Birth year 2014-2015
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 gaining an understanding 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 6:00 PM to 8:00pm, all day Saturday starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 2:30 PM with a lunch break, 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 the possibility of holiday camp training between Christmas and New Years, and over February break. During the camps, the training schedule may be modified and group make ups may look different than normal practice as well based on athlete and coach numbers.
The U10 group will have the option of participating in the Central New York Council races during the season. This Council includes Labrador, Song, 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 Central New York skiing alumni and have may years of teaching experience and experience working with children.
The cost per athlete is $650 fee that includes coaching, insurance and the previous family membership fee. Payments received after December 1, 2023 will be charged a $25 late fee. NASTAR passes need to purchased for an additional. The holiday camps between Christmas and New Years as well as over February Break are included in the fee for the program. 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 Join Now Google Form, Club's Medical Form, Liability Release Form, and NASTAR Form, that can be found on Labrador Mountain Registration Documents webpage. They should return this to their Head Coach or Program Director prior to the start of the season.