Alpine Programs

Phase 1

Age 2- 6 years old- Play Age 1-4 years in sport

Skiing

Phase 1 skiers should ski around 1 day a week or around 20 days a year. At least 95% of the time skiing should be spent free skiing. 

Conditioning and Nutrition

Skiers in this phase should be active with an emphasis on play, fun, skiing, and balance. Skiers should participate in many other balanced based sports that will translate over to Alpine Skiing.

 
 

Freeski with Parallel Skis

Ages 2-6- Play age 1-4 years in sport

Objective: To ski medium radius turns with parallel skis.
 
Primary Skill: Balance; a blending of rotation, edging, and pressure.
 
Justification: To blend the skills of rotary, edging, and pressure.
 
Slope: Very easy intermediate groomed terrain.
 
Description:
• The skier skis eight medium radius
 
 

Hockey Stop

Ages 2-6-Play Age 1-4 years in sport

Objective: To go straight down the fall-line then rotate both skis simultaneously coming to a
complete stop.
 
Primary Skill: Rotary
 
Justification: This maneuver develops leg rotation; the ability to turn the lower body independently
of the upper body.
 
Slope: Beginner groomed terrain that is even from side to side, without sideh
 
 

Basic Outside Ski Turns

Ages 2-6- Play Age 1-4 years in sport

Objective: To link round-shaped turns controlled by the inside edge of the outside ski on the snow
while the inside ski is lifted off the snow.
 
Primary Skill: Edging
 
Justification: Justification: To encourage balance along the inside edge of the outside ski in order
to develop round-shaped, carved or nearly carved turns.
 
Slope:
 
 

Steps & Jumps

Ages 2-6-Play Age 1-4 years in sport

Objective: To be able to move from foot to foot and jump off both feet.
 
Primary Skill: Pressure
 
Justification: Balancing on one foot and transferring weight from foot-to-foot actively promote an
athletic stance and balance on the outside ski of a turn.
 
 

Play It Safe

Play It Safe

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2014-11-03 11:03
 

Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

Even though minor injuries are often unavoidable, at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we believe it is a smart policy to take measures to help prevent serious and costly injuries and to limit, identify and treat injuries when they do happen.

Learn to diagnose common Injuries

While the types of injuries differ by sport, there are several injuries which are fairly common across all sports:

·         Soreness and strains are common as kids challenge themselves in sports to learn, grow and do more.  Most often soreness and strains need the RICE protocol- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. 

HELP THE TEAM

The U.S. Ski Team relies solely on the support of the American public. Click here to support the team.

 


 

World Championships Showcased in New York

World Championships Showcased in New York

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2014-11-01 15:42
 
NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 29) – International Ski Federation Secretary General Sarah Lewis joined U.S. ski racing officials for a New York City press conference to kick off the World Championship ski season in America. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Vail/Beaver Creek Feb. 2-15. Lewis joined U.S. Ski Team Olympic medalists Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and Andrew Weibrecht, citing the World Championships as an opportunity to showcase the sport in America with a strong U.S. Ski Team and national live broadcast coverage on NBC.
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis joined U.S. Ski Team Olympic medalists in New York City, introducing over 60 national news media to the upcoming Feb. 2-15, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek at the New York showroom of event partner J. Lindeberg.

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool

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2014-10-27 08:49
 

As a youth sport parent, it’s important to be properly educated when it comes to the risks associated with your child playing any sport. That’s a big part of what being a Positive Sport Parent is all about.

At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage parents, coaches and youth athletes alike to educate themselves on where to find information on preventing and identifying injuries – especially head injuries such as concussions.

That’s why we are providing this educational and helpful tool that compiles several concussion resources.

Some of the many partners who we reference in this tool include the American Academy of Pediatrics; American Academy of Neurology; National Athletic Trainers’ Association; Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Mayo Clinic; USA Hockey; USA Volleyball and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

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Shiffrin Opens with First Run Lead

Shiffrin Opens with First Run Lead

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2014-10-25 02:52
 

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25) - Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a masterful bottom section of the first run to vault into the lead in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden. Running number one to start the season, Shiffrin arced her way down the Rettenbach Glacier giant slalom, carrying good speed off the steeps and powering through the flats into the finish. Shiffrin, the World Cup slalom champion, is looking for her first giant slalom win. Second run is set for 12:45 p.m. local time, with Universal Sports providing live coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT.

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100 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek

100 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek

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2014-10-24 17:24
 
VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Oct. 25) – As the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup was just hours away from kickoff, the official countdown clock dropped down to 100 days until the opening of the Feb. 2-15 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. It will mark the third time the Championships have come to the Colorado resorts. Half a planet away in Soelden, Austria, hometown hero Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and her U.S. Ski Team teammates were ready to open the 2014-15 World Cup campaign.
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • As Mikaela Shiffrin got ready to kick out of the start in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Soelden, the countdown clock ticked down to 100 days until the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek.

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