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!
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.
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!