Far West News

Far West Speed Finals, 3 SG
Proposed Itinerary

Friday, April 19, 2019
Ladies and Men’s  Super G Training run, mandatory for U 14’s
“Lower Cornice Bowl – St. Anton”

  • 7:00 – 9:00 am: Registration in Team HQ
  • 7:30 am: Chairs # 1 & 3 open 
  • 8:00 – 8:45 am: Inspection  Ladies
  • 8:15 – 9:00 am: Inspection Men
  • 9:15 am: Ladies Training Run
  • 10:30 am: Men’s Training Run
  • 11:45 – 12:30 pm: Post Inspection
  • 1:30 pm: Team Captain’s Meeting at “Team HQ” located on the west side of Broadway Express (Chair 1)

     

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    Ladies and Men’s  Super G 
    “Lower Cornice Bowl – St. Anton”
  • 7:00 – 9:00 am: Registration in Team HQ
  • 7:30 am: Chairs # 1 & 3 open
  • 8:00 – 8:45 am: Inspection Ladies 
  • 8:15 – 9:00 am: Inspection Men
  • 9:15 am: Men’s race # 1
  • 10:30 am: Ladies race # 1
  • 11:45 am: Men’s race # 2
  • 2:00 pm: Awards, Yodler Sundeck

     

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    Ladies and Men’s  Super G 
    “Lower Cornice Bowl – St. Anton”
  • 7:00 – 9:00 am: Registration in Team HQ
  • 7:30 am: Chairs # 1 & 3 open
  • 8:00 – 8:45 am: Inspection 
  • 8:15 – 9:00 am: Inspection 
  • 9:15 am: Ladies race # 2
  • 10:30 am: Men’s race # 3
  • 11:45 am: Ladies race # 3
  • 2:00 pm: Awards & Far West Special Awards MCC

Far West Ski Association Athletic Scholarship Program
2019-2020

Far West Ski Association would like to announce that it is now accepting applications for athletic scholarships for the 2019-2020 season. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist junior USSA alpine racers (2nd-year U16 to U21) in the funding of their racing endeavors. Individuals are selected on the basis of financial need, athletic performance, academics, and community service. Scholarships range from $750 to $1,500 per year. Applications are due by June 30, 2019 and awarded by September 30, 2019 and can be found by visiting our website at www.fwsa.org. Click on Member Corner/Programs/Athletic Scholarship/2019-2020 Application or contact David Krupp, Program Chair at 310-925-4143.

The FW Speed Finals U 16 – SR 3 Downhills scheduled for April 22 – 25, 2019 have been cancelled due to low sign ups and a lack of interest.

During the Holiday Training Block all U12 families should have received their own copy of the Far West Development Initiative book from their Program Director or Head Coach. 

What is the Far West Development Initiative?
Mission: Support collaboration of divisional programs and coaches in the development of successful Far West ski racers, with the goal of being the best Division in the Nation.

The purpose of the Far West Development Initiation book is to be a valuable resource for each athlete/parent/coach. In it are the fundamentals of ski racing - the absolute basics that even the best World Cup racers come back to refine. It is a visual guide to see how the fundamentals are executed at the highest level. The guide is desgned to be used by the athlete and parent. At the rear of the manual are key concepts that are illustrated by photos.  A seperate 'Coaches Pocket Guide' was also developed to allow the coaches to use these key concepts and visuals on the hill, too!

The guide is designed to help the athlete, and includes a 'Parent's Corner' too.  A section devoted to parents on 'How to support your athlete', information on equipment needs, plus the National/Regional and Divisional Structure. A glossary of terms that the programs of the Far West agree will help all coaches, athletes and families speak in the same terms as athletes develop.

The book is a colaboration of Far West Program Directors and Head Coaches along with experts in the field to bring the best Development Initiative Book to each and everyone of you!

Is it avaialbe and usable by age classes outside of U12? Absolutely!
The Far West Development Initiative book is a valuable resource for all age classes and can be purchased on the Far West website by either visiting the FWDI tab across the top bar of the Far West website, or by clicking on this FWDI link.

This Development Initiative provided to each U12 family and U12 coach was funded by private donations as a valuable resource in the progress of each athletes journey in ski racing. If you would like to donate towards the Far West Development Initiative please click here.
Far West Skiing is a 501c3 California not for profit organization and all donations are tax deductable.

Questions about the Development Initiative? Contact the Far West Skiing Office, [email protected]

 

Mission Statement

Promote the skiing development of young athletes from all clubs in the Far West with the objective of placing elite competitors onto the US Ski Team. 'Alpine Athlete competencies' as developed by USSA will be used as a guideline.

  • Promote alpine competition in Far West from entry level, club level and elite level.
  • Provide financial support to athletes, coaches and development projects.
  • Maintain a structure that will support the needs of Far West clubs, athletes, coaches and general membership.
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