Mud Sweat and Gears


2020-2021 Season

To work within the responsibilities of the COVID environment, U14 racing will be only in Council for the 2020-2021 season. The U14 Development Committee has scheduled events across the state for less travel. Any events targeted for the end of the season will be within council and are -to be determined. As we move forward and wait to see how the spread or control of this virus pans out, adjustments to events will be considered.

The COVID environment is a moving target, NYSSRA will keep membership up to date with schedule changes through email and the NYSSRA website. This season provides a strong platform for skill development and training that will strengthen our athletes for all events moving forward. Programs across the State are embracing the opportunity to work on fundamentals and skills as a benchmark for 2021. 

Some simple skills for athletes moving up to U16 (Key Performance Markers-KPM)

  • Upper Lower body separation
  • Pressure in the fall-line-SL and Speed development 
  • Strong inside half

All areas of skill development and disciplines are still on tap just some basics to make sure are solid.

A link to Alpine Training Systems is on the Youth Development tab, located on the main page. Please take time to look at this; it will help with the understanding of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).



On a groomed moderate slope, in a balanced athletic position with hands firmly…

Challenge - Wedge Hops

Equipment - Any ski, Boots, Ski poles

SL Progressions 

Begin with Body Warm Up & Warm Up Ski

Lane 1

Racer Spotlight

This is an example of a racer spotlight! Soon, randomly selected NYSSRA racers will get their photo and bio…


There are no standings for this age group.