Okemo U14 Training/Race Plan for 1/5 & 1/6 (response needed if competing this season)

Hello Okemo U14 Families,

On behalf of the coaching staff and Okemo Mountain we would all like to wish you all a Happy New Year! We have seen some great improvement over our Holiday training block and I am sure we will see even greater improvement as we move into 2019!

Please let me know if your athlete is planning on competing in Mid-Vermont Council races this season. I need to get a list of all of our racer into the Mid-Vermont Council, so race organizers have a sheet to reference when setting up competitions. Please let me know on or before Wednesday 1/3. This can be as simple as a yes, athletes name will be racing. Thank you in advance.

Weekend Plan: Slalom Skis All Weekend

Saturday 1/5: 

8:15 am meet at the yurt. 8:15-11:30 We will work on the following skills quest drills, which will also be contested at the competition at Killington on Sunday. We will also have Panel Slalom Gates that day.

Freeski pole with pole usage: http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/recent-videos/video/5582457552001/phase-2_free-skiing-with-pole-usage?autoStart=true

Freeski lane change: http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/video/5582480006001/phase-3_free-skiing-w-lane-change?autoStart=true&q=free%20

Afternoon directed free ski will go 12:30-1:30.

Sunday 1/6: 

Skills Quest and Dual Panel Slalom Race at Killington. This event does not count toward standings for qualification to VT State Championships. Make sure to sign up on race admin as soon as possible, so Killington can organize groups for this event (https://adminskiracing.com/node/189218). Registration closes on 1/5 at 12:03pm. We will have no organized training for those not at Killington. I will send out a schedule and more information for this event as soon as Killington makes it available.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a safe and fun New Years!

Charles(Jet) Robbins
Head U14 Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Okemo Mountain School