Alta/Snowbird Freeride and snowbird freeride

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2013 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
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12-14 IFSA Overall Winner Olivia Askew
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15-18 IFSA Overall Winner Jess Sterrett
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15-18 IFSA Second Overall Tasha Heilweil
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15-18 IFSA Second Overall Seth Klein
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15-18 IFSA Third Overall Andrew Pollard
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15-18 JFT Overall Sierra Swan
COACHING STAFF
Rob Greener- Head coach 9th year with the program, IFSA board member
Chuck Loeffler- 8th year with the team, Pro Mogul Tour athlete, Freeskiing World Tour athlete since 1999
Stephen Helfenbien- 6th year with the team, AFD Head Coach
Nick Greener- 2nd year coaching in the program, professional athlete since 2001, former SBSEF FIS race
athlete
Alaina Heustis- 2nd year coaching in the program, FWT competitive athlete 2006-2010, former SBSEF
FIS race athlete
Kyle Sul- 2nd year coaching in the program, FWT competitive athlete 2006-present, former Crested Butte
Ski Academy athlete and Racer
Davin Grapentine- 1st year directly with the Alta/Bird, coaching AFD for the last six plus year!
Collin Bywaters- 1st year directly with Alta/Bird, coaching with AFD since the beginning
Jason Astle- 2nd year with Alta/Bird
Mick Berry- PC Freestyle Head Coach and program director
Mike Meza- PC Alta/Bird big mountain coach
ABOUT THE PROGRAMS
Alta/Bird Freeride Ski Team- Is the SBSEF competitive big mountain program on snow- Nov 12- Apr
13, athletes must have a season pass to both Alta and Snowbird resorts
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AB Transitional- Trains 1-2 days per week, does not include event coaching, and is not prioritized
to travel with the team to competition
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AB National- Trains 1-2 days per week, includes all pro-rated coaching, and is prioritized to travel
with the team to competition
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AB Elite- Trains 3-4 days per week, includes all pro-rated coaching, and is prioritized to travel with
the team to competition
Snowbird Freeride Ski Team-.
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The program focuses on athlete development and strong skiing fundamentals.
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Athletes are encouraged to compete in local “regional,” competitions throughout the season,
however competition is not mandatory.
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Athletes must be 10 and older before Dec 31st.
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On snow training Dec 7 – Mar 23
SB Freeride On-Snow Ability assessment- Saturday November 23, 9:00 PM -12:00, meeting in gad
valley
ABOUT THE PROGRAM CON’T
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Christmas Camp- Will take place Dec 26, 27, 31, Jan 2, 3
ATHLETE SKILL LEVEL
 Alta/Snowbird Athletes-Athletes need to be expert skiers, capable of skiing all
terrain, in all snow conditions within alta/snowbird.
 Snowbird Freeride Athletes- Athletes need to be strong intermediate to
advanced skiers who can ski the majority of Snowbird terrain.
PARENT COORDINATOR
Joe Barker, returns in his second year as the Alta/Bird parent coordinator, Joe will be
reaching out to parents for help with volunteering, Christmas party, and other
ways to help the ski team out
USSA
USSA
All athletes must be members of USSA. USSA provides the insurance that our
program operates under. To register for USSA go to www.ussa.org, once their
click on tools, then on online registration. Register under the freestyle or Freeski
discipline, if it is your first time registering for USSA you can register as a
“freestyle rookie,” for $70. The division we ski in is intermountain and the
organization we ski under is Snowbird Sports Ed
IFSA
The International Freeskiers Association is the governing body of junior and adult
freeskiing competitions. The IFSA provides consistent judging, point tracking, and
information on Junior Freeskiing Competitions. All athletes competing in one or
more events will have to be members of the IFSA. To register go to
www.freeskiers.org, once there you will create an account and register online.
The cost is $85 in October, $85 in November, and $100 in December.
Registration is open!
Athletes who plan to compete in only one event may be a $25 one time fee
SEASON PASSES
Alta/Bird- The Alta/Bird season passes will be available starting early November at
the snowbird ticket office (third floor of the snowbird plaza) the cost will be $475
you will pay snowbird corp directly for the season pass. Athletes must be current
with ussa and paid in full before being able to pick up the season pass. We will
have a selected time slot pick our passes, athletes who don’t make it during this
time may be forced to wait until after the pass rush (two-three weeks) before they
will be allowed to pick up their passes. All athletes must have a tram pass.
Snowbird- Athletes will be able to pick up there season passes starting early
November in the snowbird ticket office. Cost is $275.
Alta- Athletes who only need the Alta pass may purchase the $200 pass at the
Snowbird ticket office, these will not be available until early November.
RWA
The $100-$400 race workers assessment (RWA) fee is added onto everyone who
registers for the Alta/Bird Team and Snowbird Freeride Team. The RWA, money is
used to purchase and update vehicles, cameras, TV's, and all other basic
infrastructure the Freeride Team uses on a daily basis. The RWA fee can be
worked off through volunteering at any of the ski team fundraiser events,
auctions, and ski team races. Eight hours of volunteering equals $100. To sign
up to volunteer go to www.sbsef.com, and click on volunteer. Athletes who are
registered for two days will have to work off $200, and three days $300.
The Snowbird ski team is hosting four events this season and we will need volunteer
help. Joe and myself will be the main points of contact for these events and
volunteering.
SAFETY
Safety is priority number one! All athletes will be coached to safely navigate the
terrain at Alta, Snowbird, and while at competitions; the coaching staff takes this
very serious! Athletes must wear helmets at all times, no exceptions! Back
protectors are not mandatory, but encouraged.
SBSEF Concussion Policy Please see attachment, please sign and return to Rob at
the end of the meeting.
Concussion Baseline Testing All competitive athletes in the Freeride team must have
a concussion baseline test prior to the third week in December. Any athlete who
has not done a baseline test will be taken during Christmas camp and tested.
You must have a baseline test done each year!
Snow nights, interlodge, and road closure Please refer back to team policy
Avalanche Overview Rick Wyatt will be leading a few avalanche talks during Christmas
camp. Athletes are encouraged to do their own level one course during the
season.
ON-SNOW AND DRYLAND TRAINING
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Alta/Bird- On snow starts November 12 to April 3, and takes place on Tues Thur
1:00-4:00 Saturday and Sunday from 8:50-3:30
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Snowbird Freeride- On snow starts Dec 7th Mar 23rd
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One day per week athletes need to decide before the program starts what day
they will be skiing; either Saturday or Sunday. Once decided, athletes will be held
to train on that specific day, no exceptions.
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Dryland- Is currently underway, Mon, Wed at bodywise from 6:30-8:00, and Fri
4:00-6:30. Snogression is every other Wednesday from 6:00-8:00
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Needles Dryland Camp Oct 30-Nov 3; who is going?
HOTLINE, MEETING TIME, MEETING PLACE, AND
WEBSITE
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Check the Hotline or website www.sbsef.com/freeride the Thursday before training 801-943-4889
then press (7) to see where and when we will be meeting. Alta/Snowbird and Snowbird Freeride
athletes will meet at 8:50 in Gad Valley at Snowbird in front of the race shack.
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On days meeting at Alta, the Alta/Bird Freeride Team will meet in front of Alta Java at 8:55. If you are
late you may join the team for the afternoon portion of training starting after lunch. During morning
canyon closures, check the hotline for updated info on when and where we will be meeting.
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10:30 will be our cutoff time, if we can’t meet before then we will hold make up training sessions at
the end of the season.
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Lunch Alta/Bird athletes will eat lunch at the gold miners daughter while skiing at Alta. Snowbird
freeride athletes will take lunch at 11:30 in the rendezvous room and will have a sack lunch drop off
in gad valley in the morning. Alta/Bird athletes will take lunch either in gad valley during video and
or in the snowbird center when skiing at snowbird.
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Remember to check the website and or hotline before every training session. Hotline and website
will be updated every Thursday by 8:00 PM.
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Mid-week training- Will meet at 1:00 PM and train until either 4:00 at Snowbird or 4:30 at Alta
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Be on time!!! Be early!!! Be there before 8:55!!!
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Twitter- How many athletes are on twitter?
COMPETITION OVERVIEW
What is big mountain competition? In short, it is a judged event where athletes get to show
how well they ski. Athletes are judged on line choice, control, fluidity, technique, and
energy/style in IFSA events.
This year athletes will participate in IFSA Junior Series including IFSA National events,
Regional events, and the National Champ event. A few athletes may participate in JFT
events this season.
Alta/Bird Freeride Team athletes must commit to at least two competitions throughout the
season.
The Snowbird Freeride Team encourages athletes to participate in at least one event each
year, however competition is not mandatory to be apart of the Snowbird Freeride Team
COMPETITION TRAVEL
National and Elite athletes will have priority to travel with the team, transitional
athletes may have the option to travel with the ski team based on space.
Coaches will drive, fly, rent cars, or use shuttle vehicles to access these events.
Coaches are responsible for athletes both on and off hill, they will conduct study
tables, regulate nightly curfews, etc… Athletes must abide by the drug and
alcohol policy set fourth by the SBSEF team. Anyone who is caught using drugs or
alcohol will be punished in accordance with this policy.
All competition fees must be paid by set deadlines. And we are encouraging
everyone to pay via credit card online.
Late fees will be assessed to payments after set deadlines.
ALCOHOL, DRUG POLICY, AND ROOM CHECKS
Please see attached document
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SBSEF does random drug testing throughout the season
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If coaches suspect athletes to be using drugs they may be selected for a drug test
Please refer to travel policy for room checks
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Athletes who leave their rooms after room checks will be punished accordingly
with SBSEF policy
PRO-RATED COACHING FEES
Alta/Bird and Snowbird Freeride charges a pro-rated coaching price for all
transistional and devo athletes competing and training outside of their contracted
program training days. For example, if an athlete is signed up for the Saturday
only, one day per week program and goes to a three day event taking place over
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That athlete will be charged a pro-rated coaching
fee of $63 per day for two days, Friday and Sunday.
Coaching Fees
1 day per week full season- $63 per day
2 days per week- $56 per day
3 -4 days per week- $44 per day
TRIP SHEET EXAMPLE
Beartooth Trip Sheet
Athletes: Eric Hilb, Martin Lentz, Taylor Pratt, Addison Fleisher, Kendall Goodman,
Finn Reddish, Will Reidal, Sierra Swan, Jacqueline Pollard, Hank
Bates
Competition: Beartooth Ski Camp
Schedule: See excel spread sheet
Coaches: Rob Greener, Chuck Loeffler, Nick Greener
Head Coach: Rob Greener 801-699-5318
Mandatory Team Meeting Place: TBD established by Rob when we arrive at campsite
Travel Info: See excel spread sheet, departing Millrock on Tuesday June 11th at 8:00AM. Athletes who are flying into Bozeman please be in contact with Rob for
pick up time. Will return to Millrock Monday June 17th in the evening
RSVP for Trip: All ready complete
Fee Break Down
Lodging: $30 (we are camping, please see camping info and what to bring!)
Travel: $180 Includes vehicle replacement fund
Coaching: $525
Competition: $185 (includes two day regional event)
Tickets: $135
Food: $100
Coach Travel Expense: $58
Total amount of check to SBSEF: $1,200 Due by: Monday June 3rd
Please mail checks to: Snowbird Sports Ed Foundation 3165 E. Millrock Dr. Suite 190
Holladay, UT 84121 Please include Beartooth in the memo area.
Other Fees Responsible by athletes-
Food: Breakfast and Lunch are not included on the drive up and on the drive back Lunch and dinner are not included. Please send an additional $40 cash to cover
additional food costs.
COMP RSVP AND IFSA EVENT REGISTRATION
Comp rsvp
Must be completed by date submitted on the trip sheet, see trip sheet example
IFSA COMPETITION REGISTRATION
Regional•
Regional events will be open, registration time will be announced in November
National- IFSA registration will similar to 2013
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Pre-Qual athletes will have a 3-5 day window to register in November
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Quota- athletes will have a 3-5 day window to register in November
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Open- the mad dash to register will be announced for middle of November
NOR AM CHAMPS AND QUOTA SPOTS
North American National Championships- Athletes will qualify into the NOR AM event
based off of the athletes three best finishes at National events, and two best
finishes at regional events. A percentage of Regional athletes will also be
qualified into the event based off of regional standings. Athletes will be notified
starting in early March if they have qualified for Champs.
Nor AM Champs Location- Snowbird!
Nor Am Champs additional info- Open to athletes 12 and older
IQUOTA SPOT
The Alta/Bird team will prioritize all athletes into top picked events. For all two day
National, Elite, and transitional athlete please complete the priority document for
a quota spot.
NEW LOGO VOTE
Discrete-
MISSING SCHOOL
Coaching staff will conduct mandatory study hall during all school days missed while
athletes are traveling. Prearranged absences are encouraged. School letters may
be issued by coaching staff, please contact Rob for more info.
NEW LOGO VOTE!
SKI TEAM EQUIPMENT
EQUIPMENT (Pro-Form and great deals on tuning/boot fitting )
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Cole Sport- 1615 Park Avenue, Park City - (435) 649-4800
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Sports Den- 1350 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2390
(801) 582-5611
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Inkline Foot Science- Inkline Foot Science: (801) 486-6999. 2929E 3300S. Salt
Lake City, UT
DISCRETE OR SOFT SHELL JACKETS?
OPTIONS- INCLUDED IN TEAM FEES
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One soft shell jacket
or
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One hoody, one flannel, and one hat
IFSA NATIONAL COMPETITION SCHEDULE
IFSA NATIONAL SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE
• 1/17-1/20 Snowbird, Utah
• 2/5-2/10 Whistler, BC
• 2/19-2/24 Taos, New Mexico
• FEB TBD- Squaw, CA
• 3/5-3/10 Crested Butte, Colorado
• 3/12 -3/16 Crystal Mountain, Washington
• 3/19-3/23 Grand Targhee, Wyoming
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NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
4/8-4/13
Snowbird, UT
IFSA IMD REGIONAL EVENT
• ¼-1/5 SNOWBIRD
• TBD CANYONS
• 2/8 Targhee
• 1/3-2/3 Bogus Basin
QUOTA SHEET
IFSA NATIONAL EVENT SERIES QUOTA REQUEST
NAMEAGEYEARS ON TEAM-
1ST EVENT REQUEST2ND EVENT REQUEST3RD EVENT REQUEST4TH EVENT REQUESTPlease email Rob by the end of October
??????QUESTIONS?????
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Parent/athlete meetings?
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Dryland?
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Dryland Camp?
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What type of gear do I need?
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How many events should I attend?
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Which events are the most fun?
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What about the JFT?
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Is Grant Howard sponsored?
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How many pounds of candy did Jacqueline eat last year?

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