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 2021 – 2022 (Birth Year 2015, 2014) (Ages 6 & 7)
# of Weeks: 14
First Day on Snow: Saturday December 11, 2021
Last Day on Snow: Sunday March 20, 2022
BASE PROGRAM: Saturdays OR Sundays - 10:00am to 2:00pm
OPTION 1: Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00am to 2:00pm
OPTION 2: Add a Thursday or Friday Twilight Session
Additional training at this stage is not necessarily suitable for all children and may require approval of the Program Director and Senior Coaching Staff to participate.
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
For any program questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org