Alpine Updates - September 17th, 2021

Copy of TSC-6.11-LogoCMYK.pngAlpine Updates - September 17th, 2021

Dear Team Summit Alpine Community (All Alpine SRD, Age Class and Ability Parents; All U16 and Older athletes; All Alpine Coaches):
 
This weekend, the Colorado Competition Council equipment sale will take place at Silverthorne Elementary. Team Summit is assigned times from 2-6PM on Saturday and 9AM-12PM on Sunday. Coaches will be present to help with equipment decisions during these times. Registration is required – see below for event information and registration and a link to manufacturer’s product information, sizing charts, sponsorship information and catalogs.
 
U14 and older athletes are invited to participate in the RMD Skills Quest Fitness Evaluation on Sunday October 17 – Full-Time Athletes are expected to attend. Please indicate your plans in TeamSnap. DEADLINE IS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25.Additional information follows.
 
The Ability Calendar has been updated through December 13 with on-snow training. The Age Class Calendar will be updated in the next few days. Please indicate your skiing plans in Team Snap ASAP to allow us to plan the appropriate training space and staffing.
 
On-Snow Training for Age Class and Ability athletes is scheduled to begin 5 weeks from today! As is always the case this time of the year, the training environment can be fluid. Weather and snow conditions, the amount of available terrain and the needs of visiting teams can all impact schedules and training content. We work hard to minimize the number of changes but some modifications are inevitable. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!
 
At this time, the final race calendar is NOT available. As soon as dates and locations are finalized, the information will be shared with the entire Team Summit Alpine community. The calendar and individual race announcements will always be posted and updated on the RMD page of the US Ski and Snowboard website:https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/regions-divisions/rocky-central-alpine-region/rocky-alpine-division-calendar.
 
Finally, please check your registration status with US Ski and Snowboard. All SRD, Age Class and Ability athletes must have an “Alpine Competitor” License to compete.
 
US Ski and Snowboard Membership Information:
https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org/sites/default/files/documents/membership/2014-15/images/FY22%20Sport%20Descriptions%20-%20Alpine%20Final%205-25-21.pdf
 
Please reach out to your respective Head Coaches with any questions or for additional information.
 
Aldo
 
Aldo Radamus
TEAM SUMMIT COLORADO
Alpine Director
aldo@teamsummit.org
970.390.4219
 
Contacts for your Head Coach or Administration:
FIS: doug@teamsummit.org
U16: aldo@teamsummit.org
U14: jared@teamsummit.org
U12/10: davidw@teamsummit.org
Devo: samantha@teamsummit.org
Conditioning: jack@teamsummit.org
Membership Services: lili@teamsummit.org
Athletic Trainer and COVID Coordinator: rfreeman@vsortho.com
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In This Update:
- Colorado Competition Council Sale
- Equipment Information
- RMD Skills Quest Fitness Evaluation
 
Colorado Competition Council Sale
The Colorado Competition Council annual sale will be hosted at the Silverthorne Elementary School on September 18 and 19. Team Summit has been assigned the times of 2-6PM on Saturday and 9AM to 12PM. Coaches will be on-site during these times to help you with your purchase decisions. Find more information and register (required) for the times you plan to attend here: https://coloradocompetitioncouncil.com
 
Equipment Information
Manufacturer’s catalogs, sizing charts, sponsorship information and racer pricing sheets are available here for many Ski Racing Product Suppliers: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1s0J8tFOAgl_M5iqPiBT8tJ3zGfOLYdYP?usp=sharing
 
The Team Summit website has much information on needed equipment for each program https://teamsummit.org/Alpine. Navigate to your specific program and click on Equipment for the program specific drop-down.
 
More detailed recommendations on the selection and maintenance of equipment, including waxing, is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZIyWzEFH-Pp5hMHybeMRCKVADld3YrUN/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101737236662125019540&rtpof=true&sd=true
 
US Ski and Snowboard Equipment Rules for racing equipment by age group can be found here:
https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sites/default/files/files-resources/files/2021/2021-Alpine-Equipment-Regulations.pdf
 
RMD Skills Quest Fitness Evaluation
The RMD Skills Quest Evaluation is available ONLY to fully vaccinated 12 and older athletes as per US Ski and Snowboard Policy. Priority will be to Full-Time Team Summit U14 and older athletes. Part-Time athletes will be accommodated if space is available. 

ATHLETES ARE ASKED TO PLEASE INDICATE YOUR AVAILABILITY TO PARTICIPATE BY SELECTING “YES or NO” in AVAILABILITY IN THE TEAMSNAP CALENDAR. 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25. 
 
From the US Ski and Snowboard Project Notice:
During National Team led SkillsQuest-Fitness events, the overwhelming priority of U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, staff and parents. 
 
The effort to run SkillsQuest-Fitness on a large, national scale during a global pandemic with a highly transmissible Delta Variant has been made possible by the widespread vaccination efforts and the preventative policies put in place by the national team and our member clubs across the country. 
 
In order to protect the communities and people involved that are working to make national SkillsQuest-Fitness events a reality this season - both the athletes participating in testing, as well as the staff, many of whom are volunteering their time – we will be enforcing our previously publicly announced policy (posted on our website 8/13/2021) that proof of vaccinations will be required for all National Team projects. This policy is in line with both the CDC and World Health Organization recommendations for large gatherings. 
  
Any athlete that has been or is hoping to get invited to NDG projects, including in season European projects in January and March will need to test and pass with a 550 for women and 700 for men by November 1st.