Our U14 Program is focused on mastering fundamental skiing skills, while introducing athletes to more specific ski racing techniques. This program is for kids who love to ski and race. The program is provided in a dynamic team environment and is designed to inspire, challenge and motivate young athletes to get the most out of their training. A stronger commitment to the sport by the athlete is part of the U14’s growth. Athletes learn age appropriate slalom, giant slalom and speed technical skills to enhance their racing and skiing skill.
Age group: Competitors aged 12–13 (as of December 31)
Skill level: Learn to Train, Learn to Race
The U14 series transitions skiers from the Learn to Train to the Learn to Race stages of the AIM model, designed to give young racers an opportunity to develop their racing and skiing skills and progress according with their ability. Emphasis is placed on providing strong coaches so that these young racers receive a strong technical foundation from which to progress to higher levels.
The Snow Stars program – introduced in the Nancy Greene Ski League – is an excellent teaching tool for the U14 level, and clubs are encouraged to pursue the goal of having a high percentage of U14 skiers achieve Level 7.