Ability Level:
Advanced/Expert
Sport:
Alpine Racing
Alpine Skiing
Ski
Age Range:
10-13
Offered:
Weekends & Holidays. Friday Add-On.
The Alpine Meadows U12-U14 teams offer competitive alpine racing for ages 10 to 13.

The Alpine Meadows U12-U14 teams make up the competitive alpine racing continuum for athletes age 10 to 13. The teams focus on advanced alpine racing 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 divisional and regional level in US Ski & Snowboard events. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. The purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

    • Alpine Meadows U12 Alpine Racing

      The Alpine Meadows Alpine Racing Team goal is to help youth skiers develop strong fundamental skills in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced and credentialed coaching staff focus on skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and mountain safety, respect for the mountain, and instilling a life-long love of sport. We embrace the Alpine Meadows heritage. Athletes and parents are expected to meet the expectations as described below. Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at discretion of Team Manager..

      Details:
      • Ability Level:Advanced/Expert
      • Sport: Ski
      • Age Range: 10-11
      • Offered:Weekends & Holidays

      21/22 Programming


      AM U12 Programming
      Weekend & Holiday
      Friday Add-On
      Dates
      Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Schedule
      8:45am-2:30pmSee Teams Communications
      Offered Training
      Weekends & holidaysNon-holidays

      Program Guidelines

      AM U12 Alpine Racing
      PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
      AgeMust be U12 per US Ski & Snowboard Guide
      Skill Prerequisite
      • Must have completed U10 Jr Development in "Far West" Group, or with recommendation of Development Manager.
      • Skills Quest Phase 2 Bronze average or better:
      • Fully parallel & mostly carving
      • Executes regular proficient pole plant
      • Controlled in variety of terrain
      • Manipulates turnshape in variety of terrain
      • Pressuring skis independently
      • Confident in all terrain & conditions
      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 care for & keep track of all equipment from the parking lot, through training, & back to the car.
      • Responsible & accountable for hydration, nutrition, & proper layering.
      EquipmentSkis: US Ski & Snowboard legal equipment for GS & Slalom (Must maintain equipment in good training/competition condition at all times)
      Tuning: Bench, vices, iron, guides, brushes, files, stones, waxes.
      Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
      Protection: Slalom 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 85% or more of the offered training
      Annual Training Plan50-70% Coached/Directed Freeskiing
      15-20% Coached Drills
      10-30% Training Runs (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 the Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard. Apply here.
      CompetitionsFar West Ski & Snowboard
      TravelSome travel is 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 enrollment is complete; request access through the Teams office.
      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
      AM U12 PricingWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
      Price$3,685$375
      PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass.Pass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass.

    • Alpine Meadows U14 Alpine Racing
      The Alpine Meadows Alpine Racing Team goal is to help youth skiers develop strong fundamental skills in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced and credentialed coaching staff focus on skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and mountain safety, respect for the mountain, and instilling a life-long love of sport. We embrace the Alpine Meadows heritage. Athletes and parents are expected to meet the expectations as described below. Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at discretion of Team Manager.

      Details
      • Ability Level: Advanced/Expert
      • Sport: Ski
      • Age Range:12-13
      • Offered: Full Time, or Weekends & Holidays

      21/22 Programming


      AM U14 ProgrammingWeekend & Holiday
      Friday Add-On
      Dates
      Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Schedule
      See Teams Communications9:30am-3pm
      Offered Training
      5 days per weekMust be registered with Weekend & Holiday Team

      Program Guidelines

      AM U14 Program Expectations
      PassMust purchase Ikon Pass.
      AgeMust be U14 per US Ski & Snowboard Competition Guide
      Skill Prerequisite
      • Must have completed U10 Jr Development in "Far West" Group, or with recommendation of Development Manager.
      • Skills Quest Phase 3 Bronze average or better:
      • Fully parallel & mostly carving
      • Executes regular proficient pole plant
      • Controlled in variety of terrain
      • Manipulates turnshape in variety of terrain
      • Pressuring skis independently
      • Confident in all terrain & conditions
      Maturity
      • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
      • Must be able to care for & maintain equipment at all times.
      • Must be comfortable tuning equipment with supervision.
      • Responsible & accountable for hydration, nutrition, & proper layering.
      • Complete knowledge of Mountain Safety Policies
      EquipmentSkis:US Ski & Snowboard legal equipment for GS & Slalom (Must maintain equipment in good training/competition condition at all times)
      Tuning: Bench, vices, iron, guides, brushes, files, stones, waxes.
      Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
      Protection: Slalom protection & hard-eared helmet
      ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
      ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 85% or more of the offered training
      Annual Training Plan (Friday Add-On)20-40% Coached/Directed Freeskiing15-20% Coached Drills
      30-50% Training Runs (Training Gate)
      Annual Training Plan (Weekend & Holiday)30-50% Coached/Directed Freeskiing
      15-20% Coached Drills
      20-40% Training Runs
      Pick Up / Drop OffAthletes meet as directed by head coach.
      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.
      Travel/CompetitionsAthletes intend to compete in divisional, regional, & some national events if qualified.
      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 enrollment is complete; request access through the Teams office.
      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 U14 PricingWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
      Price$3,835$375
      PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass.Pass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass.

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