U14 Racing Team, 11.28.18 Update

Hello Okemo U14 Families,

Our first weekend of training is approaching fast and we are staring the season off with some of the best conditions we have had this early in years! We will meet at the yurt/base of Black Ridge Triple at 8:15am (load lifts at 8). This will be our meeting place and time for the whole season unless otherwise communicated.
Weekend Training Plan
Saturday 12/1: Meet at yurt 8:15, Slalom Drills and Drill Courses on War Dance 8:15-11:30, Lunch 11:30-12:30. Afternoon Free Ski and Drills 12:30-2.

We will be on Slalom Skis skiing brushes and stubbies, no need for shin guards or pole guards.
Sunday 12/2: Meet at yurt 8:15, Slalom Drills and Drill Courses on War Dance 8:15-11:30, Lunch 11:30-12:30. Afternoon Free Ski and Drills 12:30-2.

We will be on Slalom Skis skiing brushes and stubbies, no need for shin guards or pole guards. 
Signing Up for the Program

To pay and register follow this link (https://www.okemo.com/mountain-info/competition-programs/). If you are registering an OMS  athlete you can follow this link to pay your OMARA dues. You only need to pay this once per family.

All Athletes must have completed the health and liability forms for each child who will be enrolled in our programs.They can be found on this OMARA Site under MEMBERS - FORMS + RESOURCES. Will you please fill them out and send back to Maggie? She will need those forms before the start of your child's program in order for them to be on the hill with their coaches. Please reply only to Maggie Seiple (mseiple@vailresorts.com) when sending the forms back. If you have any questions - Maggie can be reached at (802) 228-1483.

Other Required Memberships

Make sure to sign up for VARA (https://vara.org/join-vara.php) and US Ski and Snowboard Memberships (https://usskiandsnowboard.org/membership)
U14 Program
Attached you will find an informational sheet for the U14 season. The competition calendar is at the bottom of this document. Make sure to check this link going to the OMARA website, as we get into the season for the most up to date training and race plans (https://www.go2omara.com/alpine). The "OMS U14 Training and Race," Calendar is up and is the same as the weekend program calendar (which is not up yet but will be soon hopefully), it just has mid-week training on it and some special projects that are qualified for. I will be sending out a weekly email with training and race plans for the weekend program.

New this year 2nd year U14's will have an opportunity to score points at the end of the season. This was just recently approved by the Children's Development Committee, here is the note from them on this rule change. 
"To allow 2nd year U14s to ski for points.  Southern Divisions, (TRISTATE, NJSRA, PARA, SARA), beginning March 1st, and the remaining (MARA, VARA, NHARA, NYSRRA) after Eastern Championships. 

 ·     Points will not be used for any u14 selections or seeding at any non scored U14 race.

·     No out-of-region scored racing, except for u14s attending U16   Nationals 

·     No out of Division scored racing during the “regular season” for U14’s."

Let me know if you have any questions. If you want to be taken off the U14 list or have any additional emails addresses added drop me a line. See you all this weekend! 
-- 
Charles(Jet) Robbins
Head U14 Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Okemo Mountain School
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