Hickory: Mondays, Thursdays; 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 6 - March 5, 2020
Crystal Mountain: Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 4:00 – 6:00 pm, January 7 - March 4, 2020
Includes USSA training, Region 3 USSA weekend race coaching and all MSRT races/coaching
Sunday Race not included
Confirmed USSA Races (races where GTSC USSA coaches present):
12/14/19 – at Nubs Nob - Slalom
12/15/19 – at Nubs Nob - GS
12/21/19 – at Nubs Nob - Slalom
12/22/19 – at Nubs Nob - GS
1/4/20 – at Boyne Highlands - Slalom
1/5/20 – at Boyne Highlands - GS
1/17/20 - 1/19/20 – Shelly Glover Memorial Race at Marquette Mountain
1/25/20 – at Nubs Nob – Slalom
1/26/20 - at Nubs Nob - GS
1/31/20 -2/2/20 - at Indianhead Mountain, Wakefield, MI - Speed Camp
2/8/20 – at Nubs Nob, Dual Slalom
2/21/20 - 2/23/20 – Hosking Central Qualifier Race at Marquette Mountain
3/2/20 -3/8/20 - U16 Rocky/Central Championships at Winter Park Resort, Winter Park ,CO
3/9/20 -3/14/20 – U14 Rocky/Central Championships at Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO
Registration for 2020 clinics opens Nov. 15th at 6:00 am on our home page. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.
This program is meant for athletes in grades 6, 7 and 8 who are looking to add extra intensity to their training sessions during the week and wish to compete in United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) weekend Region 3 races. USSA athletes intend to race in high school, and perhaps beyond.
Coaches – Austin Johnson, Evan Culp
Training – Monday through Thursday – will begin on snow ASAP – weather dependent TBD
Program Details - USSA training and racing is a bigger commitment than MSRT – additional race opportunities on weekends.
Program Does NOT Include – Below are available at an additional fee – NOT included in $800 USSA programming fee.
Passes – Required and NOT included in signup fee
USSA Gear – Quality race gear needed - required for safety – recreational gear is not appropriate
Optional GTSC Add-Ons, Fees Not Included:
NOTE: USSA Programming sign up INCLUDES USSA Weekend Race/Training sign up – DO NOT sign up separately for that GTSC option!
We believe that one must develop great ski skills before one can be a great ski racer. In accordance with this philosophy, we will perform many drills, especially those emphasizing pressure, edging, rotary, and balance, in order to refine our fundamental ski skills. We will limit our time training in racecourses as we believe in quality rather than quantity. We want to train and build proper ski mechanics so that our athletes become fundamentally strong skiers with a lifelong passion for the sport.
The athletes will work closely with the GTSC coaches who will coach the athletes at weekend USSA races. Our head USSA coach is Austin Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Traverse City native and former member of the USSA Development Program who competed on the Nor-Am circuit and in Europe. Austin’s unique racing experience has shown him the ski skills that are necessary to build a foundation for successful racing at the highest levels of the sport.
Please contact Tonya Lewandowski (email@example.com), the GTSC Middle School Program Coordinator with any questions about the program timing, and transportation. Registration questions can be directed to Heather VanStratt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each athlete will need to complete the following forms and return to Tonya Lewandowski no later than December 1, 2019. Please email to email@example.com.
- Season Pass Waiver for Minors (Ski Racers) and/or Adults (Coaches and Chaperones)
- Snow Sports Waiver for all Participants
• Nubs Nob Release Form for Minor Ski Races and Adult Coaches and Volunteers
We look forward to a great season of fun ski racing!