If scheduling permits, there will be dry-land training sessions before the season begins. The purpose of dry-land training is so the coaches and racers can become acquainted and also so the children can become acquainted with the other racers on the team. Children should dress appropriately and should not under-dress if it is cold.
Our dry-land sessions are intended to supplement the racer’s regular workout schedule not begin it. It is important that parents encourage their racers to begin getting in shape for the ski season early.
As soon as snow conditions allow, on-snow training will begin. The race season generally runs from mid-December through the beginning of March. Ski Ward has snow making capabilities that help insure a full race season. Practices are held at Ski Ward on Friday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for U8 racers and from 7:00 to 8:45 for U10 and older racers throughout the race season. The race team also holds several December Tuesday night practices (see SWRT Calendar for dates) from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for U8 racers and from 7:00 to 8:45 for U10 and older racers. The focus will be on skiing techniques during some practices and on racing techniques at others.
Our experienced coaching staff emphasizes solid skiing fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship, race strategy, and, above all, having fun.