Team Afton ARC (reference - 2018-19 updated August)
ARC is a recreational program that introduces participants aged 7 to 18 to alpine ski racing in a fun and friendly environment. Over the 11 weeks, athletes will improve their fundamental skiing skills while free-skiing and will work on race tactics during gate training. Athletes will participate as part of Team Afton in four Midwest Snowsports Development League (MDSL) race days at Afton or other nearby ski areas.
The program will follow the US Ski and Snowboard Association guidelines for developing alpine ski racers with a balance of free skiing, focused drills and training in gates. USSA Training Systems Overview and USSA Training System Matrix
This program is perfect for the young person who wants to try racing without having to commit to a more intensive USSA program of training and racing or wants to supplement their high school racing program with additional training and coaching.
For a more intensive training experience, Team Afton – ARC members can join Tuesday Night Gate Training. A mix of SL and GS training under the watchful eye of experienced coaches.
What to Expect:
• 11 weeks, 28 hours of skill development in with a mix of gate training and skill development in a free-skiing environment
• 4 race days consisting of a GS and SL race each day.
• Participation in USSA pre-season dryland training.
• A positive, supportive, team environment regardless of the racing skills of the participant.
• Participant can choose between enrolling in the Saturday or Sunday programs.
Ages: 7 to 17 (Must be age 7 by the start date of the program)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Disciplines: Ski only
Saturday program: Dec. 9, 16, Jan. 6-Mar. 3 BUY NOW (not live)
Sunday program: Dec. 10, 17, Jan. 7-Mar. 4 BUY NOW (not live)
Times: 9:00am to 2:00pm*
*Half hour unsupervised lunch break . Lunch NOT included.
Price: $TBA per person
*Register early as this program fills quickly. Registration is limited to 150 participants each day.
* Does NOT Include Lift Ticket and Rental Equipment
Purchase Options: ARC Gate Training on Tuesday nights offers a more time in gates
“Try-It” Option: Is your child wondering whether alpine ski racing is right for them? Here is a chance for them to try it out before they commit to a full season. We will offer a one-day opportunity for your child to try ARC. The cost is $55 and is refunded if your child enrolls in ARC. Registration in the ARC “Try-It” program is limited. (This program is only open to children who have not participated previously in an Afton Alps, USSA or Midwest Snowsports Development League alpine race program.)
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Ages: 7+ (Participants must be 7 years of age by Dec. 2, 2017.)
Call 651-436-5245 x276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this program.