AGE GROUP:

12 to 15 yrs old

DESCRIPTION:

This is the age when things can start to pick up for a ski racer who has had a few years of racing experience or it could be an age where athletes might decide they want to start racing. Our programs provide coaching for multiple skill levels at this age.

Although this program is designed for the serious ski racer who is dedicated to learning technical and tactical skills, it is not limited to those who want to start racing at age 12 or up. Athletes compete in USSA sanctioned events within the Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) with opportunities to advance to competitions at the regional and national level.

Depending on age group, the team trains about 40-60% of the time in gates to focus on tactics and techniques important to ski racing. However, an emphasis on free skiing is also incorporated into training, keeping in mind that to build a strong racer, you must first have a strong skier. There are multiple levels of commitment for this age group including additional mid-week training opportunities at Purg for those whose academic schedules are flexible.

The full time program focuses on weekend training, Saturdays and Sundays plus optional days (1/2/3) a week of mid-week training at Chapman Hill with an alternating dryland training. 

Racers will be expected to participate in early season conditioning and early season skiing opportunities leading up to the season. In-season strength and conditioning will also take place every other week. Full-time athletes will focus on individual goal setting, training/competition objectives and health and wellness practices. This will help determine the individual’s strengths, areas of improvement, skill set and overall goals for the program.

Full time athletes must commit to mid-week training (some exceptions may apply). Full-time athletes also must maintain a B/3.0 average in school by properly managing their training, travel, competition and academics.

Most gate training will be shared with part-time athletes where schedules overlap. Most of the Saturday training will focus on GS/Kombi sessions and drills, Sunday’s will focus on drills, free skiing or video/feedback. Chapman will focus primarily on SL sessions and video feedback.

U14/U16 Full Time Tuition Includes:
  • 20 Saturdays include training at Purgatory and Race Days depending on Age Class and preseason skiing.
  • 18 Sundays include training at Purgatory and Race Days depending on Age Class and preseason skiing.
  • Gates & Drills Nights at Chapman Hill (quantity of chapman nights listed below) Jan-Mar (days of the week TBD) 
  • Dedicated training access to NASTAR Race Course and additional PST training space
  • Video feedback: 1 per week
  • Goal Setting and assessment with coaches
  • Mid-season and end-of-season reviews (written and meeting with coaches/parents/athlete)
  • Sports Psych: General mental training provided by coaches and special guests
  • Race equipment fitting and team purchasing specials
  • Ski tuning discounts
  • Ski Tuning Support and Clinics (parents welcome)
  • In-season strength and conditioning training 2-3 per month
  • Preseason fall hikes (Saturdays- parents welcome)
  • Total coaching time: 270 hours approximately
TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Purgatory Resort Ski Pass
  • Chapman Hill Ski Pass
  • Preseason lift tickets to A-Basin, Wolf Creek, etc.
  • Race Equipment
  • Travel Fees
  • Preseason strength and conditioning training 2/week
  • USSA Membership
  • Purg Cup/ special events entry fees
Equipment Guidelines:
  • Front entry 4 buckle boot
  • 2 pair junior race ski appropriate for SL/GS. 1 pair freeski/powder ski recommended.
  • Appropriate Length Poles
  • FIS approved race helmet
  • Speed suit, pole guards, mouth guards, shin guards, etc. (optional depending on level)
  • Well-fitting goggles and gloves.
  • Appropriate jackets and pants for various weather conditions.

ALPINE U14/U16 - Full Time 1 (Saturday & Sunday w/ 1 Chapman)

WHERE AND WHEN:
  • Beginning Early December weekend training, Saturdays and most Sundays (8:00am - 3:00pm).
  • 1 day a week of mid-week training at Chapman Hill (nights) with an alternating dryland training.
TUITION FEE:
  • Early Tuition Discount Price: $1,881.18 (if registered before 9/30/2018)
  • Normal Tuition Price: $2,132.00
  • Payment Plan available at Registration Check Out

ALPINE U14/U16 - Full Time 2 (Saturday & Sunday w/ 2 Chapman)

WHERE AND WHEN:
  • Beginning Early December weekend training, Saturdays and Sundays (8:00am - 3:00pm).
  • 2 days a week of mid-week training at Chapman Hill (nights) with an alternating dryland training.
TUITION FEE:
  • Early Tuition Discount Price: $2,081.18 (if registered before 9/30/2018)
  • Normal Tuition Price: $2,312.42
  • Payment Plan available at Registration Check Out

ALPINE U14/U16 - Full Time 3 (Saturday & Sunday w/ 3 Chapman)

WHERE AND WHEN:
  • Beginning Early December weekend training, Saturdays and Sundays (8:00am - 3:00pm).
  •  3 days a week of mid-week training at Chapman Hill (nights) with an alternating dryland training.
TUITION FEE:
  • Early Tuition Discount Price: $2,528.24 (if registered before 9/30/2018)
  • Normal Tuition Price: $2,865.33
  • Payment Plan available at Registration Check Out