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This program is open to athletes who have qualified for the Eastern Championship Series (ECS) from the Freestyle Development Team (B-Team) and will travel regionally to ECS events in the USSA Eastern Division. This is a highly structured program with an elite level coaching staff. Each participating athlete is provided a personalized performance plan that includes extended on and off snow training opportunities, Friday through Sunday during the season, with additional and select training and competition days both early and late season. Additional training plan components will address nutrition and fitness while away from Stratton midweek and/or off season. Goal setting and performance assessment will be ongoing throughout the year, and athletes will be active and accountable in this process. USSA Competitor License is mandatory. Additional FIS License may apply. Event registration fees are not included. Additional travel fees may be required.

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SWSC Freestyle A: Whiteface & End of Season Party!

SWSC Freestyle A: Whiteface & End of Season Party!
Hey A team,
 
Congratulations guys… We are completing a super successful year! The end of the season always brings mixed feelings…The happiness of winding down a very busy year and the sadness of missing our friends and the competition experiences.  I guess all I can say is that for most of us our freestyle-cycle is year-round, we will be taking a breather for a few months before ramp camps and Mt Hood begin for some.
 
Before we talk about the coming weekend I would like to congratulate our skiers who qualified for US championships: Jamie, Maddie, Kaela, Blake and Patrick. Maddie and Kaela could not make it… But our other three skiers- killed it and we were super excited for just the opportunity to make and compete at our National  championships at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire this past weekend!
 
Onto Lake Placid/Whiteface this weekend for the spring Bumps and Jumps competition. We will just be staffing the singles event on Saturday and then returning to Stratton for the Freedogger/End of year awards banquet as quickly as possible Saturday afternoon. Our End of Season Bash will be held in Black Bear Lodge's Green Mountain Room from 5:00-8:00pm. (VENUE HAS CHANGED!)
 
We will have Megan and Bogue at Whiteface Friday for training and comp.You can meet coaches in the base lodge at 10:30 training day. 
On this Saturday- competition day you meet the coaches at 7:45 in the lodge.
 
All information pertaining to the competition is at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW8wYkBK_ab9yUFozf6xxiXkIy1eaiYjjhxhNmdUEQE 
 
So as I said lots of freestyle things rumbling through our heads right now and for the coming summer. We would love to have as many athletes from our A team join our preferred Summer camp partner, All Out Freestyle, at Mt Hood this summer for a very important and fun training camp. Tim and I feel it is super important that we follow through with our training regime that we have installed this winter with all of our A squad members . It’s important that we work on our carving/turns drills, strong entry and exit out of airs, and our speed/control.  These will be the priority for our A-Team training at Hood. Many of you will also be working on upgrading your aerial and qualification needs. 
 
Lake Placid has always been a great training facility and with All Out Freestyle being one of the few to be able to use the Olympic Training Center venue- we feel our training camps provide tremendous value that can't be found elsewhere.  Everyone on the a team knows about this facility and we hope you check out our schedule and send in a deposit as soon as possible for we are nearing sellout capacity. Both mount hood registration and Lake Placid registration and information is available at  AllOutFreestyle.com
 
So we look forward to seeing everybody this weekend whether it is LakePlacid or the end-of-the-year party at Stratton! I know I’ve had a fantastic time with all of you skiers and parents!  I give a huge shout out to my two coaches Megan Moores and Adam Kohutnicki who have been there and done a fantastic job for our long season of events and comps. 
 
We look forward to seeing everyone this summer and killing again it next winter!
 
Happy trails,
 
Bogue
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SWSC Freestyle- End of the Year Video

Hi Everyone! 

I am starting to put together pictures and videos for our end of the Year Video that will be shown at the banquet next Saturday night. If you have any photos and/or videos please email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Thank you!!!! :)

Sam Johnston 

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SWSC Freestyle A: Eastern Championships & Junior Nationals

SWSC Freestyle A: Eastern Championships & Junior Nationals

Hey A Team!


Holy cow you guys killed it last week at our Presidents week training camp. Some of you got six days of awesome training-some got two or three days of valuable snow time. Whatever amount of time on snow was huge and valuable. World Cup allowed us to work on so many aspects of our skiing. Even Beeline moguls were a great aid in working on line & form, arms and body positioning. Our Detour jump allowed us to perfect aerial tricks that might have been neglected throughout the competition season. Well done gang… So much progress... so much more to learn-but that’s the beauty of the sport, we get better without even knowing it sometimes. At other times we hit the wall and must regroup. Long story short we’ve had a great year on the Eastern competition tour and still a little more action to be had. 👍

This weekend we head to the Eastern championships at Killington. I have been told that the course is being built this week. That means that potentially we might have some good conditions and it will be fresh for us. We will wait and see. 😉 Megan, Adam and I will meet you guys in the upstairs of the Killington K1 lodge on Friday at 10:30am. Training starts at 11:00am. Lift tickets are available at the training center for $50 cash. Coaches will meet athletes on Saturday morning before the event at 7:45am at the K1 base lodge again. Any information pertaining to the Eastern Championships at Killington is available at…https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12uqjY0-h3SXcbhGBGYajE0jT0P63VKbOosBDoSdbooQ

Saturday morning training goes from 8:30- 9:30am and the competition begins at 10:00am. It is the same schedule for Duals on Sunday. Good luck to all competitors!

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I am very proud to announce that we have qualified seven (maybe eight!?) of our SWSC athletes for Junior Nationals at Snowbird. Jamie, Maddie, Blake, Patrick, Jolie, Charlottte, and Jenny… Congratulations guys great job! Emily returns back to competition this week, she is pending for JNs, welcome back Emily! We will be flying out to Snowbird for the Junior National Championships on Monday March 4th. Official Schedule can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lATgBU-_7wJ0Zq1FwU-w_ZFiN4dTSwKZ/view I will coordinate directly with those going.

This is a huge accomplishment for our very strong weekend program, and I’m very excited. All of us put in extra time and extra labor to get the best results we can . And in the end it’s all about improving our skills and having fun doing the sport we love. For those who did not make Junior Nationals we’re going to keep training on freshly rebuild World Cup course March 9-10th. (rebuild happening March 4-6th) We are going to keep improving our skiing and maybe next year it’ll be a trip the JN’s.
 
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Looking ahead there is some chatter about a possible event at Lake Placid on March 23rd (with points!). I will keep everyone updated on that situation. As of right now, we are planning on attending Moguls ONLY on Saturday then high tailing it back to Stratton for our year end awards banquet.
 
Looking further ahead I would like to discuss summer camps, All Out Freestyle is the preferred summer camp partner of the SWSC Freestyle. I have received confirmation from many of you that you will be attending All Out Freesrtyle's Mt Hood training camp, June 23rd- July 6th. Please visit AllOutFreestyle.com for more information and to register. Tim and I will be coaching and we will be bringing in some high profile guest coaches as well.
 
My thoughts about Mt Hood is that it would be extremely beneficial for us as a team to continue working together on specific skills that we have improved all winter and try to keep establishing upgrades. The long and short of it is, it would be great to have our A team at Mt  Hood this summer to really work on skills and bond as a team. Hood is an awesome time and we are going to have a great staff to work with you guys.
 
All our videos of training from last week is on Sprongo, if you have chance to see it I spent a lot of time downloading and I think you guys will get a lot of value viewing of it. I’m looking forward to Eastern Championships this weekend and enjoying our last month on snow!

Happy trails,

Bogue
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SWSC Freestyle A: Rosemary Bowl, and Presidents Week(end)

SWSC Freestyle A: Rosemary Bowl, and Presidents Week(end)

Hey A Team!

Our competition season is whizzing by and we are all learning the many learning levels of A team events! 
This past weekend we had our annual Rod Baird Mogul Challenge. Having three SWSC mogul skiers in the top six singles placings was really a statement about what we are trying to accomplish on the mogul hill. Well done, we had many of our skiers make the final round (top 12 & 20) in singles and did great in duals too!😊  
 
Photos of the event by Hank Kosinski: (Pictured above) https://hankkosinski.smugmug.com/Skiing/SKIING-2018-2019/SWSC-2018-2019-SEASON/SWSC-Rod-Baird-Stratton/
 
As I have stated before it’s not always about results- it’s about taking it to the next level, learning from our mistakes, dealing with our emotions in the starting gate. In short- yes it’s about getting from the top of the course to the bottom. But in order to make that happen every week we learn how to deal many factors. Sometimes we don’t get the results we would like, sometimes we don’t hit the tricks we’ve been training-Yes- A level competition is a crazy and all encompassing event. We as coaches try to help you guys through it to keep you psyched when you’re happy and get you back in the game when you’re not so excited. In summation everyone is learning every week and as a team you guys are doing great and we are there for you on good and difficult weekends. Remember in the end it’s all about the fun and camaraderie, that is what makes this sport cool and our Stratton team so unique!
 
This coming weekend it is on to the Rosemary Bowl at Waterville Valley. We will be meeting Friday for our training session at 10:30 on the main floor of the Waterville base lodge. Training will start at 11:00- 2:30 on a trail called Bobby’s Run. Training tickets are $40 CASH and available at Waterville Valley’s training center. We will be doing our video review in the Waterville base lodge after training approximately at approximately 3:00. We do video review in the base lodge in order to make it easier for everyone to watch their training at an easy centralized location-rather than meeting later.
 
Saturday registration will be at Waterville Valley lodge from 7:15 until 8:30. Course inspection is from 8:15 until 8:45, training runs will go from 8:45 to 9:45. All information pertaining to the Waterville event can be found out: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CshkhkOKRFqiYOpNlaUPGfUPpdPNJHiUbAut9NIx_uI
 
Waterville Valley will be our last regular season event. Eastern championships will be held at Killington in two weeks. Please keep your eyes peeled for invitations, once posted you will have limited time to register. 48 hours in the first round of invites and 24 hours as alternates get called. Registraion should open on Monday, February 18th.
 
We will have an official SWSC program ski day on Monday and Friday next week at Stratton and will make available a mini camp for athletes who have school time off and want extra training for $175 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). In the past we have had unreliable attendance numbers- this is why we run our midweek mini camp this way.
 
Continue the great work team and I hope to see you this weekend at Waterville Valley!

Happy trails,

Bogue
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SWSC Freestyle A: Rod Baird Mogul Challenge

SWSC Freestyle A: Rod Baird Mogul Challenge

Hey Guys,

Hope everyone had a great time watching and/or being involved with last weekends NorAm event! I’d like to congratulate some great skiing from Jamie, Maddie and Blake, skiing against some of the best skiers in the world you guys killed it! 

That being said now it’s back onto our Eastern tour and after a week off- I hope everyone is super excited and ready for their chance to ski on our own World Cup run at Stratton. The weather this week looks kind of crazy… We will have a training day on Friday and it looks to be warm and possibly moist so be prepared for whatever weather comes our way.

I believe the course is one of the finest we have ever delivered on World Cup (thanks Tim and our team)! The top turns going into the first air are a nice medium grade with a smooth jump transition and a big landing pad. In the middle section of the course we have a big section of turns that steepens about halfway down and goes into a good-sized second air with a fast 4 turn finish. As I said, we will be dealing with the weather but I think you guys will really like the course.
 
Our training on Friday will be from 11 AM- 3 PM. You can meet the coaches on the course, Bogue will be at the top of World Cup anytime between 10:30 and 11. Early registration on Friday is from 3PM- 5. Saturday morning registration is from 7:30 to 8:30-course inspection at 8:45 and training begins at 9:00- 10:00. Same schedule for duals on Sunday. More specific comp information at:
 
Lots of things going on in the next three or four weeks. We would like to have an A Team meeting when we do our video review at the ski club room approximately 3:30 on Friday afternoon after training. We can talk about all the things we have coming up for the weekend and the coming events in the next month.
 
Happy Trails,

Bogue
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