U12-and-younger

U12 and younger

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. 

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.

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

 

 

Holimont Special Event * April 11th* Open race -sign up today!

Happy Spring Everyone,

Congratulations to all the athletes who raced in the spring series and projects the past few weekends and a huge thank you to the many coaches, parents, officials, and volunteers who make our races possible. Again, we could not have done it without you. We hope that everyone is loving the longer days and warmer temperatures.  There is still a lot of great skiing to be done, and for that reason HoliMont is hosting the 2nd Annual Parallel Proceeds of Spring, a Parallel Racing Event, April 11, 2021 open to all programs. 

(3/17/2021) Hands on Hips

Challenge:

On a groomed moderate slope, in a balanced athletic position with hands firmly placed on hips with fingers forward and thumbs back, link carved medium radius turns while maintaining constant stance width and matched skis (fore/aft and parallel). Use ankles and knees to roll skis and pressure skis.

Hands on hips helps the athlete match their skis, while staying on the outside ski and building pressure. It is a kinesthetic exercise that allows the athlete to feel flexion movements and muscle engagement of the entire leg, further building awareness of CoM positioning. Holding hands on hips impedes the athlete’s ability to utilize their upper body to assist in turn initiation or to maintain dynamic balance. The challenge allows the athlete to feel appropriately “stacked” with their ankles, knees, hips and shoulders alignment, achieving dynamic balance through turn.

Equipment:

GS or SL skis

Look for: