Alpine Programs

Rocky Mountain Division Projects

Rocky Mountain Division Projects
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, RockyCentral Regional, Rocky Mountain Divisional and Rocky Mountain Division club training programs/plans.

Goals:
1. To assist management, athletic training, and competition performance programs of the top Rocky Mountain Division Athletes.
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.


Rocky/Central Projects

Project announcements will be posted as they are finalized

November 1-12*  Speed and Tech Training Block (2 sessions/day)      Copper Mountain 
                - MEN: November 1-6, WOMEN: November 7-12
               -  Men will work with the EAST and Women will work with the WEST   
                - Session 1 (Primay):  DH/SG Training
                - Session 2: SL/GS Training and/or directed Free Skiing

  • Eligible:  YOB 1998 and older, named RTG athletes, open spots will be filled by discretion request from the club coache to the RC Regional Coach.  (Limit 20 athletes; 10 Men/10 Women)
  • Content:  Full Length SG and DH Training, supplemented by tech training or directed free-skiing
  • Goals:  Prep athletes for upcoming NorAm, FIS and U18 Championship events
  • Portion of this camp is funded by the Colorado Gold Medal Initiative for RMD athletes
  • Project Announcement

November 14-18  U16 Speed Elements/Terrain Camp - Super G & GS         Copper Mountain

  • Eligible:  YOB 1999-2000, named RTG athletes, Open spots will be filled by discretion request from the club coaches to the RC Regional Coach.  (Limit 15 athletes)
  • Content:  Gliding, jumping, Terrain elements, transitions and turn shape.  Progressing into full length SG.  There will be a GS free-ski and/or gate training session each day to supplement the speed training
  • Goals:  U16's - Begin first step in career long progression of regional speed training.
  • Portion of this camp is funded by the Colorado Gold Medal Initiative for RMD athletes
  • Project Announcement

November 29-30    U16 Tech Timed Training         Copper Mountain

  • Eligible:  U16 RC RTG athletes and invitees
  • Content:  GS and SL - Full length timed training
  • Goal:  Give RC athletes opportunity to go head to head in a training enviornment with Rocky/Central National Training Group and Staams Academy athletes
  • Project Announcement

 

 

Rocky Mountain Division Projects

Project announcements will be posted as they are finalized

October 4 - 5, 2014 - All-Star and Grassroots Conditioning Assessment     Aspen, Colorado

  • All-Star Testing - October 4th and 5th
  • Grassroots Testing - October 5th
  • All athletes U14 and older are eligible to attend the Grassroots Assessment
  • Preregister through Darlene Nolting - dnolting@ussa.org

October 10 - 12, 2014 - RMD Olympic Training Center project

  • Eligible Athletes:  U14 and U16 RMD Team athletes and selected Wild Card athletes
  • Content and Goals:  Introduce conditioning fundamentals and experience the Olympic Training Center
  • Project Announcement
  • OTC Facility use form

February 7 - 8, 2015    RMD SkillsQuest Camp        Crested Butte, Colorado

  • Eligible:  U14 and U16 RMD Team athletes
  • Content:  Ski with and be coached by PSIA National Demo Team members.  Focus will be on skiing fundamentals in all terrain.  Education session on Saturday evening.
  • Goals:  Prepare RMD athletes for the SkillsQuest evaluation at U16 National Championships
  • Portion of this camp is funded by the Colorado Gold Medal Initiative

March 21 - 22, 2015    RMD SkillsQuest Camp        TBA

  • Eligible:  RMD U14 and U16 athletes qualified for U16 National Championships
  • Content:  Coached by PSIA National Demo Team members, with an emphsis on evaluation and feedback.
  • Goals:  Prepare RMD athletes for the SkillsQuest evaluation at U16 National Championships
  • Portion of this camp is funded by the Colorado Gold Medal Initiative
 

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