In skiing, the so-called “Golden Years” of athlete development are said to occur at ages 9-13.

With that in mind, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail placed some of its top coaches within the U14-and-younger programs for the 2018-19 season.

Named Alpine Coach of the Year by U.S. Ski & Snowboarding in 2016, Rob Worell was among the coaches assigned to oversee the younger ranks. After watching a total of 36 athletes compete at the U14 Rocky/Central Alpine Championships, more than any other club in the region, Worell is feeling good about the club’s investment. …

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