U14 Program

About

The TAS U14 program is for 12-13 year olds who want to refine advanced skiing skills and continue alpine ski racing. This program also advanced training and competitive racing opportunities. We emphasize basic racing fundamentals and develop technical racing skills and gate racing tactics in all alpine racing events, preparing the skier for competition and an easy transition to higher levels of racing.

U14 $2900 (Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday night)

U14 Add on $550 (Thursday night)

Weekend training starts in early December and runs through the end of March. Evening weekday training starts in January and ends in March. Tuition includes Christmas Camp but does not include Fall Camps or Thanksgiving Camp.
Evening training starts in January and ends in March.

Daily Activities

Training is typically at West; Alpental may be used as an alternative. Weekly emails will be sent detailing plans. Training begins at 8:45 am, lunch 11:30-12:30; program ends at 3:00 pm. Times and places subject to change.

Dryland

Included in tuition. Starts September, must be registered and signed the waiver before eligible to participate.

Ability Requirements

No formal racing experience is necessary. Athletes must be able to ski all runs at the Summit at Snoqualmie, including all runs at all four mountains: Alpental, West, Central, and East. Athletes also need the ability to ski advanced terrain with linked, parallel turns. They must be able to load the chairlift without an adult. They must be able to listen and follow directions from an adult. Athletes must be mature enough to separate from parents without anxiety. This is not a ski school and the focus is on racing fundamentals (technique and tactics).

Equipment Requirements

GS and SL skis required. Ski Racing HELMETS are required for all athletes. Athletes U14 and older must use helmets that meet the new FIS standards. Slalom does not require FIS sticker helmets. Many athletes use their older helmets for Slalom or have a slalom specific helmet. Look for this sticker on the back:

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Back protector and forearm guards are strongly recommended. Other equipment needs include 4 buckle ski boots, winter ski clothing, goggles, ski gloves and a water bottle. We recommend extra goggles and gloves and a snack or extra lunch.
Slalom does not require FIS sticker helmets. Many athletes use their older helmets for Slalom or have a slalom specific helmet.

Methodology

Freeskiing 25%, Directed Skiing & Gate Drills 25%, Gate Training 50%.

Registration

Registration Limited to 30 athletes; returning athletes have priority.
$500 is due at registration. (PayPal) You will receive a QuickBooks invoice for the remainder.
Payment can also be me made via check: TAS Ski Team P.O. BOX 85193 Seattle, WA 98145
In addition, there is also a $500 auction commitment. Each family must procure OR spend $500 on goods/service at the annual TAS auction.
NO Refunds
NO Exchanges
Lift tickets or Summit At Snoqualmie season passes are NOT included.

NOT eligible to join TAS on the hill until tuition is paid in full.