2013 Fall Meeting Announcement:
KEEP THE DATE OPEN! Please join us for the 2013/14 Season Wilmot Mountain Alpine Racing Team Fall Meeting & Pizza Party.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2012 10am-1pm
Where: Wilmot Mountain Main Lodge (Outdoors weather permitting)
Ski Equipment Swap- set up opens at 10am
Team Meeting- 11am-12pm
Pizza & Snacks- 12pm-1pm
WMART Boosters will provide Pizza, soda pop, ice for racers and families. Feel free to bring chips & pretzel snacks or one side dish, salad, or desert to share with others, and some additional soft drinks.
- Season Info & Meet the Coaches
- Equipment & Clothing Swap
- Williams Ski Haus- New Equipment Orders
- Wilmot Team Apparel Order & Much More
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Wilmot Mountain Alpine Racing Team:
Check out the Wilmot Junior Race Team GALLERY HERE!
The Alpine Ski Racing program is open to young skiers 8 years of age and older as of December 31 of the current ski season, who are serious about learning alpine ski racing, or in developing and improving their current racing skills. New Alpine Racing candidates are required to participate in a pre-season on snow Try Out process in early December of each season, during which they must demonstrate appropriate skiing skills necessary to participate in the Alpine Racing program. Apline racers must be able to ride the chair lift on their own and ski all terrain at Wilmot with confidence and consistency. Apline racers spend the day with their coaches and teammates making new friends, building confidence, raising levels of self esteem, developing lifelong skills and gaining a healthy outlook on competitive sports. Alpine members may choose to travel with the team to USSA-Central Region 2 and Central Division races, or WIJARA Youth Ski League sponsored races in the Midwest area. (Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Assn.). WIJARA hosts four weekend races a year. The Wilmot Mountain Alpine Race Team is a member club of USSA & WIJARA Youth Ski Racing League.
Apline Racers are grouped by ability and age into two groups: the Developmental (DEVO) Group and the Competition (COMP) Group.
These young skiers may be new to alpine racing and want to learn the fundamentals of ski racing, or may have some prior racing experience and are working on developing and improving their alpine ski racing skills. Devo Group training will focus on the introduction and acquisition phases of skiing skills necessary to develop a strong foundation for successful ski racing. The coaching staff uses a variety of skill building exercises appropriate to individual levels of development: drills, guided free skiing, and age-appropriate SL, & GS gate training. Devo group skiers train in both SL and GS disciplines and can participate in WIJARA youth league races, for age groups J4, J5, and J6 (7 to 12 years of age as of December 31 of the particular year). Their goals are to improve their basic racing skills and learn new skills to improve overall technique, strategy, control, and speed. Our Coaching Staff utilizes skill building exercises including: guided free skiing, drills, and age-appropriate GS and SL gate training to develop overall skiing skills and alpine racing skills.
The age for the Comp Group ranges from 9 to 18 years old as of December 31 of the specific season. Comp Group racers posses alpine ski racing fundamentals and have prior ski racing experience. These athletes are working on developing advanced racing skills, setting goals, and improving their race results and regional and national rankings. Racers are guided through a variety of advanced skill building exercises and progressions utilizing drills, free skiing, and age-appropriate SL, GS and SG/Speed Elements gate training. These racers participate in WIJARA, USSA Region 2 and Central Division races, and FIS level races/Mid-AM. Comp Group athletes are encouraged to participate in year-round training and physical fitness programs, and are expected to make a greater commitment to ski racing, including attendance at development camps, travel races, posses appropriate equipment, participate in equipment maintenance and tuning, and demonstrate continual development and dedication to the sport of alpine ski racing.
Team Training Schedule:
The team trains for a full season on Saturdays and Sundays. Team training usually starts the 2nd weekend of the season snow coverage permitting. Training times are from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon, and from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Check in with coaching staff by the Ski School Desk by 9:30 AM on weekends and be ready to ski. Team members may join their coaches for lunch as a group. Lunch is not included in the program fee. We also train on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Click this to Contact Coaching Staff for more info about mid-week training.
Other Program Requirements:
Appropriate Ski Helmets are required and must be worn at all times during training. Helmets must cover the ears and back of head. Wearing of goggles or other appropriate protective eye wear is strongly encouraged. Team members must abide by the team rules and the ski area’s posted safety rules at all times.
Forms to be completed:
1.) 2013-14 Team Registration Form (Due 11/30/13)
2.) 2013-14 WMART Uniform Order Form (Due 11/01/13)
3.) 2013-14 Race Schedule/ planned attendance form (Due 11/30/13)
4.) 2013-14 Competition Release Form
Please Print and sign TWO ORIGINAL copies of each form below:
a) WIJARA Chestnut PDF Link
b) WIJARA Cascade PDF Link
c) WIJARA Sundown PDF Link
d) WIJARA Tyrol PDF LINK
Please print and sign FOUR ORIGNIAL copies of each form below:
a) WIJARA general pdf link
Forms for your review:
1.) 2013-14 Fall Team Meeting, Equipment Swap & Pizza Party
2.) 2013-14 Alpine Equipment Rules
3.) Age Change Document
4.) WMART GROUPS Matrix (Devo and Comp)
5.) Ski Brule Race Camp 2013
6.) Loveland Slalom Camp 2013
7.) Parent Check List
8.) Suggested Hotel Locations
1) WMART weekend training begins Dec 7 at 10:00am
2) WMART weeknight training begins Dec 10 at 5:30pm
3) WMART Tryouts: Dec 14, 15, 21 or 22. 1:00-3:00pm at ski school bell (slope side to main lodge). MUST register for tryouts at ski school desk prior.
4) Ski Racing Rules Seminar:
Location: Williams Ski & Patio - 2nd floor conference room
Proctor: Eric Gee, USSA Central Division Alpine Sport Committee (CASC) board member, USSA Official, WMART athlete parent (current and alumni).
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
**For questions please contact Maris Prieditis, Head Coach & Program Director at email@example.com**
Our Coaching Staff is comprised of certified Professional Ski Instructors of America – PSIA, as well as United States Ski Coaches Association – USSCA registered coaches. Our staff brings a wealth of skiing, ski racing, and coaching experience for all levels of Youth Alpine Ski Racing.
Wilmot Mountain Alpine Racing Team sponsored Ski Shop: