Competition Team

Vision Statement:

Provide the athletes with a structured program to promote success as defined by the athlete’s competitive racing goals. To develop strong athletes with the desire to compete at high levels by honing their racing skills in accordance with the US Ski & Snowboard Sports Education Program. The early season focuses on fundamental ski techniques through structured free skiing.   As the season progresses, the focus shifts to race tactics and increased exposure to gate training.  Athletes are expected to compete in Eastern PA Regional Races and are eligible to be invited to PA State Championships.

All Competition Team members require a United Ski and Snowboard membership.

For an outline of the steps for USSS Registration and PARA race registration, please see the following article – Steps for USSS/PARA Registration

 


U10/U12:

Ages 9-11 as of Dec 31st of the ski season.

This program is designed for skiers who are interested in advanced racing techniques and plan to enter United Ski & Snowboard (USSS) competitive races in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Previous race training is not required.

U14:

Ages 12-13 as of Dec 31st of the ski season. 

This program is designed for skiers who are interested in advanced racing techniques and plan to enter United Ski & Snowboard (USSS) competitive races in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Previous race training is not required but recommended.


U16:

Ages 14-15 as of Dec 31st of the ski season. 

This age category is the first time the athletes compete as part of scored competitions. Athletes earn United States Ski and Snowboard seed points based on previous race results and are seeded at the following races based on point rankings.  Training is spent the majority in gates at higher rates of speed. 

Previous race training is recommended.

U19:

Ages 16-18 as of Dec 31st of the ski season. 

Training is spent the majority in gates at higher rates of speed and on race tactics.

This age category will require racers to compete on challenging terrain and courses.  Athletes compete in scored competitions across races throughout Pennsylvania (PA CUP Races).


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