I would recommend looking up directions on google maps before you leave your house.  Sometimes their is an area that you may not have cell service.

Good luck on Sunday,

Harriet

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Friday Training-Update

We've had an exciting weekend of racing!
  • 7 SWSC U12's are Headed to Piche's!
  • 10 SWSC U14's are headed to the VT State Champs at Stratton!
  • 2 SWSC U14's are headed to Piche's!
  • 2 SWSC U16's are headed to U16 Eastern Championships!
  • 9 SWSC U16's and U19's are headed to the Eastern High School Championships!
Wow!! Congratulations to the entire team! Everyone has been amazing and all the hard work over the season is paying off!
 
Friday Training Update
This coming Friday thru Sunday SWSC is hosting the Vermont U14 State Championships! This is an exciting event and a huge undertaking for the SWSC event team and coaching staff. 
 
With this, there will be no Friday training this week. All available coaching staff will be needed to run Friday's championship race. We don't cancel Friday training often, as we know it's an important training day for the team, but it's hard to find parent volunteers on Friday's and we are still not covered appropriately for the race. 
 
Please come and volunteer and cheer on the SWSC U14's at the State Champs!!
 
Thanks!
 
 

 

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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U14 Plan-March 1-3, 2019

U14's!!

 

LOTS OF INFO BELOW. PLEAE READ ENTIRE BLOG!!

 

Another great weekend of training. Those that did ski on Sunday got a lot out of the session and showed that you want to get better everyday, no matter the conditions!!

 

 

This Saturday is the final SVC qualifying event and the results will determine the SVC Standings and the SVC State Team and SVC Shootout team will be announced at the Bromley awards on 3/2.  All athletes MUST attend awards.

 

The VARA Shootout event will take place on Sunday 3/3 at Pico. The Shootout will select the final group that will attend the VARA State Champs. The Pico Shootout is 1 run of GS and 1 run of SL. 

 

ALL athletes will be asked to confirm or deny their participation in the VARA State Champs and Shootout at the awards ceremony at Bromley on 3/2. If you are NOT at the awards to confirm or deny your participation, you'll be pulled from the list. 

 

If you make the Shootout on Sunday, you're expected to attend!! It's a event that you qualify for and you can qualify for states from the Shootout!

 

The Plan:

Friday 3/1:        ~SL training in preparation for Saturday's SVC SL at Bromley

Saturday 3/2:  ~BROMLEY SVC SL. All U14's must attend. Register at the event. Meet at Bromley at 7:30am. 

Sunday 3/3:     ~SHOOTOUT GROUP:      PICO VARA U14 Shootout Race. 

                                                                      Arrive at Pico for registration at 7:15am. 

                                                                      AM- 1 run of GS, PM- 1 run of SL

                                                                      State Team Qualifiers will be announced at Awards. All athletes are expected to attend.

                                                                      *Those not moving on to the State Champs from the Shootout should enter the March

                                                                           9th and 10th Spring Series races. Registration details below in 'Upcoming Race' section.

                                                                           These races WILL FILL. Enter ASAP even if unsure about participation!!

                          ~STATES TEAM GROUP:  Train at Stratton

                                                                     AM- GS, PM- SL

                          ~THOSE THAT HAVE NOT QUALIFIED FOR STATES OR SHOOTOUT:

                                                                      Train at Stratton in preparation for the March 9th and 10th Spring Series races

                                                                          *Registration details below in 'Upcoming Race' section. These races WILL FILL. 

                                                                            Enter ASAP!!

                                                                      AM- GS, PM- SL

Thursday 3/7:   STATES TEAM GROUP:  U14 State Championships Training Day. AM-GS, PM-SL

Friday 3/8-10:  VARA U14 STATE CHAMPS:  3/8-  Slalom Race

                                                                              3/9- GS Race

                                                                              3/10- SG Race and Awards Party. Eastern Champs Team Announced.

 

 

Upcoming Races: 

 

March 9-   Sun Mountain Showdown SL- Bromley*        ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com
March 10- Spring Series Open GS- Magic *                      
ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com

March 17- Nathan Carreira Dual Panel SL- Stratton *     ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com 

                    ~All SWSC U14 athletes should plan on racing the Nathan Carreira Memorial race! 

 

*Parents MUST log on and pay for these races online in advance. These races WILL sell out, so please enter by March 28th. 

 

Don't forget!!

 

March 16- SWSC Alpine Awards Dinner and Banquet!!

 

See you this weekend!

 

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Nathan Carreira Memorial Dual Panel SL-Stratton

The 1st Annual Nathan Carreira Memorial Dual Panel SL
Stratton Mountain Vermont
Franks Fall Line
U14's, U16's, U19's, Masters

Sunday March 17th. All SWSC Should enter and race if you're not away at Championships!!

#Shred4Nate

Check out the great Nathan Carreira Memorial Race Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk6GmnVakeU&feature=youtu.be

To Register, go to: https://adminskiracing.com/node/185009

What is the Nathan M. Carreira Memorial Race?

  • A panel slalom scored ski race for USSA/VARA registered members hosted by the Stratton Mountain Winter Sports Club to honor Nathan Carreira’s (2003-2018) memory.
  • Nathan was an accomplished alpine racer who took his own life in March 2018. At the time of his passing, a group of Nathan’s closest ski friends decided a race event would be the best way to celebrate his life because he was so passionate about skiing and smiled brightest on the slopes.

When is this year’s event?

  • The first annual race is taking place on March 17th, 2019 at Stratton Mountain. It is expected to attract approximately 250 racers from the Southern Vermont community along with their spectating parents, siblings and friends.

Why should you support this event?

  • The goal of this event is to have a fun, annual ski race that strengthens and builds community while celebrating Nathan’s life and his love for skiing. The event is also an opportunity to educate the community about teen suicide and ways to help.
  • Funds raised from the event will go to the Nathan M. Carreira Endowment Fund at the Stratton Foundation. The Stratton Foundation's mission is to assist local children, teens, and families in Southern Vermont, helping them meet basic human needs in order to live a safe and fulfilling life. Nathan's endowment is a branch of this foundation and has already positively impacted those in the Southern Vermont community by providing a suicide prevention training and education program to the public.
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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.

You’ve probably heard that one before, but it is true. Your hard work is paying off. Our training effort this weekend was “wicked” impressive. In spite of the busy Saturday lift lines, the quality and quantity of training was terrific. Our sets were not easier, they required effort, smart skiing and adapting your tactics as you skied. This U14 athlete group just keeps getting better and better. Every one of you has improved your ski racing this season. All of us coaches are very impressed and proud to coach you.

 

Sunday was another example of how this group just works through its challenges to produce exceptional results. A few athletes came out in the morning for training in the ice and rain. Your efforts inspire us coaches to be creative too. As is typical with this group the ‘what can I work on coach’ positive attitude motivated us to get Stratton to let us set a stubby slalom on Suntanner. It turned out to be a lot of fun and great training. By the end of the AM session I think every racer on the hill had run our course. I mean every U8, U10, U12, U16, and U19 on the hill! You guys our setting a great example. Thanks!

 

Coach Bob.

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U14 SL at Magic-POSTPONED & other race info.

Magic has just decided to POSTPONE the U14 SL event for Sunday (2/24) due to weather and safety. The new date is now March 2nd (Saturday), and will take place at Bromley.

 

This will be the final SVC qualifying event and the results will determine the SVC Standings and the SVC State Team and SVC Shootout team will be announced at the Bromley awards on 3/2. 

 

The VARA Shootout event will take place on Sunday 3/3 at Pico. The Shootout will select the final group that will attend the VARA State Champs. The Pico Shootout is 1 run of GS and 1 run of SL. 

 

ALL athletes will be asked to confirm or deny their participation in the VARA State Champs and Shootout at the awards ceremony at Bromley on 3/2. If you are NOT at the awards to confirm or deny your participation, you'll be pulled from the list. 

 

ALL SWSC MUST ATTEND AWARDS AT BROMLEY on 3/2!!

 

If you make the Shootout on Sunday, you're expected to attend!! It's a event that you qualify for and is a fun event!!

_______________________________

**Athletes that do not make it to the Shootout or to States from the Shootout, there is still a lot of racing to go!! 

 

Upcoming races for those NOT attending the U14 State Champs:

 

March 9-   Sun Mountain Showdown SL- Bromley*        ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com
March 10- Spring Series Open GS- Magic *                      
ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com

March 17- Nathan Carreira Dual Panel SL- Stratton *     ENTRY:  www.adminskiracing.com 

                    ~All SWSC U14 athletes should plan on racing this amazing race! 

 

*Parents MUST log on and pay for these races online in advance. These races WILL sell out, so please enter by March 26th. 

 

See you this weekend!

 

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U14 Plan- Feb 22-24, 2019

Wow!

The Magic Slalom on Talisman was a great one for SWSC!! Congrats to Sky, Hilary, Sophie C, Sophie D, Aidan, Harry, and Josh for scoring impressive Top-10 Results on a very tough hill!! The hard work is paying off!! Keep pushing and don't let up. The final SVC event is this Sunday at Magic on the lower slalom hill. . At the final SVC race, the SVC U14 States Team (Stratton) will be announced, as will the U14 Shootout Team (Pico). This is an exciting weekend and we need to be ready to rip on Sunday!

I'd recommend Friday training this week, as there is a slight possibility the race moves to Saturday due to the forecasted weather. 

Friday 2/22:        SL
Saturday 2/24:   SL
Sunday 2/24:      SVC SLALOM AT MAGIC! Please arrive by 7:30am and meet in the main floor of the lodge. Be ready to go outside of the base lodge for a Team Meeting at 8:15am. This race hill is on the lower half of the mountain. Easy viewing for parents!

Get fired up and come train on Friday!!

Edry

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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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U14 Plan-Feb 15-18, 2019

SWSC U14's!

We had ANOTHER amazing weekend of training! The SG work is paying off and even though the SG for this Friday has been cancelled, all the hard work is making your GS better! You're all progressing and showing that you want to go faster! Keep up the intensity and keep working on your skills. There's still lots of racing to go!!

There's a lot happening over the next few weeks, so please pay close attention to the blog!

This coming weekend/week:

2/15 Fri:     ~SVC SG RACE CANCELLED!! It is supposed to rain most of the day, so Friday's training will be questionable.
                      SL if we can train. It may be a good day to take a rest!
2/16 Sat:    ~SL Training
2/17 Sun:   ~SL Training
2/18 Mon:  ~RACE DAY!! Magic SVC Slalom. Please arrive at Magic by 7:15am. We will load the lifts at 8am. Please be on time! This race will be on the 'Talisman' trail. Parents can walk to the finish line for viewing. There is NO start area access for parents. Please do not come down the race trail, as there is no access or exit. Thanks!

Reminders:
* We will meet at the gate shack at 8:40a & 12:40p each day. 
* Get the skis SHARP!

Looking Ahead
* Presidents week training training days: 2/18 & 2/22. We are hoping to have additional training on 2/20 & 2/21. This is staffing dependent. 
* The Willard SL make up is scheduled for 2/24 (Sun) at Magic. 

 

See you all this weekend!!

Edry

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U14 Plan-Feb 8-11, 2019

U14's!!

Congrats to the SWSC U14's for a great race at Stratton this past weekend! We had some great skiing and there is some noticeable changes in your skiing! Congrats to the crew that went up to Middlebury for the U14 MVC SG and had a fun race on a new and challenging hill. Lauren cracked the Top 10 with a 7th place finish! We still have a lot to do and more to learn and with just a SG and 2 slaloms left in the council season, productive time on snow will be critical. If you're not showing up with tuned and waxed skis, then you're not showing up ready. 

The SVC SG Camp for this coming Friday (8th) has been CANCELLED due to weather. The forecasted rain and warm temps led us to cancel the event. 

The Plan:

Please remember, we are meeting for each session at the GATE SHACK in the AM at 8:40am and 12:40pm. Please be on time! 

Friday 2/8:     GS. FYI: There is no guarantee that we will have training. With the rain and super warm temps, free skiing may be the plan. 
Saturday 2/9:  SG-AM, GS-PM
Sunday 2/10:  SG-AM, GS-PM 
*The SVC U12 GS is taking place on Sunday at Stratton. 3 Forerunners are needed for each run. This is a good training opportunity. IF you want to forerun, email me. The first 6 people to email me will get to forerun (3 for 1st run & 3 for 2nd run). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking ahead:

Friday 2/15:   SVC SG RACE at Stratton. Please pre-register for this council race. www.adminskiracing.com

SG TRAINING ON Feb. 14th
With the SVC SG Race happening on a Friday, I'd like to offer a SG Session on Thursday 2/14. I need to know who wants to attend. **Please go to the Google Doc link to RSVP for the Thursday SG Training session. SG TRAINING 2/14

Monday 2/18:   SVC SL RACE at Magic. 
Sunday 2/24:    SVC SL RACE at Magic. The Final SVC Series Race!

Get the skis sharp for the weekend!!

Edry

 

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U14 Plan-Feb 1-3, 2019

U14's

Last weekend was absolutely amazing! The coaches were all impressed with the progress, focus, and hard work the group put in. Well done!

A few things the came together to help make this happen....
1) The skis were sharp! Well done!! Keep them sharp and even with the new snow, the surface underneath is VERY hard. Tune EVERY day.
2) Repetition. The number of runs the group had over the weekend was very high. 5-6 SG skills runs on Saturday AM. 5-6 GS runs in the PM on Upper Standard. 12 runs on Upper Franks on Sunday. Volume matters!! 
3) Focus. It was remarkable to see the focus from the majority! Working on your skiing in and out of the course WILL change your skiing.

A few items we can improve on:
1) A few of you did a some lodge sitting. We had to go and get you out of the Sunbowl lodge. We won't be doing that anymore. A few rules on lodge 'warm ups'. You only need 5min to warm up. There's no need for breakfast and hot chocolate. Come out and train and no more lodge sitting. 
2) GS Suits. We need to train in GS suits more. Wear a tight light jacket if needed, but train in the suit. It's MUCH faster in a course and you need to be prepared for the additional speed. 

The Plan:

  • We will now meet at the Gate Shack every Saturday and Sunday morning and after lunch (except this Sunday due to the race). Please be there by 8:45am and 12:45pm

2/1 (Fri):    AM GS, PM SG
2/2 (Sat):   AM SG, PM GS
2/3 (Sun):  RACE DAY!  Stratton U14 GS
                  Please register in the West Wing of the base lodge by 8am. 
                  Meet the coaches at the Start (top of Franks Fall Line) at 8:45am for inspection
                  1st run inspection-    8:45-9:15am
                  1st run race-              9:30am 
                  2nd run inspection-  11:45-12:15pm
                  2nd run race-            12:30pm
                 Awards-                     2:45pm*
                  *All SWSC U14's MUST attend the awards ceremony following the event. 
                           Yes, I understand it's Super-Bowl Sunday (Go Pats!), but awards are mandatory.


Get fired up for another great weekend!!

Edry

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U14 Plan: Jan 25-27, 2019

U14's!!

What a crazy MLK weekend! We had an incredible 2 days of Slalom training on Friday and Saturday! The group worked very hard and made a lot of great progress. We are making big steps!! Sunday was a fun day of powder skiing all over Stratton in 20" of freshies!! I hope everyone had a blast! Monday..... -28 degrees.  :(    I guess this is the way the weather is in New England. Always be prepared for crazy weather!

This weekend we move into a SG/GS block of skiing and training. We will be doing some SG work mixed in with the GS training. For SG, U14's should be on a longer GS ski (10-15cm longer than their GS Skis). The longer ski adds stability at higher speeds and will run cleaner and faster and is better for their learning. If you haven't arranged a SG ski, you should call a few shops to see what they have for loaners/rentals/used.....I know some shops do this. For SG (and GS), athletes should be wearing back protectors (not mandatory, but highly recommended). 

We have a SG camp on Friday Feb. 8th and then the SVC SG race at Stratton on Friday Feb. 15th. I HIGHLY recommend the SG Camp on the 8th for ALL SWSC. More time on the SG skis will mean more progress. We will work on high speed turns, terrain, and jumping. It will be a great opportunity for learning and fun!

The Plan:

Jan. 25 Friday-      GS 
Jan. 26 Saturday-  AM-SG, PM-GS
Jan. 27 Sunday-    GS

Let me know if you have any questions regarding SG Skis!!

Edry

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Willard Race on MLK is -POSTPONED

In case you missed the emails, the Willard SL on Monday is POSTPONED.

A new date will be announced soon.

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