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Ages 9-16 | B-Competition Team
Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch Break 11:30am to 12:30pm)

This program builds on the skills learned in the Allegro program and begins to specialize training orientated toward mogul competition. Participating athletes will be expected to come prepared to daily sessions ready to train, as they develop air awareness on more difficult jumps and ski moguls with more power and speed. Athletes will ski with USSA certified coaches, many whom have individually participated at high levels of mogul competition. Coaching staff will have a presence at scheduled Central Region competitions and Divisional Championships in the Eastern Qualifier Series (EQS) sanctioned events put on by Eastern Division of the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA). On –hill performance and associated goals will be evaluated throughout the winter season. USSA Competitor License is required for participation in any USSA event. Event registration fees are not included. Additional travel fees may be required.

Click here for: Eastern Freestyle Registration (EQS B-Central)

SWSC Freestyle B Team: Eastern and Young Gun Invites

Invites for Eastern Champs and Young Guns are now open! Please register ASAP before the invites expire.

Eastern Champs are March 16-17th in Sunday River, Maine!! Eastern's will be on Saturday and Young Guns will be held Sunday. More information to come


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SWSC B Team: Hunter Training

Tim and Emma will be at training today! Please meet them at 11:00 on EISENHOWER.

See you all tomorrow :)  

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SWSC Freestyle B: States Weekend!!

SWSC Freestyle B: States Weekend!!

Welcome to Champs season everyone!! I can't believe we are rolling into March already. It has been a great season so far and we are ready to make these last few weekends awesome. We had some great training this past week and athletes really worked hard to progress their skiing and get themselves ready for the upcoming Championship season.


This weekend we have Central Regional States!! These will be at Hunter Mountain on Sunday March 3rd. There will also be an open competition for all USSA athletes on Saturday. The schedule for this weekend is as follows:

7:30 - Registration

7:45- Meet Coaches for stretch (Please do not have kids put boots on until coaches give the ok!!)

8:30- Lifts open

8:45- Training

10:00- Forerunners


Official Schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cPWlaJm9SYNcY2-5Q498wHlaj0OOc9g4JiuZX72XLV8/edit#gid=0

The competition will be on EISENHOWER again which is very accessible from the bottom of the mountain. More info on training will come later in the week!

For our skiers at Stratton this weekend, you will get in some great training with Coach Christen and Coach Julia! Have fun

With the end of the season coming up. we are starting to think about the end of the year party and the end of the year video. If any parents have pictures or videos of their kids and their friends from the season please email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :)

Everyone Travel Safely during this upcoming week

-Sam Johnston

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Champs Season!

Invites for Central States Champs have officially opened! You can find them at the eastern freestyle link below:


Athletes have 48 hours to accept their invitation before it will expire! So please register ASAP. States will be on Sunday March 3rd at Hunter Mountain. More information will come. Saturday will be an open event at Hunter in which all registered USSA athletes are invited to register for. 

See everyone this weekend!

Sam Johnston

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SWSC Freestyle B: Heading into Championship Season!

SWSC Freestyle B: Heading into Championship Season!
Hello Everyone!!


Can’t believe it is already February Break!! As a coach who is also a teacher during the week, all I can say is WHOOHOO! This next week is sure to be filled with some great conditions and some even better training. First off, for those who have the week off and are looking for something to do… look no further. We have our Presidents week minicamp available:  Tuesday, February 19th - Thursday, February 21st. The cost for SWSC athletes is $175 for the camp. To sign up please see our website calendar here: http://www.strattonwintersportsclub.com/freestyle-events-calendar/377
Program will run as scheduled Monday (Feb 18) AND Friday (Feb 22) of Presidents week.

It is Championship season here in Eastern Freestyle!!! States will be held at Hunter Mountain on Sunday, March 3rd! Invitations to states will be sent out on February 18th at 6pm! Please make sure you accept your invitation within 48 hours for the first wave, alternates will have 24 hour to accept their spot. There will be an open competition on Saturday March 2nd at Hunter Mountain. You do not have to be invited to States to compete in Saturday's event, AND it counts towards Juniors and Young Gun Championships at Sunday River.
Girls Invite List (Top 40 should qualify)
Boys Invite List (Top 60 should qualify)

Eastern Junior & Young Gun Championships will be held in Sunday River on March 16th and Young guns will be on March 17th. Training day should be available on Friday, March 15th, depends on the event organizers plan. Invitations for those events will be sent out March 4th at 6pm! Qualification list will be out after States.

This weekend we will have some great mogul skiing over on Beeline and World Cup. This will be a chance for athletes to revisit all the drills we have been doing throughout the season and to really see some progression in our mogul skiing! We are looking forward to it!

Lastly, I would like to give a HUGE shoutout to all of our B team athletes who competed last weekend in the Rod Baird Mogul Challenge here at Stratton!. Finn, Charlie, Tyler, Henry, Nora, Ava, Lexi and Carmen represented our B Team well. All 8 of the athletes really held their own against the A’s and produced some great results. We even had Charlie and Henry make it into the 2nd round of Duals, way to go!!!!

I hope everyone travels up safely this weekend!!

Sam Johnston
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