Alpine Programs

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

 

Eastern RTG Projects

 

November 1st - 6th, 2014                       RTG DH/SG/SL project                                  Copper CO.

Content and Goals:  This camp is designed to focus on athletes attending the early season speed Nor-Ams. Full length DH and SG courses with goal of 4-5 runs per session. Aim for double session SL on SG training days.
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director
Staff: home program coaches TBD x 6
Eligible: Eastern RTG athletes (M+W), intending NA speed competitors and invitees.

November 18th - 22nd, 2014                U16 SG/DH project                                          Copper, CO

Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus on proper execution of event related skill in relation to transitions and terrain adaptations in SG and DH. Refinement of inspection skill and the application of tactical planning for these events will also be a focus
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Youth Coordinator, Regional director
Staff: Home program coaches TBD x 6
Eligible: U16 invitees- YOB 99, YOB 2000 (M+W)

Late November 2014 (TBD)             RTG Nor Am Tech prep                              Summit County, CO

Content and Goals: Final prep training opportunity for Regional Nor Am level athletes intending to compete in Tech Nor- Ams
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director
Staff: Home program coaches TBD
Eligible: Intending Nor – Am athletes

Dec 1st- Dec 6th, 2014                     Tri Regional speed                                             Copper, CO

Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus on proper execution of event related skill in relation to transitions and terrain adaptations in SG and DH. Refinement of inspection skill and the application of tactical planning for these events will also be a focus. This will serve as final prep for Eastern athletes intending to compete in speed Nor –Ams @ Copper.
Leader: Lester Keller
Support: Regional coaches; Karin Harjo, Ian Dunlop, Martin Guyer
Staff: Home program coaches TBD
Eligible: Eastern athletes intending to compete @ Nor Am Speed series (M+W) and invitees

January, 2015                Tech and speed projects in Region                                    Location TBD

Content and Goals: This camp is designed to bring together the top U16/U18/U21athletes for in season training progression with a clear focus on event technique and tactics. Focus areas will be in GS/SL technique and DH/SG tactics and terrain adaption
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director, regional manager
Staff: home program coaches x 4 TBD
Eligible: Eastern RTG athletes (M+W) + invitees

February, 2015                Tech and speed projects in Region                                   Location TBD

Content and Goals: This camp is designed to bring together the top U16/U18/U21athletes for in season training progression with a clear focus on event technique and tactics. Focus areas will be in GS/SL technique to find new pace.
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director, regional manager
Staff: home program coaches x 4+ TBD
Eligible: Eastern RTG athletes (M+W) + invitees

February, 2015                U18 National championships prep camp                          Copper CO.

Content and goals: Race venue acclimation and final prep block for U18 National championships. (4) Event training at race venue.
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director
Staff: home program coaches x 10 TBD
Eligible: All qualified U18 eastern athletes

April, 2015                       U16-U18-U21 SL projects in Region                                   Location TBD

Content and Goals: This camp is designed 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.
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director, Youth Coordinator
Staff: home program coaches x 4+ TBD;
Eligible: Eastern athletes on SL performance in season (M+W) U16-U21+invitees

May/June 2015                          SL/GS Terrain and Tactics Camp                                    Mt Hood or CO.

Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus proper execution in relation to transitions and terrain adaptations in SL and GS. Both natural and artificial terrain features will be used. Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and skiing skills as they relate to the transition of the turn will be focused on.
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Youth Coordinator, Regional director
Staff: home program coaches x 4 TBD
Eligible: Eastern RTG athletes (M+W) U16-U21+invitees 

August/September 2015       U18/U21 SL/GS/SG project                                    Australia, NZ or Chile

Content and Goals: This project is designed to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics related to GS and SL.  Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and execution of proper tactics for fast, consistent skiing.  Increase volume of gate training and potentially compete in 4-6 tech races.
Leader: Regional development coach (Guyer)
Support: Regional director
Staff: x 4 TBD
Eligible: Eastern RTG athletes (M+W) U16-U21+invitees

 

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