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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRE-SEASON TEAM MEETING / PICNIC
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
To create the BEST junior
program in the region.
To provide exceptional
ski racing programs for the
youth of the inland northwest.
Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance
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.