SUGARBUSH/GMVS SKI CLUB

U14 PROGRAM

SCHEDULE/ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday 1/20
Meet @ club 8:30am
SL skis

9:00am– ski with coaches (Travis and Zach) directed free ski, activation and warm up
9:00am– parent forum with Martin
10:30am– skills stations and tall gate training
12:00pm– lunch
12:30pm -tall gate SL
2:30pm– session end

Sunday 1/21
Meet @ club 8:30am
GS or SG skis

9:00am– ski with coaches directed free ski- only on Inverness
10:30am– SG elements- tucking, gliding, balance  TBar
12:00pm– lunch
12:30pm -GS gate training Inverness
2:30pm– session end

All the best!
 
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Sugarbush/GMVS Ski Club
INFORMATION ON U14 PROGRAM

Category: ……………………………………….U14

Ages:………………………………………………U14 (12+13 year olds. (12 by 1/1/18)

Head Coach……………………………………Martin Guyer

Start-End Dates: …………………………….December 2nd, 2017 – March 24th, 2018

Training Hours Weekend: ……………….8:30am – 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday

Philosophy

The U14 Program introduces ski racing technique and tactics while

continuing to develop basic technical skills. Groups split their time between

all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. At this level, the skier will discover

and develop individual skiing and racing styles.

Technical Goals

  • Learning to learn — Racers learn how to systematically develop their skills through repetition and experimentation. Learning to constructively respond to feedback and coaching is one of the most important skills acquired during the U14 years.
  • Carved turns with smooth transitions and no skidding.
  • Introduction to slalom skiing, including quick turns, gate contact and clearing, and tactics.
  • Giant slalom turns and tactics.
  • Introduction to Super-G, including basic speed techniques, such as tuck turns and skiing terrain at speed, as well as choosing an appropriate line.

Competition Goals

Young racers are transformed during their U14 years. Racing becomes a

bit more serious. After the first two races, U14 racers are seeded according to

their results. Also, racers can qualify for the state championship racer series,

and at States, racers can qualify for the Eastern Regional Series. Racers

are strongly encouraged to focus on improving their technique as a foundation for future results instead of focusing on current standings. A goal of the U14 program is to help racers learn to enhance the constructive aspects of competition and to minimize the distracting parts.

Race Rules

For race rules, results, seeding, place points, prizes, and/or other,

please visit www.ussa.org and www.vara.org.

Methodology

The following provides overview highlights of the Program’s curriculum.

Should the more detailed curriculum be desired, please contact the Head Coach.

*  Dryland training

*   Drills to master basic techniques

*   Video analysis

*   Race preparation training

*   Equipment preparation training

*   Equal time distribution throughout the season of free skiing, drills, and gate training.

Approximate distribution of time on-hill:

Free Skiing 35%
Free Skiing Drills 35%
Gate Drills
Gate Training 30%

Equipment Requirements

U14

GS and SL skis

SG skis optional

Boots

Full side zipped snow pants

Poles: 2 pairs, one GS pole and one SL pole w/ with slalom guards.

FIS approved Helmet(new rule 2016) (No soft ear helmets allowed for GS)

and slalom chin guard.

Slalom shin guards

Goggles

GS suit

Back protector (strongly recommended)

Communications/Questions

The Sugarbush/GMVS Ski club will communicate with families in 2 different ways.

First off there will be weekly updates found on our web sitewww.gmvsskiclub.org.

Group emails are also a common pathway for club communication.

Please be sure that the following emails are accepted in your inbox:

skiclub@GMVS.org:    Sugarbush/GMVS Ski Club email
ajulius@GMVS.org
:     Sugarbush/GMVS Club Director/Head Coach/ Head U14/16 Coach

sutter@madriver.com  Sugarbush/GMVS Club Asst. Director/ Head U10,U12 Coach