Team Overview

The Alpine U14 Travel Team is designed to continue the age-appropriate development of our athletes. The U14 group is defined by excitement, constant athletic insights, and the onset of biological maturity. This is the age range when the winter commitment moves to five days per week, along with a more robust competition calendar. Athletes on the U14 Travel Team will have the opportunity to see new places, meet new teams, and expand their friend base to include athletes throughout the Intermountain West.

Summer/Fall Conditioning

  • Two days per week, July 11 – September 29.
  • Four days per week, October 3 – mid-November.

On Snow Travel Race Schedule
December to April

On Snow, In Season Training
November 30 – mid-April
Five days per week

  • Wednesday through Friday, 2 – 4 p.m. (3 – 5 p.m. if training at Rotarun)
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Early morning sessions added throughout the winter.

Conditioning, In Season
One day per week.

Additional Camp Offerings

  • October/November On-snow Camp at Copper Mountain, CO (dates TBD)
  • Pre-Thanksgiving Camp at Sun Valley.
  • December Winter Break Camp (extra training time beyond normal programming).
  • February First Year Speed Project at Soldier Mountain, ID (2010 YOB only).
  • Additional Western Region/National Training Group Projects per invitation.
Pass & Membership:
  • Rotarun Pass included with tuition.
  • Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 season.
  • Must purchase Alpine U14 Competitors License from US Ski & Snowboard.
Age:

Year of birth 2009-2010

Total Program Hours:
  • 400-500 hours.
  • Off-season (July to November) 4-8 hours per week.
  • In-season, On-snow (December to April) 15-20 hours per week.
Skill Prerequisites:
  • Must have prior racing experience.
  • Must have either completed SVSEF U12 Travel Team or like-program at another ski area or with a recommendation from the Program Director.
  • 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.
Equipment:

Skis: US Ski & Snowboard-legal equipment required for slalom, giant slalom, and super G. Must maintain equipment in good training/competition condition at all times.

Tuning: Bench, vices, iron, guides, brushes, files, stones, waxes (recommended, but not required).

Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working condition.

Protection: Slalom protection (pole, chin, and shin guards), and hard-eared FIS approved helmet required. Back protection may be recommended.

Lockers: Available to athletes U14 and older.

Participation:

Athletes are expected to attend 80% of in-season training sessions. (Unless arrangements made with Head Coach – Ex: Other activity conflict).

Supervision:

U14 athletes are NOT supervised for periods of time and MAY be required to take breaks, eat lunch, ski to race course, and/or load chairs unaccompanied.

Travel & Competitions:
  • Primary race series: U14 Intermountain Cup
  • Athletes intend to compete in age-appropriate races and series. This includes all U14 IMC Qualifying events.
  • There will be no team travel offered for U14 Qualifiers, but may be available for Championship race series and all Open Series events.
  • Some athletes may compete in regional and national events if qualified.
  • Team Travel participants are accountable for the shared cost of athlete and coach travel.
Parents:
  • Required to attend parent orientation.
  • 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) and check schedule/updates regularly.
Communications Overview:
  • Weekly In-Season Emails: On-Snow and Conditioning plan
  • ONEsporter App: Athlete Tracking + Daily Training Plan
  • Project + Race Announcement Communication
  • U14 Website
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Age: Year of birth 2009-2010
Ability Level: Advanced/Expert
Enrollment Limit: 41
Price: $5,200
  • Rotarun Season Pass included with tuition.
  • Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 Season.
Head Coach: Charlotte Gourlay
Team Jackets & SVSEF Apparel:
  • SVSEF works with Sturtevant’s on ordering Team Jackets. Visit the SVSEF online for further information.
  • Select SVSEF apparel and accessories are available through the online store.
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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