Freestyle

Alex LaFleur The mission of the SVSEF Freestyle Team is to further human development both physically and mentally through passion for and commitment to an athletic lifestyle and that skiing be just one of your athletic expressions.

The SVSEF Freestyle Team focuses on learning to turn while exploring and perfecting aerial maneuvers.  We strive to teach athletes basic skiing techniques and how those techniques are applicable to ANY type of terrain and ANY snow condition. Our Freestyle training progression is used by all of our teams and will be covered at different depths and details depending on the team and the ages of the athletes.

Skiing is a lifelong sport, there is always more to learn.  Basic skiing technique is always evolving and the concepts and skills we discuss and demonstrate with the athletes are a constant work in progress.  Our athletes strive for lofty goals in a team atmosphere, building on the momentum, enthusiasm and support of each other. Whether your sights are on making the U.S. Freestyle Team or overcoming a fear of trying a new trick, our coaches will help you prepare and provide you with the opportunities to soar to success!

14-18yr old

$3550

  • Comp team trains 6 days/week (Tue-Sun). Average 100+ days on snow + weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn. Summer/Fall dryland training is optional for an additional fee.
  • Full travel schedule in Intermountain, Far West and Northern divisions, average 6 trips/season + Jr Nationals and U.S. Nationals (if qualified).
  • Summer ski camps and 1 fall ski camp possible.
  • Summer/Fall dryland training consists of trampoline workouts, strength/endurance workouts, cross training workouts.
  • Athletes train dedicated ski disciplines-moguls.

13-14 yr old

$3100

  • Travel B team trains 5 days/week (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun) average 85+ days on snow + weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn.  Summer/Fall dryland optional for additional fee.
  • Partial travel schedule; 2 away competitions + home competition and Jr Nationals (if qualified).
  • Summer ski camps and 1 fall ski camp possible.
  • Summer/Fall dryland training consists of trampoline workouts, strength/endurance workouts, cross training workouts.
  • Athletes train dedicated ski disciplines-moguls.

10-13yr old

$2700

  • Training 4 days/week (Thur-Sun) average 72 days on snow and weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn at are included in tuition.
  • Summer/Fall dryland training in Air Barn are optional for an additional fee.
  • Summer on snow camps offered.
  • Increased video analysis, attention to details of skiing skills.
  • Commitment towards specific skiing disciplines – moguls or park and pipe.
  • Compete in home events.

Age: 15 to 20

Fee: The MAC program is project based.   The projects come with a separate “project fee” based on participation.

Training Schedule: Project based courses

MAC PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Mountain Adventure curriculum is designed to help athletes evolve their skill set with regard to technical skiing fundamentals, mountain awareness, snow safety, backcountry experience, and big mountain terrain.  The Mountain Adventure curriculum is designed to provide alternative experiences beyond Alpine, Freestyle and Freeskiing competition.  The program will have a contact coach who is responsible for organizing, communicating, and delivery high quality and professional experiences in line with standards and core values of the SVSEF.

REQUIREMENTS

Athletes who are interested in participating in the Mountain Adventure Curriculum must be 15 years old.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  • Our primary goal as a team is to provide a comprehensive athletic platform for athletes to train, learn, and experience a broad scope of mountain culture and experience.
  • We strive to foster a culture of sport and wellness for our athletes.  Long beyond the days of an active competition career, we hope to create lifestyle skills that support healthy living, fitness, and positive physical engagement. The MAC program is designed to provide an avenue for continued participation, experience, and education for athletes who are interested in a broader experience on skis, beyond Alpine, Freestyle and Freeskiing competition.
  • We aspire to cultivate, and celebrate, the core values which drive the SVSEF’s mission:  Passion & Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Teamwork, Creativity, Character.
  • We strive to expose our athletes to the rigors and rewards of traveling and competing to locations both far and near.  Mac is defined by community and a sense of adventure.  Our goal as a team is to provide age appropriate travel opportunities that reinforce the athletic, cultural, and experiential development of our athletes.

ACTIVITIES

The Mountain Adventure Curriculum will be based in Alpine, Freestyle and Freeskiing skill development, with opportunities for athletes to explore offering such as:

  •                  Wilderness First Aid Course October 31 & November 1.  Sixteen hour emergency first aid course will take place in classroom and field.  Two year certification and college credit                            awarded upon successful completion.
  • Step one avalanche awareness to be coordinated through the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
    • Target date Mid –December
  • Periodic MAC sessions throughout the season designed to support the vision and objectives of the team (skin up baldy, transceiver part practice, and guided big mountain style freeskiing).
  • Avalanche 1 and/or Mountaineering skills certification through Sawtooth Mountain Guides
    • Early/mid march
  • Backcountry Experience in Late March/early April
    • Implement and practice associated Mountain Adventure Skills.
  • The MAC program is project based.

The MAC curriculum is intended to provide opportunities for athletes to push their skills in a big mountain environment.  Notice that the bulk of these experiences lay toward the end of the season as an alternative capitalize on the skill work done throughout the season.

9-11 yr old 

Fee: $2000 + Sun Valley Student Pass + $60 for 6 dryland sessions

Training Schedule: Prep team trains 3 days/week (Fri-Sun) + holiday camp, average 60 days on snow + weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn.  Summer/Fall training in the Air Barn are optional for additional fee.

Overview

Continue working on overall skiing skills and fundamentals as well as freestyle and freeskiing components. The purpose of the Freestyle/Freeskiing Prep team is to provide young athletes with the opportunities to experience skiing with a more focused approach towards specific competitive disciplines. Summer and winter training schedules increase as well as competition schedules.

Objectives

  • Build upon peer relationships established on the Devo team.
  • Continue to instill mountain safety and respect for people, places, and property.
  • Increase confidence towards skiing all types of terrain and snow conditions and turn shape: freestyle (mogul) terrain; freeskiing (park/pipe) terrain, groomed runs. Some gate training to develop a long and short turn radius and to know when each is appropriate.
  • Improve air awareness and aerial skill development through trampoline, ramp and on snow progressions.
  • Increased potential for freestyle/freeskiing & competitions.
  • Prepare athletes for the commitment and dedication of the either Freestyle or Freeskiing Competitive home teams.

Freestyle Events

SVSEF Future Freestylers & Freeskiiers events; NASTAR races; KinderCup Race

USSA Intermountain Division Freestyle U11 championships

Air Barn July-November for air awareness & aerial skill development, additional cost

Dryland sessions: 6 dryland sessions for $60

Tues/Thurs – November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17; 3 – 4:30pm at the Air Barn at Community School’s Sage Willow Fields
Please register your child by October 31st under “Projects.” You will first need to log into your SVSEF account. https://account.svsef.org/user/login
-Upper left hand corner, under Registration, click on “Projects”
-Scroll down to “Freestyle/Freeski Devo & Prep Dryland Training – November 1-17”

 

 7-10 yr old (2 years experience)

Fee: $1200 + Sun Valley Student Pass + $60 for 6 dryland sessions

Training Schedule: On snow December-March. 2 days/week (Saturday & Sunday) + holiday camp. Over 40 days on snow. Summer/Fall training in the Air Barn are optional for additional fee.

Overview

The Freestyle/Freeskiing Devo team focuses on strength, agility and balance while learning to carve long and short radius turns and when each in appropriate.  We strive to teach athletes basic skiing techniques and how those techniques are applicable to any type of terrain and snow conditions. The purpose of the Devo team is to share our passion for skiing through enthusiastic encouragement of skiing all types of terrain including moguls, park & pipe, groomers and allow athletes a taste of freestyle/freeskiing competitions while strengthening friendships in a team environment.

Objectives

  • Mountain Safety & Skier Code of Conduct/Responsibility Code
  • Instill respect for people, places, and property.
  • Foster a respect for the mountains, the resort, and the personnel involved.
  • Develop a passion for playing in our unique environment.
  • Create strong peer relationships in a team environment.
  • Build confidence to ski all types of terrain and turn shape: freestyle (mogul) terrain; freeskiing (park/pipe) terrain, groomed runs. Some gate training to develop a long and short turn radius and when each is appropriate.
  • Fundamental skiing base, which is critical for future snow sport success.
  • Expose young skiers to possibilities of freestyle competitions.

Freestyle Events

SVSEF Future Freestylers & Freeskiiers events; NASTAR races; KinderCup Race

Air Barn for air awareness & aerial skill development July-November, at an additional cost

Dryland sessions: 6 dryland sessions for $60

Tues/Thurs – November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17; 3 – 4:30pm at the Air Barn at Community School’s Sage Willow Fields
Please register your child by October 31st under “Projects.” You will first need to log into your SVSEF account. https://account.svsef.org/user/login
-Upper left hand corner, under Registration, click on “Projects”
-Scroll down to “Freestyle/Freeski Devo & Prep Dryland Training – November 1-17”

 

 

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MISSION

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snowsport programs for the
youth of the Wood River Valley.

VALUES

Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance

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