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 U14/U16 Alpine Programs 

                                                 Ages 12-15

This is the age when things either start to pick up for a ski racer who has had years of racing experience or can also be an age where athletes might decide they want to start racing. Our programs provide coaching for multiple skill levels at this age.

Although this program is designed for the serious ski racer who is dedicated to learning technical and tactical skills, it is not limited to those who want to start racing at age 12 or up. The Purg Cup option to the U14/U16 age group is thus the solution for both keeping those involved that maybe can't commit to full time travel schedules and for those who want to start racing at a later age.

The part time/full time tuition will reflect more training time for those that are committed to more competition. Athletes compete in USSA sanctioned events within the Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) with opportunities to advance to competitions at the regional and national level. 

Depending on age group, the team trains about 40-60% of the time in gates to focus on tactic and techniques important to ski racing. However, an emphasis on free skiing is also incorporated into training, keeping in mind that to build a strong racer, you must first have a strong skier. There are multiple levels of commitment for this age group including additional mid-week training opportunities at Purg for those whose academic schedules are flexible. 

 

The part-time program focuses on weekend training, Saturdays & most Sundays plus 2 days a week of mid-week training at Chapman Hill.

This schedule allows for increased skill retention, more time on snow, appropriate gate training in slalom, giant slalom and entry level speed elements. Most of the Saturday training will focus on GS/SL sessions and drills, Sunday’s will focus on drills, free skiing or video/feedback. Chapman will focus primarily on SL sessions.

The goal is to increase the fundamental mileage necessary for upper level skiing, competition and future development.

 Part-Time Tuition Includes:

  • 18 Saturdays include training at Purgatory and Race Days depending on Age Class.  
  • 14-16 Sundays include training at Purgatory and Race Days depending on Age Class.
  • 14 Gates & Drills Nights at Chapman Hill Jan-Mar (days of the week TBD)
  • Dedicated training access to NASTAR Race Course and additional PST training space
  • Video feedback 3/month
  • Goal Setting and assessment with coaches
  • Mid-season and end-of-season reviews (written and meeting with coaches/parents/athlete)
  • Sports Psych: General mental training provided by coaches and special guests
  • Race equipment fitting and team purchasing specials at Second Avenue Sports and Pine Needle Mountaineering
  • Ski tuning discounts at Second Avenue Sports and Pine Needle Mountaineering
  • Ski Tuning Support and Clinics (parents welcome)
  • Preseason strength and conditioning training 1/week
  • Preseason fall hikes (Saturdays- parents welcome)
  • Total coaching time approx. 220 hours

 

Tuition does NOT include:

  • Purgatory Resort Ski Pass
  • Chapman Hill Ski Pass
  • Race Equipment
  • Travel Fees
  • USSA Membership
  • Purg Cup/special events entry fees

Saturday and Sunday/ 1 nights at Chapman (payment plans available after Oct. 31)

1st Early Bird (in full by Sept 20)

2nd Early Bird (October 1-31)

Regular Registration 

$1599

$1789

 $1999

 

Saturday and Sunday/ 2 nights Chapman Program (payment plans available after Oct. 31)

1st Early Bird (in full by Sept 20)

2nd Early Bird (October 1-31) 

Regular Registration

$1699

$1989

$2199

 

 

The full-time program focuses on weekend training, Saturdays and Sundays plus 3 days a week of mid-week training at Chapman Hill with an alternating dryland training. 

Racers will be expected to participate in early season conditioning and early season skiing opportunities leading up to the season. In-season strength and conditioning will also take place every other week. Full-time athletes will focus on individual goal setting, training/competition objectives and health and wellness practices. This will help determine the individual’s strengths, areas of improvement, skill set and overall goals for the program.

Full-time athletes must commit to mid-week training (some exceptions may apply). Full-time athletes also must maintain a B/3.0 average in school by properly managing their training, travel, competition and academics.

Most gate training will be shared with part-time athletes where schedules overlap. Most of the Saturday training will focus on GS/Kombi sessions and drills, Sunday’s will focus on drills, free skiing or video/feedback. Chapman will focus primarily on SL sessions and video feedback.

 

U14/U16 Full-Time Tuition Includes:

  • 20 Saturdays include training at Purgatory and Race Days depending on Age Class and preseason skiing.   
  • 18 Sundays include training at Purgatory and Race Days depending on Age Class and preseason skiing.
  • 22 Gates & Drills Nights at Chapman Hill Jan-Mar (days of the week TBD)
  • Dedicated training access to NASTAR Race Course and additional PST training space
  • Video feedback 1/week
  • Goal Setting and assessment with coaches
  • Mid-season and end-of-season reviews (written and meeting with coaches/parents/athlete)
  • Sports Psych: General mental training provided by coaches and special guests
  • Race equipment fitting and team purchasing specials at Second Avenue Sports
  • Ski tuning discounts at Second Avenue Sports
  • Ski Tuning Support and Clinics (parents welcome)
  • In-season strength and conditioning training 2-3/month
  • Preseason fall hikes (Saturdays- parents welcome)
  • Total coaching time approx. 270 hours

 

Tuition does NOT include:

  • Purgatory Resort Ski Pass
  • Chapman Hill Ski Pass
  • Preseason lift tickets to A-Basin, Wolf Creek, etc.
  • Race Equipment
  • Travel Fees
  • Preseason strength and conditioning training 2/week
  • USSA Membership
  • Purg Cup/ special events entry fees

 

U14/U16 Full-Time Program Sat and Sun/ 3 nights Chapman Fee (payment plans available after Oct. 31)

Early Bird (in full by Oct 31)

2nd Early Bird (October 1-31)

 Regular Registration

$2149

$2499

$2699

 

 

Equipment Guidelines:

  • Front entry 4 buckle boot
  • 2 pair junior race ski appropriate for SL/GS. 1 pair freeski/powder ski recommended.
  • Appropriate Length Poles
  • FIS approved race helmet
  • Speed suit, pole guards, mouth guards, shin guards, etc. (optional depending on level)
  • Well-fitting goggles and gloves. Appropriate jackets and pants for various weather conditions.

 Purg Cup Option for ages 12 and up Saturdays/ 1 night Chapman Only 

The U14/U16 Purg Cup program focuses on Saturday only training plus 1 night of mid-week training at Chapman Hill. This program is designed for both the racer who is unable to commit to travel but wants to enhance their race performance and compete against local racers and fellow team members and those new to the sport who want to race. Athletes, ages 12 and up only, will be required to ski at a strong-intermediate level with good fundamentals. Athletes will train with part-time and full-time racers where schedules overlap. Athletes will compete at the local Purg Cup series and the Purg Southern Series events with the purchase of a short term athlete USSA membership $15-25/per day depending on age. Additional nights at Chapman may be added with an increase in tuition.

Tuition Includes:

  • 14 Saturdays at Purgatory includes Purg Cup Race days
  • 8 Gates & Drills Nights at Chapman Hill Jan-Mar (day of the week TBD)
  • Dedicated training access to NASTAR Race Course and additional PST training space
  • Race equipment purchasing and ski tuning discounts at Second Avenue Sports
  • Video Feedback 1-2/month includes Chapman
  • Ski Tuning Support and Clinics (parents welcome)
  • Preseason fall hikes (Saturdays- parents welcome)
  • Total coaching time approx. 105 hours

Tuition does NOT include:

  • Purgatory Resort Ski Pass
  • Chapman Hill Ski Pass
  • Seasonal ski rental/other equipment
  • Travel Fees (only if traveling to races)
  • USSA Membership
  • Preseason strength and conditioning training
  • Early Season Sessions
  • Purg Cup/special events entry fees

 

Purg Cup Program Fee (payment plans available after Oct. 31)

Early Bird (in full by Oct 31)

Regular Registration 

 Scholarships Available 

$949

$1129

 Yes

Additional nights at Chapman available for additional fee. 

Equipment Guidelines:

  • Front entry 4 buckle boot
  • 1 pair junior race ski appropriate for SL/GS. Depending on skier level, 2 pairs may be suggested
  • Appropriate Length Poles
  • Hard ear race helmet. FIS approved if racing in USSA
  • Well-fitting goggles and gloves. Appropriate jackets and pants for various weather conditions.