ROTA-RIPPERS

Program: Ski & Snowboard

Team: Rota-Rippers

Tuition: $200

Head coach: Brian Caulkins

Grades: K-5

Group cap: 50

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6-1

Overview (+ location): Learn to ski or snowboard at Rotarun in Hailey. No experience necessary.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, January 15-February 28.

This could be a start of a great journey.

Winter schedule: 2 days/week. The SVSEF Rota-Rippers program is an entry-level ski and snowboard program located at Rotarun Ski Area in Croy Canyon, Hailey. Rota-Rippers is a program that teaches 5-9 year old children the joys of skiing. The objectives for the program include teaching technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, ski racing skills, self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches.

Requirements:

5 years old by January 1, 2019, USSA license, must have a positive, can-do attitude.

Competition: Arkoosh Cup (February 17, 2019)

LASAR

Program: Alpine

Team: LASAR

Tuition: $250

Head coach: Brian Caulkins

Grades: K-5

Group cap: 60 athletes

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6 to 1

Overview (+ location): LASAR (Learn to Alpine Ski and Race) at Rotarun Ski Area in Hailey. We have fun learning while going around gates and drill courses. Prior skiing experience necessary.

Winter schedule: Two days/week (Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, January 11-March1). Learn to Alpine Ski and Race (LASAR) is a program that teaches children of all levels of ability the joys of skiing. The objectives for the program include improving skiing technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, ski racing skills, self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches.

Requirements: 5 years old by January 1, 2019, USSA License, must be able to ride the Pama lift to Tower 3, must have a positive, can-do attitude, must have some skiing experience.

Competition: Arkoosh Cup (February 17, 2019)

DUAL DEVO SOUTH

Program: SVSEF Baldy Programs/Cross Country

Team: Dual Devo South

Tuition: $1,550

Head coach: Baldy Devo and XC Devo Head Coaches

Grades: 1st-4th

Overview (+ location): 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 programming (ski and ride), and cross country skiing. Members of the Dual Devo team will be members of both Baldy Devo teams and the South Valley Devo Cross Country Team.

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.

DEVO SOUTH

Program: Cross Country

Team: Devo South

Tuition: $500

Head coach: TBA

Grades: 1-5

Group cap: 70

Overview (+ location): 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 skating and classic ski techniques. We coordinate after school transportation from the local public elementary schools to the training centers in partnership with the Blaine County School District.

Winter schedule: Devo South meets two days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), beginning November 27. Training takes place after school at the QUIGLEY Nordic Center from 3:00-4:30pm. SVSEF has a modular, which serves as an indoor meeting facility with gear storage for skiers.

Requirements: Devo participants may lease or purchase combi boots (suitable for skate and classic), skate skis, and poles OR we will provide equipment to skiers as needed. Optional team ski jackets, training pants and ski hats are available for purchase during the season.

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

Competition: The season culminates with our Devo Team Festival  held in early March, the ‘Devo FEST” is both a fun event and season athlete recognition party.

STRIDERS

Program: Cross Country

Team: Striders

Tuition: $175

Head coach: Emily Williams

Grades: 1-5

Group cap: 50

Overview (+ location): No prior experience is required to join. Striders is a learn-to-cross-country-ski program for South Valley elementary age skiers, grades 1 through 5. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to learn the basics of ski sport. The Striders program runs for five weeks, from mid January through mid February. SVSEF provides after school transport from Bellevue ES, Alturas ES, Syringa School, and Hailey ES to training. All Striders athletes will be outfitted with ski equipment for the duration of the program. The coaching staff is always available to answer and problem-solve equipment questions for participants. Children should wear ski appropriate clothing.

Winter schedule: Ten sessions are held at QUIGLEY Nordic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm, beginning Monday, January 28 and ending Saturday, March 2.

Requirements: A US Ski & Snowboard general membership ($15) is required on top of the tuition fee.

Additional training: None

Competition: None