Team Overview

The 4-Day Freestyle Progression Team is for athletes inspiring to compete in multiple competitions over the course of the winter. Athletes work on developing their skills while skiing the back bowls, groomers, trees and moguls. They spend time in the park, train on our mogul venue on Roundhouse and jump venue at Rotarun.

The on-snow breakdown is 40% course/ 30% all-mountain, 30% freeski. Athletes are also welcome to participate in our summer training camps and early season on-snow camps. Our Air Barn training sessions focus on building athlete’s air awareness in our state of the art Air Barn.

Athletes have the opportunity to work on developing their tumbling and trampoline skills with the possibility of hitting our ramp/airbag. Athletes on the Freestyle Progression 4 Day team must be solid independent skiers with an interest or experience in freestyle skiing.

Summer Training:

UOP Water Ramp Camps:

  • June 22-23, 2024
  • July 6-8, 2024
  • August 17-19, 2024

Mt. Hood Summer Camp

  • July 13-21, 2024

Fall Training:

  • Tuesday – Air Barn Split Session with Dry land/Agility and Trampoline.
  • Wednesday – Group Hike / Activity.
  • Please check weekly emails for details.

Winter Training:
December 2024 – March 2025

  • Tuesday – Air Barn On Snow
  • Thursday & Friday 2:00 – 4:15 p.m.
  • On-Snow Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    ***Training around the Holidays will be announced as we get closer to that time. Times and location will depend on snow conditions and amount of terrain open.***
Pass & Membership:
  • Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 24/25 Season.
  • Rotarun platter lift access included for all training days. If your athlete wants to ski all season on non-training days, Rotarun Season Passes are available online at rotarun.org.
  • Must purchase General Membership from U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
  • If athletes choose to compete, they must purchase Freestyle Competitor License from U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Age:

Middle School (Elementary School athletes must contact Freestyle Program Director, John Grigsby)

Skill Prerequisites:

Must be able to ski all terrain including off-piste, groomed runs, moguls, crud, and powder on Baldy.

Maturity:
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied.
  • Must be able to care for and maintain all ski equipment.
  • Responsible and accountable for hydration, nutrition, and proper layering for any weather.
  • Respect teammates, coaches, parents, and all all mountain employees at all times.
  • Complete knowledge of Mountain Safety Policies.
  • Must adhere to SVSEF’s Code of Conduct.
Equipment:

Shared lockers available to all Freestyle Team athletes.

Travel & Competitions:

Athletes on the Freestyle Progression team participate in our intra- club competitions and have the opportunity to compete at USSS Regional Development level events (additional cost to cover coaches fees).

Parents:
  • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences and 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) (e.g. WhatsApp) and check schedule/updates regularly.
Communications Overview:

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Emails: On-Snow and Conditioning plan

WhatsApp: Timely updates and communications

Sport: Freestyle
Age: 12 years and older (athletes must be in middle school)
Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert, able to ski most of Baldy
Enrollment Limit: 16
Athlete-to-Coach Ratio: 8:1
Price: $4,400
  • Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 24/25 Season.
  • Rotarun platter lift access included for all training days. If your athlete wants to ski all season on non-training days, Rotarun Season Passes are available online at rotarun.org.
  • Must purchase General Membership from U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
  • If athletes choose to compete, they must purchase Freestyle Competitor License from U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Team Jackets & SVSEF Apparel:

Team gear will be available during the season. e.g. hoodies, hats and t’s.

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