Elite Aerial Development Program
Summer Aerial Tryout Camps
Ages of participants range from 14 to 19 years old. About half of the group competes throughout North America on the Nor-Am Tour covering their own winter competition expenses including travel & lodging. The less experienced half of the group jumps in Lake Placid for most of the winter with a focus more on training than competing. This allows them to save money by utilizing the OTC's resources year-round while being able to train more than is typically possible on the Nor-Am Tour. At the end of every winter, the list of the twelve athletes in the EADP is evaluated and potentially changed before a new group is named April 1. Athletes not meeting their obligations will be removed to make room for more dedicated athletes. Athletes who excel in the EADP will eventually move upward to a domestic program or the national team.
U.S. Ski Team Tryout Camp media
Every summer the U.S. Ski Team hosts two tryout camps for aerial skiing at a nominal cost to participants.
Freestyle Skiing/Freeskiing Water Ramp Programs
Following are programs that offer coaching year-round for freestyle skiing (moguls and aerials) and freeskiing (big air, slopestyle, halfpipe). There is water ramping in the summer for skiers and snowboarders who want to safely learn tricks before performing them in the winter and winter sites that are designed to provide the safest atmosphere for jumping on snow.
Utah Olympic Park
Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA)
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
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