Alpine Junior Racing Program

2017/2018 season information will be available in the fall of 2017.

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Racing Development (DEVO) – Birth Years 2008, 2009 & 2010

For the past 20 years, the Ford Sayre Alpine Racing Development Program (DEVO) has given enthusiastic young skiers the ability reach the next level in the sport by emulating the technique of the best skiers on the hill. All DEVO skiers become proficient enough to have a lifetime of fun in the sport, whether or not they choose to move on to competition as they grow older and stronger.

DEVO is designed for self-motivated young skiers who love to ski, have a solid foundation of skills (turning, stopping, controlling speed) and are eager to do more. Because this is not a learn-to-ski program, participants are required to have at least one full season of skiing experience and should be eager to ski the full variety of terrain at the Dartmouth Skiway. Participants should be ready to use ski poles and must be able to ride the chair lift with minimal assistance. The DEVO ski season includes miles and miles of skiing with coaches, age appropriate free-skiing drills, 1-2 big mountain days and introduction to ski racing elements to promote solid technical fundamentals.

The primary goal of the program is to instill a love of the skiing in our participants so they will continue skiing in whatever capacity that excites them. In addition, since this program is the entry level of the Alpine Racing Program, we hope that many children will move on from DEVO and give competitive racing a try.

Note for 2008 Birth Year skiers:  Children born in 2008 have the option to enroll in DEVO or the U10 program.  Please contact the program heads or head coach if you need input on which choice would be most appropriate for your child.  Factors to think about are skiing ability, maturity, and desire to learn to race.

DEVO parents are required to work at two home races during the season ($400 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $390

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2016.

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his/her own season pass or daily lift ticket.

November Team Building:  Sundays November 6th, 13th, 20th 1 to 3 pm

On Snow Training:

  • Informal Sunday Skiing: Starting 12/4 at locations TBD until Skiway opens.
    These are family ski days with discounted lift tickets
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  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Dartmouth Skiway 9 to noon, beginning Dec. 31

Program Heads: Liz Hackett and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Kristin Fauci – kriscorvo@yahoo.com


U10 Alpine Race Program – Birth Years 2007-2008

The U10 program creates a positive environment to further develop fundamental skiing skills that build on balance, agility, basic carving and coordination. We base the curriculum on US Ski Team age appropriate progressions, which build on a race platform. We ski the entire mountain to develop confidence through varied challenges and terrain.

Skiers in this group will participate in a range of events and competitions at other local mountains. These will likely include traditional alpine races, All-Mountain Challenges and Skills Quest events. There will also be big mountain days at areas such as Cannon, Stratton, and Burke.  While many of the U10 skiers will have participated in the U8/DEVO program in prior years, it is not a requirement. Skiers who are new to Ford Sayre should have at least two years of skiing experience including at least one year in a structured program.

Note for 2008 Birth Year skiers:  Children born in 2008 have the option to enroll in DEVO or the U10 program.  Please contact the program heads or head coach if you need input on which choice would be most appropriate for your child.  Factors to think about are skiing ability, maturity, and desire to race.

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max 5 ($800 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $700

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2016.

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his/her own season pass or daily lift ticket.

November Conditioning: Sundays November 6, 13, 20 from 1 to 3 pm

On Snow Training:

  • Informal Sunday Skiing:  Starting 12/4 at locations TBD until Skiway opens.
    These are family ski days with discounted lift tickets.
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Skiway: 8:30 to 1 (when Skiway opens)
  • Christmas Camp at Skiway:  8:30 to 1 (three days TBD)
  • February Vacation – 2 days TBD

Program Heads: Liz Hackett and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Sean Ross – sross@lymetimber.com

USSA and NHARA memberships required.


U12 Alpine Race Program – Birth Years 2005-2006

The U12 program is designed for skiers who are excited to ski race and challenge themselves on the hill. This program accommodates many levels in a fun and supportive environment where children progress rapidly and enjoy the process of working through a ski racing year from early season dry land, to on snow training, to the State Finals or Championships. Ford Sayre is known throughout the State for being the most spirited team and is always respected for the quality of its competitors and for their sportsmanship. This is the perfect program for those who want to progress quickly and who have an interest in competing.

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max 5 ($800 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $800

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2016.

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his/her own season pass or daily lift ticket.

USSA and NHARA memberships required.

November Conditioning: Wednesdays 3:30 to 5 pm and Sundays 1 to 3 pm, Nov 2 to 19

On Snow Training:

  • Sunday Skiing:  Starting 12/4 at locations TBD until Skiway opens
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Skiway 8:30 to 1 (when Skiway opens)
  • Christmas Camp at Skiway 8:30 to 1 (except 12/24 and 12/25)
  • February Vacation at Skiway 8:30 to 1 (most days)
  • Midweek Training at Whaleback 3:30 to 5:30 (Tue/Wed/Thur) starting Wed 1/6

Program Heads: Liz Hackett and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Matt Purcell – mrpurcell1@gmail.com


U14 Alpine Race Program – Birth Years 2003-2004

The U14 program is designed for experienced young skiers who are ready to push themselves in the competitive arena. No previous racing experience is required; however, participants must be able to comfortably ski all types of terrain, and a desire to race is a must. Similar to the U12 program, the U14 introduces new challenges including an introduction to speed events. Racers train together and grow to be a supportive team.

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max 5 ($800 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $900

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2016.

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his/her own season pass or daily lift ticket.

USSA and NHARA memberships required.

November Conditioning: Tue/Wed/Thu 3:30 to 5 and Sundays 1-3 Nov 2 to Dec 15

On Snow Training:

  • Sunday Skiing:  Starting 12/4 at locations TBD until Skiway opens for season
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Skiway 8:30 to 1 (when Skiway opens)
  • Christmas Camp at Skiway 8:30 to 1 (except 12/24 and 12/25)
  • February Vacation at Skiway 8:30 to 1 (most days)
  • Midweek Training at Whaleback Tue/Wed/Thu 3:30 to 5:30 starting 1/5

Program Heads: Liz Hackett and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Jane LeMasurier – jane.lemasurier@gmail.com


Midweek Only Training – U12/U14 Birth Year 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006

New Program designed for racers that are participating in sanctioned race programs on the weekends and are looking to get some extra time on snow during the week.  Participants will train alongside our U12 and U14 team (see U12 and U14 descriptions above for more info). Program includes Whaleback training and as a bonus, athletes are welcome to join all fall conditioning sessions.  Pre-season Skiing, Christmas Camp and February Break Camp are NOT included.

Program is limited to 10 participants.  If program is full, please sign up on waiting list as we will try to accommodate all skiers.

Parents are required to work at one home race during the season ($200 security deposit is required).

 

Program Fee: $350

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2016

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his/her own season pass or daily lift ticket.

Program Heads: Reese Madden and Liz Hackett – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coaches:
U12 Matt Purcell – mrpurcell1@gmail.com
U14 Jane LeMasurier  – jane.lemasurier@gmail.com