U14

U14

NYSSRA Junior Equipment Update

Please join us on September 13 at 7:00 PM for a discussion on Junior Equipment. 

On board to help with this meeting are Gary and Drew Higley of Sports Page, Queensbury NY, and Miguel Azcarate of Mud Sweat’n Gears, Ellicottville, NY.
Sports Page is the NYSSRA sponsor for our U16/18+ race series races, and Mud Sweat’n Gears is the NYSSRA sponsor for our U14 series races. Thanks to them for their continued support!

As the season approaches I get many questions on sizing and types of equipment juniors should be looking at and we'll try to answer some of those questions. 

We will discuss the importance of the Coach-Athlete-Shop partnership in selection of the right equipment for the athlete, and offer information of the new changes or updates regarding equipment available for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. 

Warm Up

Forward/backward leg swings 10 R/L

Inward/Outward leg swings 10 R/L

Knee hugs 10 R/L

Ankle cradles 10 R/L

Toe Touches 10 R/L

Forward Hip internal rotation 10 R/L

Backward Hip external rotation 10 R/L

Lunge twist to lead leg 10 R/L

Lateral Lunge 10 R/L

Mini band side/side walk 10 R/L

Mini band forward/backward 10 R/L

Mini band forward/backward low walk (monster walk) 10 R/L

Skipping 10 R/L

Carioca 10 R/L

Jackknife crawls 6x (push up position, walk feet up to hands, walk hands out to new position, repeat)

Spiderman Crawls 20x

Key Concepts

Upper body facing downhill- The upper body is the pelvis and above. The lower body is the legs below the pelvis. While your lower body will be following the direction of the turn, your upper body will be facing mainly downhill. 

Equal ankle flexion- Both ankles are at the same level of flexion throughout the turn.

Turn connection/transition- The moment in time when the turn is not a left or right turn. Skis are basically flat against the snow. Sometimes called transition.

Inclination- At the start of the turn when the body is moving forward and into the new turn and has not yet formed any angles.

Angulation- The body is no longer straight but forming angles with the goal of tipping the skis up on edge.

Long leg / Short leg- As the turn develops, the outside leg extends and the inside leg and hip flex.

Goals

Goals define what you want to achieve and give you the motivation to say focused and disciplined

Process vs Outcome- An outcome goal is identifying what you want to accomplish. A process goal is breaking down the steps and efforts you need to get there! Both are important in this journey. .

An outcome goal is a great motivational force. The more crystal clear it is what you want to achieve, the more likely you are to achieve it. An outcome gaol could to be to move up a few places every race, placement in State championships, placement in regional championships, making the US Ski Team.

While outcomes are important, process goals are even more important. A process goal is what you need to be working on consistently in order to achieve you outcome. This could be long leg/Short leg, better starts. Maybe it's better gliding skills, where to tuck and turn. The process focuses on what you need to work on to get better.

Mark your calendar for NYSSRA fall events!

Well it seems like just yesterday I was waxing my skis for summer storage, and yet tuning for fall projects is just around the corner already!

Take some time to look at the dates and projects opening up for registration on September 3, 2021. These will be filled on a first come first serve basis, and you must be a US Ski and Snowboard and NYSSRA member to sign up. Our website is open to re-new your membership now!

 

NYSSRA Membership Meetings (no registration necessary, Zoom link will be posted on our website as date approaches) 

NYSSRA Membership Meeting September 13  Equipment sizing for Juniors: Gary Higley/Miguel Azcarate, 7:00pm

NYSSRA Membership Meeting September 20  Building a coaching Philosophy/What it takes, Finn Gundersen. 7:00pm

NYSSRA Membership Meeting October 18  Coaching Fundamentals/ Essential skill development, Sasha Rearick 7:00pm

New Monthly Membership Meeting: Aug. 2nd with Barbara Cochran

NYSSRA Membership Sounding Ping!! Tune In!

We are excited to have Barbara Ann Cochran speak on 

August 2,2021 at 7:00 PM

 

Barbara Ann Cochran is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. 

Barbara Ann is also a sports consultant and motivational speaker with her business, Barbara Ann Cochran Coaching.  Her desire is to help athletes, coaches, and parents blossom to the best of their abilities in the world of sports.  

The best way to describe Barbara Ann’s relationship with sports is: it’s her religion. If you have a conversation with her regarding her passion, you will quickly find that she is well-versed in what it takes to be a top-performing athlete. She knows what to think and how to get your mind to cooperate with your body.

Virtual Club Excellence May 17th

From US Ski & Snowboard: 

Greetings and Happy Spring!

We are excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for the Virtual 2021 Club Excellence Conference!

We invite all club leaders, coaches, board members, volunteers, officials and others to join us in a collaborative day of learning. Presentations will include strategically curated content based on the three pillars of Athletics, Business/Operations, and Community/Culture. Coaches who attend will receive 8 continuing education credits to keep certifications current.

Monday May 17th, 2021   10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Sally Davis Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to our Sally Davis Scholar Athletes! The following is a list of our 2021 award winners, who excelled in their studies while competing in the Sports Page Cup Series during a very challenging year: 

Julia Accordino

Madeleine Barstow

Amanda Caselnova

Elizabeth Clark

Camille Collins

Benjamin Comeau

Sarah Convery

Colin Cotter

Kyle Darminio

Charles Donahue

Louis Farone

Matthew Faust

Ian Fish

John Graney

Oliver Grisdale

Eric Guba

Corby Guba

Charlotte Harter

Rose Heagney

Ashley Hubert

Shannon Hughes

Kirsten Iles

Micaela Leonard

Garrett Lounsbury

Mary Catherine Mangan

Alison Martin

Sydney Minier

James Parobeck

Danielle Paton

Blake Preston

Amanda Quiles

Nathan Rodriguez

Aurora Sauereisen

Erin Stanton

Eleanor Stanton

Samuel Steinberg

Nicholas Steurrys

Madeline Ten Kate

Ava Villiere

Hunter Walchusky

Brooke Willer