Ability Level:
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Sport:
Alpine Racing
Alpine Skiing
Ski
Age Range:
7-13
Offered:
Full Time or Weekends & Holidays
The Olympic Valley Development teams make up the intro to competitive alpine racing teams for athletes ages 7-13.

U10 Jr Development and Development 10-13 teams 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.


    • OV U10 Jr Development Team

      The 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

      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 US Ski & Snowboard 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 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: 7-9
      • Offered: Full Time, or Weekends & Holidays

        Registration is FULL for the 21-22 Season for the U10 Jr Development program.

      21/22 Programming


      OV U10 Jr Devo Programming
      Full TimeWeekend & Holiday
      Friday Add-On
      Dates
      Dec 2021 - April 2022Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Schedule
      See Teams Communications8:45am-2:15pm9:30am-3pm
      Offered Training
      5 days per weekWeekends & HolidaysMust be registered with Weekend & Holiday team.

      Program Guidelines

      OV U10 Jr Devo Expectations
      PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
      AgeMust be 7, 8, or 9 as of December 31, 2021
      Skill Prerequisite
      • MUST have completed Mighty Mites 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 care for & keep track of all equipment from the parking lot, through training, & back to the car.
      EquipmentSkis: Slalom & GS skis or 1 pair of multi-discipline race skis regularly tuned
      Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
      Protection: Hard-eared helmet (slalom may be recommended for 9 year olds)
      ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
      Friday TrainingMust be registered for Full Time Team or Friday Add-On
      ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% of offered registered training.
      Annual Training Plan
      • 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
      BreakLunch 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.
      CompetitionsThe majority of Development Team athletes will complete primarily in the Tahoe League/Tahoe Race Series. At the direction/discretion of the Team Manager some athletes based on performance and ability will have access to designated Far West races, some of which may be outside of the Tahoe area.
      Far West US Ski & Snowboard
      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 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

      OV U10 Jr Devo PricingFull TimeWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
      Price$4,560

    • $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.Pass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with team dates.
      Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required.Purchase of Team Uniform is required.Purchase of Team Uniform is required.
      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.Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.
    • OV Development 10-13 (U12/U14)

      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 U12-U14 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-U18 Far West Weekend 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 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: Full Time, or Weekends & Holidays

      21/22 Programming


      OV Devo U12-U14 Program
      Full TimeWeekend & Holiday
      Friday Add-On
      Dates
      Dec 4, 2021 - April 3, 2022Dec 4, 2021 - April 3, 2022
      Dec 20, 2021 - March 25, 2022
      Schedule
      See Teams Communications8:45am-2:15pm9:30am-3pm
      Offered Training
      5 days per week (non-holidayWeekends & HolidaysFriday, non-holiday

      Program Guidelines

      OV Devo 10-13 Expectations
      PassMust purchase an Ikon Pass.
      AgeMust be 10, 11, 12 or 13 as of December 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: Slalom & GS skis or 1 pairmulti-discipline race skis regularly tuned
      Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
      Protection: Hard-eared helmet and Slalom guards
      ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
      Friday TrainingMust be registered for Full-Time Team or Friday Add-on
      ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% or more of the offered training
      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.
      Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors' membership to the Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard. Apply here.
      Travel/CompetitionsAthletes will travel within the Tahoe Basin only.
      The majority of Development Team athletes will complete primarily in the Tahoe League/Tahoe Race Series. At the direction/discretion of Team Manager some athletes based upon performance and ability will have access to designated Far West races.
      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
      OV 10-13 Development Team PricingFull TimeWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
      Price$4,560$3,685$375
      PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team Dates.Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team Dates.Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team Dates.
      Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required.Purchase of Team Uniform is required.Purchase of Team Uniform is required.
      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.
      Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

    • OV U16-U21 Far West Weekend

      The OV 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 legacy of our world-class Olympic 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 the discretion of the Team Manager.


      Details
      • Ability Level: Advanced/Expert
      • Sport: Ski
      • Age Range: 14-18
      • Offered: Weekends & Holidays

      21/22 Programming

      OV Far West U16-U21 Program
      Weekends & Holidays
      Dates
      Dec 2021 - April 2022
      Schedule
      8:45am-2:30pm
      Offered Training
      Weekends + Holidays
      Annual Training Plan
      • 30-50% coached/directed freeskiing
      • 15-20% coached drills
      • 20-40% training gates (gate training)
      ConditioningMandatory activation/warm-up
      ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% or more of offered full training.

      Program Guidelines


      OV U16-U21 Far West Weekend
      Program Guide and athlete/parent expectations
      AgeMust be U16, U18, or U21 per US Ski & Snowboard Competition Guide
      Equipment RequiredSkis: US Ski & Snowboard legal equipment for 4 primary disciplines. 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. Back protector recommended for speed.
      Skill Prerequisite
      • Skill Quest Phase 3: Bronze average or better
      • Links carved turns in a variety of terrain
      • Proper gate clearing skills
      • Refining edge & carving skills
      • Pole plant is innate
      • Variety of turn shape in freeskiing & drill
      Maturity
      • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
      • Must be able to care for & maintain equipment at all times.
      • Can largely be responsible for tuning equipment with little supervision
      • Responsible & accountable for hydration, nutrition, & proper layering.
      • Must actively communicate needs including planned absences & injuries, social & academic pressures.
      • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct)
      • Complete knowledge of Mountain Safety Policies
      SupervisionAthletes 10 & older are NOT supervised for periods of time and are often required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ski and/or load chair unaccompanied.
      BreaksMeals are not provided; parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch. Athlete will be required to carry a backpack with necessary daily supplies/equipment.
      Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors membership to the Far West division of US Ski &Snowboard. Apply here.
      Travel/CompetitionsAthletes compete exclusively in the Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard.
      NOTE: Athletes must be registered for Full-Time program to compete in Regional events, midweek races, and/or races outside of the Tahoe Basin requiring an overnight stay.
      Parents
      • 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. After registration, review the confirmation email for directions to access. Returning Team members maintain access via prior season’s account
      Pick-Up/Drop-OffAthletes meet as directed by Head Coach.
      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

      OV U16 - U21 WEEKENDWEEKEND TEAM PRICING
      Price$3,835
      PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with Team dates.
      Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required.
      Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.


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