ski development team
Team I, II & III
Ages: Devo I (ages 7-9), Devo II (ages 10-11), Devo III (ages 12-14)
Coaches: Jim Kurfis (Head), Brian Wright, Daryl Seitzer, Mikaela Bruce
Start-End Dates: Dec 16, 2023 – Mar 16, 2024
Training Hours Weekend: Saturdays 9am to 3pm
Cost: $462.00 + Family Membership Fee
This program seeks to improve each child’s free-skiing technique and develop the necessary skills for the U10/12/14 programs or our Freeski program. The main emphasis is fun while creating a skill-building environment. Skiing abilities improve rapidly through exposure to all mountain free-skiing, terrain courses, and GS and SL drill courses. Children should be able to ride the Sterling lift, ski the upper mountain, and be proficient in stopping and turning. Participants will have the option of competing in 2-4 at home Club competitions.
To build skiing skills while maintaining a fun learning environment and give exposure to many different skiing environments such as all mountain free skiing, free-ski drills and drill courses. The SNSC works to prepare the Development athlete for the U10/12/14 programs or the Freeski program.
Although competition is not the primary focus of the Development Team we do offer several opportunities for them to experience it. Most are at home interclub fun races and if so desired there will be opportunities to try one or two of the races with the V.A.R.A Northern Vermont Council. (Other race fees required for the NVC races).
The following provides overview highlights of the Program’s curriculum. Should the more detailed curriculum be desired, please contact the Head Coach.
No racing licenses are necessary unless racing in the NVC series.
Race schedules will be provided during orientation meeting and/or can be found in monthly calendars distributed during the season. There are no entry fees for club races. For more information regarding NVC races, please visit: www.vara.org,
In the unlikely event that Development Coaches travel with the group to a race or camp, those expenses are divided up equally between all athletes on the trip.