CMAC Buddy Werner Team competed in the Buddy Werner Championships at Schweitzer and came back champions and and a whole lot more. Congratulations!
2012 PNSA BW Team Overall Champions
2012 PNSA BW Girls Team Overall Champions
2012 PNSA BW Boys Team Overall Champions
2012 PNSA BW Boy and Girl Overall Champions
CMAC offers multiple Mighty Mite Programs for the racers 7-12 years old (J6 through J4). These programs emphasize technical skiing and race tactics. All Mighty Mite program participants must wear helmets when they are skiing with CMAC.
Each year CMAC parents step up to volunteer to connect with the other families within a respective age group. They are available to answer your questions, always open to hearing your ideas and will organize opportunities for connecting with each other.
This years reps are (Name Hyperlinked to email)....
J6(YOB 03/04) - Michelle Stamnes J5(YOB 01/02) - Angie Sundberg
J4(YOB 99/00) - Kathy Lower
We will organize groups by age and ability. We will start with past Buddy Werner Team members from last season and our J4 Full Time Group. Then we will organize by age and ability the best we can. We may shift your child to a faster or slower group during the first few sessions.
Most of the time we will begin with directed free skiing. This is the most important time of the day for learning. The coaches will instruct the kids on stance, carving, balance, etc., by doing different drills, or by taking them to challenging terrain.
If the kids are executing the new skills well, then it is time to bring them into drill courses and gate training. The afternoon sessions will be more dedicated to this type of training. A typical daily schedule follows:
8:15AM Coaches meet at shack for morning meeting
8:30AM Gather racers outside the shack
8:45AM Head for chairlift
11:30AM Drop racers at base area for LUNCH
12:40PM Gather racers at base area
12:45PM Leave base area for training
3:15PM Drop racers at base area - End of day
This is only an example, but all elements of learning are included in this example. Skiing on challenging terrain all day is sometimes much better for a young skier. Gate training is only part of becoming a great skier and racer.