Introduction to Ski Racing (ages 6-11)

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The SSRA Intro programs’ focus is on building fundamental skiing skills and skiing the whole mountain with confidence. In addition to directed free-skiing and exploring the mountain, this program exposes athletes to a variety of training environments. Our experienced coaching staff will introduce the athletes to ski racing while maintaining an emphasis on skill development and fun!

ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Athletes should be able to ski intermediate terrain. The athletes must be able to independently load the lift, use the restroom, and put on and take off their skis.

EQUIPMENT

One pair all-mountain or junior race skis is sufficient. Powder skis and twin tips will inhibit skill development and are not recommended. Helmets, goggles and poles are required. Boots are the most important component of your equipment. It is very important that the athletes can flex the boots easily and that the boots are not too big. Oversized boots and boots that are too stiff are the most common constraints to skill development in young athletes. Our coaches and staff are available to answer equipment questions.

LIFT TICKETS

Not included

SCHEDULE

This is a 6-week program offered on Sundays from January 7th through February 11th.

Weekly emails will be sent detailing plans. Training begins at 9:00am, lunch with parents 11:30-12:30, and afternoon training from 12:30 - 2:30pm.

RACING

This program includes coaching at the Mt. Spokane EEYSL (Emerald Empire Youth Ski League) race February 10th – 11th. Race entry fees and USSA Membership are not included in program tuition.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

As a non-profit volunteer based organization, parent volunteering is essential to providing a quality program for our athletes. Parents are required to volunteer three days at a SSRA hosted race or event.

PROGRAM TUITION

$349.00

PRE-SEASON TEAM MEETING / PICNIC

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

 
 

Vision

To create the BEST junior
race development
program in the region.

Mission

To provide exceptional
ski racing programs for the
youth of the inland northwest.

Values

Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Spokane Ski Racing Association is to support the best elements of competition, instruction and recreation by providing the opportunity for all youth to participate and excel in a team setting.