The U8 Program is focused on the gliding start & skier essentials phases of the LTAD. Introducing the elements of gliding, tucking, jumping and moving over terrain skills. Athletes start off on a lower gradient of terrain at the beginning of the season and progress to more challenging terrain.
Eligible U8 Athletes for 2022 – 2023 (Birth Year 2016, 2015) (Ages 6 & 7)
# 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
Target Training to Competition Ratio: 12:1 (4 to 6 race starts)
Target Athlete to Coach Ratio: 6:1 maximum
75% 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, limited introduction to junior gates
Athletes are encouraged to be skiing 2-3 times per week, with an overall target of 45 days on snow.
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 questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org