Alpine Programs

Eastern Region Projects

Eastern Region Projects - Purpose and Goals

Purpose Statement:

To produce the best alpine ski racers in the world at the developmental, sub-national team level by offering complementary cooperative training with Tri-Regional, Eastern Region, and Eastern Region club and academy training programs/plans.

Goals:

  1. To assist skill development, management, athletic training, and competition performance programs of the top Eastern Athletes - U14 through U21.
  2. To establish and conduct an athlete talent detection and development system that tracks and measures the performance and performance characteristics of top regional racers at various chronological points in their ski racing development.
  3. To contribute as productively, professionally, and fully possible in the achievement of the USSA Mission of being the best nation in ski competition in the world.
 

East RTG Projects

October 17-21, 2013  U18- U21 RTG SL  Loveland, CO (Announcement and Forms)
Content and Goals: This project is designed to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics related to  SL. Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and execution of proper tactics for fast, consistent skiing.  Increase gate training volume on hard snow for final preparation phase to early season competition.

Eligible: RTG invitees- top 2 SL ranked men and women in each YOB 94-97 (16) total athletes

November 2013 Regional Coordinated Training  All Eastern Athletes  Summit County, CO
Content and Goal: Coaches to work with early season training with regional clubs at a central location

**This is a tentative project due to individual athletes need and program requests

November 16-19, 2013  U18-U21 RTG Tech  Copper, CO
Content and Goals:  This project is intended to provide volume on hard snow in preparation for the early season NorAms, GS and SL.

Eligible: RTG invitees- top ranked NTSM 2 event (GS, SL) in YOB94-97 + invitees(Pace)

November 21-26, 2013   U18/21 RTG Speed  Copper, CO (Announcement and Forms)
Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus on athletes attending the early season speed NorAms. Full length DH and SG courses will be used.

Eligible: RTG invitees- top ranked NTSM 2 event (SG, DH) in YOB94-97 + other interested eastern region athletes

December 1-6, 2013   U18/21 Tri-Region Speed  Copper, CO (Announcement and Forms)
Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus on proper execution of event related skill in relation to transitions and terrain adaptations in SG and DH. Refinement of inspection skill and the application of tactical planning for these disciplines will also be a focus. This will serve as final prep for eastern juniors competing in speed Nor Ams

Eligible: RTG selection- top ranked NTSM 2 event (SG, DH) in YOB94-97

December 3-5, 2013   U16/U18 Tech  Eastern Venue with Appropriate Snow
Content and Goals: This project is designed to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics related to GS &SL. Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and execution of proper tactics for fast, consistent skiing. 

Eligible: RTG invitees- top ranked NTSM 2 event (GS, SL) in YOB96-98

December 2013  Nor Am Tech Training for Eastern Athletes  Loveland/Vail, CO (TBD)
Content and Goals: Regional training opportunities for all eastern Nor Am competitors racing GS/SL  Nor Ams

Eligible: Eastern Nor Am athletes
**This is a tentative project due to individual athletes need and program requests

January 2-5, 2014  U18-U21 RTG Tech  East Location, TBD
Content and Goals: This camp is designed to bring together the top U18/U21athletes for in season training progression with a clear focus on event technique and tactics. Focus areas will be in GS/SL technique.

Eligible: RTG invitees- top ranked NTSM 2 event (GS, SL) in YOB94-97 + invitees(Pace)

January 22-23, 2014  U18-U21 RTG Speed Skills  Burke, VT
Content and Goals: This 2 day camp is designed to bring together the top U18/U21 athletes for in season training progression with a clear focus on SG & DH event technique. Both natural and artificial terrain features will be used. Refinement of inspection skill and the application of tactical planning for these disciplines will also be a focus.

Eligible: RTG selection- top ranked NTSM 2 event (SG, DH) in YOB94-97 + host program selections

January 26th, 2014  Speed Elements Training  Sugarloaf, ME
Content and goals: Jumping, gliding technique, terrain elements on race venue prior to speed week.

Eligible: Speed week athletes and host program selections.

February 22-26, 2014  U18 National Championships Prep   Copper, CO (Announcments and Foms)
Content and goals: Race venue acclimation and final prep block for U18 National championships. (4)event training at race venue.

Eligible: All qualified U18 eastern athletes

April 4-8, 2014  U16-U21 Tech   East Location, TBD
Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus on the refinement of technique and tactics in GS/SL radius turns. Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and skiing skills as they relate to the transition and turn initiation phases of the turn.

May/June 2014    RTG SG/GS Terrain and Tactics Camp   Mt Hood, OR
Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus proper execution in relation to transitions and terrain adaptations in SG and GS. Both natural and artificial terrain features will be used. Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and skiing skills as they relate to the transition of the turn will be focused on. (6 days on snow)

Eligible: RTG selection- top ranked NTSM 3 event (SG, GS, DH) in YOB94-97 + YOB98 U16 Championships standings

June 2014  RTG U16-U18 Movement Screen and Athletic Performance Evaluation  East Location, TBD
Content and Goals: functional movement screen, athletic performance assessment and conditioning workshop.

Eligible: RTG selection

August/September 2014  U18/U21 RTG Speed  Australia, New Zealand or Chile
Content and Goals: This camp is designed to focus on technical and tactical preparation for DH/SG/GS. Jumping, gliding technique, terrain elements in full length courses.

Eligible: RTG selection- top ranked NTSM 3 event (SG, GS, DH) in YOB94-97 + YOB98 U16 Championships standings

 

East Youth Projects

The invitee list and content for these projects will be determined by a combination of the Eastern Children's Committee and the USSA Eastern Staff.

November 2-6, 2013   Tri-Region Camp (Copper, CO) (Announcement and Forms)

December 8-10, 2013  U16 Fundamentals (Burke, VT) (Announcement and Forms)

December 14-15, 2013  U14 Fundamentals (Sunday River, ME) (Announcement and Forms)

January 9-10, 2014  U16 SL and GS (TBD)

January 23-24, 2014  U14 Speed Fundamentals (Stowe, VT) (Announcement and Forms)

February 3-4, 2014  U16 Speed Fundamentals (Sugarloaf, ME) (Announcement and Forms)

February 20-21, 2014  U14 Fundamentals (Cannon, NH)

March 19, 2014  U16 Can-Am Prep (Stowe, VT)

March 27, 2014  U14 Am-Can Prep (Sugarloaf, ME)

March 28-29, 2014  U14 & U16 Project Prep (Park City, UT)

 

Projects Calendar

 

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