OVST Program Descriptions 2016-17

Please contact Gordon Perry OVST Director at gperry@ovwsf.org or 435.714.3692 for pricing and to get started with your registration for all programs other than Snowbasin Devo and Snowstars programs (for these programs please contact Snowbasin Directly at snowbasin.com

(please note we have expanded the program we initiated 2 years ago called All-Stars AGES 7-12 to include 2 levels, that of our DEVO program ages 7-12 and now the Snowstars ages 5-7)

 

SNOWBASIN ALL-STARS/DEVO  AGES 7-12 - $999

ALL-STARS/DEVO, AGES 7-12

If your child is the type who looks for adventure and excitement, sign them up for the All Stars, Snowbasin Resort’s ski program for kids ages 7-12.

This developmental program will help your child improve their on-mountain skills, meet new friends and introduce them to the exciting world of racing. This 14 week all-day program for skiers* will be run by Snowbasin Resort’s Snow Sports department in cooperation with Ogden Valley Ski Team paralleling its standards with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association development system. Participants will improve their skills and enjoy learning to race in a fun, team environment. Both All-Mountain and Race oriented groupings and curriculum will be provided so we can meet the individual needs of our aspiring athletes. Each skier will be matched with a group for the season and each group will have its own coach. Participants will progress through a list of skills with varying difficulty including: stance and balance, timing and coordination, edging and pressure control and steering and carving.

Dates: Saturdays, December 10, 2016 - March 25, 2017 (No Session on December 24)

Times: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Meet next to the John Paul Express Quad behind the Learning Center)

Cost: $999 (includes 14 weeks of professional coaching, Season Pass, OVST Membership & official Ski Team jacket)

 

SNOWSTARS  AGES 5-6 - $499

*NEW* SNOWSTARS, AGES 5-6 - $499.00

This multi-week developmental program will focus on skill development and friendship. Snow Stars will get a jump start and be able to join the All Stars program with confidence!

Dates: Saturdays, December 10, 2016 through March 25, 2017 (No Session on December 24)

Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Meet next to the John Paul Express Quad behind the Learning Center)

Cost: $499 Price includes 14 weeks of professional coaching, Child Season Pass & official All Stars team coat

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OVST Big Mountain/Free Ski Team & All- Girls Big Mt. Team

 

Athletes will learn to ski big mountain terrain and will have the option to compete in local big mountain.  Athletes need to be intermediate skiers and competent to ride a chairlift by themselves.  Athletes will work on fundamental skiing skills in an all mountain environment with experience coaches and Big Mt skiers. Mountain safety and awareness will be stressed and reinforced thought out the season.

OVST Girl’s Big Mountain Freeskiing 

For the 2016-2017 season, OVST is introducing a new opportunity for girls age 12 and up to get explore Snowbasin’s world class alpine playground. Led by longtime race coach and internationally experienced Big Mountain freeskier and guide Nicole Pelletier, this will be a high-energy, creative and FUN way for girls to get together and mix it up on the mountain in a non-competitive and low pressure setting. With a big focus on the fundamentals of proper all-mountain technique, terrain and line assessment, steep-skiing skill building, and a whole lot of FUN,  we are excited to provide a new structured environment from which girls can have a great time while growing their confidence for a lifelong love the skiing!  

Additional costs may be associated with competitions due to extra days on snow. Team Jacket included.

Reduced rate season pass is not included.  USSA general membership required at www.ussa.org 

 

OVST DEVO Race Team- add on 

Devo Race Team – In addition to the Saturday Devo All Stars this will Include Sunday and 1 evening a week (by invitation or coach evaluation/recommendation required. Please inquire if you have any questions). This program will offer opportunity for athletes to race at USSA events YSL and/or South Series. Athletes get a DEVO RACE TEAM jacket. Participation in Saturday All-Stars is required with no exceptions. This program is a stepping stone to the OVST athletic programs and is only a 1 yr. program. Athletes will be required to move to either U10 or U12 south Series Team after 1 season on DEVO Race Team. USSA competitors license required. Contact Gordon for more details and to register.

 

U10/U12 South Series Team

Comprised of 10-11-year-old athletes, the U12 program is organized to teach fundamental skiing skills and ski racing technique to young athletes. Emphasis is placed on free skiing in all variety of snow and terrain at Snowbasin while practicing balance, edging, body position and other essential technical elements, all while learning mountain safety and always having fun! Racing emphasis will be predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique with an introduction to Super G. Athletes will work with a team of coaches dedicated to the U12 group. For training purposes athletes will often be arranged in groups of approximately 5-7 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs. This program includes a dryland training program (conditioning).

Skill Development Focus

All-Mountain Safety; developing a consistent balanced athletic position on skis; proper weight distribution on skis; having a consistent stance while maintaining balanced athletic position on skis; learning timing, balance, upper body discipline and/or upper-lower body separation, and upper body stability through the use of a single pole plant; and tactical elements of a Giant Slalom & Slalom courses.

Races

U12 athletes will be encouraged to compete in 8-18 races per winter.  OVST will travel with U12 athletes to USSA sanctioned races within the Intermountain Division (South Series).  The U12 and U10 athletes will compete together in one race series, but in their own age groups.  At this age athlete must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to travel to races. U12 athletes will be selected based on South Series results for Intermountain Championships.

Pre-Season Dryland

Parisi at the Club – Ogden Athletic Club

June through November

Monday and Wednesday, Time TBA

On Snow

Late November Thru IMD Champs Late March (depending on conditions)

Saturday and Sunday at Snowbasin (possible Nordic Valley sessions)

Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Nordic Valley (4pm-6pm)

U10/U12 Program Fee

See attached payment options

License

USSA: $50 (required for USSA/IMD events)

IMD: $20 (required for USSA/IMD events)

Summer and Fall Camps

We will be offering early season pre-season training for U12s, details/cost TBD.

Race Travel Expenses

Local travel to Wasatch front ski areas including Snowbasin and possibly IMD Championships scheduled for Park City in 2016/17

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts.  

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best offered prices available. Purchase date and cost to be determined later this summer

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  See attached document

Equipment

Recommended 2 pairs of race skis (GS/SL), 1 pair of freeskis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

New Parent Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

 Recommended Summer/Fall Skiing

5-10 days

 

U14 Series Team

Comprised of 12-13-year-old athletes, the U14 Program emphasizes ski racing technique and tactics while continuing to develop basic technical skills. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. Free-skiing will continue to be a critical avenue for delivery and practice of fundamental skiing skills, and technical development. Athletes will develop the technical and tactical skills of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom.  This program includes a dryland training program (conditioning) in the fall, weekly on-snow video sessions. For training purposes athletes will often be arranged in groups of 5-7 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs. U14 athletes are encouraged to participate on team summer and fall camps, details to follow.

 Skill Development Focus

Continued development of all around skiing skills and fundamentals, including big mountain skiing and mountain safety, but with an increasing emphasis on ski racing technique & tactics, drills, & gate training, and increased racing. U14 athletes will incorporate the technical and tactical elements of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom and race Divisionally in all 3 events. 

Training Session

May through November

Strength, Speed and Agility Training

3 times a week at Ogden Athletic Club (some weekend team outings tba)

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 6:30 pm

Late November through March

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays @ Nordic Valley (Please inquire about OVST’s Snowcrest Academy option)

Saturdays, 8:45am@ Snowbasin

Sundays,8:45 @ Snowbasin

Summer and Fall Camps

We will be offering summer and early season training for U14s, details/cost tbd.

Licenses

USSA: $75 (required for USSA/IMD events)

IMD: $50 (required for USSA/IMD events) ($65 after October 15th)

 Races

U14 athletes will be encouraged to compete in 10-20 races per winter.

OVST will travel with U14 athletes to this series, which includes a Regional Championship in March. U 14 athletes will have the opportunity to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian. 13-year-old athletes will also be eligible for IMD Open Series races.

The choice to travel to races is up to the individual athlete/family, and is not a pre-requisite for participation in the program.

Race Travel Expenses

Head coach will meet with athlete and parents in the fall to discuss season goals, race schedule and estimated costs for travel

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts. 

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best offered prices available. Purchase date and cost to be determined later this summer

 Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

Equipment

Recommended 2-3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of freeskis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

New Parent Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing

10 days

U16 IMC Team

The U16 team is comprised of motivated 14-15-year-old athletes who compete in local and regional USSA events at a level appropriate to their desire and ability. The U16 program features a great deal of individual attention and is tailored to offer maximum opportunity and progression for athletes through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Participation in dryland conditioning in the Fall is expected for U16 athletes. At the U16 level the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of all-mountain skiing and racing. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, technical drills, gate training, goal setting, speed event skiing (Super-G, DH), and, as always, having fun! Participants wishing to enter the Club at the U16 level must first speak with the Alpine Program Director, as significant skiing experience is expected for this group.

Skill Development Focus

All-mountain skiing; hill safety; skiing with a consistent stance width while maintaining a dynamic balanced athletic position, proper weight distribution between skis; utilizing effective pole plants for timing, balance, and upper body stability; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance & power; and developing tactical proficiency in Super G (and Downhill), Giant Slalom and Slalom. Increased focus on competition and racing, while continuing to develop a lifelong passion and mastery of the sport of skiing.

 Races

U16 athletes will compete in 15-25 races per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division the U16 group will compete in Division-wide races. OVST will travel with U16 athletes to appropriate races, which includes a Regional Championship in March. The U16 race schedule can be tailored to fit individual athletes. U16 athletes are expected to travel to races as a team.

Pre-Season Dryland

May through November

Strength, Speed and Agility Training

3 times a week at Ogden Athletic Club Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 6:30 pm

plus, optional Ascension Strength Training (some weekend team outings tba)

On Snow

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-6:00pm @ Nordic Valley

Saturdays 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

Sundays 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

License

USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)

IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts. 

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best offered prices available. Purchase date and cost to be determined later this summer

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

 Equipment

Recommended 3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of freeskis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

Parent Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing

10-20 days

 

U19/FIS Team

Comprised of 16-18-year-old High School students (U19), and Post Graduate 18-20-year-old racers (U21), motivated U21 and U19 athletes work with a team of dedicated coaches that will employ at their discretion a unique combination of conditioning, big mountain free-skiing, and world class gate training on a consistent surface that only OVST can deliver. Our goal is advancing each individual's skiing and racing skills to maximize their athletic potential, and to help build the discipline, drive, and determination for them to succeed in whatever arena they choose after ski racing. This program covers all aspects of competitive racing, training, and conditioning. FIS program will train in the afternoons, with an early release from their respective schools. Those athletes not academically eligible for early release will train with the U 16 team and travel with the FIS team. Preseason dryland training is mandatory for FIS participants. Athletes will compete locally, regionally, and nationally at a level appropriate to their desire and ability, including NorAm, FIS, and USSA events.

Skill Development Focus

Hill safety; exhibiting a dynamic athletic balance and position in all terrain and conditions; exhibiting consistent width stance while maintaining dynamic balanced athletic position; skiing with weight distributed over the outside ski in all terrain and events; utilizing a double and single pole plant for timing, balance and upper body stability in all terrain types; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance and generate power in all conditions and courses; applying GS, SL and Super G tactics and learning the basic fundamentals of downhill elements. Skill Development Focus Points: This program has consistent winning record of each individual's skill advancement at every level. Thanks to an exceptionally low athlete/coach ratio, OVST offers a high quality individual improvement focused program that delivers a curriculum covering fundamentals such as on hill safety through development of advanced skills for speed events.

Races

FIS athletes will be encouraged to compete in 20-35 races per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division and the Western Region there are many USSA and FIS racing opportunities for athletes in this group. The individual race schedules will be tailored to fit each athlete. FIS athletes are expected to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian.

Training Session

August 5th - April 13th

Pre-Season Dryland

Each athlete will meet with Gordon to determine best schedule and training program that includes OAC, Ascension and additional cardio program

On Snow

Tuesdays-Fridays, @ Nordic and Snowbasin

Saturdays, 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

Sundays, 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

License

FIS: $85 (regular license, $155 after August 15th)

USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)

IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

 Race Travel Expenses

Based on travel schedule and number of competitions entered, to be discussed with coaches.

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts. 

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best offered prices available. Purchase date and cost to be determined later this summer

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

 Equipment

Recommended 3+ pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of freeskis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

 Team Meeting

FIS Meetings: Coaches will set up meetings to meet with athletes individually.

Recommended Summer/Fall Skiing:

20-30 days

 

Adult & Masters Training

Adult/masters training program. No racing experience required.  Learn how to ski in the race course, Both Giant Slalom and Slalom with certified USSA level 200 and up OVST coaches. Training is at Snowbasin Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.  Costs TBD for the season.    Learn ski racing technique, tactics, get video and timing as you take your skiing to the next level. USSA club or USSA masters license required at ussa.org   Join as Ogden Valley Ski Team member.  Contact Gordon for more details or questions. 

 

OVST Wednesday Only DEVO – Nordic Valley/Powder - TBD

Wednesday at Nordic Valley or Powder– this is our introduction program that teaches young athletes basic ski fundamentals in a group environment that is fun and inviting. Includes OVSL racing at Snowbasin (passes not included) season commences first Wednesday in Jan goes until 2nd week of march (based on conditions) 10 Sessions. Contact Gordon for more details and to register.

Additional Add on and Program Options

 

Weekday van transportation – monthly fee TBD

Snowcrest Academy Add-on – $595

Drop in Training- TBD

Private coaching -TBD

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