Squaw Valley U10 & Development Teams

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The Squaw Valley Development teams make up the intro to competitive alpine racing teams for athletes age 10 to 18.  U10 Jr Development, Development 10-13 and Far West Weekend U16|U19 teams focus on fundamental skill development as well as athletic and personal growth. Athletes must have a coach recommendation and meet the athletic skill and psychological maturity requirements to participate in this program.  Our highly credentialed and experienced coaches use world-class venues, diverse and appropriate training environments, and the latest methodologies to provide the best development opportunities for our athletes. Based on ability and qualification, athletes compete at the local and divisional level in Tahoe League, Far West Races.

Team fees DO NOT include a season pass.  The purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

Squaw Valley U10 Jr Development Team

The Jr Development U10 Team’s mission is to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skills, learn to be part of a team, gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code, respect for the mountain and having fun. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass.  Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required

Jr Development U10 is for skiers who wish to explore racing, a blend of racing and all-mountain skill development, or are committed to competitive racing. The team serves as a stepping stone to the U12 US Ski & Snowboard Far West Team, the Development Team or Big Mountain; athletes have the chance to train gates and can compete in Intramural, Tahoe League or US Ski & Snowboard Far West races but the focus is on freeskiing and skill development.  Athletes can expect to gain knowledge in many areas including general alpine racing U10 – World Cup, Squaw Valley Olympic legacy and history, equipment care and introduction to tuning, technique, and tactics, technical fundamentals, activation and warmup, intro to nutrition, alpine racing protocol and etiquette, and all-mountain safety. 

Details: 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced/Expert
  • Sport: Ski
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Offered: Full Time, or Weekends & Holidays
Programming
SV U10 Jr DevoFull TimeWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
DatesDec 5, 2020 - Apr 4, 2021Dec 5, 2020 - Apr 4, 2021Dec 11, 2020 - March 26, 2021
ScheduleSee Teams Communications8:45am-2:30pm9:30am-3pm
Offered Training5 days per weekWeekends & HolidaysMust be registered w/ Weekend & Holiday team
Program Guidelines
SV U10 Jr Devo Expectations 
PassMust purchase an Ikon Pass.  Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
AgeMust be 7, 8, or 9 as of December 31 as of 2020
Skill Prerequisite
  • Must have completed Mighty Mites as Blue Star or above

  • Must be fully parallel and have approval of Team Manager
  • Must be able to ski all terrain with confidence
Maturity
  • Must be able to ski and load/ride chair unaccompanied
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
  • Must be able to participate in a full day of training without parent interaction 
Equipment
  • Skis: 1 pair of GS or multi-discipline race skis regularly tuned
  • Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
  • Protection: Hard-eared helmet 
ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
Friday TrainingMust be registered for Full-Time Team or Friday Add-on
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% of offered registered training
Annual Training Plan
  • 70-75% Cocahed/Directed Freeskiing
  • 10-20% Coached Drills 
  • 10-20% Training Runs (Gate Training) 
Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Development Manager through Team Platform
SupervisionAthletes 9 & under are supervised the majority of the time, although may be required to ski and/or load chair unaccompanied from time to time 
LunchLunch is not provided; parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch.
Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors membership to the Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard. my.ussa.org
CompetitionsAthletes compete in Tahoe League Race Series or Far West US Ski & Snowboard at the discretion of Team Manger
TravelSome travel may be required
Parents
  • Required to attend parent orientation
  • Required to remain on-site during Team
  • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences & injuries
  • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct) 
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) & check schedule/updates regularly. 
CommunicationParents must maintain an active account with DRIVN after enrollment is complete.  Please request access through the Teams office.
Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through the Team communication platform as information is readily available. 
Program Pricing
SV U10 Jr Devo PricingFull TimeWeekend & Holiday
Price$3,510$2,970
PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
Team UniformPurchase of Team uniform is required.
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager. 

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TierDatesInitial Deposit9/23/202010/21/202011/17/2020
Tier One5/1 - 6/2410%30%30%30%
Tier Two6/25 - 9/2333%-33%34%
Tier Three9/23 - End of Season50%--50%
Payment Plan
Worry-Free Guarantee
Worry-Free Guarantee
Obtain a FULL REFUND until November 3, 2020, no questions asked. After November 3, 2020, we will continue to offer partial refunds or rollovers in the event the ski/ride season is shortened as a result of Covid-19.  Visit our Worry-Free Guarantee page for complete details. 

Buy Now

Please Note: 
  • This is a new sales platform for Ski Team products and a new online account will be required if you have not purchased other products with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the 20/21 season.
  • To participate in a payment plan, please select the appropriate program followed by the label (PAYMENT PLAN).
  • Team operations may need to change at any time, and perhaps repeatedly through the season, due to Covid-19.  At this time, we don’t know the scale or scope of these possible changes. We are hopeful any necessary modifications will have only moderate impacts, but it’s possible we will need to amend Team pricing, set maximum participants, or make other program adjustments to ensure safety and legal compliance. We will endeavor to provide as much notice as possible prior to November 3.

Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@squawalpine.com. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.

Squaw Valley Development 10-13

The Development Team goal is to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skills, learn to be part of a team,  gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment.  Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and mountain safety, respect for the mountain, and having fun. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass.  Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

Development 10-13 is for skiers who wish to explore racing, a blend of racing and all-mountain skill development, or want to race semi-competitively.  The team serves as a stepping stone to the Club U16|U19 Team or Big Mountain; athletes have the chance to train gates and can compete in Tahoe League races but the focus is on freeskiing and skill development.  Athletes can expect to gain knowledge in many areas including general alpine racing U10 – World Cup, Squaw Valley Olympic legacy and history, equipment care and introduction to tuning, technique and tactics, technical fundamentals, activation and warmup, intro to nutrition, alpine racing protocol and etiquette, and all-mountain safety.

Details: 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced/Expert
  • Sport: Ski
  • Age Range: 10-13
  • Offered: Full Time, or Weekends & Holidays
Programming
SV Development 10-13Full TimeWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-on
DatesDec 5, 2020 - Apr 5, 2021Dec 5, 2020 - Apr 5, 2021Dec 11, 2020 - Mar 26, 2021
ScheduleSee Teams Communications8:45am-2:30pm9:30am-3pm
Offered Training5 days per weekWeekends & HolidaysMust be registered w/ Weekend & Holiday team
Program Guidelines
 

Squaw Valley Development 10-13 Expectations

PassMust purchase an IKON Pass
AgeMust be 10, 11, 12 or 13 as of December 31st of the current season
Skill Prerequisite
Fully parallel with a high degree of carving
Can make large radius parallel turns balancing against the outside ski 
Can make short radius turns with pole usage
Can skate on flats
Confident on all terrain
Maturity
Must be able to ski and load/ride chair unaccompanied
Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
Must be able to participate in a full day of training without parent interaction 
Equipment
Skis: 1 pair of GS or multi-discipline race skis regularly tuned
Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
Protection: Hard-eared helmet 
ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
Friday TrainingMust be registered for Full-Time Team or Friday Add-on
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% of offered registered training
Annual Training Plan
  • 70-75% Cocahed/Directed Freeskiing
  • 10-20% Coached Drills 
  • 10-20% Training Runs (Gate Training) 
Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Development Manager through Team Platform
SupervisionAthletes 10 & older are NOT supervised for periods of time and may be required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ski and/or load chairs unaccompanied.  
LunchLunch is not provided; parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch.
Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors membership to Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard. my.ussa.org
CompetitionsAthletes compete in Tahoe League Race Series
TravelDevelopment athletes compete only within the greater Lake Tahoe region
Parents
Required to attend parent orientation
Required to remain on-site during Team
Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences & injuries
Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication
Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct) 
Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) & check schedule/updates regularly. 
CommunicationParents must maintain active account with DRIVN after enrollment is complete.  Please request access through the Teams office.
Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through the Team communication platform as information is readily available. 
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager. 
Program Pricing
SV U10 Jr Devo PricingFull TimeWeekend & HolidayFriday Add-On
Price$3,510$2,970$310
PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon pass

Buy Now

TierDatesInitial Deposit9/23/202010/21/202011/17/2020
Tier One5/1 - 6/2410%30%30%30%
Tier Two6/25 - 9/2333%-33%34%
Tier Three9/23 - End of Season50%--50%
Payment Plan
Worry-Free Guarantee
Worry-Free Guarantee
Obtain a FULL REFUND until November 3, 2020, no questions asked. After November 3, 2020, we will continue to offer partial refunds or rollovers in the event the ski/ride season is shortened as a result of Covid-19.  Visit our Worry-Free Guarantee page for complete details. 

Buy Now

Please Note: 
  • This is a new sales platform for Ski Team products and a new online account will be required if you have not purchased other products with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the 20/21 season.
  • To participate in a payment plan, please select the appropriate program followed by the label (PAYMENT PLAN).
  • Team operations may need to change at any time, and perhaps repeatedly through the season, due to Covid-19.  At this time, we don’t know the scale or scope of these possible changes. We are hopeful any necessary modifications will have only moderate impacts, but it’s possible we will need to amend Team pricing, set maximum participants, or make other program adjustments to ensure safety and legal compliance. We will endeavor to provide as much notice as possible prior to November 3.

Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@squawalpine.com. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.

Squaw Valley Far West Weekend U16|U19 Racing

The Squaw Valley Alpine Racing Team goal is to help youth skiers develop strong fundamental skills in a fun and challenging team environment.  Our experienced and credentialed coaching staff focus on skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and mountain safety, respect for the mountain, and instilling a life-long love of sport. We embrace the legacy of Squaw Valley’s world-class Olympic heritage. Athletes and parents are expected to meet the expectations as described below. Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

Details: 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate | Advanced/Expert
  • Sport: Ski
  • Age Range: 14-18
  • Offered: Weekends & Holidays
Programming
 Far West U16|19 Weekend
DatesDec 5, 2020 - Apr 4, 2021
Schedule8:45am-2:30pm
Offered TrainingWeekends & Holidays
Annual Training Plan
  • 30-50% Coached/Directed Freeskiing
  • 15-20% Coached Drills
  • 20-40% Training Runs (Gate Training)
ConditioningMandatory activation / warmup
Program Guidelines
Team Expectations 
PassMust purchase an Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with team dates.
AgeMust be U16 or U19 per US Ski & Snowboard Competition Guide
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 75% or more of offered weekend training
Equipment Required
  • GS & Slalom skis
  • Boots properly fit
  • Slalom protection
  • Hard-eared helmet
Skill Prerequisite
  • Skill Quest Phase 3: Bronze average or better
  • Links carved turns in a variety of terrain
  • Proper gate clearing skills
  • Pole plant is innate
  • Variety of turn shape in freeskiing & drill
Maturity
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
  • Must be able to care for & maintain equipment at all times
  • Can largely be responsible for tuning equipment with little supervision
  • Responsible & accountable for hydration, nutrition & proper layering
  • Must actively communicate needs, including planned absences & injuries, social & academic pressures
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct) 
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) & check schedule/updates regularly. 
  • Complete knowledge of Mountain Safety Policies
SupervisionAthletes 10 & older are NOT supervised for periods of time and are often required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ski and/or load chair unaccompanied.  
Licenses/DuesMust have current competitors membership to the Far West division of US Ski & Snowboard. my.ussa.org
Travel/CompetitionsTravel not permitted. Athletes intend to compete in divisional events within the Tahoe area. 
Parents
  • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences & injuries
  • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct) 
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) & check schedule/updates regularly. 
CommunicationParents must maintain an active account with DRIVN after enrollment is complete.  Please request access through the Teams office.
Pick up / Drop offAthletes meet as directed by Head Coach
Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather and operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through the Team communication platform as information is readily available.
Program Pricing
PricingFull Time
Price$2,970
PassPass not included. Must purchase Ikon Pass.  Ikon Base Pass conflicts with team dates.
Team UniformPurchase of Team uniform is required.
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Team Manager. 

Buy Now

TierDatesInitial Deposit9/23/202010/21/202011/17/2020
Tier One5/1 - 6/2410%30%30%30%
Tier Two6/25 - 9/2333%-33%34%
Tier Three9/23 - End of Season50%--50%
Payment Plan
Worry-Free Guarantee
Worry-Free Guarantee
Obtain a FULL REFUND until November 3, 2020, no questions asked. After November 3, 2020, we will continue to offer partial refunds or rollovers in the event the ski/ride season is shortened as a result of Covid-19.  Visit our Worry-Free Guarantee page for complete details. 

Buy Now

Please Note: 
  • This is a new sales platform for Ski Team products and a new online account will be required if you have not purchased other products with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the 20/21 season.
  • To participate in a payment plan, please select the appropriate program followed by the label (PAYMENT PLAN).
  • Team operations may need to change at any time, and perhaps repeatedly through the season, due to Covid-19.  At this time, we don’t know the scale or scope of these possible changes. We are hopeful any necessary modifications will have only moderate impacts, but it’s possible we will need to amend Team pricing, set maximum participants, or make other program adjustments to ensure safety and legal compliance. We will endeavor to provide as much notice as possible prior to November 3.

Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@squawalpine.com. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.