The race program is aligned with the United States Ski and Snowboard training matrix. The matrix facilitates training athletes according to their developmental age groups and skill potential, Utilizing “Skills Quest Guidelines” in creative environments during on hill drills and skills development, is a proven methodology for improving skiing skills and gaining athletes for competiiton. The race program also adheres to the coach/student ratios recommended by USSS and PSIA.
The key to learning is to ensure a positive first experience that is fun. When first learning a skill, a relaxed, low-anxiety climate encourages the child to try new things. The race program works to set goals within the athletes reach. By clearly identifying goals for each individual and by educating parents on how to support their athlete, racers can attain their goals by end of season.
Our program follows the NYSSRA Sportsmanship Code of Conduct which emphasizes support and development of both emotional and athletic skills.
2023-24 RACING SCHEDULE
Athletes who are registered members with both U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSS) and the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) can elect to participate in USSS sanctioned races. Interested athletes and parents should consult the NYSSRA website (https://nyssra.org) to plan ahead (when entering the NYSSRA website, click on “calendar” and then “events”). The race program sets a calendar of race events and our coaches attend the events with the athletes. Questions about the race calendar and competion should be addressed to the Race Director (see below).
2023/24 Race Calendar COMING SOON!
* March 9-10: USSS sanctioned U12 Slalom training and race at Plattekill. Details forthcoming…
The race program is powdered by a collegial and active parent community. The program relies on parents for support ranging from helping set up our traiing course, planning social events, organizing small fundraisers and helping host the race event at Plattekill in March.
For more info, contact: Bill Pammer, Race Director (845) 701-2306 firstname.lastname@example.org