Ability Level:
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Sport:
Alpine Racing
Alpine Skiing
Ski
Age Range:
7-13
Offered:
Weekends & Holidays. Friday Add-On.
The Alpine Meadows Development teams focus on fundamental skill development & athletic growth.

The AM U10 Jr Development and Development 10-13 focus on fundamental skill development as well as athletic and personal growth. Athletes must have a coach recommendation and meet the athletic skill and psychological maturity requirements to participate in this program. Our highly credentialed and experienced coaches use world-class venues, diverse and appropriate training environments and the latest methodologies to provide the best development opportunities for our athletes. Based on ability and qualification, athletes compete at the local and divisional level in Tahoe League and Far West Races. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. The purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

Questions?
Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@palisadestahoe.com. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.


    • AM U10 Jr Development Team

      The AM Jr Development U10 Team’s mission is to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skills, learn to be part of a team, gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code, respect for the mountain and having fun. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required

      AM Jr Development U10 is for skiers who wish to explore racing, a blend of racing and all-mountain skill development, or are committed to competitive racing. The team serves as a stepping stone to the U12 Far West Team, the Development Team or Big Mountain; athletes have the chance to train gates and can compete in Intramural, Tahoe League or US Ski & Snowboard Far West races but the focus is on freeskiing and skill development. Athletes can expect to gain knowledge in many areas including general alpine racing, equipment care and introduction to tuning, technique, and tactics, technical fundamentals, activation and warmup, intro to nutrition, alpine racing protocol and etiquette, and all-mountain safety.


      Details:
      • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced/Expert
      • Sport: Ski
      • Age Range: 7-9
      • Offered:Weekends & Holidays

      21/22 Programming


      AM U10 Jr DevoWeekend & Holiday
      Friday Add-On
      Dates
      4 Dec 2021 - 3 April 2022
      10 Dec 2021 - 25 March 2022
      Schedule
      8:45am-2:15pm9:30am-3pm
      Offered Training
      Weekends & holidaysNon-holidays

      Program Guidelines

      AM U10 Program
      PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
      AgeMust be 7, 8, or 9 as of Dec 31, 2021
      Skill Prerequisite
      • MUST have completed Alpine Rangers as Blue Star or above
      • MUST be fully parallel in all terrain and have approval of Team Manager
      • Must be able to ski all terrain with confidence
      Maturity
      • Must be able to ski and load/ride chair unaccompanied
      • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
      • Must be able to participate in a full day of training without parent interaction
      EquipmentSkis: 1 pair of GS or multi-discipline race skis regularly tuned
      Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
      Protection: Hard-eared helmet
      ScheduleTeam Calendar linked below for general reference only and may change due to conditions. Final communication will come through DRIVN application.
      Friday TrainingMust be registered for Friday Add-On Team
      ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% or more of the offered training
      Annual Training PlanWe ski & get mileage!
      70-75% coached/directed freeskiing
      10-20% coached drills
      10-20% training runs (gate training)
      Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Development Manager through Team Platform
      SupervisionAthletes 9 & under are supervised the majority of the time, although may be required to ski and/or load chair unaccompanied from time to time.
      LunchLunch is not provided; parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch.
      Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors membership to the Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard. Apply here.
      CompetitionsAthletes compete in Tahoe League Race Series.
      TravelSome travel may be required.
      Parents
      • Required to attend parent orientation
      • Required to remain on-site during Team
      • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences & injuries
      • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication
      • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct)
      • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) & check schedule/updates regularly.
      CommunicationParents must maintain an active account with DRIVN; After registration review the confirmation email for directions to access DRIVN.
      Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through DRIVN as information is readily available.


      Program Pricing
      Alpine U10 Jr Devo PricingWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
      Price$3,685$375
      PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team dates.Pass not included. Must purchaseIkon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team dates.
      Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.Purchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.
      Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

    • AM Development 10-13

      The Development Team goal is to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skills, learn to be part of a team, gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and mountain safety, respect for the mountain, and having fun. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

      Development 10-13 is for skiers who wish to explore racing, a blend of racing and all-mountain skill development, or want to race semi-competitively. The team serves as a stepping stone to the Club U16|U19 Team or Big Mountain; athletes have the chance to train gates and can compete in Tahoe League races but the focus is on freeskiing and skill development. Athletes can expect to gain knowledge in many areas including general alpine racing U10 – World Cup, our Olympic legacy and history, equipment care and introduction to tuning, technique and tactics, technical fundamentals, activation and warmup, intro to nutrition, alpine racing protocol and etiquette, and all-mountain safety.


      Details
      • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced/Expert
      • Sport: Ski
      • Age Range: 10-13
      • Offered: Weekends & Holidays

      21/22 Programming


      AM 10-13 DEVO Program
      Weekend & Holiday
      Friday Add-On
      Dates
      4 Dec 2021 - 3 April 2022
      10 Dec 2021 - 25 March 2022
      Schedule
      8:45am-2:15pm9:30am-3pm
      Offered Training
      Weekends & HolidaysNon-Holidays

      Program Guidelines

      AM 10-13 Devo Program Expectations
      PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
      AgeMust be 10, 11, 12, or 13 as of Dec 31, 2021
      Skill Prerequisite
      • Fully parallel with a high degree of carving
      • Can make large radius parallel turns balancing against the outside ski
      • Can make short radius turns with pole usage
      • Can skate on flats
      • Confident on all terrain
      Maturity
      • Must be able to ski and load/ride chair unaccompanied
      • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
      • Must be able to participate in a full day of training without parent interaction
      EquipmentSkis:1 pair of GS or multi-discipline race skis regularly tuned
      Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
      Protection: Hard-eared helmet
      ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
      Friday TrainingMust be registered for Friday Add-On Team whether pre-competition or supplemental
      ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% or more of the offered training
      Annual Training Plan70-75% coached/directed freeskiing
      10-20% coached drills
      10-20% Training Gates (gate training)
      Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Development Manager through Team Platform
      SupervisionAthletes 10 & older are NOT supervised for periods of time and may be required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ski and/or load chairs unaccompanied.
      LunchLunch is not provided; parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch.
      Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors membership to Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard Team. Apply here.
      CompetitionsAthletes compete in Tahoe League Race Series or Far West US Ski & Snowboard (not both).
      TravelSome travel may be required.
      Parents
      • Required to attend parent orientation
      • Required to remain on-site during Team
      • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences & injuries
      • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication
      • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct)
      • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) & check schedule/updates regularly.
      CommunicationParents must maintain an active account with DRIVN; After registration review the confirmation email for directions to access DRIVN.
      Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through DRIVN as information is readily available.
      Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

      Program Pricing
      AM 10-13 Devo PricingWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
      Price$3,685$375
      PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team dates.Pass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team dates.
      Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.Purchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.
      Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

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