U8 – U12 Non-Scored Programs

  • U8 (2016+)

    Age 7 by December 31

    Focus: Compete for Fun

  • U10 (2014-2015)

    Ages 8-9 by December 31

    Focus: Compete for Fun

  • U12 (2012-2013)

    Ages 10-11 by December 31

    Focus: Compete for Skill Development

The U8-U12 program is organized to teach fundamental skiing skills and introduce competitive ski racing to young athletes.  Emphasis is placed on the technical fundamentals of skiing that apply to all types of alpine skiing. In addition, fundamental skills will be taught, including balance, edging, body position, and more, and the introduction of the tactical fundamentals of racing… and always having fun! 

Participants must be able to put on their own ski equipment, load and ride the lift alone, and ski at an intermediate level.

U8-U12 are Non-scored USSA races and do not earn USSA points.

Skill Development Focus

Work on balance, coordination, movement, and athletic stance on skis. The goal is that athletes can ski all terrains with adequate technique. In addition, athletes should have fundamental skills at carving, upper and lower body separation, and pole plant usage. Next, they should start working on cross blocking gates, upper body rotation, course inspection, line.

Introduction to the basic tactical elements of racing. 

For more information on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Training System model, click here.

Program Fees Include

  • Early season parent informational meeting
  • 3x and 4x per week training options - dependent on location
  • Coaching at all Region 1 USSA 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, Trollhaugen

Additional Information