Alpine

Eastern Region Projects

Eastern Region Projects - Purpose and Goals

Purpose Statement:

To produce the best alpine ski racers in the world at the developmental, sub-national team level by offering complementary cooperative training with Tri-Regional, Eastern Region, and Eastern Region club and academy training programs/plans.

Goals:

  1. To assist skill development, management, athletic training, and competition performance programs of the top Eastern Athletes - U14 through U21.
  2. To establish and conduct an athlete talent detection and development system that tracks and measures the performance and performance characteristics of top regional racers at various chronological points in their ski racing development.
  3. To contribute as productively, professionally, and fully possible in the achievement of the USSA Mission of being the best nation in ski competition in the world.
 

East Youth Projects 2017

Eastern Project Best Practices Paper

Project Reviews

 

Season 2017  U14 Projects (posted 26 October 2016)

JANUARY 2017 – GS training – Sugarbush, VT

U14 specific
Content and goals: This project is designed to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics related to GS. Emphasis placed on fundamental movement patterns and execution of proper tactics for fast, consistent skiing.
Eligible: U14 age group
Leader:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Staff:
Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Home program coaches per athletes attending

FEBRUARY 6th- 7th,2017 – SG training – Sugarloaf ME
U14 specific
Content and goals: Project is designed to focus on terrain management, line and trajectory in speed. Both natural and artificial terrain features will be used. Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and skiing skills as they relate to a longer radius turn will be focused on.
Eligible: Top 30 results from U14 Championships plus Regional development invitees 
Leader:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Staff:
Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Home program coaches per athletes attending

APRIL 2017 – SL training - Stowe, VT
Multi YOB + U14
Content and goals: Project is planned to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics in SL radius turns. Emphasis placed on fundamental movement patterns and upper body control. Gate training repetition and volume with challenge in different terrain and sets.
Eligible: RTG athletes, U14 top 15 results from 2017 U14 Championships + plus Regional development invitees 
Leader:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Staff:
Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Home program coaches per athletes attending

SPECIAL PROJECT #1 FEBRUARY 17th- 19th, 2017 – SL training and time-trial- National snow center NJ
U12, U14
Content and goals: Project is planned to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics in SL radius turns. Emphasis placed on fundamental movement patterns and upper body control. Skills based learning environment, focus on kinesthetic awareness, creative training methods and increased training volume. Project will finish with time trial/team SL race against tri- state and other regional athletes.
Eligible: All interested programs
Leader: Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Staff:
Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Home program coaches per athletes attending

SPECIAL PROJECT #2 February 24-25, 2017– WYNDHAM MOUNTAIN
Content and goals: Build significant terrain and train SL and SG.  The terrain and the environment will be the teacher. Emphasis placed on terrain awareness, adaption and athleticism on skis.
Leader:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Staff:
Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Home program coaches per athletes attending
Eligible: U14 age group

SPECIAL PROJECT #3 APRIL 2017 – QUEBEC
U14 specific
Content and goals: Collaboration with SQA. Fundamental skill development and multi event training (SL, GS, SG)
Leader:
Eric Prefontaine- Director of high performance Ski Quebec Alpin
Staff:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region development coach
Home program coaches per athletes attending
Eligible: Top (8) boys, top (8) girls from 2017 U14 Can – Ams, U16 Nationals participants, plus Regional development invitees 

 

Download a copy of the Eastern Regional Youth Training Plan (projects)

 

Eastern RTG Projects 2017

Eastern Regional Training Plan
Season 2016 -2017 Posted 7 October 2016

MAY 2016 – Flight School – Speed Fundamentals - Mammoth, CA
U19 (May 13-20) U16 (May 21-27)
Content and goals: This camp is focused on jump technique, terrain management, and turn transitions.  Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and how they relate to managing terrain, course sets, and speed.  Natural and artificial snow features will be utilized. 
Eligible: All RTG athletes plus invitee list
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Staff:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Home program coaches x 3

JUNE 2016 – Conditioning Camp – Character Building – TBA
Content and goals:  content is a secret, goal is to build mental toughness, grit, and teamwork
Eligible: All RTG athletes plus invitee list
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Staff: TBD

SEPTEMBER 8th- 24th, 2016- Tri Regional DH/SG/GS/SL La Parva, Chile
Content and goals:  Prepare athletes for upcoming 2016.17 NorAm and U19 National Performance Series races, vary the terrain and course sets across all 4 disciplines, gliding and jumping in speed environment, Regional crossover and collaboration amongst athletes and staff 
Eligible: All RTG athletes plus invitee list
Leader(s):
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Ian Dunlop – RC Region Development coach
Jeff Pickering- Western Region Development coach
Staff: TBD

NOVEMBER 21-25, 2016 – TRI Regional Speed prep – Copper, CO
Content and goals:  This camp is designed to focus on athletes attending the early season speed NAC’s. Full length DH and SG courses with goal of 4-5 runs per session. Aim for double session SL on SG training days.
Eligible:  All RTG athletes plus invitee list
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Staff: TBD

NOVEMBER 2016 – Men’s U19 NPS – Location Vail, CO
Content and goals: Head to head competition, multi event training and racing, content TBD
Eligible: **new quota for 2016.17
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Staff: TBD

NOVEMBER 28-29, 2016* – Regional tech project – Killington, VT
*Awaiting approval from Killington and to see if WC goes off!
Content and goals: These projects are planned to bring together the top U16/U18/U21athletes for in season training progression with a clear focus on event technique, tactics and terrain adaption.
Eligible: RTG athletes plus invitee list
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Staff: TBD

Late DECEMBER 2016 – NorAm prep SL/GS – regional venue
Content and goals: This project is designed for athletes attending the Nor-Ams on the east coast in early January.  It aims to provide the best pre-race training possible in an encouraging and motivating environment. 
Eligible: Athletes confirmed to these races
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Staff: TBD

JANUARY 8th- 13th, 2017 – U19 Men’s NPS – Waterville Valley
Content and goals: Head to head competition, multi event training and racing, content TBD
Eligible: **new quota for 2016.17
Leader:
Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach
Staff: TBD

JANUARY 27-29, 2017 – Regional Speed Camp -  Sugarloaf, ME 
Content and goals: These projects are planned to bring together the top U16/U18/U21athletes for in season training progression with a clear focus on event technique, tactics and terrain adaption. Final prep for FIS/USSA Speed week races.
Eligible:  confirmed athletes for speed-week series.
Leader:
Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Staff:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Home program coaches TBD

FEBRUARY 15th- 18th 2017 – SL training and time-trial- National snow center NJ
Content and goals: Project is planned to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics in SL radius turns. Emphasis placed on fundamental movement patterns and upper body control. Increased gate training volume within various course sets. Project will finish with 2SL races.
Eligible: intending athletes
Leader: Martin Guyer – Eastern Region development director
Staff:
Tom Ashworth – Eastern Region Youth Coordinator
Home program coaches per athletes attending

APRIL 2017* – Regional tech project – Best snow venue(s) in Region
*snow/conditions dependent

Download a copy of the Eastern Regional Training Plan

 

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