BALDY DEVO

SVSEF’s developmental ski and snowboard program for Baldy-based teams.

Tuition: $1,300

Head coach: Brian Caulkins

Grades/ages: 1st-4th, 7 to 10 years

Group cap: 75 athletes

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1

Overview (+ location):

SVSEF’s Baldy Devo program is the developmental ski and snowboard program for the SVSEF Baldy-based teams; Devo is for “Baldy-proof” kids ages 7-10 who love to ski and ride. Baldy-proof means athletes who can ski/ride top to bottom, off-piste & groomed, understand safety rules and mountain etiquette.

We practice all-mountain, basic skiing and riding, jump and park skills, bump skills and racing techniques with a strong FUNdamental emphasis. SVSEF’s Baldy Devo program is designed to introduce, and refine the skills required to advance within the SVSEF’s Alpine, Snowboard, Freeride, and Park and Pipe disciplines. The Devo program’s philosophy is to introduce young athletes to the joy, challenge, and skill improvement opportunities that challenge and inspire them through obstacle-based practice. The SVSEF Baldy Devo program is staffed with experienced professional coaches who follow an age-appropriate skill progression utilizing USSA’s program in tandem with a host of internal SVSEF additional skill-and-team-building philosophies. Snowboard athletes in the Devo program will be grouped along with fellow riders and staffed by experienced snowboard coaches trained to teach and advance snowboard skills.

Dryland schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5pm

Winter schedule: Two days per week (Saturday and Sunday), with the season ending at the Gary Black Jr. Memorial on April 7. Holiday Camp (Christmas and Spring Break) is included as a part of the Devo team experience and offers specific opportunities beyond regular weekend programming. Times and dates for Holiday Camps are based on creating safe and appropriate practice opportunities based on crowds, practice space, and conditions.

Requirements:

  • Athletes must be 7 years old by December 1, 2018; 6-year-olds may join based on a skill evaluation by staff.
  • Athletes must be able to ski or ride comfortably on Baldy.
  • Athletes should be able to participate on both Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season.

Additional training: SVSEF offers a pre-Thanksgiving training camp for interested athletes. This opportunity has an additional cost.

Competition: Intramural games and challenges throughout the season, NASTAR, Arkoosh Cup, KinderCup, Cheeso Bowl Day.  

Baldy Devo and LASAR Head Coach

bcaulkins@svsef.org

208-720-0128

Certifications: USSA Coaching Level 100, CPR and First Aid Certified, Concussion Cert and Experienced in Concussions

Hometown: Medford, Oregon

Ski background: In high school I was reintroduced to skiing and it changed where I am today; I moved to Ketchum in 1982.

Hobbies/other interests: Surfing, cycling

CALENDAR

November 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Dryland Dollar Mountain
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  • Ice Skating at Sun Valley
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  • Ice Skating at Sun Valley
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  • Dryland at the Air Barn
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  • Dryland at the Air Barn
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  • Pre-Thanksgiving Camp
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  • Pre-Thanksgiving Camp
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  • Coaches Education
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  • Pre-Thanksgiving Camp
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  • Pre-Thanksgiving Camp
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  • Devo Coaches Clinic
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  • New Kids Clinic
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  • New Kids Clinic
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