Student-Athlete Support

The goal of the Student-Athlete Support (SAS) Program is to foster long-term athlete development by assisting student-athletes in balancing academic and snowsports education. SAS also provides support and sport education for Club parents and families. In line with the Club's mission, SAS programming equips student-athletes with a toolkit to pursue personal excellence in skiing and snowboarding as well as in their intellectual, social, and educational pursuits. Through weekly study halls and annual community educational events, and through regular communication between families, coaches, program and executive directors, and school administrators, the SAS Program fosters an integrated approach to students’ athletic and academic careers. By partnering with Teton County public and independent schools to develop year-round programming, the SAS Program ensures that student-athletes can pursue both a rigorous academic schedule and high-caliber athletic training and competition. Additionally, the SAS Program manages injury and concussion protocols and works with JHSC leadership to further develop the implementation and tracking of the JHSC Core Values across programs. The SAS Director, Grace Tirapelle collaborates closely with the Alpine, Nordic, Freeride, and Backcountry Program Directors and coaches to integrate goal-setting, time-management, and citizenship skills and to offer college and post-graduate counseling to ensure student-athlete success and well-being on and off the hill, during their years in the Club and beyond.

Please contact Grace Tirapelle ( with any questions and for school scheduling information. 


Parent Athlete Education Series: Save the Dates, Nov 16 and Nov 30!

All JHSC families and members of all youth sports organizations in Jackson are invited to the Education Series Events!

Events will be held in the Snow King Lodge Room (masks required) and may have a virtual option based on Teton County COVID-19 risk levels on the week of the event. 

Nov 16, 5:30-7 PM: Injury Prevention in Youth Sport with Lexie Dreschel, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, founder of Mountain Physio & Wellness, and former JHSC Alpine Coach. Details to follow!

Nov. 30, 5:30-7:30 PM: Mindset Coaching in Youth Sport by Jeff Archibald, CSCS, and Travis Dorsch, Ph.D. We are honored and excited to have them join us! 

A bit about Jeff:

A bit about Travis:


Parent & Athlete Team Meetings in mid October-November!

Watch for email announcements of the date and time of your JHSC team's meeting from your coaches and Program Directors!!

These early-season meetings are an important time to reconnect with team members and families, to meet the coaching staff for your team, and to get the scope of their plans for the entire training and competitive season


Academic Support by Appointment Beginning October 12 

The SAS director is available for academic and educational support on Mondays-Thursdays by appointment beginning Tuesday, October 12. 
If you would like help with coursework or college application materials, time to discuss your short- or long-term academic goals, an opportunity to create a plan for balancing academics and athletics this winter season, a session to create a training and schoolwork schedule, or to discuss and implement better time management, please email Grace! (

During the winter season, study halls will be held T-Th afternoons from 4-6PM at JHSC.

Team News

10/06/2021 - 12:03pm
Program Highlights
02/24/2021 - 8:12am
March is the JHSC month of COMPETITION!
01/28/2021 - 3:42pm
February is the JHSC month of SPORTSMANSHIP!