Ages 13+ | A-Elite Competition Team
Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch Break 11:30am to 12:30pm)
This program is open to athletes who have qualified for the Eastern Championship Series (ECS) from the Freestyle Development Team (B-Team) and will travel regionally to ECS events in the USSA Eastern Division. This is a highly structured program with an elite level coaching staff. Each participating athlete is provided a personalized performance plan that includes extended on and off snow training opportunities, Friday through Sunday during the season, with additional and select training and competition days both early and late season. Additional training plan components will address nutrition and fitness while away from Stratton midweek and/or off season. Goal setting and performance assessment will be ongoing throughout the year, and athletes will be active and accountable in this process. USSA Competitor License is mandatory. Additional FIS License may apply. Event registration fees are not included. Additional travel fees may be required.
Mogul Skis Required
Click here for: Eastern Freestyle Registration (ECS-A)
Hope everyone had a great time watching and/or being involved with last weekends NorAm event! I’d like to congratulate some great skiing from Jamie, Maddie and Blake, skiing against some of the best skiers in the world you guys killed it!
That being said now it’s back onto our Eastern tour and after a week off- I hope everyone is super excited and ready for their chance to ski on our own World Cup run at Stratton. The weather this week looks kind of crazy… We will have a training day on Friday and it looks to be warm and possibly moist so be prepared for whatever weather comes our way.
Hey A Team,
Hey A Team,
We always have an interesting and different experience at our Killington A Klassic event! I would like to congratulate Jamie L. for her awesome win at the duals on Sunday and for that matter the dual win at Bristol the week before👏🏻. These titles are huge and show Jamie’s incredible ability to charge and get it done in a super aggressive dual format!
That being said Killington is notoriously a super challenging course and with that comes the mental anguish/needs for regrouping and readjusting our technique for these courses. For any of you who are upset about their results/training we have to remember that being in the A program is much more than a title, it is truly an earned honor via a great amount of work! Meaning new A team athletes are learning to walk, not run at the events we compete at each week. With each event comes its own challenges. I would like to encourage everybody to realize these challenges and we as a team will work together with athletes and coaches to make the next week better and more productive. We learn from challenges, we learn from the sport and in the end it’s about strategizing, sometimes reassessing, moving ahead, having fun and taking something away from freestyle.
Pics from Hank Kosinski at Killington for personal use: https://hankkosinski.smugmug.com/Skiing/SKIING-2018-2019/SWSC-2018-2019-SEASON/SWSC-Killington/
This coming Sunday & Monday (training Saturday) we have the Lake Placid/Whiteface Bumps & Jumps event. This event will be directly following the World Cup competition they are hosting on Friday. So another challenging course- but always well designed and many of our skiers over the years have enjoyed it.