Devo

All teams are managed to optimize age appropriate progressions for maximal athletic development. If you can’t choose between Cross Country Devo or Baldy Devo; sign up for both with our Dual Devo programming. This is an opportunity that allows an athlete to participate in both teams at a discounted rate.

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Baldy Devo

SVSEF’s Baldy Devo program is the developmental ski and snowboard program for SVSEF Baldy-based teams. Devo is for “Baldy-proof” kids, meaning athletes who can ski/ride top to bottom, off-piste & groomed, and who understand safety rules and mountain etiquette. We practice all-mountain basic skiing and riding, jump and park skills, bump skills and racing techniques with a strong FUNdamental emphasis. SVSEF’s Baldy Devo program is designed to introduce and refine skills required to advance within SVSEF’s alpine, snowboard, freestyle and freeski programs. The SVSEF Baldy Devo program is staffed with experienced, professional coaches who teach age-appropriate skill progressions utilizing U.S. Ski & Snowboard program, in tandem with a host of internal SVSEF skill- and team-building philosophies.

Snowboard athletes in the Baldy Devo program will be grouped along with fellow riders and staffed by experienced snowboard coaches trained to teach and advance snowboard skills.

Tuition: $1,400
Ages: 7-10
Head coach: Brian Caulkins (view profile)
Enrollment limit: 75
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1

Fall Dryland: 11/3/20-11/19/20
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm

On-Snow: 12/5/20-3/28/21
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-3:30pm

Camps: Holiday camps (Christmas and spring break) are included as a part of the Devo team experience, and offer specific opportunities beyond regular weekend programming. Times and dates for holiday camps are based on creating safe and appropriate practice opportunities based on crowds, practice space, and conditions.

US Ski & Snowboard general membership ($30)

Group of Baldy Devo athletes with coach on College.

XC Devo North

No prior experience is required to join. The Cross Country Devo team takes new skiers from the first steps of learning how to put on their skis to competency in both skate and classic ski techniques. Training is held at the Lake Creek modular and Lake Creek trail system, just north of Ketchum.

SVSEF coordinates transport from north valley elementary schools to Lake Creek, and provides skiers with storage facilities for team equipment. (Due to COVID considerations, transportation is TBD for the 20/21 season).

The Devo team offers skiers the opportunity to participate in a variety of team outings in addition to regularly scheduled practices. These include; backcountry adventures, the annual Bruneau Sand Dunes trip, winter backcountry yurt trips and the Intermountain Division Youth Championships.

Tuition: $700
Grades: 2-5
Head coach: Martha Pendl (view profile)
Enrollment limit: 65
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 8:1

Fall Dryland
11/2/20-subject to snowpack.
Training sessions two days a week.
Monday and Wednesday 3-4:30pm

On-Snow
Transition to on-snow training is dependent on snow pack; start date is variable.
On-snow season ends 3/3/21.
Training sessions two days a week.
Monday and Wednesday 3-4:30pm

Devo participants may lease or purchase combi boots (suitable for skate and classic), skate skis, and poles, or SVSEF will provide equipment to skiers as needed.  SVSEF provides each skier with classic skis and poles for use during the season. Optional team ski jackets, training pants and ski hats are available for purchase during the season.

License requirements: A US Ski & Snowboard general membership ($20) is required in addition to the tuition fee.

The season culminates with our Devo Team Festival, held in early March; it is both a fun event and season athlete recognition party.

XC Devo South

No prior experience is required to join. The Cross Country Devo team takes new skiers from the first steps of learning how to put on their skis to competency in both skate and classic ski techniques, and builds on existing skills for those who already have ski experience. This program runs for three months in the winter- giving skiers an extended opportunity to practice their skiing. Devo South trains at the Quigley Nordic Center; SVSEF has a modular, which serves as an indoor meeting facility with gear storage for skiers. SVSEF coordinates after school transportation from the local public elementary schools to the training center in partnership with the Blaine County School District.

Due to COVID considerations, transportation is TBD for the 20/21 season.

The Devo team offers skiers the opportunity to participate in a variety of team outings in addition to our regularly scheduled practices. These include; backcountry adventures, the annual Bruneau Sand Dunes trip, winter backcountry yurt trips and the Intermountain Division Youth Championships.

Tuition: $575
Grades: 2-5
Head coach: Emily Williams (view profile)
Enrollment limit: 60
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 8:1

12/1/20-3/4/21

Activities are snow pack dependent practices, may include dryland if applicable.
Training sessions two days a week.
Tuesday and Thursday 3-4:30pm.

No experience required.  SVSEF provides skis, boots and poles for participants. Optional team ski jackets, training pants and ski hats are available for purchase during the season.

License requirements: A US Ski & Snowboard general membership ($20) is required in addition to the tuition fee.

The season culminates with our Devo Team Festival, held in early March; it is both a fun event and season athlete recognition party.

Dual Devo athletes skiing the trails of northern Sun Valley.

Dual Devo North

The Dual Devo Program is designed to give our families the opportunity to participate in a four day a week program that encompasses both Baldy-based programs (ski and ride) and cross country skiing. Members of the Dual Devo team will be members of Baldy Devo and Cross Country Devo North at Lake Creek.

Tuition: $1,750
Head coaches: Brian Caulkins (alpine – view profile), Martha Pendl (XC – view profile)
Ages: Grades 2-5

Communication for each aspect of the program will come from the discipline’s head coach. For full program descriptions of each aspect, please refer to Baldy Devo and Cross Country Devo program overviews.

Dual Devo South

The Dual Devo Program is designed to give our families the opportunity to participate in a four day a week program that encompasses both Baldy-based programs (ski and ride) and cross country skiing. Members of the Dual Devo team will be members of Baldy Devo and Cross Country Devo South at Quigley Canyon.

Tuition: $1,650
Head coaches: Brian Caulkins (alpine – view profile), Emily Williams (XC – view profile)
Ages: Grades 2-5

Communication for each aspect of the program will come from the discipline’s head coach. For full program descriptions of each aspect, please refer to Baldy Devo and Cross Country Devo team overviews.

Snowboard Devo

SVSEF’s Snowboard Devo program is the developmental snowboard program for SVSEF Baldy-based teams. Devo is for “Baldy- Ready” kids, meaning athletes who can ride the lift and are ready for the challenges of longer, more advanced runs, off-piste & groomed, and who understand safety rules and mountain etiquette. We practice all-mountain basic riding, jump and park skills, bump skills and racing techniques with a strong FUN-damental emphasis. SVSEF’s Devo program is designed to introduce and refine skills required to advance within SVSEF’s snowboard program.  The SVSEF Devo program is staffed with professional coaches who teach age-appropriate skill progression inline with SVSEF and USSA team building and skill development philosophies. Snowboard athletes in the Baldy Devo program will be grouped with fellow riders at the beginning of each session.

Holiday camps (Christmas and spring break) are included as a part of the Devo team experience, and offer specific opportunities beyond regular weekend programming. Times and dates for holiday camps are based on creating safe and appropriate practice opportunities based on crowds, practice space, and conditions.

Tuition: $1,400
Ages: Grade 2-6
Head coach: JaNessa Gilbert
Limit: 15
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1

Fall Dryland: 11/3/20-11/19/20
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-5pm

Winter Training: 12/5/20-3/28/21
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

U.S. Ski and Snowboard General Membership ($30)