Birth Years: 2007 - 2008
The U14 athletes race throughout New York state and the Northeast in the NYSSRA Excelsior Cup Series. Races are 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 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM and weekends from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM with a lunch break around 11:30 PM. 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 at the New York State Championship at the end of the year. They 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 a week-long day camp between Christmas and New Years.
Peter is Labrador Mountain Ski Club's U14 head coach. A LMSC alumni, Peter started with the original Flying Forerunner group and participated in the Race Program through his senior year of high school. He went on to race for Clarkson University for four years and became an Assistant Coach with the Clarkson program once his ski racing years were done. He was in this roll when Clarkson finished 6th at USCSA Nationals in 2010. Peter spent three years coaching the U10/U12 Race program and is now been coaching the U14 group for multiple years. He is currently a certified USSA Level 100 coach and a Level 1 Referee. During the week he works for Hill International at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Project Manager.
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The coaching fees for the U14 program are $489.00 per racer. There will also be a $150.00 Family Membership Fee and a $50.00 fee for the Club's insurance policy. 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 $20.00 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.