U10 and U12 racers continue to focus on fundaments while easing into age appropriate competition at the Genesee Valley Council Races. U10 racers are age 8 and 9; U12 racers are age 10 and 11 prior to December 31st.
NYSSRA made changes this year that truly benefit this age level. The U10/12 racers will be racing at Hunt Hollow, Swain and Brantling. The season ending race will be Kandahar at Holiday Valley. These races will not include the majority of the U14’s, the U14’s will have their own races. The U10/12 races will now have age appropriate course settings!
The best part of the new realignment is that there will be a strong focus on learning the fundamentals of ski racing at this level. We will be focusing on fundamentals and FUN! Hunt Hollow Race Team believes that the more athletes work on skill mastery at a younger level, the better they will be when the competition matters.
ALL U10/U12s MUST be members or USSA and NYSSRA. There is a late fee after October 15th if you are a returning member. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR USSA AND NYSSRA BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. Please do this ASAP! Memberships can be found at www.ussa.org and www.nyssra.org
- Slalom and GS skis
- Helmet with hard ears and NO stickers. Make sure the helmet you buy can fit a chin guard for when your child starts tall gates.
- U12/10s will be racing paneled SL gates. They do not need gear this season but they will when they are U14s so just hold onto it. The purpose for the change is to get athletes to work on turn shape and body position and not clearing gates.
December 26 11am-1pm and 1:30-3:30pm
December 27, 28 and 29 from 9–11 & 11:30–1:30
Regular Training Schedule
Saturday December 31 - February 23
Sat. & Sun. from 9–11 & 11:30–1:30
Thursday nights 5:45–7:45 (starts January 5th)
**Post-season training to be announced.
Note age overlap: 8 and 9 year-olds may register either for Future Stars or for GVSC Council racing (U10/U12). Please use the following guidelines when registering as for GVSC Council Racing: must have 2 years of HHRT racing and the ability to confidently make connected parallel turns from the top of Glade on down. Eight year old U10s may want to enter Council races selectively, but all U10s & U12s will race the full Lovejoy course.)
Race details can be found on WWW.NYSSRA.ORG. Go to the U14 & younger tab and navigate the dropdown choices. Each venue will eventually have a race program posted that will outline the timeline for the day. It is good idea to get in the habit of reading this in full before each event.
Schedule will be posted when finalized.
PRE AND POST SEASON TRAINING will be announced via email and the website. PRE Season is anything BEFORE HOLIDAY CAMP and POST SEASON is anything AFTER KANDAHAR! KANDAHAR CHAMPS IS CONSIDERED POST SEASON AND EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED BY THE PARENTS
U12.pdf 456.9 KB
Future Stars-U10.pdf 462.58 KB