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U19/FIS Team

Born 2001 - 2003

Coach: Jamin Patten

Modeled on the US Ski & Snowboard Alpine Training System, Phase 5

Cost $4,000 if registered and paid 75% on or before 9/30/19. ($4,400 after 9/30/19)

This program is for advanced U16 and U19 athletes whose goals include competing and excelling at divisional, regional and national ski racing competition. The program goal is to advance each individual's skiing and racing skills to maximize their athletic potential, and to help build the discipline, drive, and determination to succeed in skiing as well as in life. The focus is on all aspects of competitive skiing, developing the technical and tactical skills for Slalom and Giant Slalom and Speed events.  Competition opportunities include Northern Division Scored US Ski & Snowboard U19 events, Western Region events and occasional travel to events in neighboring U.S. Ski & Snowboard Divisions and/or Canada. Throughout the season, athletes participate in a combination of technique drills, exercises, free skiing and gate training. Athletes learn to train their body and their mind for highly successful ski racing.

On-snow Training begins with November camp(s) at Panorama (fee not included), then resumes December 7 through March 29 at Whitefish Mountain Resort with sessions conducted on Saturdays, Sundays and up to four weekday afternoons/evenings per week plus a 5-day Holiday Camp on December 26-30. Weekend and Holiday training hours are 9:30AM to 3:00PM. Weekday training hours are TBD based on school schedules.

Dryland training and conditioning includes 1-2 days per week during summer break, then 2-3 days per week beginning in September. Participation in the dryland is strongly encouraged; athletes playing fall sports are excused when practices or games conflict with training. Also included are two physical assessment dates in the spring and fall.

As with all FVSEF Alpine Competition Programs the season-long curriculum for the U16 Team includes

  • Off-season and Pre-season dryland training/conditioning: 1 – 2 days per week in July & August, up to 4 days per week after school resumes. Sessions to include at least 1 session of field drills, indoor climbing session at Rockfish and others as scheduled. (Some additional costs may apply)

  • Enhanced training blocks encompasing specific speed-training skill development with FVSEF coaches including former US Ski Team Olympian and World Champion Hilary Lindh.

  • Opportunity for one-on-one sessions with FVSEF coaching staff to work on specific technical and/or tactical objectives.

  • Opportunity to participate in summer Mt. Hood and fall Panorama training camps ( Camp fees extra) ) 2019 Dates: Mt Hood, July 15-23; Panorama, November 23-December 1

  • Individual, one-on-one season-long goal setting sessions with each athlete and his/her family to map out a "competition plan" that gives the athlete the best chance of reaching his/her goals for the season and beyond.

  • Periodic in-season reviews/updates.

  • Equipment maintenance seminar for parents and athletes

  • Safety sessions covering avalanche awareness, tree well safety, the Skiers’ Responsibility Code and Personal Best Practices for severe weather skiing & training.

  • US Ski & Snowboard Physical Assessment testing two times per year

  • Regular on-snow video sessions.

  • Continuing mental preparation information and support. We follow the philosophy described by Dr. Jim Taylor. For those interested Dr. Taylor provides an on-line mental preparation for ski racing labeled: “Prime Ski Racing 101: Train Your Mind like a Champion”. (On-line course, fees not included.)