This registration session will allow you to register, sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment online or elect to submit payment offline. To complete registration online payment through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Checking account information available. Following the completion online payment, you will see a charge on your credit card account from Song Mountain Ski Team,
Multiple athlete families - Please read!!!
In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple athletes, please register all of your athletes at this time. On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Athlete" -- please click on this link to ensure that all of your family's athlete are registered within the same order.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Song Mountain Season Passes are NOT included in the registration. For the latest pricing on season passes, contact Song Mountain Ski Resort at 315-696-5711 or www.skicny.com
This program is designed for younger less experienced skiers making the transition to All Mountain skiing. Training is conducted on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with an unsupervised lunch break from Noon to 1 PM, beginning December 29th. All children registering for the All Mountain Team must be familiar with the ski lifts and be able to ski the beginner slopes in a snow plow. A 3-day camp on December 26 - 28th during Christmas break is included for athletes that participate in the 2 - Day All Mountain program.
On-snow training includes a combination of drills, directed free skiing and an introduction to ski racing. Participants are divided by age and ability into groups. Participation in selected United States Ski & Snowboard races is optional and subject to discussion between families and coaches. Coaching for these events is included. A US Ski & Snowboard General Membership is required.
The U10-U12 Program is for the young skier ready to move up from the All Mountain Team. Typically this is U10 & U12 ages, but some U8 skiers join us as well. We maintain a balance between having fun, building a positive team environment, and advancing our skiing. We want you to love skiing as much as we do.
On snow training includes a combination of drills and directed free skiing, and is for intermediate skiers looking to develop their fundamentals while exploring Alpine racing. The program reinforces fundamentals while giving the athlete the tools to be an entry-level Alpine racer. Participation in selected United States Ski & Snowboard races within our region is generally expected. Coaching for these events is included. A US Ski & Snowboard Competitor Membership is required.
The U14 Program is for athletes progressing with their alpine skiing and transitioning to a more comprehensive training and racing schedule. On-snow practice, which begins as soon as Song Mountain is open combines free skiing, drills, and gates. Technique (how to ski) and tactics (where to ski) are taught in tandem. Coaches will present a general training plan for the group and customize some aspects to meet individual needs. We maintain a balance between having fun, building a positive team environment, and advancing our skiing.
Technical and Tactical Emphasis
Reinforcement of carving skills while learning line and strategy.
Emphasize the use of tactics to achieve carved turns in the most appropriate line for the athlete.
Always work on the very basic fundamental drills to insure mastery.
Develop speed and efficiency by refining carving and steering movements to achieve the desired turn radius in courses.
Use a variety of course sets, conditions, and terrain to teach the skier to adapt to different situations.
Free ski all conditions with competence. A US Ski & Snowboard Competitor Membership is required.
U16 & ABOVE PROGRAM
Skiers in this phase are starting to grow into their new bodies after the growth spurt, with the benefit of increased stamina. Strength gains can be quite rapid in this phase, and skiers can be expected to generate more power through their turns throughout the course. The anaerobic system starts to become developed, allowing skiers to ski with greater intensity from start to finish. This will be a general guideline with some individual planning necessary in some cases. U16 and above often have had 6-11 years in the sport. At this age athletes should begin to specialize in their sport, note athletes are encouraged to play one complementary sport to support their skiing skills .
With increased physical development, conditioning/recovery sessions becomes more important. With training schedules and studies, these conditioning sessions can be difficult to schedule. The athlete will often need to find some personal time that works best for fitness maintenance. Coaches will give recommendations of workouts that can be performed individually. Playing complimentary sports when possible, is helpful. Increased aerobic conditioning and balance/agility/coordination is key. Resistance training will help develop strength. Older athletes should be utilizing Olympic lifts for power.
Technical and Tactical Emphasis
Refinement and event specific stage for technique and tactics. Integrate the increased strength, power and body size to achieve a more optimal line. Incorporate jumps, terrain, traverse and long turns into training. Advanced tactics for difficult situations (a-rhythmical course sets, difficult conditions and terrain).
Performance Psychology Emphasis
Develop and refine race day plan. Develop mental rehearsal routines. Refine goal setting process; what to focus on, what works on race day, develop “ athletic plan” to approach training sessions and life. Document through journaling. Parents continue to support the commitment of the athlete in the sport.
Appropriate level and number of races.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Ski a lot and train hard but have fun doing it! That combined with a lot of natural ability will lead to fast times at the bottom of the hill.
The After School Program focuses on skill development applicable to ski racing. Athletes have Weekends, Holidays and 4 afternoon training sessions available per week. Weekday training is Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 PM to 6 PM directed by the Ski Team Head Coach. Weekend training will predominately be with the athlete’s regular coach for his or her level.
Coaching in this program requires individual attention to a specific athlete for specific reasons to create specific reactions. Only the basic skills can be addressed to a group as a whole so this program is designed to be very individualized.
Athletes will be selected by a committee and based on an application process. WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE SELECT YOUR ATHLETE AGE LEVEL PROGRAM AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. (Example: SELECT U14 and AFTER SCHOOL)
You must register first with USSA and then return to this Registration Session to signup. If you have not already signed up with USSA, please follow these steps:
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Phone: (607) 771-1393
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