U14 athletes will complete against racers from western New York as well as a State Championship at the end of the season. The U14’s will race slalom, giant Slalom and super G. The race schedule will involve traveling to Buffalo and Syracuse, and a state race with a location determined by NYSSRA. There will be more enhanced training opportunities as compared to younger age groups.
All Athletes MUST participate in two Super G camps in order to be able to participate in the Super G race and the states competition. SG skis are NOT required, but there is a minimum length and radius requirement for GS skis. The requirements for U14 pertain to having a GS ski that has a minimum radius of 17. Requirements are posted on the USSA ski length Matrix. Athletes will need SL and GS skis. They will also need a race approved helmet and Slalom gear.
All U14s must be members of USSA and NYSSRA. To register without a late fee you need to do that by October 15.
Camp will run December 27, 28, 30 &31 from 9am to 1:30.
Regular Weekend Training
Starts with Christmas camp and runs Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays up to the conclusion of the Kandahar race.
Sat. & Sun. from 9:00 - 1:30. There will be a 30 minute lunch break.
Regular Wednesday AND Thursday Night Training
Wednesday and Thursday both from 6pm to 8pm
Race details can be found on WWW.NYSSRA.ORG Go to the U14 & younger tab. Each venue will eventually have a race program posted that will outline the timeline for the day. It is a good idea to get in the habit of reading this in full before each event.
Schedule will be posted when finalized.
ALL EVENTS AFTER STATES OR KANDAHAR WILL BE POST SEASON. Coaches travel expenses will be covered by participating racers.
Weather permitting, any practices held prior to Christmas Camp that include U14 athletes, notification will be sent via email.