U14 Core Program
1 Day/Week U14 Age Class Program
The 1 Day U14 Age Class Program is designed for the young racer “new” to Age Class Core Program, and Age Class Racing series, or who has previous experience within the EMSC Junior Race Program. The 1 Day U10-U14 Program will focus on slalom and giant slalom skill development, upper mountain training lanes on Labelle, increased video / individual athlete feedback, as well as solid all-mountain fundamentals in a variety of terrain from bumps, glades, steeps and jumps. The November through April program focus will further allow for the necessary mileage for skiing development the critical stages of skiing development, throughout the season. In addition, the 1 Day U10 – U14 program will address mentorship opportunities while skiing alongside the upper tier programs such as U16 & U19. Athletes will be expected to have a slalom and giant slalom specific ski, given the specific course sets, upper lanes, and coaching progressions. The 1 day U10 – U14 program includes all Holiday Camps (November / December), as well as Speed Elements camp in January. Saturday training will consist of GS & SL rotations.
Part Time U10-U14 Age Class Program
The Part Time U14 Age Class Program focuses on weekend training, BOTH Saturday & Sunday, for increased skill retention, mileage, ownership of specific techniques related to slalom, giant slalom, kombi and entry level speed elements. Weekend Training will allow athletes to focus on Saturday GS training sessions, and Sunday SL programming, to increase the fundamental mileage necessary for upper level skiing, competition and future development. The added opportunity of Sunday Training, will additionally provide for increased video/feedback, coach to athlete feedback, as well as quality lane assignments reserved for Sunday training. Quality of track conditions, snow, and group size of athletes will result in outstanding opportunities, through the beginning, middle and later part of the season. Part Time U10-14 athletes will participate in the USSA Age Class race series, as well as special USSA events, and speed element opportunities. This program also includes all Holiday Camps (November / December), as well as Speed Elements camp in January.
Full Time U14 Age Class Program
The Full Time U10-U14 Age Class Program will offer athletes the option for weekday training elements, afternoons throughout the season, in conjunction with the Full Time U16 and Ability Programs. Our full time program utilizes training at other mountains for early and late training. Buying the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus is recommended. Full Time Athletes will have the option to train full-length courses, as appropriate based upon progression, during training sessions within the upper mountain training arena. In addition, Full Time athletes will have access to additional training opportunities such as Lights on Chute, offered Tues. and Thurs., January – March. Weekday afternoon sessions will focus specifically on GS/SL sessions. Speed Elements may be offered, upon Director’s / Head Coach’s discretion, course set, equipment and speed. Full Time programming sets an excellent platform for continued success and transition into future U16 Training, upper level competition events, and increased training and racing intensity.