U16 Program

About U16

In U16 programs, 14 and 15 year old athletes focus on the Train to Train phase of their development as alpine racers. In addition to the continued development of basic skiing and racing skills, strength and endurance training become a more significant part of training. U16 athletes are increasingly challenged to adapt and refine the skiing and racing skills they have learned, while learning to pattern and perceive new skills. Consistent with their growing skills and physical capacities, most U16 racers will train for and race all events – Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Alpine Combined.

Eligibility: Age: 14 or 15 years of age as of December 31 of the current race season.

Useful Information for U16 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
  • OSZ Registration Fees
  • 3.5 days of training available per week

Wednesday nights (6:00PM - 8:30PM)
Fridays (9:30AM - 11:30AM, Lunch, 12:30PM - 3PM)
Saturdays (9AM - 11:30AM, Lunch, 12:30PM - 3PM)
Sundays (9AM - 11:30AM, Lunch, 12:30PM - 3PM)

Typical equipment for each athlete:

  • Slalom Skis
  • Giant Slalom Skis
  • Slalom Poles with Pole Guards
  • Giant Slalom Poles
  • Skin Suit
  • Shin Pads
  • Hard Ear FIS Approved Helmet - no stickers or mounts
  • Chin Guard
  • Ski Tuning Kit
  • Vorlage Race Club Jacket

Optional Camps:

Camps are also offered for all U16 athletes for extra fees. All camps are run on a pure cost recovery basis. For those not attending a camp, training is offered at Vorlage. The camps typically offered in a season are:
  • Late November/Early December camp
  • Mid December camp
  • Early January camp
  • Mid-February speed camp (Super G)
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