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Many of Bear Valley’s team members first learned their basic skills in the Devo program and then continued to improve their skiing by becoming a part of the Bear Valley Race Team. All race team coaches have been racers in the Bear Valley programs in years past and have also coached for many years. This year they will be training racers at the U8/U10/U12/U14/U16/U18 levels. Is your child ready to take their skiing skills to the next level by becoming part of the Bear Valley Race Team? Please contact our Race Administrator at aaronj@bearvalley.com about getting your child involved in the race program.

Junior Racing Classifications for the 2012-2013 Season as of Dec 31, 2012:
• U21 – 18-20 years old
• U18– 16-17 years old
• U16 – 14-15 years old
• U14 – 12-13 years old
• U12 – 10-11 years old
• U10 – 8-9 years old
• U8 – 7 years old and under

BV Far West Comp Race Team (U16/U18/U21) ages 14+ This is a competitive racing team for high intermediate to advanced skier athletes that have a passion for racing and are ready to compete at a top level, or looking to improve their racing skills. Bear Valley’s Far West Comp Race Team is a group of hard working athletes that know how to be dedicated to their sport and maintain a balanced lifestyle. In addition to excellent racing techniques, this team looks to build a strong camaraderie amongst all athletes that lasts a lifetime. The Far West Comp Race Team has the opportunity to participate in 9 (nine) competitions including the U16 Junior Championships (must qualify). This team trains every weekend beginning with the first open competitions on Dec. 14-17, 2012. The Far West Comp Race Team trains in all disciplines including Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill. Weekend schedule typically includes Saturday and Sunday. However other mid-week days are included; refer to the U16 section of the attached schedule for specific dates. This team requires a minimum skill level of “high intermediate to advanced” skiing.

Program begins with 2 GS and 2 SL Open Races at Mammoth Mtn. Dec. 14-17, 2012. Your Coach will be in touch with you regarding this event after you register for this team.

Regular training begins Dec. 22, 2012 and will take place every weekend. Christmas Training Camp dates will start on Wednesday, December 26 and will continue daily until Monday December 31 which will be a half day. Training sessions run from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 each training day. All training dates and times are subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

BV Central Series Comp Race Team (U8/U10/U12/U14) ages 6-13 This is a competitive ski race team for intermediate to advanced skier athletes that have a passion for racing and are ready to compete at a top level, or looking to improve their racing skills. Bear Valley’s Race Team has earned the title of Central Sierra Champions many times because of hard working athletes and a dedicated coaching staff. This team is for the committed young athlete that wants to train and compete with the support of a solid team and enthusiastic coaches. This team trains every weekend during the winter season. Coaches focus on developing fundamental technical skills to improve racing technique. This team requires a minimum skill level of “intermediate” skiing.

Training Schedule: Central Series Comp Race Team. A specific schedule for this team will be posted on the website at www.bvsef.org. Training sessions run from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 each training day. Training begins Dec. 22, 2012 and will take place every weekend. Christmas Training Camp dates will start on Wednesday, December 26 and will continue daily until Monday December 31 which will be a half day. Training dates will be posted on the website at www.bvsef.org. All training dates and times are subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

“Devo” Ski Race Team Ages 6-13 – The Development Ski Race Team is for youg skiers who are considering ski racing while enjoying the Mountain and improving their technique is a social environment. Skiers will also be introduced to technical skills needed to transition to the Bear Valley Race Team. The program will include drills, racing techniques as well as introduction to giant slalom and slalom race courses. The program emphasizes skill development in all snow conditions and terrain, safety, confidence building and fun. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing.

Devo Ski Race Team members may race in the Central Series and Far West races at Bear Valley and other resorts with agreement of the Head Coach.

Training begins Dec. 22, 2011 and will take place every other weekend through March 24, 2013. Christmas Training Camp dates will start on Wednesday, December 26 and will continue daily until Monday December 31 which will be a half day.Training sessions run from 9:30-11:30 AM and 12:30-2:30 PM each training day. All training dates and times are subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Training Dates:
December 22-23; 26-31*
January12-13; 26-27
February 9-10; 23-24
March 9-10; 23-24
* Dec. 31 will be morning session only (half-day)

Updates will be posted on the website at www.bvsef.org.

USSA Membership?
Race Team members, including Devo Race Team members who want to race in United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) sanctioned races, must be current USSA and Far West Division members in order to register for a race. You can register with USSA and join online at http://my.ussa.org/

Equipment and requirements needed for Training: Season ski pass and team pass. These must be purchased separately Mandatory Equipment: Helmets with face bars, goggles, speed suit, black full zip pants, team jacket. Shin guards and pole hand guards for slalom training. Ski, boots, and poles: Please talk to one of the race team coaches about what is best for your athlete. Please have skis waxed and ready to go!

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