Park & Pipe – Snowboard

The mission of SVSEF’s park and pipe program is to further human development both physically and mentally through passion for and commitment to an athletic lifestyle.

Snowboarding is a lifelong sport; there is always more to learn. Basic 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.  Team or overcoming a fear of trying a new trick, our coaches will  provide you with the opportunities to soar to success.

Ages: 14 and up

Fee: $4,700

Team start date: Aug 2, 2017

Dryland & Air Barn training schedules: Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training

 

OVERVIEW

The Travel Team is for the focused competitor who knows that they want to specialize in competitions for slopestyle, halfpipe or both. The emphasis with this SVSEF Park and Pipe team is riding in the terrain park as well as shredding Baldy. This will include jumps, quarter-pipes, hips, rails, and other jib features. There will also be off-snow training available at the Air Barn. Off and on-snow training will focus on air awareness skills and basic acrobatics in relation to slopestyle and halfpipe.

Athletes on this team have a love for ‘freeriding’ the park and Baldy; athletes will focus 60-80% of their time inside the park. This program will also involve skill development in all other areas of riding to enhance the athlete’s general ability. This training will be focused on (but not limited too) practice drills, basic riding fundamentals, general all mountain terrain riding, carving skills, jumping technique and trampoline skill development.

 

COMPETITION

Athletes in this program compete in USASA, USSA and Open events. This will include travel to out-of-state events. Athletes in this program may have goals of competing at USASA Nationals, the Revolution Tour, Aspen Open, Grand Prix and other elite events.

 

Athletes will need to purchase the following competition licenses:

USSA license

USASA license

Athletes may need a FIS license

AFP membership is also advantageous as it recognizes pro ranking

 

ON-SNOW TRAINING

The competition/on-snow season for the Travel Team begins in late November and goes through the Last Chance events in April. During a typical week, the Travel Team trains five days, Wednesday through Sunday. In-season Air Barn programming is offered throughout the competition season. Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

DRY LAND TRAINING

Travel Team dryland training is divided into distinct timeframes: summer, fall, and winter. Each “phase” comes with a specific emphasis and training approach. Beginning in August, the Travel Team will begin its summer dryland phase with three to four days per week. The fall phase, which runs from September through November, consists of two to three days per week until ‘on-snow’ training begins. In-season Air Barn programming is offered throughout the competition season. Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE

The SVSEF park and pipe program implements an attendance and performance protocol to help monitor an athlete’s progression and commitment. Demonstrated commitment through maximized training time is taken into account when awarding merit-based financial aid and/or selection to specific competitions.

 

ON-SNOW CAMPS

SVSEF will offer a number of on-snow training camp opportunities. Each project has a separate cost in addition to tuition.

Ages: 14 and up

Fee: $4,300

Head Coach: Conor Davis

Team start date: October 9, 2017

Dryland & Air Barn training schedules: Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

The Big Mountain Team is geared toward top-level skiers and riders who have a desire to learn more about the big mountain environment, and to compete at IFSA regional, national and potentially international events. Athletes on this team will be introduced to mountaineering concepts such as snow safety, backcountry travel and avalanche awareness, as well as Big Mountain competition strategy and execution for performance success.

 

WHAT IS BIG MOUNTAIN – FREERIDE AND HOW IS IT JUDGED?

“The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) is the primary sanctioning, judging and ranking organization for junior and adult big mountain freeride events in North America. Operating in partnership with the Freeride World Tour (FWT) and valued event hosts, the IFSA has built a network of events that enable junior and adult athletes to compete and qualify on regional, national and world stages. Freeriders are scored based on line choice, fluidity, technique, control, and style as they navigate through natural terrain featuring trees, steeps, cliffs, chutes, drops and gullies, where they are rewarded for using the features creatively.”

Athletes will need to purchase these competition licenses:

USSA license

IFSA license

ON-SNOW TRAINING

The competition / on-snow season for the IFSA Big Mountain Team starts when the resort opens and continues through the last IFSA events in April. In a typical week, the Big Mountain Team trains four days, Thursday through Sunday. Supplemental Air Barn training is offered throughout the season.

DRYLAND TRAINING

The Big Mountain Team dryland training program will start October 19th and will include Air Barn sessions until the resort opens. At that time, dryland training will shift to on-snow training.

WINTER TRAINING

Winter training takes place Thursday and Friday afternoons, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday. Select Air Barn training will be utilized as well as specific off resort training opportunities. THESE ADDITIONAL OFF RESORT SESSION REQUIRE THIRD PARTY GUIDE SERVICES AND WILL BE OFFERED AT AN ADDITIONAL COST PER SESSION. Please check in with Conor Davis for the exact times/locations of training.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (not provided by SVSEF)

Big Mountain Team members will be required to own avalanche safety equipment. This equipment will be required for all training sessions, both at the resort and during off-resort opportunities. Equipment use and education will be provided. General outline of gear: pack, avalanche transceiver, snow shovel, probe and slope meter.

ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE

The SVSEF park and pipe program implements an attendance and performance protocol to help monitor an athlete’s progression and commitment. Demonstrated commitment through maximized training time is taken into account when awarding merit based financial aid and/or selection to specific competitions.

Ages: 11-15

Fee: $3,600

Team start date: September 7, 2017

Dryland & Air Barn training schedules: Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

OVERVIEW

The Progression Team focuses on slopestyle and halfpipe competitions with exposure to travel experience. The emphasis with this team is riding in the terrain park and shredding Baldy. This will include jumps, quarter-pipes, hips, rails, and other jib features along the way. There will also be off-snow training available at the Air Barn. Off and on-snow training will focus on air awareness skills and basic acrobatics in relation to slopestyle and halfpipe.

Athletes on this team love to ride in the terrain park and on Baldy. They will focus 50-75% of their time inside the park. This team will also be freeriding outside the park, working on skill development in other areas to enhance the athlete’s general ability: focused freeriding, practice drills, fundamentals, general all mountain terrain riding, carving skills, jumping technique and trampoline skill development.

 

COMPETITION

Athletes in this program compete at USASA and USSA events, with the possibility of attending one IFSA Big Mountain event. Athletes in this program may have goals of competing at USASA Nationals.

 

Athletes will need to purchase these competition licenses:

USASA license

USSA license

IFSA license (if participating in an IFSA Big Mountain event)

 

ON-SNOW TRAINING

The competition/on-snow season for the Progression Team starts the week after Thanksgiving and goes through the Last Chance events in April. During a typical week of training, the Progression Team trains four days per week, Thursday through Sunday (Thursday & Friday afternoons as well as all day Saturday and Sunday). In-season Air Barn programming is offered throughout the competition season. Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

DRYLAND TRAINING

Progression Team dryland training is divided into distinct timeframes: Late summer/fall and winter. Each “phase” comes with a specific emphasis and training approach. Beginning on September 7, the Progression Team will begin its late summer/fall dryland phase with two to three days per week. The winter phase will follow and continue until on-snow training. At that time, Air Barn and fitness will continue to supplement work done on snow.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE

The SVSEF park and pipe program implements an attendance and performance protocol to help monitor an athlete’s progression and commitment. Demonstrated commitment through maximized training time is taken into account when awarding merit-based financial aid and/or selection to specific competitions.

 

ON-SNOW CAMPS

SVSEF will offer a number of on-snow training camp opportunities. Each project has a separate cost in addition to tuition.

Ages: 7-15

Fee: $2,900

Team start date: October 9, 2017 (fall dryland and Air Barn)

Dryland & Air Barn training schedule: Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

OVERVIEW

The Comp Home Team focuses on learning how to shred jumps, quarter-pipe, hips, rails, cliffs, natural terrain and jib features. The Comp Home program will give an athlete the tools to pursue slopestyle, halfpipe and big mountain competition. There will also be off-snow training available at the Air Barn. Off and on-snow training will focus on air awareness skills and basic acrobatics in relation to slopestyle and halfpipe.

Athletes on this team have a love for park and big mountain. This group will split training 50/50 between park and all-mountain terrain. This team will focus on skill development in all areas of freeriding to enhance the athlete’s general riding abilities. Activities will include but will not be limited to: practice drills, fundamentals, general all mountain terrain riding, carving skills, jumping technique and trampoline skill development.

 

COMPETITION

Athletes in this program compete in USASA, USSA and home events, with the possibility of bonus events at USASA Nationals based on interest, commitment and skill level.

 

Athletes will need to purchase these competition licenses:

USASA license

USSA license

 

ON-SNOW TRAINING

The competition/on-snow season for the Comp Home Team begins the week after Thanksgiving and goes through the Last Chance events in April. In a typical week, the Comp Home Team trains three days (Friday after school, Saturday and Sunday). In general, each week will include an Air Barn training session in addition to on-snow training. Additional on-snow training sessions will be available during the Christmas holiday break and are included in tuition. Please check with the head coach for the exact times/locations of training.

 

DRYLAND TRAINING

Comp Home Team dryland training consists of two sessions per week, beginning October 9 at the Air Barn. Dryland training continues until the mountain opens. At that time, the team will transition to on-snow training.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE

The SVSEF park and pipe program implements an attendance and performance protocol to help monitor an athlete’s progression and commitment. Demonstrated commitment through maximized training time is taken into account when awarding merit-based financial aid and/or selection to specific competitions.

 

ON-SNOW CAMPS

SVSEF may offer a number of on snow training camp opportunities. Each project has a separate cost in addition to tuition.

Ages: 7-15

Fee: $2,200

Team start date: October 9, 2017 (fall dryland & Air Barn)

Dryland & Air Barn training schedule: Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

OVERVIEW

The Comp Home Weekend Team focuses on learning how to shred jumps, quarter-pipe, hips, rails, cliffs, natural terrain and jib features. The Comp Home program will give an athlete the tools to pursue slopestyle, halfpipe and big mountain competition. There will also be off-snow training available at the Air Barn. Off and on-snow training will focus on air awareness skills and basic acrobatics in relation to slopestyle and halfpipe.

This group will split training 50/50 between park and all-mountain terrain. This team will focus on skill development in all areas of freeriding to enhance the athlete’s general riding abilities. Activities will include but not be limited to: practice drills, fundamentals, general all mountain terrain riding, carving skills, jumping technique and trampoline skill development.

 

COMPETITION

Athletes in this program compete in USASA events based on interest, commitment and skill level.

 

Licenses: Athletes will need to purchase these competition licenses:

USASA license

USSA license

 

ON-SNOW TRAINING

Comp Home Weekend is weekend only (Saturday & Sunday), plus one Air Barn session per week (day and time TBD). The on-snow season for the Comp Home Team begins the week after Thanksgiving and goes through the Last Chance events in April. Additional on-snow training sessions will be available during the Christmas holiday break and are included in tuition. Please check with the head coach for the exact times/locations of training.

 

DRYLAND TRAINING

Comp Home Weekend Team dryland training consists of two sessions per week beginning October 9 at the Air Barn, and continues until the mountain opens. At that time, the team will transition to on-snow training.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE

The SVSEF park and pipe program implements an attendance and performance protocol to help monitor an athlete’s progression and commitment. Demonstrated commitment through maximized training time is taken into account when awarding merit-based financial aid and/or selection to specific competitions.

 

ON-SNOW CAMPS

SVSEF may offer a number of on-snow training camp opportunities. Each project has a separate cost in addition to tuition.

Ages: 7-9

Fee: $1,300

Team start date: November 7, 2017 (fall dryland and Air Barn). On snow training begins December 2, 2017.

Dryland & Air Barn training schedules: Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

OVERVIEW

The Snowboard Devo Team is integrated into our entire pipe and park pipeline with a similar approach to that of our entire grassroots programming:

  • Create strong peer relationships/group dynamics
  • Instill respect for people, places, and property
  • Build confidence to ride all types of terrain and to jump
  • Expose young riders to the possibility of snowboard competition

This program consists of freeriding inside and outside the park, working on skill development in all areas to enhance the athlete’s general ability: focused freeriding, practice drills, fundamentals, general all mountain terrain riding, carving skills, jumping technique and trampoline skill development.

 

Athletes will need to purchase these competition licenses:

USSA license

 

ON-SNOW TRAINING

The on-snow season for Devo starts December 2 and goes through March. During a typical week of training, the Devo Team trains two days per week (all day Saturday and Sunday). Air Barn training will be offered during the winter, with two sessions per month starting in December – these are in addition to weekend ski training. Additional on-snow training sessions will be available during the Christmas holiday break and are included in tuition. In-season Air Barn training is offered throughout the season. Please check with head coaches for the exact times/locations of training.

 

DRYLAND TRAINING

Devo Air Barn progression camps will be available in the summer and early fall at an additional cost.

In-season training consists of two sessions per week, beginning November 7 at the Air Barn and continuing until the mountain opens. At that time, the team will transition to on-snow training.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE

The SVSEF park and pipe program implements an attendance and performance protocol to help monitor an athlete’s progression and commitment. Demonstrated commitment through maximized training time is taken into account when awarding merit-based financial aid and/or selection to specific competitions.

 

ON-SNOW CAMPS

SVSEF offers on snow training holiday sessions. Each project has a separate cost in addition to tuition.

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