Alpine Updates - January 17th, 2021

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Alpine Updates - January 17th, 2021

Dear Team Summit Alpine Ability, Age Class and SRD parents; Full-Time Academy Athletes and Interested Parties:
 
Thank you to all who participated in the recent Team Summit Survey! Across all our programs, 718 parents completed the survey – a phenomenal response rate. A total of 570 or 79.4% of you rated Team Summit a 9 or a 10 resulting in a net promoter score of 74.4! The comments you shared are invaluable to us and provide important feedback.
 
We appreciate everyone’s understanding of the challenges that we all… coaches, athletes, parents and administration face every day and your patience with us as we do our best to navigate the seemingly daily changes, modifications and questions that arise. Please realize there are many areas that we would like to improve and will continue to work to increase your trust.
 
In front of us are upcoming events and planning for spring and summer training. Please read on for much important information.
 
Thank you for allowing Team Summit to be part of your own, or your child’s skiing and ski racing experience!

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/U12: jared@teamsummit.org
U10: davidw@teamsummit.org
Devo: samantha@teamsummit.org
Conditioning: jack@teamsummit.org
Membership Services: lili@teamsummit.org
Athletic Trainer and COVID Co-ordinator: rfreeman@vsortho.com

In This Update:
- Upcoming Races
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Ability Team Competition Billing
- Spring and Summer Training Camps
- Paul Cuthbertson Foundation Scholarship
 
Upcoming Races
The most current race calendar and Race Announcements for upcoming races are posted on the RMD Calendar Page on the US Ski and Snowboard website: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/regions-divisions/rocky-central-alpine-region/rocky-alpine-division-calendar

Ski Racing Devo
Team Summit is one of the hosting sites for the YSL SL’s on March 22. More information and volunteer opportunities will be available in the upcoming weeks. YSL skiers are also eligible for the GS Spectacular and Loveland Derby in April.

Age Class
Next Monday and Tuesday’s Age Class Open information was posted this morning at the link above and is open for registration at MyUSSA.
* Information on U14 Sync ski-up qualfiers will be available soon from Age Class Coaches.

Ability Class
Final schedules for next Monday and Tuesday’s Sync Devo races will be posted soon.Races will include Men’s and Women’s 2xSL. All Team Summit U16 athletes are eligible with the possible exception of R/C Championship qualifying athletes who are being considered for Pace. The race announcement is available at the link above and registration is open at MyUSSA.

RMD Championships in Crested Butte March 2-5 is open for registration. The revised race schedule follows:
March 2 – Women’s SG Train and SG Race
Mach 3 – Men’s SG Train and SG Race
March 4 – Women’s GS and SL races
March 5 - Men’s GS and SL races
The detailed Race Announcement is expected at any time and will be posted at the RMD page.
 
R/C Championships in Steamboat March 1-5 are 0pen for registration. Detailed information is found here: http://www.sswsc.org/events/U16Champs
 
Junior Nationals – The U16 National Championships are cancelled. U19 Nationals are likely going to be held in Colorado in conjunction with the 2021 US National Championships in April.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
The Alpine Program been awarded more opportunities to host competitions this season as compared to years past.
 
Racing at home confers a number of benefits to our athletes including racing on home hills, saving lift ticket costs and reducing travel expenses for meals, lodging and transportation. If successful in hosting these races we hope to continue this in future seasons. Our goal is to host at least one competition annually for each of our age groups to be able to benefit from these opportunities.
 
Our ability to host any of our competitions relies heavily on volunteer support, be it a Colorado Cup, YSL, Sync, or a Summit Foundation Cup.
 
Team Summit is currently VERY low on certified parent officials who can fulfill roles in Timing and Calculations, Race Administration, as Start and finish referees or Chief of Race. These are all positions required of the event host. PLEASE consider pursuing certification for these type of roles in our Race Organization. This is a wonderful way to both support your child in their racing, as well as, insure that Team Summit is able to host quality competitions.
 
If you would like to explore certification in the future, please contact mealdo@teamsummit.org to explore interests and procedures.

There are also many needs for “unskilled” volunteers at our events. If you would like to get an up close view of your athlete competing, please volunteer by signing into your CampInTouch Account here:  https://summitcolorado.campintouch.com/v2/login/login.aspx?
The Events Manager typically sends out an email with specifics to each position 2 days prior to the event to help you plan for the day.

Not sure how to register? See our How-To-Volunteer document:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wTjFZ1cBtYxIttELDQ31kwvV-F9OC5P2&authuser=phil%40teamsummit.org&usp=drive_fs

Should you have any questions regarding volunteering or the competition, please do not hesitate to email events@teamsummit.org or call Phil at 703.678.3187.
 
Ability Team Competition Billing
Ability program travel is highly variable depending on the competition schedules and qualifications of individual athletes. With the much more limited and predictable racing schedules for our Ski Racing Devo and Age Class Programs, staff travel costs are built into program budgets and fees.
 
Ability staff travel costs are shared by the participating athletes so that these expenses are more equitably shared by the athletes directly benefitting from the competition support (Including ski-up U14’s participating in Sync Races).
 
Previously, billing has been calculated with PAYMENT deadlines PRIOR TO TEAM TRAVEL. This year, billing is taking place after the event in order to make shared costs as accurate and low as possible for the participating athletes.
 
Final accounting and billing have been completed for several recent competitions. 
 
It has just come to my attention that the original message regarding the Aspen and Eldora FISU, Aspen Speed Week, Steamboat FIS Devo and Vail Sync and Sync Devo did not reach all of our participating athletes due to a glitch in our email communications.
 
These charges were posted to your athlete’s Campminder account on February 2 and billed on February 9 to the cc on file.
 
Billing for the Winter Park FIS Devo / Vail FIS and the Winter Park U16 Qualifiers have also been completed and will be posted to your account with billing to the cc on file in one week on February 25.
 
You will see a number of cost saving measures on the worksheets voluntarily made by coaches in order to reduce the athlete costs. This includes lodging together as a staff (following negative COVID tests), staying with family or friends when possible, declining some allowed per diem allocations, taking advantage of official’s lodging and day tripping when possible.
 
Please review the linked billing sheets below and let me know if you have any questions that I can answer about how the expenses are calculated.
 
Billed February 9
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Aspen and Eldora FISU January 11-13, 2021
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CpJj07SOwkI0h_rEhS-Q24QEdusO8O-5sLtX1azL6O4/edit?usp=sharing
 
Aspen Speed Week January 12-20, 2021
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vh3vOdWVt-C_rOLxo4aFmI1eho6AarQxjtsKpOSrZMM/edit#gid=0
 
Steamboat FIS Devo January 21-22, 2021   
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bwEuGEtrZOMGfbY5cM4bEbRNXF8YAmNH9B-r4a4jYTI/edit?usp=sharing
 
Vail Sync and Sync Devo January 25-28, 2021
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fNwjNsVUDPa-cbiQdur70XqXY3YUrc8xPpCuxbpeDZU/edit?usp=sharing
 
Billing on February 25
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Winter Park FIS Devo and Vail FIS February 1-4, 2021
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sRV-KC9k3VMsCiNOF3TvmakK90D_j6iMsyLKNzaaFZg/edit?usp=sharing
 
Winter Park U16 Qualifiers February 9-12, 2021
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tcjUbcmKGKmZPZneTuk0Dg7iC4YVGeliWG7O164jP2s/edit?usp=sharing
 
Spring and Summer Training Camps
Team Summit is planning a number of Spring/Summer Training opportunities for Alpine athletes. Please save the dates! 
Copper Mountain Spring Training Camps
May 7-10
May 14-17
May 21-24
Copper Mountain Summer Training Camp
June 3-17
Mt. Hood Summer Training Camp
July 31 - August 14 
Stelvio, Italy Glacier Training Camp
July 30 – August 14
 
Detailed information will be available in the coming weeks.
 
Paul Cuthbertson Foundation Scholarship
The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is pleased to announce applications for the Second Annual Live for Those Who Cannot scholarship are now being accepted.
The Live for Those Who Cannot scholarship, is awarded periodically to mountain youth with a passion for life and dedication to achieving excellence in their pursuits.
The purpose of The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is to invest in the next generation of young women and men by providing merit-based scholarships or grants that help them pursue their goals in life with a focus on competitive skiing, outdoor recreation, education, music, and the arts.
Those in pursuit of these life goals, ages 25 and younger, are encouraged to apply through February 28, 2021. Scholarships are merit-based, and applicants are evaluated based on need, passion, dedication to achieving excellence, work ethic, community involvement and recommendations from a teacher, coach, or community leader.
More information and application are available here:
https://www.thepaulcuthbertsonfoundation.org/the-live-for-those-who-cannot-scholarship/