Advanced Prep program (New this year) U14
The Advanced Prep program is a very versatile program. We will have some groups that will train and race a bit more than the 11 and under prep program and some groups that free ski more than the 11 and under prep program. We will cater to each of the groups desires and needs. Some groups may be purely all mountain skiers, with only a few days of stubby gates, brushes, or some sort of gates to help with skills and technique. The goal is to create excellent skiers and introduce racing. And for the kids that start to enjoy the racing, increase the opportunity as the season progresses. The reason for holiday camp is to give an added feature of a 4 day camp that has a significant impact on skill development early in the season.
This program is for 12 and 13 year old racers as of December 31. We created this program to accomadate the racers that do not have time or are not ready to enter the Full Time U14 program. It is an extension of the Prep program with a slightly longer season and can more racing oriented for those that choose this path. It is also perfect for the former Sunday only MM racers. Advanced Prep will begin with a 4 day holiday camp following Christmas. It will run every Saturday through mid March, and racers will be encouraged to attend three race weekends all at Crystal, with an option to attend the U14 championships as well. The program will have a nice balance of directed free skiing and gate training.
Racers from the former prep program, and the Sunday only MM program are encouraged to sign up. Race and training schedule below.
Alan Lauba/ CMAC Director
Mike Dahlem/ Advanced Prep Head Coach
Advanced Prep Program (U14) Training Schedule
December 27–30 Training Christmas Camp
The season starts with a four day Christmas Camp. Meet at the CMAC shack at 8:30. We will start out working on the basic skiing skills, work into slalom skills, then gate drills and finish up with slalom courses. These four days will give you the chance to get back on your skis, hone in your skills and an opportunity to learn/improve your slalom technique.
January 5 – Training
Morning: Basic skills and free skiing
Afternoon: Gate drills
January 12 - Training
Morning: Gate drills
Afternoon: Slalom training
January 19,20 – Race Warm Up Slalom
Warm Up Slalom 2SL ski race at Crystal – no entry fees, included in tuition.
January 26 - Training
Morning- Basic skills and free skiing
Afternoon- Skills test.
February 2 - Training
Morning: GS/SG skills and free skiing
Afternoon: GS Training
February 9- Training
February 16,17,18 – Race Cherry Tree Charge SG’s or Free Skiing
Cherry Tree Charge 3 days - 5 SG races at Crystal – Must pay entry fees.
Or directed free skiing Saturday with coach.
February 23 - Training
GS Training on Lower Bull or Free ski with coach
March 2,3 – Race No Bull GS or Free skiing
No Bulls 2 days, 2 GS races at Crystal – Must pay entry fees.
Or directed free skiing on Saturday with coach.
March 9 Race Bantam or Training
Training at Crystal or Race Bantam Cup @ White Pass 1SL/1GS
March 16 Free ski day at Crystal
Hike King or train with U14 Full Time
March 22-24 U14 Championships
Optional- With U14 Full Time @ the Summit
End of training season
May Days @ Bachelor
CMAC Annual Awards Banquet & Gear Swap