Birth Years: 2011 - 2012
Our U10 group is the youngest group representing Labrador Mountain in the Central Council. The main focus at this level is the development of technical skills and understand of skiing as a lifetime activity, as well as a sport. Our goal with this age group is to increase the time on snow exploring the terrain of the mountain and have fun, while developing the skills to further their skiing ability. We will be accomplishing this goal through free skiing and drills during training time, as well as introducing racing technique through gate training during the scheduled practices times. The U10 athletes train as a group with the U12 athletes on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesday and Thursday nights. The group meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM to 8:00pm, all day Saturday starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 2:30 PM with a lunch break from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and Sunday's with no races follow the same schedule as Saturday training. In addition to evening and weekend training throughout the season, the U10 program also includes a five day camp between Christmas and New Years. During the camp, the training schedule will be the same as a normal Saturday/Sunday training day.
The U10 group will have the option of participating in the Central New York Council races during the season. This Council includes Labrador, Toggenburg, Song, Cazenovia, Skaneateles, and Greek Peak. There are four major Central Council races every year, as well as other races in the area. Races that are sanctioned by USSA and NYSSRA are held on Saturdays and Sundays from January to mid-February. All U10/U12 athletes must join both USSA and NYSSRA to be eligible for participation in these events. Although this is a race group, racing is not a requirement for participation. The coaching staff recognizes that this sport is challenging and can be intimidating for young participants. We will do our best to make both parents and athlete comfortable with whatever level of participation they choose.
The coaches for this group are all USSA Certified and have both high school and college race experience. They are Labrador Mountain Ski Club alumni and have teaching experience and experience working with children.
Kendall is Labrador Mountain Ski Club's U10/U12 head coach. She is a LMSC alumni, skiing with the program from the time she was a Flying Forerunner till her senior year of high school, racing at the State and Eastern levels. She took a break from ski racing during college to play softball at Long Island University- Post for four years. During this time, she was a two time First Team All-American Scholar-Athlete and made four appearances in the NCAA Championship, including an appearance in the College World Series. She is currently coaching softball at the Varsity level for Fayetteville-Manlius. She was the Assistant to the Varsity team at Cicero-North Syracuse for two seasons and won a NYS Championship in 2013. She has been a coach with LMSC for multiple years, but volunteered with the Flying Forerunner program through college. When she is not coaching skiing or softball she is a Physical Education teacher at the middle school in the ESM school district.
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The cost of the U10 Program is $385.00 per athlete. This includes the coaching fees for the year. A NASTAR pass can be purchased for an additional $20.00. The five day camp between Christmas and New Years is included in the fee for the program. The athletes will also need to pay $50.00 for the club's liability insurance for the season. Any skier interested in participating in the seasons races will need to join USSA and NYSSRA as competitors. The athlete would also need a Labrador Mountain Ski Pass which is not included but can be purchased through Labrador Mountain. All athletes will need to download and fill out the Club's Medical and Liability Release Form that can be found on Labrador Mountain Ski Club's home page. They should return this to their Head Coach or Program Director prior to the start of the season.