Team Overview

Mini Shreds is designed for riders who are ready to build on the skills learned at the Devo level or have a few years of freeriding under their belts. Mini Shreds focus is on becoming more dynamic riders by utilizing a variety of venues and terrain options i.e park, gates, cross racing and off-piste freeriding. We will work with Mini Shreds athletes to help develop their unique style that is important to being a well-rounded rider.

This program will introduce competitive elements locally that are age and skill appropriate. Travel to regional USASA and select industry/resort events with parents will be offered to riders interested in gaining this experience.

Dedicated Air Barn sessions will be scheduled on a regular basis to develop air awareness and mechanics related to snowboarding throughout the season.

This season Mini Shred riders will have the option for a 3 or 4 day program. The 3-day program is for riders moving up from the DEVO, new to the team at this level, or the rider looking for limited competition. The 4-day program is designed for the Mini Shred rider who has been on the team for a few years and is excited about competition and travel.

3-Day and 4-Day Mini Shred riders will be provided the opportunity to ride with each other, as well as, joint training sessions with the Travel Team and coaches.

This is the team where riders really build their snowboard community – we ride together and encourage progression!

Fall Dryland
2022/23 Dates TBD
2 days per week (TBD). Air Barn at Sagewillow Campus and strength sessions.
Times and locations TBD.

Sign-up required for open Summer Air Barn Sessions.

On Snow, In Season Training Schedule
December 10 – March 1
Three days per week per conditions in December.
Four days per week starting in January.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday plus weekly Air Barn (TBD)

Pass & Membership:

Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 season.

Must purchase General US Ski & Snowboard Membership and USASA Competitors License (coaches will let you know!)

Age:

Grades 5 – 8

Total Program Hours:

Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun Dec-Apr, Air Barn sessions, Holiday Sessions Strength sessions (8th grade riders)

Maturity:
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied.
  • Must be able to care for and maintain all snowboard 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.
Supervision:

All training takes place in a group setting with coaches, however, 4 day Mini Shred athletes are NOT supervised for some periods of time and MAY be required to take breaks, eat lunch, ride to venues, and/or load chairs unaccompanied.

Athletes 10 and older are NOT supervised for periods of time and may be required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ski and/or load chairs independently.

Travel & Competitions:

Local competitions: Baldy Banked Slalom, Rotarun Intramural Scrimmage, USASA Home Event.

Select regional USASA events (USASA Big Mountain West Series).

Sport: Snowboarding
Age: Grades 5 - 8
Ability Level: Moving towards advanced skills in all conditions. e.g. switch riding, spins, jib features
Athlete-to-Coach Ratio: 6:1
Price: $3,200

Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 season. Must purchase General US Ski & Snowboard Membership and USASA Competitors License (coaches will let you know!)

Assistant Coach: Nate Sheehan
Team Jackets & SVSEF Apparel:

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

Team Placement:

Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Head Coaches and Program Director.

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