Alpine Updates - August 27, 2020

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Dear Team Summit Colorado Alpine Ability and U14 athletes, All Alpine parents and Alpine Coaching staff:
 
I hope that all of you have enjoyed some great adventures and activities during this unusual COVID summer and that the start of the school year, whether virtual, in-person or hybrid has gone as smoothly as possible.
 
At Team Summit, we have had several successful and safe on-snow training camps at Copper Mountain and Mt. Hood. Full-time Academy athletes have had an in-person summer conditioning program (outdoors, masked, and distanced with daily disinfection of equipment) and we have been busy preparing for the season ahead with our resort hosts and other partners.
 
Earlier today, everyone should have received a message from TSC Executive Director CB Bechtel regarding the ongoing co-ordination with Summit County resorts. While not exactly the same as it always has been, we are looking forward to providing you with the programs and experience you expect from us.
 
Considerable work has been going on locally, regionally, and nationally re-imagining what racing will look like and best practices for following CDC guidance and state and county health regulations.
 
Announcements about training and racing plans will be made in the coming weeks and schedules communicated to everyone as soon as possible.
 
In the meantime, the fall dryland conditioning program will begin the Tuesday following Labor Day for Full-time Academy skiers. Our Part-Time skiers are welcome to drop in when schedules allow and our Ski Race Devo kids will have two sessions in both Summit County and Denver.
 
Equipment ordering and sales will be different this fall and coaches are ready to help advise with choices and sizing. Please read below for more detailed information.
 
Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and support. As always, please call, text or email with questions or just to catch up. Be well.

Aldo Radamus
TEAM SUMMIT COLORADO
Alpine Director
aldo@teamsummit.org
970.390.4219


 
In This Update:
- Conditioning 
- Alpine Program Information and 2020-21 Registration
- Scholarship
- Equipment
- Video: Last Call for Archived Video
 
Conditioning 
Conditioning for Ability and Age Class athletes will take place starting September 8 until October 21. Part-Time athletes are asked to email their respective Head Coach when they are planning to attend. Full-Time Academy athletes are expected to attend every session and are asked to contact their Head Coach with the reason for any absence.
 
Ability (FIS and U16)
Days: M, Tu, Wed, Th, F
Times: 1:45-4:00
Locations:
Frisco Adventure Park - Tu, Wed, F
Various locations depending on the activity - M, Th
 
Age Class (U14 and younger)
Days: Tu, Wed, Fri, Sa
Times: 1:45-4:00 Tu, Wed, F; 9:45-12:00 Sa
Frisco Adventure Park - Tu, F
Various locations depending on the activity - Wed, Sa
 
Training at the Frisco Adventure Park will include an hour of strength training including outdoor Olympic lifting/lifting technique instruction and an hour of field drills, games, agilities, anaerobic training, core, and flexibility.
 
Cardio activities including Mt. Biking, Trail Running, Hiking, Roller Blading, etc. will be conducted at various locations on the remaining days.
 
Details of training including locations, times, activities, focus, and special reminders will be on the Team Summit Calendar page for each group https://teamsummit.org/members/calendars. Calendars will be updated for the month of September by next Friday, September 4.
 
Alpine Program Registration
Participation in any upcoming training is limited to those who have registered for the upcoming season and completed all necessary paperwork. Recognizing the uncertainty created by COVID-19, registration is risk-free. Withdrawal from any program prior to October 15 will be entitled to a full refund of any fees or installments made.
 
A refund policy addressing in-season interruption or cancellation due to COVID-19 is being finalized and will be communicated prior to the October 15 un-conditional refund date.
 
The Alpine Program pages at https://teamsummit.org/join-team-summit/programs/alpine-racing are updated with current information for 2020-21 Alpine Programs. Here you will find details of program dates, times, costs, and links to registration. 
 
Scholarship
Scholarships are available for program fees. Athletes must be enrolled and in good standing to apply. Please contact scholarship@teamsummit.org for an application and other details. Applications are due on October 15.
 
Equipment 
The traditional equipment night at Podium Sports will not take place this year. In its place, many equipment suppliers have joined together to offer the Colorado Competition Council Equipment Session in Eagle on October 3, 4. Find information here:https://coloradocompetitioncouncil.com. There will be designated times where TSC Coaches will be at the event to assist with your equipment decisions. Times and more details in the weeks preceding the event.
 
We have also assembled race program information from Atomic, Dynastar, Fischer, Head, Nordica, Rossignol, Völkl that you can review here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OeDNIKId_IHXcRuEBha6lxrn9BsRCGe7?usp=sharing
 
In these folders you will find catalogs, racer price lists/eligibility/order forms to purchase racer priced equipment, and from those suppliers who offer it, sizing charts and sponsorship criteria.
*Supplier policies vary regarding the direct purchase of equipment. Please read through the information carefully.
 
Our partner shops,  A Racer’s Edge in Breckenridge https://www.aracersedge.com and Podium Sports in Frisco http://podiumsportsgroup.com honor race program pricing for eligible racers and inventory racing equipment. Both shops will assist you with sizing and selection providing great service during the sale and following.
 
Team Summit Classifieds
Team Summit hosts a FB classifieds page. This is a great way to buy/sell or exchange used equipment and gear. Please ask to join the group and list any equipment that you’ve outgrown or don’t need any longer: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2310929789237181/
 
Speed Skis
Team Summit has an inventory of SG and DH skis in various sizes to loan to athletes. We are always seeking to add to this inventory. If you have speed skis you are no longer using or GS skis suitable as Super G skis for younger skiers, please consider donating them to Team Summit. Please contact jared@teamsummit.org who coordinates our loaner ski pool.
 
Video – Last Call for Archived Video
During the coming season video will be uploaded to Hudl Technique. If you have not already, please download the app to your iPad or iPhone and set up a FREE account with your athlete email https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hudl-technique/id470428362.
 
If you do not have an Apple device, you are also able to view videos in your browserhttps://www.hudl.com/products/technique. Please set up a FREE account and videos tagged for you will be available in your feed.
 
NOTICE – Video archived on Google Drive will only be available through September 5. If you would like to save any of your videos, please go to the TSC Video Drive and download to your device. 
 
Age Class Folders:
Please email Aldo for the link
 
Ability Class Folders:
Please email Aldo for the link
 
World Cup video is a great way to get ready for the coming season when you are not skiing. Having visual images of high-level athletes is a powerful learning tool that you will be able to apply when you have your skis on again.
 
A sampling of skiers and disciplines from last year’s World Cup races are available for you to view and download here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Wa7qGxh2WhsXIb_-bWpz5wWN3TqJAV3c?usp=sharing
 
Please download the videos you would like to have access to so that you have them on your own device.
 
Feel free to contact your specific Head Coach or Administration with any questions:
FIS: doug@teamsummit.org
U16: aldo@teamsummit.org
U14: jared@teamsummit.org
U12: mia@teamsummit.org
U10: davidw@teamsummit.org
Devo: samantha@teamsummit.org
Conditioning: jack@teamsummit.org
Membership Services: lili@teamsummit.org