SSRA 2017-18 U16-19 Team (Ages 14-18)

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The U16-19 program is designed for committed athletes who are preparing to compete in races throughout the Pacific Northwest and the US and Canada. The SSRA U16-19 program is for 14-18 year old athletes who are already expert all mountain skiers and are committed to refining/improve their alpine ski racing skills. The program offers training Wednesday through Sunday.

ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Athletes should be able to ski all terrain in all conditions with parallel turns.

EQUIPMENT

Each athlete needs at least one pair of Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G race skis. Many athletes choose to purchase a pair of Downhill (DH) skis but this is not necessary. Powder skis, twin tips, and all mountain skis do not provide the flex, sidecut, or dimensions to effectively develop/refine alpine race skills and tactics and should not be used at this level during training. FIS approved helmets, goggles, poles and shin guards are required. Back Protectors are required for GS and Super G, a chin bar or mouth guard is required for slalom and a mouth guard is highly recommended for GS. Coaches and staff are available to answer equipment questions.

LIFT TICKETS

Not included

SCHEDULE

The U16-19 home program begins December 9th and runs through April 17th.Training is typically on Hourglass. Weekly emails will be sent detailing plans. Training begins at 9:00am, lunch from 11:30-12:30, training ends at 2:30pm.

RACING

The U16 -19 racing schedules become customized to individual athlete’s needs and goals. The head coaches will meet with the athletes and parents to develop their race schedule. Race entry fees, lodging, lift tickets and USSA Membership are not included in program tuition.

CAMPS

Holiday Camp - Included in the tuition and includes an additional four days of training December 27-30 (Tuesday-Friday)

The Sun Peaks GS Camp in early November and the Banff Camp over Thanksgiving and the Sun Peaks Camp in early December are not included in tuition but are highly recommended.

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

U16-19 Full Time

$2399.00 - Before October 15th or for new families to SSRA

$2500.00 - After October 15th

PRE-SEASON YSL PARENT MEETING

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.