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(These programs do NOT include competing in races)
"INTRO" Program (10 Weeks)
The Intro program is designed for young skiers aged 6 to 12 who want to try ski racing without making a full-season commitment and/or competing in races. Our year-end goal is to make sure all participants can ski the entire mountain, have fun on and off the race course and to love the sport of skiing. This program runs 10 weekends. Choose one day or two day. The program starts the weekend of December 10th and runs through weekend of February 25th, with time off through the Christmas holidays. No competitions are included in this program.
ONE Day (Saturday OR Sunday) $805.00
TWO Day (Saturday and Sunday) $925.00
All-Mountain JR Ski Program (10 Weeks)
All-Mountain JR Ski Program is a 10-week program designed for skiers aged 13 + years of age. It incorporates aspects of All Mountain skiing as well as an introduction to racing. We work on building the sound fundamentals needed for all mountain skiing as racing. Choose one day or two day. The program starts the weekend of December 10th and runs through weekend of February 25th, with time off through the Christmas holidays. No competitions are included in this program.
ONE Day (Saturday OR Sunday) $805.00
TWO Day (Saturday and Sunday) $925.00
(These programs include competing in races)
Mighty Mite Programs U8, U10 and U12
(Ages 6 to 11 as of Dec 31)
SPAC serves children 6 – 12 years old in our Mighty Mite Programs. All participants are evaluated at the start of each season and placed into training groups based upon ability, pace, stamina, aggressiveness and/or emotional maturity. Those groups remain fluid throughout the season to best meet the needs of each athlete. The Mighty Mite Programs include traveling to 2 races at other ski areas as well as the Mighty Mite races at Stevens pass.
SHORT SEASON Mighty Mite Program
The Short Season Mighty Mite program is a 10-week program for racers aged 6-11yrs (based on Dec.31st age), who want to have a race training experience, and are ready to compete in races. The short season program begins in early December, has time off for the Christmas Holiday, then resumes after the first of the year and runs every weekend through the last weekend of February. *Additional fees required for Buddy Werner Team participation. Athletes must be registered in the full-season program to be considered for Buddy Team Selection. Short season athletes can upgrade to the Full-Season Program at any time.
ONE Day (Saturday OR Sunday) $910.00
TWO Day (Saturday and Sunday) $1115.00
FULL SEASON Mighty Mite Program
The Full Season Mighty Mite program runs the entire season, from early December through April. This is for athletes interested in more rapid skill development. The longer season allows a better opportunity to learn & incorporate new movement patterns. The Full Season program begins in early December, has time off for the Christmas Holiday, then resumes after the first of the year and runs every weekend through early April. There are 3 options for this program; one day, two day and three day. The three day program is Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday and Sunday. *Additional fees required for Buddy Werner Team participation.
ONE Day (Saturday OR Sunday) $1140.00
TWO Day (Saturday and Sunday) $1450.00
THREE Day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) $1810.00
ADD-ON Mighty Mite Programs
MM Dryland Training: $10/class drop-in or $40 unlimited
Geared around the developmental needs of this age group and will primarily focus on learning to control the quality of movements and building cardiovascular fitness. A large component will be exposing these young athletes to a variety of fitness parameters, developing good habits of fitness, building a foundation for skiing and learning fitness is FUN! Classes will be held from TBD: November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18th. Location: CrossFit 9 - 16130 Woodinville-Redmond Road STE 1 Woodinville WA. 98072. NOT open in Intro Program participants.
Christmas Camp (Dec. 26th - 30th): $150.00
This week-long camp for Mighty Mites will focus on skiing fundamentals.
(Ages 12 & 13 as of Dec. 31)
The U14 program is specifically designed for the 12 and 13 year old and is a fill-season, two or three day a week program. It takes into consideration the varied developmental levels of this aged athlete and works with them to achieve their desires and their best. Depending upon their personal interest and what is best for their development, athletes in this program will have the opportunity to compete at both mighty mite and lower level junior races. This age group is limited by USSA as to the number of junior level races they can attend during each the season. This group is starting the transition into junior racing.
1 Day program (Saturday OR Sunday): $1200
2 Day program (Saturday & Sunday): $1630.00
3 day Program (Friday night, Saturday & Sunday): $1940.00
Junior Program U16, U18, U21 and PG
(PG = Post Graduates) (Ages 14+ as of Dec. 31)
The Junior Program is a full-season, two or more day a week program designed for dedicated racers aged 14+yrs. All participants are evaluated at the start of each season and followed throughout the season. Training groups will be fluid to best meet the needs of each athlete. Participants work closely with coaches to develop individualized training regimes, on and off-snow. Participation at up to 8 select races is included in the program. Not all Junior aged athletes will attend every race. An individualized race plan will be created by the Head-Coach with athlete input. Qualifying athletes choosing to attend additional races with coach approval, will incur additional race fees.
2 Day Junior Program (Saturday and Sunday): $1810.00
The 2-Day Junior program begins in early December, has time off for the Christmas Holiday, then resumes December 29th and runs every weekend through early April.
3 Day Junior Program (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): $2065.00
The Three-Day Junior Program includes Friday afternoon/evening training, as well as Saturday and Sunday training. It begins in early December, has time off for the Christmas Holiday, then resumes December 29th and runs every Friday and weekend through early April. (Evening training will be offered according to the Stevens Pass night skiing schedule). This program is designed for the Junior athlete wishing to make a greater commitment to their development and improvement.
The Four-day junior program is a all inclusive program for Junior aged athletes still doing public school. It includes one of the mid-week training night friday training and the weekend through april. It also includes Christmas camp. The program begins early December and runs four days a week through april. (Night training dictated by ski area operation)
Full-Time and Post Graduate Programs: $3900.00
ADD-ON Junior Programs
Junior Dryland Training:
CrossFit 9 Junior Only Dryland: $10/drop-in visit or $100 unlimited
For junior-aged athletes doing fall sports at school or outside school wanting an element of ski-specific fitness training. Classes will be held from TBD: Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Nov 3, 4, 10, 11, 15, 16. Location: CrossFit 9 - 16130 Woodinville-Redmond Road STE 1 Woodinville WA. 9807
Elite Alpine Alliance:
A fulltime, 2 month, Fall fitness program for dedicated Junior-aged athletes driven to pursue improvements in their personal fitness to achieve their ski racing goals. We are the ONLY race program in the country offering this program. Membership in the Elite Alpine Alliance allows you to join one of the participating CrossFit gyms for your daily workouts at a substantially reduced membership cost AND includes membership at CrossFit Nine for our 2x weekly team workouts.
Elite Alpine Alliance
Participating CrossFit Gyms:
- CrossFit Nine (Woodinville)
- We will work with your local cross fit
The Elite Alpine Alliance begins with a physical assessment test to be held Saturday, September 29th to determine participants' baseline fitness. Athletes should contact Dave for approval to participate in this program no later than Sunday, September 30th and enroll in their CrossFit gym to begin workouts the week of October 1st
Christmas Camp (Dec. 26, 27, 28, 31, Jan1) : $150.00
This week-long camp for Juniors will focus on skiing fundamentals and transition into gate training.
Mid-week Add-on (Thursdays): $250.00
Thursday evening training can be added on to the 2-day or 3-day Junior Program.
PAYMENTS & REFUNDS:
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due by November 15th to hold your spot. Final payments are due the first day of on-snow training. No refunds will be given except in the case of injury. Refund will be given upon receipt of doctor's advisory. All refunds are subject to a $100 administrative fee.
By registering, the account holder accepts that SPAC will automatically bill the method of payment selected when registering (e-check or credit card) in the amount of the balance due on December 1st. Fees incurred during the season for which there is an unpaid balance, will automatically be charged to the account payment method on file, on the last day of each month.
No refunds, except for injury with doctor's note. All refunds subject to $100 administrative fee. The 50% deposit is nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the last day of scheduled training for the season and will be pro-rated. Refund requests must be made prior to the last day of training.
SPAC must staff up to 7 races per season at Stevens Pass. Parent participation is essential to insure that SPAC continues its tradition of staging the best races in PNSA . SPAC is a non-profit club, independent from Stevens Pass Ski Area. Tuition, fundraisers and donations fund SPAC. A successful SPAC program requires a strong parent commitment. Each SPAC parent is expected to work 2 race days (8-hour/day) per year for each racer in our program. If you prefer not to work 2 race days per season per athlete you can add $400 per racer to the cost of your racers tuition to cover a hired race worker. We will be collecting this money and hiring race workers with these funds if we do NOT have enough volunteers.
Cancelled sessions will be rescheduled as possible. Schedule changes will be communicated weekly via email. In the event we are unable to train at Stevens Pass for lack of snow, training may be moved to other ski areas. Additional expenses associated with travel to other ski areas for training (i.e. lift tickets, lodging, and gas) is the responsibility of each athlete. Sessions may be rescheduled on snow or as dryland training. Training will be cancelled only in the case of ski area closure. Check the ski area website for closure information. Stevenspass.com
Athletes participating in the short-season, 1 day or 2 day, or 3 day long-season programs may add additional training days for days missed by attending on another day that week or extending into the long season for short season athletes. There is no opportunity for fulltime, program participants to make-up for missed time.
HELMETS, MOUTH GUARDS & BACK PROTECTORS:
All racers are required to wear a helmet during SPAC inter-squad races, race and free ski training, while racing at races, and anytime they are skiing with a coach. Mouth guards are required anytime athletes are running gates, training or racing. Back protectors are required for all SPEED; training and races.
ATTENDANCE AT RACES:
Athletes may participate in the sanctioned SPAC race schedule ONLY. Attendance at races independently; outside that schedule without a SPAC coach in attendance, is unacceptable. Exceptions are Western Region, National and International competitions with prior knowledge of the Head Coach.
Mighty Mite Races included in the program are: Apple Cup, Loup Loup, Wild Katz, April's Answer/Small Fry and 2 club races.
JUNIOR Participation at up to 8 select races is included in the program.
Junior athletes will each have an individualized race plan. Not all athletes will attend all races.
Attendance at Sun Cup and Buddy Werner Championships and races other than "select" races requires additional fees the additional fee applies to both training days and race days.
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA (Intro, Mighty Mites, Juniors):
All participants will be evaluated and must be able to demonstrate sufficient skill as determined by the SPAC coaches, to be able to participate. At a minimum, athletes must be able to meet the following riteria;
1. Must be capable of skiing all major runs at Stevens Pass in most conditions while maintaining an "open-parallel" skill level.
2. Must be able to load and ride ALL chairlifts, independently.
3. Must be capable of finding their way around the mountain independently.
4. Must be able to manage all gear (hats, helmets, gloves, bindings, etc.) independently.
5. Must be physically and emotionally strong enough to gather their own equipment after a fall and to get their equipment back on in a reasonable amount of time, unassisted.
6. Must be mature enough to separate from parents without anxiety.
7. Must follow all safety rules and stay with their group AT ALL TIMES.
8. Must show respectful behavior toward coaches and other athletes. Athletes determined to be unable to meet the previous criteria in the first-day evaluation, will not be accepted as members of SPAC and will receive a full refund.
As ski racers in a high-profile environment, the image a racer promotes can have a profound impact on SPAC, both positively and negatively. We encourage and expect SPAC racers to exhibit exemplary courtesy and proper skiing etiquette at all times; whether on the slopes or in the lodges. Our goal is a safe & FUN environment...
¨ Race training will be held in designated areas only.
¨ Racers are responsible to follow ski area rules & regulations at all times.
¨ Racers may ski only on SPAC designated courses.
¨ Racers may only enter courses from the top, never under the tape/rope boundaries.
¨ If you fall and are not hurt, quickly move away from the race/training area.
¨ No sunglasses during race training.
The following are some infractions that may result in immediate suspension or expulsion from the ski area and/or SPAC, with no refund...
¨ Possession, sale or consumption of any alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs or narcotics, use of any tobacco products.
¨ Reckless skiing or tucking.
¨ Disruptive or foul language.
¨ Disregard of ski area rules & safety regulations.
¨ Excessive speed and/or jumping in public areas.
¨ Skiing out of the ski area boundaries or in a closed area.
¨ Vandalism, theft.
¨ Blatant disregard of verbal instructions by authorities of the ski area or SPAC.
Additionally, athletes wearing a SPAC uniform will be required to sign a conduct agreement which allows for the suspension of uniforms rights.