We are so excited to share with you our summer programing offerings / dryland and Summer Camps for U12 and older athletes!
WHY? - Athletes train hard on the snow throughout the season and many make great gains in both their skiing and results. Yet, for athletes to reach their potential in skiing, they need to commit to training throughout the year.
HOW? - Athletes have many opportunities during the off-season to develop their athletic abilities and mental stamina. We encourage youth to explore a variety of sports to develop a range of skills. And, in addition, we believe that carving out time to participate in dryland and summer skiing is necessary for athletes to optimize training and development in the coming season, so they continue to improve.
WHAT? - We will offer dryland training in the summer and fall months so that athletes are physically prepared for the on-snow season. We are developing a more comprehensive dryland program to include more age groups throughout the summer months:
- FIS athletes will start with 3 days/week in May and progress to 5 days/week in June, July, August and September.
- U16s will also meet 5 days/week in June, July, August and September.
- U14s will start with 4 days/week in June, July and August and progress to 5 days/week in September.
In addition, we encourage committed athletes to participate in summer camps to get training days on snow. US Ski and Snowboard recommends the following for summer/off season days on snow during the prep period:
- U16 and older: 20-30 days
- U14s: 10-20 days
- U12s: 10 days
These guidelines are the ideal. We believe that any number of days on snow will benefit athletes, and encourage each athlete to arrive at camp in strong physical condition to optimize the opportunity.
Cultural Experience - Snow sports provide a unique way to see the world. We schedule some camps in other countries for a number of reasons: snow conditions, training venues, and interacting with other clubs. In addition, international camps provide athletes with an opportunity to experience different cultures and meet new people. These travel opportunities not only broaden an athlete’s perspective, but also solidify the bonds of a team as we head into the next season.
We know that summer is a time for family and training and encourage you to consider how to fit this important training into your family’s summer plans.