FREERIDE DEVO TEAM AGES 11-13
Freeride Development Team- AKA " Freeride DEVO'S"
The Freeride Devo team is an awesome program that enables athletes to learn the fundamentals of skiing with a big mountain freeride AND racing focus. This program offers an introduction to Freeride Big Mountain Skiing as well as Alpine Ski Racing. The purpose of the program is to provide an enjoyable learning opportunity for young skiers interested in improving their skiing skills and meeting other young skiers. Freeride Devos will develop a love for skiing while learning to ski all mountain terrain and snow conditions. Using Snowbird's great terrain, jumps, and racing gates will provide the young skier a well-rounded experience.
All of our Freeride Devo athletes will have the opportunity to attend 1 ski race, and 1 big mountain competition during the year, all taking place at Snowbird. In this way, Freeride Devo athletes have the opportunity to be challenged with different skill sets, as well as discover whether or not racing or big mountain skiing (or both!) interests them more.
Freeride Devo team athletes are 10-13 years old. Freeride Devo team members are motivated young skiers. We ask that prospective members are able to ski expert (groomed black diamond) runs at Snowbird. It is our goal, that by the end of the season our Freeride Devos are skiing almost the entire mountain and have learned the fundamentals of ski racing and big mountain skiing. The Devo Team offers several enrollment options. We have a full season program beginning in December and a half season option starting in early January. The program ends in late March. Our full season program includes Christmas Camp, which is 5 days of training 12/27 to 12/31. Freeride Devos train on weekends and you can choose to sign up for Saturday or Sunday - or both days.
Our athletes are required to have a Snowbird season pass that includes Tram access. In addition, Devos must be licensed as a youth competitor with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and the Intermountain Division, and a one-time competitor for the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA). With these memberships, the Devos will have the opportunity to compete in 1 Youth Ski League (YSL) race at Snowbird, and 1 IFSA Junior Freeride Competition at Snowbird. The environment at both of these Snowbird events provides a great entrance to the sport of ski racing and big mountain skiing.
The Freeride Devo team is a great way to get your child excited about skiing. As an organization, we strive to create a lifelong passion for skiing and sport. We look forward to you joining our program.
See you on the hill!
Fees and Obligations:
Training for the "Devo" Team has 2 options. Your athlete can start either in December or January and train one or two weekend days. This training starts at 9:00am meeting in Gad Valley and goes until 3:30 each day.
Competition and Events:
Freeride Devo athletes have the opportunity to attend at least 1 USSA Snowbird Ski Race, and 1 IFSA competition at Snowbird. These events provide athletes with experience in each sport so as to give them great training and insight into what type of sport they might be drawn into more.
AltaBird Freeride Devo Team AGES 11-13 December 1, 2018 - March 24, 2019
Scope: This Freeride Devo team provides an opportunity for our young athletes on the team who have gained the necessary fundamental skills while on our Snowbird Freeride Devo Team, to receive access to train at Alta and Snowbird and ski with a group of other athletes that have strong skills and goals. This is a development team designed to be a feeder for the Freeride Regional Team, and athletes must have coach permission to be admitted.. Athletes on this team have goals to compete in Freeride competitions, to excel their current abilities, and to want to explore both Alta and Snowbird through hiking and skiing more challenging lines. This team will have more focus on off-pieced skills, competition, and air awareness. AltaBird Freeride Devos will develop a love for skiing while learning to ski all mountain terrain and snow conditions.
Fees and Obligations:
Training Schedule: Training for the AltaBird Devo Team starts the first Saturday in December, and continues through until the end of March. Your athlete can train one or two weekend days. This training starts at 9:00am meeting in Gad Valley and goes until 3:30 each day.
Athletes have the option of attending dryland training in the fall September 4- November 15th every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6pm for an additional fee.
Competition and Events: The AltaBird Freeride Devo athletes have the opportunity to compete in Snowbird Competitions, as well as other competitions in the surrounding area. This competition schedule will be made through a meeting with the athlete, parents and coach to ensure that the athlete is attending the correct competitions for their goals and skill level.