Birth years 2010-2011
The U14 athletes race throughout New York state and the Northeast in the NYSSRA "Mud Sweat'n Gears' Series". Races are 2-day weekend events. The coaching staff for this age group is USSA certified and has experience as ski racers in high school and college, as well as coaching experience at a variety of levels. Training is held on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and weekends from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM with a lunch break. In addition to this schedule U14 have the option of joining the afternoon training program if there are open spots. Click on the afternoon program link for more information about this specialized training program. Races are typically held on weekends from January to March, and on a weekend without a race the U14 group will have training, following the same training schedule from weekend sessions. All of the races this group participates in are sanctioned by USSA and NYSSRA, and athletes must join these organizations to be eligible to participate. At the end of the season based on athletes results from the whole season a certain number of athletes will be selected from across the state which will compete in post season races in various locations. U-14's will also have the opportunity to participate in a Speed Camp at mid-season which introduces the basic skills used in speed events like Downhill and Super G. The U14 program includes holiday camps between Christmas and New Years and over February Break.
The cost per athlete is a $ 775 fee for the evening program and this includes coaching, insurance and the previous family membership fee. Payments received after December 1, 2023 will be charged a $25 late fee. Racers will need a seasons pass to Labrador Mountain and this is NOT included in the pricing for the club. Passes can be purchased at Labrador Mountain at any point. Racers will also have the option to purchase a NASTAR pass through the club. Racers at this level will also need to register as members of USSA and NYSSRA in order to be eligible to race within the Council. 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.