Freeski & Snowboard - Progression

Freeski & Snowboard Progression 

The Progression Team is designed for snowboarders and freeskiers who are looking for advanced training in a recreational and fun environment.  Progression Team athletes must exhibit a medium to high level of dedication to their personal riding and are expected to compete in local competition.  Training will build from the fundamentals into more advanced all-mountain freeriding, and terrain park skills.

USASA and IFSA certified Freeride Program coaches will mentor and coach Progression Team athletes during weekend training and local competitions. The Progression Team has a multi-tiered focus:  Athletes will be refining on fundamentals in order to ski and snowboard the entire mountain, safely hit natural jumps, small cliff drops, and man-made features in varied conditions.  Technical proficiencies and skill assessments will be a regular component of the training.  Additionally, we do mid and end of season athlete evaluations based of the USSA's Developmental Matrix.   

Skill Development Focus

  • Strengthen fundamentals of proper body movement, balance & edge control 
  • Terrain Park SMART Style 
  • Intro to Large size terrain park/natural features 
  • Proficiency in jumps, switch riding, rails/boxes & grabs
  • Proficiency skiing/riding Expert Terrain in all conditions
  • More advanced rotations ( Switch 360s, 540s, etc.)
  • Interpersonal communication and goal setting 
  • Intro to competition with local USASA and/or IFSA events 

Recommended for grades 5 - 9

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