Snowboard - Competition Team

The Competition Team training schedule is designed for athletes who are dedicated to pursuing the highest level of elite performance.  This program seeks to maximize the athletes’ abilities as well as build creativity, discipline, drive, determination, and self-confidence in a highly focused setting.  Athletes will be expected to successfully manage time for training, travel and schoolwork while maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

This program services athletes in Phase 4-5 of development.  The Comp Team has a multi-tiered focus.  Comp Team athletes will be refining fundamentals in order to ride the entire mountain and tackle natural jumps, cliff drops, steeps and man-made features in all conditions.  Technical proficiencies and skill assessments will be a regular component of the training. 

Athletes will use trampolines, water ramps, and the airbag jump at the Utah Olympic Park in addition to local facilities to learn complex aerial maneuvers.  Eventually, these maneuvers will be brought to the snow and used in competition. 

On snow training will be strength and endurance based with a focus on regularly skiing/riding 20,000+ vertical feet per day. 

*Fall Training is mandatory.

**Athletes will work with both ski and snowboard coaches throughout the season.

Skill Development Focus

Big Mountain Emphasis- National Level IFSA events

  • Riding steep, technical terrain fluidly and confidently
  • Decision making during highly competitive & very technical situations.
  • Proper line choice and competitive strategy
  • Focus on personal style and consistency
  • Create a long-term competitive game plan and marketable personal image

Freeride Emphasis- USASA & Rev Tour events

  • Decision making in terrain parks and halfpipe
  • Goal setting and making plans to meet them
  • Developing a consistent set of tricks/skills used in competition throughout the season
  • Focus on personal style and consistency
  • Create a long-term competitive game plan and marketable personal image

Recommended for Grades 8 -12