The U10 program is the first level of individual competition for boys and girls who have acquired basic skiing skills. Some will have been members of a Nancy Greene team; others may have no previous racing experience. Like Nancy Greene, the U10 program is an entry level program (AIM 2 WIN, “Learning to Train” phase) designed to introduce children to basic skiing and ski racing skills. Consistent with the emphasis on fundamentals, training prepares children for skiing all kinds of terrain and snow conditions (bumps, ice, and crud). Racing focuses on GS events. Physical conditioning and training focuses on the development of physical capacities such as agility, balance, co-ordination and speed (ABCs).
The u10 race schedule consists of Slalom races. Age: 8 or 9 years old as of December 31 of the current race season. Underage skiers may be accepted as well.
Useful Information for U10 Parents
Included in your fees are:
- Training starts once the Vorlage ski hill opens (typically mid-December) and runs until the end of March
- Training during the Christmas and New Year holiday.
- All Race Fees
- SQA Registration Fees
- OSZ Registration Fees
- 2 days of training available per week (some extra training may be added on PD days
Saturdays (9AM - 11:30AM, Lunch, 12:30PM - 3PM)
Sundays (9AM - 11:30AM, Lunch, 12:30PM - 3PM)
Typical equipment for each U10 athlete:
- Slalom Skis or Combo Skis
- Poles (Hand guards not required)
- Hard Ear FIS Approved Helmet - no stickers or mounts
- Ski Tuning Kit
- Shin Guards
- Vorlage Race Club Jacket
An optional camp (for an additional fee) is offered to U10 athletes (shared with the U12 group). Many families turn this camp into mini-family vacation but for those not attending a camp, training is still offered at Vorlage. Historically, the camp is a 3 day camp at Jay Peak during the 1st week of February.