SOUTH VALLEY PROGRAMS

SVSEF teams that offer ease of access, with training held at Rotarun Ski Area and Quigley Nordic Center and transportation options from local area schools.

ALPINE LASAR

LEARN MORE

Tuition: $250

Ages: 5-12

Head coach: Brian Caulkins

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1

Schedule:

On-Snow: 1/8/20-2/28/20

Training two days a week.

Overview: 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, honing ski racing skills and developing self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches. Athletes must be 5 years old by January 1, 2020, must have a U.S. Ski & Snowboard License, must be able to ride the Poma lift to Tower 3 and must have some skiing experience.

Competition: Arkoosh Cup (February 16, 2020)

ROTA-RIPPERS SKI & SNOWBOARD

LEARN MORE

Tuition: $200

Ages: 5-10

Head coach: Barb Dunn

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1

Schedule: 1/13/20-2/25/20

Training two days a week.

Overview: 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 and riding. The objectives for the program include improving skiing technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, honing ski racing skills and developing self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches. Athletes must be 5 years old by January 1, 2020 and must have a U.S. Ski & Snowboard License. Financial aid is available through the Cooper-Taché First Tracks Fund: learn more and apply here.

Competition: Arkoosh Cup (February 16, 2020)

CROSS COUNTRY DEVO SOUTH

LEARN MORE

Tuition: $550

Grades: 2-5

Head coach: TBD

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 8:1

Schedule: 12/3/19-3/5/19

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4:30pm

Activities are snow pack dependent practices, may include dryland if applicable

Training sessions two days a week.

 

Overview: 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. 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. 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.

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

Requirements: 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 ($15) is required in addition to the tuition fee.

CROSS COUNTRY STRIDERS

LEARN MORE

Tuition: $185

Grades: 1-5

Head coach: Emily Williams

Athlete-to-coach ratio: 7:1

Schedule:

1/21/20-2/26/20 (on-snow)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm

Training sessions two days a week.

Overview: 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 at Quigley Nordic Center, 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.

Competition: Striders are invited to join the Devo Festival, held in early March; it is both a fun event and season-end athlete recognition party.

Requirements: No experience required.  SVSEF provides skis, boots and poles for striders participants.

License requirements: A US Ski & Snowboard general membership ($15) is required in addition to the tuition fee.