The U10 / U12 Program is focused on the Skier Essentials and Learn to Train phases of the LTAD. It continues to build on the elements of gliding, tucking, jumping and moving over terrain skills with a focus on linking terrain features and turn shapes together. Athletes start off on a lower gradient of terrain at the beginning of the season and progress to more challenging terrain.
Eligible U10 Athletes for 2022 – 2023 (Birth Year 2013, 2014) (Ages 8 & 9)
Eligible U12 Athletes for 2022 – 2023 (Birth Year 2011, 2012) (Ages 10 & 11)
Eligible U14 Athletes for 2022 - 2023 (Birth Year 2009, 2010) Ages 12 & 13)
# of Weeks: 14
First Day on Snow: Sunday December 18, 2022
Last Day on Snow: Sunday March 26, 2023
BASE PROGRAM: Sundays - 10:00am to 3:00pm AND Friday Twilight Sessions
OPTION 1: Saturdays AND Sundays - 10:00am to 3:00pm AND Friday Twilight Sessions
Target Training to Competition Ratio:
U10 - 9:1, 8 - 10 race starts
U12 / U14 – 7:1, 10 - 12 race starts
Target Athlete to Coach Ratio: 6 - 8:1
50 – 65% of the training volume should be focused on free skiing throughout the season.
Fun courses with turn radii equal to the child’s ski radius.
Brushes, stubbies, junior gates, introduction to Slalom.
Athletes are encouraged to be skiing a minimum of 3 times per week, with an overall target of 60+ days on snow for U10, and 80+ days on snow for U12.
Coaching at Races Included in Program:
NAC Invitational (only race with race entry included in program price)
LSDA Fun Day
Lydia Kutra Race at Mount Baldy
For any program-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org