Juniors Program

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Registration links located at the bottom of each program summary below.

The ASC Juniors program is designed to provide a range of training and racing opportunities relative to both individual athletic goals and individual time commitments. While the younger level Junior Development program offerings (U10, U12) utilize a somewhat one size fits all approach the older level Junior program offerings (U14, U16, U19) are designed around providing athletes opportunities to be successful at specific levels competitively (local/divisional or regional/national/international). The primary goals of the Juniors Development programs are fundamental skill acquisition and developing a love for the competitive aspects of the sport. The primary goals of the upper level Junior programs are skill refinement and athletic performance relative to specific levels of competition. This approach allows us to provide programs for those athletes who participate in conflicting sports/activities and/or are more focused on local/divisional competition as well as those that have identified skiing as their primary sport and are focused on regional/national/international competition.

While the ASC Juniors program is commitment based it is also recognized that in order to provide quality programming to all participants we need to ensure athletes have a minimum skill/ability level to participate in one of the upper level Juniors programs (U14, U16, U19). It is assumed that athletes who are graduating up from the ASC Junior Development programs (U10, U12) would have attained the necessary skills/abilities to participate in the upper level Juniors programs should they desire to do so. Athletes new to the ASC Juniors programs must demonstrate they have the required skills/abilities before they are able to participate in one of the upper level ASC Junior programs. New upper level Junior athletes may request to be evaluated at the end of the season prior to them joining the Juniors program, at a preseason Juniors training camp or at the start of the new season. Athlete evaluation requests should be directed to the Alpine Director, Scott Zahn, scottzahn.asc@gmail.com.

The total cost of the ASC Juniors programs will vary for each athlete depending on the exact competition/training schedule that the athlete participates in throughout the season. The Juniors programs operate primarily on a Registration Fee + “User-Pay” basis, where athletes are expected to pay only for the competitions, camps, etc. that they attend in addition to their annual set amount registration fee. “User Pay” charges to be allocated per training camp/competition would include such things as; lift tickets and facility usage fees, entry fees, ground/air transportation, food/accommodations, athlete equipment, coach travel expenses etc.

Should an athlete elect or be unable to attend a portion of their scheduled program they would not incur any additional “User Pay” charges for any camps/competitions missed.  They would however still be expected to pay for the entire cost of their annual program fees – refunds will not be issued for unused services outside established refund policy.

It should be noted that the Juniors programs include the following as part of their annual registration fees:

  • On-snow coaching for calendared training and competitions;
  • Dryland coaching (designated Full-time programs)
  • Individual athlete management;
  • Low coach:athlete ratios (1:6 – optimum);
  • Mid-season and year-end athlete evaluation reports;
  • Regular season Alyeska and Hilltop training lane fees;
  • Use of team equipment (e.g. gates, video, timing, etc.);
  • Use of ASC Race Training Center facilities;
  • Ski equipment support – selections, discounts;
  • Ski tuning and preparation instruction and clinics;
  • USSA liaison and committee representation;
  • Travel and competition support – coordination of entries, transportation, accommodations, technical support and supervision;
  • Regular communication via email, club wide events, access to Administrative and Juniors coaching staff, Committees and the Board of Directors, and
  • Year-end awards banquet.

Planning Guide is a DRAFT and subject to change!

Juniors Program Structure

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Alpine Juniors U10 – 2009, 2010 YOB
  • Saturday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Program Fee – $2,280
  • Wednesday | Hilltop (optional) – $280
  • Description – This double day weekend program provides athletes with an introduction to the Juniors program. Training will focus on fundamental all mountain skiing skills and introductory race/competition skills under the direction of a professional paid coaching staff. A single day per week introductory fall dryland program is also included in the program. Athletes will be exposed to competition in both Mighty Mite events (separate category) and Youth Ski League events. Optional Hilltop Wed training – $280

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Alpine Juniors U12 – 2007, 2008 YOB
  • Saturday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Wednesday | Hilltop
  • Program Fee – $2,700
  • Additional Optional or Non-Calendared on Snow Training/Race Days – $45
  • Description – Recommended for new and returning U12 athletes who are interested in and able to commit to a more intensive annual program which includes both dryland and on snow training components. Athletes will compete in USSA Divisional events with one potential optional add-on lower 48 trip/competition. Athletes may also have the option to participate in preseason (Summer, Fall) training camps.

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Alpine Juniors Part-Time Programs (U14, U16 / U19 USSA )

The Alpine Juniors Part-Time programs (U14 and U16/U19 USSA) are designed for athletes who are looking for a primarily winter weekend based training program. Athletes in the Part-time program may also have other sport, school or family commitments which would make them unavailable to attend a majority of the Full-time programming. Due to training volume limitations athletes will primarily focus on local and Divisional USSA competitions however they may still qualify for and attend Western Region qualification events. Part-time programs now include Christmas and Spring Break camps and all school holidays and in-service days. Optional Part-time program add-ons include winter midweek training options, and Summer and/or Fall preseason camps. Part-time athletes may also be eligible to attend additional Regional USSA events based on coach recommendation and space availability. A Fall dryland training option may be offered dependent upon demand.

Alpine Juniors Part-Time U14 – 2005, 2006 YOB

  • Saturday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Program Fee – $2,320
  • Wednesday | Hilltop (optional) – $260
  • Additional Optional or Non-Calendared on Snow Training/Race Days – $45
  • This program is offered for U14 age eligible athletes who are interested in a winter weekend performance based alpine racing program. Athletes will primarily compete in USSA Divisional events. Those that qualify may also elect to compete at USSA Regional events. Program fees include professional coaching for all scheduled Alyeska training/competitions including (New for 2018-19 season): Christmas and Spring Break camps, school holidays and in-service days. Mt Hood preseason camps (2), Fall Whitehorse camp, Wednesday Hilltop, out of division training/competition and fall dryland are optional add-ons.

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Alpine Juniors Part-Time U16 USSA – 2003, 2004 YOB Alpine Juniors Part-Time U19 USSA – 2002 YOB + Older

  • Saturday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Program Fee – $2,560
  • Friday | Alyeska (optional) – $260
  • Additional Optional or Non-Calendared on Snow Training/Race Days – $45
  • This program is offered for U16 and U19 age eligible athletes who are interested in a winter weekend performance based alpine racing program. Athletes will primarily compete in USSA Divisional events. Those that qualify may also elect to compete at USSA Regional events. U19 USSA athletes may also choose to compete in limited FIS competitions with a current FIS license. Program fees include professional coaching for all scheduled Alyeska training/competitions including (New for 2018-19 season): Christmas and Spring Break camps, school holidays and in-service days. Mt Hood preseason camps (2), Fall Whitehorse camp, Friday Alyeska, out of division training/competition and fall dryland are optional add-ons.

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Alpine Juniors Full-Time Programs (U14, Pre-FIS and FIS)

The Alpine Juniors Full-time Programs (U14, Pre-FIS and FIS) are designed for athletes who are looking for a 12-month annual alpine training program. Athletes in these Full-time programs would be tracking towards future involvement in USSA Regional/National Teams and/or Collegiate skiing. Full-time programming includes (will vary by age group): annual dryland training program with designated rest/break periods, Summer and Fall on-snow training camps, winter weekend and midweek training. Athletes in the U14 Full-time and Pre-FIS Programs will compete in both Divisional and Regional competitions with goals to qualify for and attend National events. Athletes in the FIS Program will participate in Divisional USSA events, with a primary emphasis on International FIS competitions.

 

Alpine Juniors Full-Time U14 – 2005, 2006 YOB

  • Wednesday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Program Fee – $4,010
  • Description – Recommended for new and returning U14 athletes who are interested in and able to commit to a more intensive annual program which includes both dryland and on snow components. Athletes will compete in USSA Divisional events and have goals to qualify for and successfully compete at U14 Regional and National events. Program fees include professional coaching for all scheduled dryland activities, all scheduled winter training/competitions and1st Mt Hood preseason camp. Program fees also include dryland facility (Elite, Kincaid) access (New for 2018-19 season). 2nd Mt Hood camp and Fall Whitehorse camp are optional add-ons.

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Alpine Juniors Full-Time Pre-FIS – 2003, 2004 YOB

  • Wednesday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Registration Fee – $5,880
  • Description – Recommended for new and returning U16 athletes who are interested in and able to commit to a more intensive annual program which includes both dryland and on snow components. Athletes will compete in USSA Divisional events and have goals to qualify for and successfully compete at U16 Regional and National events. Program fees include professional coaching for all scheduled dryland activities, all scheduled winter training/competitions, 2x Mt Hood preseason camps and Fall Whitehorse camp. Program fees also include dryland facility (Elite, Kincaid) access (New for 2018-19 season).

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Alpine Juniors Full-Time FIS – 2002 YOB + Older

  • Wednesday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Registration Fee – $6,760
  • Description – Recommended for new and returning U19/21 athletes who are interested in and able to commit to a more intensive annual program which includes both dryland and on snow components. Athletes will compete in USSA Divisional events with a primary focus on international FIS competitions. Program fees include professional coaching for all scheduled dryland activities, all scheduled winter training/competitions, 2x Mt Hood preseason camps and Fall Whitehorse camp. Program fees also include dryland facility (Elite, Kincaid) access (New for 2018-19 season).

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