Alpine U16 Full-Time and U16 Women’s Performance Teams  | YOB 2006-2007

Athletes on the U16 Teams train for their focus race series, the Sync Cup, with opportunities for out-of-division racing for qualified athletes. Travel to away races will be organized by staff, and athletes will be expected to travel as a team. Athletes can expect video two to three times per week, as well as strength and conditioning screenings. Informational meetings will be conducted in the fall so that parents and athletes are able to meet their coaches, learn the training and race calendar, and develop an understanding of their program. Families can expect monthly communication throughout the season to stay abreast of progress and developments.

On-Snow Dates:  typically occurs 5 days per week beginning in late October, (if conditions allow) through mid-May

Ski Days: generally five days per week as calendared

Training and race schedules are planned well in advance, but may change due to weather and other considerations. The U16 Calendar will be posted. Parents and athletes will be updated via email communication.

Group training/skiing on Vail Mountain may be restricted to the Golden Peak Competition Arena early season until a substantial portion of the “front side” of Vail Mountain opens to the public. As a result, meeting times for alpine programs may be adjusted during this period.

Conditioning: U16 Team athletes are expected to remain very active: participating in conditioning activities at least 4 days per week during the summer months (conditioning program provided), 5 times per week until skiing starts beginning in early September and 3 times per week during the ski season. General ski conditioning provided by U16 staff. Strength and Conditioning staff are available to this group for assessments and screenings.

Video: two to three times per week

Goal Setting: athlete/coach generated by November 15

Evaluations:

  • Mid-Season: by January 30 (written plus meeting with parents and athlete)
  • End-of-Season: by May 1 (written plus meeting with parents and athlete)
  • Sports Med: injury assessment only/assess return to snow

Technical Services Support: available as an additional option (not included in program fees) Learn more >

Program contacts

Head U16 Women’s Coach: Adam Chadbourne

Head U16 Men’s Coach: Ian Dunlop

Sport Pipeline: Sync Series, Rocky Central Championships, National Performance Series, U16 Nationals

Program Fees

Non-Resident Fee: $16,160

Colorado Resident Fee: $13,520

Plus $100 Membership Fee

See Terms & Conditions for more information on the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: You are required to complete the following volunteer points: 160 points

**If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**

** Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional. If a family does not complete all of their volunteer obligations for the 2021-2022 season during the period from May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022 and the family is paying the CO Resident Program Fee in 2021-2022, then in 2022-2023 they will be required to pay the 2022-2023 Non-Resident Program Fee for the child whose program has the highest volunteer point requirement in 2022-2023.  If a family does not complete all of their volunteer obligations for the 2021-2022 season during the period from May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022 and the family is paying the Non-Resident Program Fee in 2021-2022, then they will be required to pay an additional amount to SSCV by May 30, 2022 equal to 20% of the 2021-2022 Non-Resident Program Fee for the child whose program has the highest volunteer point requirement in 2021-2022.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are required to wear an SSCV uniform. If you have an Alpine uniform from the past three seasons, you are not required to purchase a new Alpine uniform. To purchase an Alpine uniform, click here and navigate to Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in the USSA Certified Clubs dropdown at the top of the page. Use Password: sscv21

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and freeride athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.

The U16 Women’s Performance Team is based on the structure of our FIS program. Females mature on average 1.7 years earlier than males, so there is inherent weakness in systems with a chronological age basis. This structure includes a lower athlete-to-coach ratio and the mobility to allow athletes to train up with the FIS Elite group. The differentiated training provides for athletes who are prepared for competitive-based management, as well as for those who are in a developmental phase, where the priority is on optimizing gains and improvement to leverage long-term development.

Head U16 Women’s Performance Coach: Adam Chadbourne

Sport Pipeline: Sync Series, Rocky Central Championships, National Performance Series, U16 Nationals

Program Fees

Non-Resident Fee: $19,630

Colorado Resident Fee: $16,410

Plus $100 Membership Fee

See Terms & Conditions for more information on the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: You are required to complete the following volunteer points: 160 points

**If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional. If a family does not complete all of their volunteer obligations for the 2021-2022 season during the period from May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022 and the family is paying the CO Resident Program Fee in 2021-2022, then in 2022-2023 they will be required to pay the 2022-2023 Non-Resident Program Fee for the child whose program has the highest volunteer point requirement in 2022-2023.  If a family does not complete all of their volunteer obligations for the 2021-2022 season during the period from May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022 and the family is paying the Non-Resident Program Fee in 2021-2022, then they will be required to pay an additional amount to SSCV by May 30, 2022 equal to 20% of the 2021-2022 Non-Resident Program Fee for the child whose program has the highest volunteer point requirement in 2021-2022.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are required to wear an SSCV uniform. If you have an Alpine uniform from the past three seasons, you are not required to purchase a new Alpine uniform. To purchase an Alpine uniform, click here and navigate to Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in the USSA Certified Clubs dropdown at the top of the page. Use Password: sscv21

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and freeride athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.