Ages 16-20 by December 31
Focus: Compete to Win
The FIS program is for motivated U18 - U21. The program is designed around the individual needs of each athlete to help them reach their full potential in their final years of training and competing as a junior athlete or to prepare them for their move up to competing collegiately, at an international level, or at the U.S. Ski Team. The program coordinates comprehensive training in physical conditioning, technical and tactical training, mental skill development, and gate training. Our goal is to advance each individual's skiing and racing skills to maximize their athletic potential and to help build the discipline, drive, and determination to succeed in whatever arena they choose after ski racing. This program covers all aspects of competitive racing, training, and conditioning. Athletes will compete locally, regionally, and nationally at a level appropriate to their desire and ability, including FIS and USSA events.
Skill Development Focus
They mastered balance, coordination, movement, and athletic stance on skis. Athletes ski all terrains, all courses, and all disciplines with good technique. Athletes dominated carving, using upper and lower body separation, using all four edges, cross blocking, maintaining snow contact, and pole plant. They can perform course inspections and make line choices. They are getting polished in weight transfer, maintaining turn shape, gliding, aerodynamics, jumping, self-feedback, tip pressure at the start of the turn, and control pressure throughout the whole turn.
They are training various courses, and course sets to work on different line choices and tactics. For example, athletes work on pivoting, adjusting turn radius with edge angle, adjusting the pressure in turn to maximize speed, and understanding all body parts' involvement in the skiing process.
For more information on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Training System model, click here.
Program Fees Include
- An early season team/athlete fall goal setting and planning meeting
- Early season parent informational meeting
- 3x and 4x per week training options - dependent on location
- Coaching at all Central Region 1 USSA races
- Coaching at all Central FIS races
- USSA Certified experienced coaching staff
- A coach/parent/athlete spring evaluation meeting
- In-season goal progress checks
- Training availability at – Mt. Kato, Powder Ridge, Hyland Hills