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)

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 – GS 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 GS 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 GS 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 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 2016.17

 

MAY 2017 – 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:

Home program coaches x 3

 

JUNE 2017 – 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

 

JUNE 2017 –Multi YOB SL project– Mt Hood, OR

June 20th- June 29th, 2017

Content and goals:

Bring the best ranked, top performing YOB ’00- ‘04   SL skiers of the Eastern Region together with the other regions for head to head training across multiple YOB. Providing pace and a focused learning environment. Goal is to have USST staff as mentors/coaches also.  Training focus will be on key technical movements in transition, correct body positions and tactics related to SL. There will be dedicated free ski sessions focusing on fundamental skills led by coaches each day.

Eligible: Selected ’00-’04 athletes

Leader(s):

National and Regional development staff

Staff:

Home program coaches from each region

 

SEPTEMBER 8th- 24th, 2017- Tri Regional DH/SG/GS/SL La Parva, Chile

Content and goals:  Prepare athletes for upcoming 2017.18 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

Staff: TBD

 

NOVEMBER 14th-17th, 2017 –Speed SG/GS prep – Copper, CO

Content and goals:  This camp is designed to focus on athletes targeting early season competition. A Tri- Regional project to get on the  USST speed venue.  Full length SG/GS courses with goal of 4-5 runs per session.

Eligible:  All RTG athletes

Leader:

TBD – Eastern Region Development Coach

Staff: TBD

 

 

Projects Calendar

 

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