General Info

2019-20 Intermountain Division Race Schedule

US Ski Team Guide for Race Parents

(Ski Racing 101-lots of great info about ski racing and parental support)

 

Preparing for Race Day

This information is especially useful for our Devo athletes & new families

At least 48 hours prior to the first race, verify your athlete is registered and current with USSA.  Your athlete must have a current license to race.  Register or renew here: http://my.ussa.org/myussa

Please remember to print any necessary liability waivers, sign them, and bring it to coach before race (head coach will send email about this when necessary).  When a resort requires one, your athlete will not be able to race without that signed waiver.

Also, your athlete MUST have a full hard helmet (no soft ears) in order to race.  Please check your child's helmet to make sure s/he has the correct type. Contact your coach if you have any issues with this requirement.

Also, make sure your child's skis are tuned and waxed.  Properly prepared equipment makes for a much more enjoyable and successful experience. Coaches can provide advice on this.

Watch your emails for directions to meeting place and time to meet with coaches before race begins. At this time we'll hand out bibs to each athlete (usually you will need your child's bib in order to purchase a racer discounted ticket).  The ticket lines tend to get long, so it is better to arrive a bit early and be ready to go.  We'll go over the schedule for the day, answer questions, and place your athletes into groups.  Coaches will want athletes in place when lift lines open so the athletes have plenty of time for course inspection and warm-up. Course inspection is a critical component on race day. Inspecting a course is about getting a feel for it, knowing the line to ski, knowing if it's a fast and straight course or a slower, turny, cranky course. The better job athletes do at inspecting the course with their coaches, the easier it will be to ski a fast line and to look ahead and ski with confidence down the course.

There may be times that your child's coach will not be attending the race, but don't worry, your child will be well taken care of by the coaches from our program.  All athletes will be put into a group.

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather!!  Check the weather forecast that morning before you jhead out. They'll be outside for a long time and there will be limited opportunities to get additional gear during the race.  If it is raining or snowing,  bring extra dry clothes for your child. Ideally, extra gear will be in a backpack with a parent at the finish.

We'll have a tent at the finish area where OVST families and athletes can gather to cheer on their children and friends!!  It would be great if families could bring lunch type food items to share with the group.  If you choose not to do this, I suggest you bring your own lunch or at least a snack for your child – buying food is not always easily accessible in a timely manner close to where the race course is located. 

2019-20 Team Handbooks

 


A Team Handbook

2019-20

SSEF is the non-profit entity that operates OVST providing governance, strategic direction, fundraising oversight and employment of all coaches and staff.

Current Primary Goals of SSEF

- Build for the future…Podium Status, Premier Races, Excellent Coaching

- Implement ‘Best Business Practices’

- Create Financial Depth through Improved Fund Raising & Commercial Sponsorship

- Reverse the 60-40 Ratio

- Diligent Cash Flow Management

- To Maintain a Fun Environment …No Bad Outcomes

The Role of Parents in the SSEF

Beyond supporting your athletes…

Participation

  • In Fundraising Events

  • Direct Hands-On Effort with Races and When Called Upon

  • Bringing NEW Commercial Sponsorship to the Foundation

  • Understanding the Organizations Financial Needs

Two New SSEF Financial ‘stability’ Improvements

  1. All out of town/overnight team events (races/camps) will be initially invoiced on a ‘best estimate’ basis. After the event, each participant will be issued a credit or additional invoice based on the actual total cost of the event. All out of town/overnight events must have a ‘net zero’ impact on the foundation.

  2. The foundation ended last season with near $10,000.00 over due from athletes. The foundation does not have the financial depth to carry athlete debt. Therefore, this season if an athlete has an overdue invoice they will not be permitted to train, travel or race. 

Work Deposit

Invoices will be sent no later than 10- 25-19 with payment due by 11-15-19. $400 for one athlete; $600 if more than one athlete. For one athlete the requirement is 4 volunteer days and 6 days for more than one. 

If you opt-out before the invoice is due you can pay 125% of the invoice and take the amount as a donation to the foundation.


SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Work Deposit Program Overview 2019-20

The SNOWBASIN SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION directors have voted to reinstate the team's work deposit (WD) program.

Every USSA team that hosts races and conducts fundraising events is challenged to have enough volunteers at the right times and in the right places. Without adequate volunteer support it is impossible to effectively conduct races and other events. That is why virtually all USSA teams have a WD program. WD programs are intended to more fairly distribute the volunteer effort and motivate parents to more frequently volunteer to help at races and other team events.

Please keep in mind that all of the teams who host the races that we travel to and participate in have programs like this.

As an overview.....each race team family will be invoiced (separately from tuition) a $400 WD for their first athlete and $200 if there is a second athlete in the family; if there is a third athlete there is no additional WD. The WD invoice is due prior to November 1 and the WD invoice cannot be included in any tuition payment program...... the work deposit program is to be paid separately and all at once.

Beginning with the Ski Swap event and continuing through the season there will be work deposit volunteer opportunities whereby parents can earn credits to offset their work deposit. A typical credit for one day of on-snow effort will be $100. So in most cases four days of on-snow volunteer effort, throughout the season, will provide a 100% offset for a family's $400 WD. Off-snow offset credits will based on the task.

At the end of the season WD credits will be tallied and a report will be issued. Any amount of the WD not offset by credits will be forfeited. The amount of the WD that is offset by credits will be available to put toward the following season's tuition or as a credit towards summer camp programs.

Every season a new work WD invoice will be issued and will be payable.

The WD amount for families with an athlete enrolled in the LTR team or Big Mountain program will be $100 deposit or 1 day of work requirement.

Any family may choose to opt out of the WD program by paying, upon receipt, their work deposit invoice at 125% of the amount invoiced, thus qualifying, for tax purposes,  as a donation to the SSEF.

The goal of the program is to more equitably distribute the volunteerism required for a club like ours and give parents a real financial motivation to become actively involved.

As we gear up for another great season of skiing and racing, we thought it was a good time to make sure everyone is aware of their financial responsibilities to the ski team.

Tuition: Ski team tuition is due in two equal installments. The first is due July 1 and the second December 1. Late payments will be subject to a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. This charge will apply to all returning athletes regardless of whether they are registered for the upcoming season by July 1. For example, if a returning athlete registers for the upcoming season on October 1, their first tuition payment will include a 4.5% finance charge as payment is three months late. The late payment fee will be waived for new families/athletes joining the ski team for the first time. For new athletes that register after July 1, the first tuition installment is due upon registration. The second installment is due on December 1. It is important that the first tuition installment be paid by July 1 so that the executive director has an accurate idea of the number of athletes returning to the program and can plan accordingly in terms of coaching and training.

Work Deposit: Families with athletes enrolled in the C, B, U16, and/or FIS team(s) incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit commitment is $400 for families with one athlete and $600 for families with two or more athletes. This work deposit must be paid upon receiving an invoice in the fall (typically October). The volunteer commitment is 40 points for families with one athlete and 60 points for families with two or more athletes. You will receive an email before all ski team events that require volunteers. This email will allow you to sign up for different volunteer roles. The sign-up sheet will indicate the number of points you will earn for the volunteer activity you complete.

At the end of each season, we will credit your account if you have completed your volunteer requirement. If you complete all required volunteer points, your account will be credited for the full amount of your work deposit. This will offset your tuition cost for the following season, or will be refunded to you in cash if your athlete does not return to the ski team. For the upcoming season, work deposit credits will be applied to your second tuition payment installment, due on December 1. Unpaid work deposits will be treated as open invoices. Athletes with open invoices will not be permitted to participate in any ski team activity/event per the pay to train policy explained below.

Families with athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain and LTR program also incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit is $100 and the volunteer commitment is 10 points per family. All other aspects of the work deposit program for the Big Mountain team are the same as described above. 

Credit Card Merchant Fees:  Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, there will be a 3.5% surcharge for all payments made using a credit card. In the past, the Foundation has incurred the expense related to credit card processing fees, but these fees have been nearly $9,000 per year for the past few years. Unfortunately, this burden is just too great for the organization to absorb. Please note that you can easily avoid this fee by paying via check or bank-to-bank transfer.

Pay to Train Policy: At the beginning of last season, the Foundation’s Board of Directors authorized coaches to restrict athletes from any form of ski team participation if they have a past due invoice. This includes on the snow training, camps, races, dryland training, and/or any other ski team event. This policy has not been enforced, but beginning September 1, 2018, the policy will be implemented and coaches will have no discretion to make exceptions for individual athletes. Coaches (and parents) will be issued notification of athletes who cannot participate in ski team events because of open invoices. Open invoices include amounts due for the current season as well as any amounts due from past seasons. This is the best way we know to ensure equity across all of our athletes and families. Additionally, the ski team often pre-pays for events like camps and races (e.g. race registration fees and lodging for away races). To remain financially sound, the Foundation needs to be reimbursed for these expenses in a timely manner. 

Please know that we will make every effort to inform you if you have an outstanding balance that will prevent your athlete from participating in ski team events. The last thing we want is to cause any embarrassment by turning athletes away. We will contact you via email at least two days prior to all ski team events informing you of your delinquent account. This will allow you to pay your balance in full so that your athlete can participate.

We want to thank each of you for your involvement with the Snowbasin Ski Team and your efforts to meet your financial responsibilities related to the team. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the policies outlined in this letter. As always, your thoughts and suggestions related to the foundation or the ski team are always welcome.

The Board of the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation

Team Snap - Communication

Please ensure that all of your information is current and up to date on our TEAM SNAP application. This is our means of communication all functions of the Snowbasin Ski Team  Please check with your head coach or Gordon if you have any questions or concerns with Team Snap

KEY DATES 2019/20


EVENTS

  • SNOWBASIN SKI SALE AND SWAP – October 25-27 

  • ANNUAL WINTER WELCOME – Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5:30pm 11:00pm @ The Monarch

    • For tickets and info go to http://snowbasinskiteam.org/events-1/

    • Seats available at discount of $40 if you sign up today

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival- Feb 15-17. 2019 Peery Egyptian Theater in Ogden


HOME RACES 

  • INTERMOUNTAIN CUP U16 QUALIFIER SG – February 7-9, 2020 Snowbasin Resort

    • 2.7.20 W&M TR & W SG#1  2.8.20 M SG#1 W SG#2 M SG#2 2.9.20 W SG#3 M SG#3

  • U.S. ALPINE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Feb 24-29,2020 Snowbasin Resort U21/U19

    • A National Junior Championship


Snowbasin Ski Team-A Team - U16

 Ages 14-15

The U16 team is comprised of motivated 14-15-year-old athletes who compete in local and regional USSA events at a level appropriate to their desire and ability. The U16 program features a great deal of individual attention and is tailored to offer maximum opportunity and progression for athletes through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Participation in dryland conditioning in the Fall is expected for U16 athletes. At the U16 level the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of all-mountain skiing and racing. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, technical drills, gate training, goal setting, speed event skiing (Super-G, DH), and, as always, having fun! Participants wishing to enter the Club at the U16 level must first speak with the Alpine Program Director, as significant skiing experience is expected for this group.

Skill Development Focus

All-mountain skiing; hill safety; skiing with a consistent stance width while maintaining a dynamic balanced athletic position, proper weight distribution between skis; utilizing effective pole plants for timing, balance, and upper body stability; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance & power; and developing tactical proficiency in Super G (and Downhill), Giant Slalom and Slalom. Increased focus on competition and racing, while continuing to develop a lifelong passion and mastery of the sport of skiing.

Races

U16 athletes will compete in 15-25 races (race days) per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division the U16 group will compete in Division-wide races. SBST will travel with U16 athletes to appropriate races, which includes a Regional Championship in March. The U16 race schedule can be tailored to fit individual athletes. U16 athletes are expected to travel to races as a team.

Pre-Season Dryland

·      May through November

·      Strength, Speed and Agility Training

·      3 times a week at Crossfit The Club Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 5:30 pm (additional fees apply)

·      Plus, optional Strength Training (some weekend team outings tba)

Sundays in the Fall

.      Ogden High Track or Ogden Ice Sheet, 9:00- Noon

On Snow

·      Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday

·      Saturdays 8:45am-3:30pm @ Snowbasin

·      Sundays 8:45am-3:30pm @ Snowbasin

Licenses Required

Competitor U16

and up (Required

for FIS Registration)

14 and up $150

IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts.

Season pass rates for SBST athletes are the best-offered prices available.

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

 Equipment

·      Recommended 3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of free skis.

·      Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

·      Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Recommended Summer Skiing

10-20 days

Snowbasin Ski Team Concussion Policy and Baseline Requirements 2019-20

Concussion – It's about the athletes! 

US Ski and Snowboard and Snowbasin Ski Team value the welfare of our ski and snowboard athletes. Concussion management of young athletes is an important issue for all of us. It is our responsibility as a club, officials, coaches and parents to ensure that athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion are managed carefully, and that a qualified health care provider clears their return to sport program. 

SSEF require all registered athletes competing U14 and older to have a baseline test on file.  This test can be completed at the 

McKay-Dee Stewart Rehab Center 

3903 Harrison Blvd. 4th Floor 

Ogden, UT 84403  Phone: (801) 387-2080/(801)387-2800 

1pm- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday  Cost is $10 cash 

or

Mountain Land Physical Therapy - Layton Clinic

801-547-1155

p.m. appointments . approx 30 min for test

 

  • Test must be completed every 2 years - All U14 and above  

  • Hours 1pm- 4:30 pm M-F 

  • It’s on a Computer and takes about 30 min 

  • Younger athletes should be accompanied by a parent 

  • Return the completion form to your coach and/or the Program Director 

  • Failure to show proof of an Impact baseline test will result in no training or competition until proof is provided. 

US Ski And Snowboard Concussion Policy for Members 

Any U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD athlete under the age of 18 years suspected of having sustained a concussion/ traumatic brain injury must be removed immediately from participation in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting event (e.g. sanctioned training, practice, camps, competitions or tryouts), by the Technical Delegate or U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD member coach overseeing such sporting event. The minor athlete will be prohibited from further participation until evaluated and cleared in writing to resume participation in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting events by a qualified health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries. The health care professional must certify to U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD in the clearance letter that he/she has successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries within three years of the day on which the written statement is made. 

Upon removal of a minor athlete from participation for a suspected concussion/traumatic brain injury, the U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD TD or member coach making the removal must inform U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD Competition Services. Athletes who have subsequently been medically cleared to resume participation must provide such medical clearance (as described above) to U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD Competition Services in order to be permitted to participate in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting events. 

 

About Concussion 

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. 

Risk of Continued Participation 

A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first—usually within a short period of time (hours, days, or weeks)—can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems. In rare cases, repeat concussions can result in edema (brain swelling), permanent brain damage, and even death. 

The U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD recommends that Members review the Center for Disease Control’s resources on concussion awareness at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html 

In summary and consistent with Utah House Bill 204 the U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD has: 

  • Adopted a concussion policy.

  • Informed Parents/Guardians of the policy.

  • Obtained Parent/Guardian’s signature on the policy.

  • Required removal of minor athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion.

  • Prohibited minors from participating in all U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD activities until cleared by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management.

 

Concussion Action Plan 

Remove the athlete from activity – training or competition, when suspected of having sustained a concussion or TBI. 

Inform the athletes' parents/guardian. 

Allow the athlete to return to sport when cleared by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management. 

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Athlete Code of Conduct 2019/20

 

As a reminder to all of our athletes. Please review the policies that we adhere to and will enforce. We strictly follow US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s code of conduct and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Intermountain Division Team rules. 

In addition, SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM expects a high level of good behavior from our athletes, staff and parents. 

Athletes are expected to show respect to their teammates and their belongings, fellow competitors, coaches, officials, course workers, parents and themselves at all times. 

3 simple rules  

  1. Follow team rules and code of conduct

  2. While traveling with SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM only Female athletes allowed in female teammates rooms and only male athletes allowed in male teammates room (unless for a team meeting or video session called by the coach)

  3. Represent both SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM and yourself in a very respectful manner.

 

Membership in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association is a privilege, not a right.  All US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members (athletes, coaches, and officials) when participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity must agree to conduct themselves according to US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values of Team, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Accountability and Courage and abide by the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.  All members must agree to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities (including but not limited to camps, competitions, and projects). 

Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:  respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow members, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs. 

While participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity: 

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the International Ski Federation Statutes, the United States Olympic Committee Bylaws, the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Bylaws, and the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Code of Conduct.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall conduct themselves at all times and in all places as befits worthy representatives of the United States of America, the United States Olympic Committee, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, their region, division, state or club and in accordance with the best traditions of national and international competition.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to competition rules and procedures. Members are also responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the rules and procedures of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD national teams, camps or other projects when participating in such.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior, consideration for the physical and emotional well being of others, and courtesy and good manners.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abide by US SKI AND SNOWBOARD rules and procedures while traveling to and from and participating in official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abstain from illegal and/or immoderate consumption of alcohol.

Absolutely no consumption of alcohol is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21. Members under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD or event organizer function. 

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall violate the customs, travel or currency regulations of a country while traveling with a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD group or on a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD ticket.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall commit a criminal act.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall engage in any conduct that could be perceived as harassment based upon gender, age, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members will avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members agree to abide by anti-doping rules and procedures established by WADA, USADA, and/or FIS.

  

Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by the appropriate team or competition leader.  Disciplinary action may include

  

  • Removal from the team trip or training camp.

  • Suspension from training and/or competition.

  • Elimination of coaching, travel, and other benefits.

  • Forfeiture of US SKI AND SNOWBOARD membership.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity. Members are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Members are entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before being prevented from participating in protected competition as that term is defined by the USOC Bylaws.  Information on the processes for grievances, suspensions and appeals is available at www.US Ski and Snowboard.org. 

Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD demands that its members understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM RULES

Members of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM teams are required to abide by the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD code of conduct. 

Additionally, team members: 

are prohibited from using or possessing illegal drugs; 

are prohibited from using or possessing alcohol; the exception being athletes who are 21 and older.  Athletes who are of legal drinking age must refrain from buying, possessing or using alcohol in or around SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM housing and in the proximity of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM athletes who are under the age of 21. 

are required to attend all team meetings unless excused by the head coach; will observe the curfew established by the coaching staff; 

will reside in the room to which they are assigned by their home Head Coach and share responsibility with their roommates for damages or rule violations that occur in the room when it is not possible to establish individual responsibility; 

will remain with the team at all times except with the knowledge and permission of the coaches and Director. 

will observe any additional rules established by the coaches. 

under 18 are prohibited from using or possessing tobacco. Those 18 and older may not use tobacco in the team vans or housing, in the race arena, or in the presence of team members under 18. 

Will pay all fees in a timely manner. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS

 

1. Let the coaches do the coaching for all team members. Please respect coaches time on the hill and during competition.  Coach is working and focused on all the athletes not just your athlete.

2. Support the program by volunteering to assist the team in some way.

3. Be your child’s best fan; support him or her unconditionally.

4. Acknowledge your child’s effort, as well as his or her support of team members,

adherence to athlete responsibilities, etc.

5. Support and root for all team members. That fosters teamwork.

6. Model good sportsmanship at all times during practices and competition.

7. Don’t bribe your child or offer incentives for good performance. Instead, orient

him or her to the enjoyment of participating and his or her responsibility to the

team.

8. Encourage direct communication. If your child is having difficulties in practice or

competitions or can’t make a practice, encourage him or her to speak directly to the

coaches.

9. Understand and display appropriate behaviors (e.g., watch; make positive

remarks; don’t berate players, officials or coaches). Remember, your child’s self

esteem and performance are at stake. Be supportive.

10.Monitor your child’s stress level at home. Ask questions to ascertain whether

your child is having trouble balancing various activities in his or her life. Ask

whether she or he is enjoying the sport experience. Help your child handle any

stress effectively.

11.Monitor eating and sleeping habits. Ensure that your child is eating the proper

foods and getting adequate rest.

12.Help your child keep his or her priorities straight, maintaining a balance among

schoolwork, family responsibilities, chores, free time and organized-sport

participation.

13.Keep sport in its proper perspective: Sport should be fun for you and your child.

Highly skilled children and their parents must be especially careful to maintain a

balanced view.

14.If your child’s performance produces strong emotions in you, maintain a calm

demeanor. Your relationship with your child remains long after competitive sport

days are over. Keep your goals and needs separate from your child’s

experience.

15. Remind him or her to focus on “process” and not only “results.”

Children should derive fun and satisfaction from “striving to win,” and performing well

and hard.

16.Let other family members and friends who might attend your child’s games know

what constitutes appropriate and supportive behavior.

17.Have fun.

 

 


B Team Handbook

2019-20

SSEF is the non-profit entity that operates SBST providing governance, strategic direction, fundraising oversight and employment of all coaches and staff.

 Current Primary Goals of SSEF

 - Build for the future…Podium Status, Premier Races, Excellent Coaching

- Implement ‘Best Business Practices’

- Create Financial Depth through Improved Fund Raising & Commercial Sponsorship

- Reverse the 60-40 Ratio

- Diligent Cash Flow Management

- To Maintain a Fun Environment …No Bad Outcomes

 

The Role of Parents in the SSEF

 Beyond supporting your athletes…

 Participation

-      In Fundraising Events

-      Direct Hands-On Effort with Races and When Called Upon

-      Bringing NEW Commercial Sponsorship to the Foundation

-      Understanding the Organizations Financial Needs

 

Two New SSEF Financial ‘stability’ Improvements

 

1.   All out of town/overnight team events (races/camps) will be initially invoiced on a ‘best estimate’ basis. After the event, each participant will be issued a credit or additional invoice based on the actual total cost of the event. All out of town/overnight events must have a ‘net zero’ impact on the foundation.

2.   The foundation ended last season with near $10,000.00 over due from athletes. The foundation does not have the financial depth to carry athlete debt. Therefore, this season if an athlete has an overdue invoice they will not be permitted to train, travel or race.

 

Work Deposit

 Invoices will be sent no later than 10- 25-19 with payment due by 11-15-20 $400 for one athlete; $600 if more than one athlete. For one athlete the requirement is 4 volunteer days and 6 days for more than one.

If you opt-out before the invoice is due you can pay 125% of the invoice and take the amount as a donation to the foundation.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Work Deposit Program Overview 2019-20

The SNOWBASIN SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION directors have voted to reinstate the team's work deposit (WD) program.

Every USSA team that hosts races and conducts fundraising events is challenged to have enough volunteers at the right times and in the right places. Without adequate volunteer support it is impossible to effectively conduct races and other events. That is why virtually all USSA teams have a WD program. WD programs are intended to more fairly distribute the volunteer effort and motivate parents to more frequently volunteer to help at races and other team events.

Please keep in mind that all of the teams who host the races that we travel to and participate in have programs like this.

As an overview.....each race team family will be invoiced (separately from tuition) a $400 WD for their first athlete and $200 if there is a second athlete in the family; if there is a third athlete there is no additional WD. The WD invoice is due prior to November 1 and the WD invoice cannot be included in any tuition payment program...... the work deposit program is to be paid separately and all at once.

Beginning with the Ski Swap event and continuing through the season there will be work deposit volunteer opportunities whereby parents can earn credits to offset their work deposit. A typical credit for one day of on-snow effort will be $100. So in most cases four days of on-snow volunteer effort, throughout the season, will provide a 100% offset for a family's $400 WD. Off-snow offset credits will based on the task.

At the end of the season WD credits will be tallied and a report will be issued. Any amount of the WD not offset by credits will be forfeited. The amount of the WD that is offset by credits will be available to put toward the following season's tuition or as a credit towards summer camp programs.

Every season a new work WD invoice will be issued and will be payable.

The WD amount for families with an athlete enrolled in the LTR team or Big Mountain program will be $100 deposit or 1 day of work requirement.

Any family may choose to opt out of the WD program by paying, upon receipt, their work deposit invoice at 125% of the amount invoiced, thus qualifying, for tax purposes,  as a donation to the SSEF.

The goal of the program is to more equitably distribute the volunteerism required for a club like ours and give parents a real financial motivation to become actively involved.

As we gear up for another great season of skiing and racing, we thought it was a good time to make sure everyone is aware of their financial responsibilities to the ski team.

Tuition: Ski team tuition is due in two equal installments. The first is due July 1 and the second December 1. Late payments will be subject to a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. This charge will apply to all returning athletes regardless of whether they are registered for the upcoming season by July 1. For example, if a returning athlete registers for the upcoming season on October 1, their first tuition payment will include a 4.5% finance charge as payment is three months late. The late payment fee will be waived for new families/athletes joining the ski team for the first time. For new athletes that register after July 1, the first tuition installment is due upon registration. The second installment is due on December 1. It is important that the first tuition installment be paid by July 1 so that the executive director has an accurate idea of the number of athletes returning to the program and can plan accordingly in terms of coaching and training.

Work Deposit: Families with athletes enrolled in the C, B, U16, and/or FIS team(s) incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit commitment is $400 for families with one athlete and $600 for families with two or more athletes. This work deposit must be paid upon receiving an invoice in the fall (typically October). The volunteer commitment is 40 points for families with one athlete and 60 points for families with two or more athletes. You will receive an email before all ski team events that require volunteers. This email will allow you to sign up for different volunteer roles. The sign-up sheet will indicate the number of points you will earn for the volunteer activity you complete.

At the end of each season, we will credit your account if you have completed your volunteer requirement. If you complete all required volunteer points, your account will be credited for the full amount of your work deposit. This will offset your tuition cost for the following season, or will be refunded to you in cash if your athlete does not return to the ski team. For the upcoming season, work deposit credits will be applied to your second tuition payment installment, due on December 1. Unpaid work deposits will be treated as open invoices. Athletes with open invoices will not be permitted to participate in any ski team activity/event per the pay to train policy explained below.

Families with athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain and LTR program also incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit is $100 and the volunteer commitment is 10 points per family. All other aspects of the work deposit program for the Big Mountain team are the same as described above. 

Work Deposit: Families with athletes enrolled in the C, B, U16, and/or FIS team(s) incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit commitment is $400 for families with one athlete and $600 for families with two or more athletes. This work deposit must be paid upon receiving an invoice in the fall (typically October). The volunteer commitment is 40 points for families with one athlete and 60 points for families with two or more athletes. You will receive an email before all ski team events that require volunteers. This email will allow you to sign up for different volunteer roles. The sign-up sheet will indicate the number of points you will earn for the volunteer activity you complete.

At the end of each season, we will credit your account if you have completed your volunteer requirement. If you complete all required volunteer points, your account will be credited for the full amount of your work deposit. This will offset your tuition cost for the following season, or will be refunded to you in cash if your athlete does not return to the ski team. For the upcoming season, work deposit credits will be applied to your second tuition payment installment, due on December 1. Unpaid work deposits will be treated as open invoices. Athletes with open invoices will not be permitted to participate in any ski team activity/event per the pay to train policy explained below.

Families with athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain program also incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit is $100 and the volunteer commitment is 10 points per family. All other aspects of the work deposit program for the Big Mountain team are the same as described above. 

Credit Card Merchant Fees:  Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, there will be a 3.5% surcharge for all payments made using a credit card. In the past, the Foundation has incurred the expense related to credit card processing fees, but these fees have been nearly $9,000 per year for the past few years. Unfortunately, this burden is just too great for the organization to absorb. Please note that you can easily avoid this fee by paying via check or bank-to-bank transfer.

Pay to Train Policy: At the beginning of last season, the Foundation’s Board of Directors authorized coaches to restrict athletes from any form of ski team participation if they have a past due invoice. This includes on the snow training, camps, races, dryland training, and/or any other ski team event. This policy has not been enforced, but beginning September 1, 2018, the policy will be implemented and coaches will have no discretion to make exceptions for individual athletes. Coaches (and parents) will be issued notification of athletes who cannot participate in ski team events because of open invoices. Open invoices include amounts due for the current season as well as any amounts due from past seasons. This is the best way we know to ensure equity across all of our athletes and families. Additionally, the ski team often pre-pays for events like camps and races (e.g. race registration fees and lodging for away races). To remain financially sound, the Foundation needs to be reimbursed for these expenses in a timely manner.

Please know that we will make every effort to inform you if you have an outstanding balance that will prevent your athlete from participating in ski team events. The last thing we want is to cause any embarrassment by turning athletes away. We will contact you via email at least two days prior to all ski team events informing you of your delinquent account. This will allow you to pay your balance in full so that your athlete can participate.

We want to thank each of you for your involvement with the Snowbasin Ski Team and your efforts to meet your financial responsibilities related to the team. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the policies outlined in this letter. As always, your thoughts and suggestions related to the foundation or the ski team are always welcome.

 

The Board of the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation

 

Team Snap - Communication

Please ensure that all of your information is current and up to date on our TEAM SNAP application. This is our means of communication all functions of the Snowbasin Ski Team  Please check with your head coach or Lester if you have any questions or concerns with Team Snap

 

KEY DATES 2019/20

EVENTS

SNOWBASIN SKI SALE AND SWAP – October 25-27 

  • ANNUAL WINTER WELCOME – Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5:30pm 11:00pm @ The Monarch

    • For tickets and info go to http://snowbasinskiteam.org/events-1/

    • Seats available at discount of $40 if you sign up today

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival- Feb 15-17. 2019 Peery Egyptian Theater in Ogden

HOME RACES

  • INTERMOUNTAIN CUP U16 QUALIFIER SG – February 7-9, 2020 Snowbasin Resort

    • 2.7.20 W&M TR & W SG#1  2.8.20 M SG#1 W SG#2 M SG#2 2.9.20 W SG#3 M SG#3

  • U.S. ALPINE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Feb 24-29,2020 Snowbasin Resort U21/U19

    • A National Junior Championship

 

 Snowbasin Ski Team - B Team - U14

Ages 12-13

Comprised of 12-13-year-old athletes, the U14 Program emphasizes ski racing technique and tactics while continuing to develop basic technical skills. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. Free skiing will continue to be a critical avenue for delivery and practice of fundamental skiing skills, and technical development. Athletes will develop the technical and tactical skills of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom.  This program includes weekly on-snow video sessions. For training purposes athletes will often be arranged in groups of 7-9 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs. U14 athletes are encouraged to participate in dry land training and on team summer and fall camps, details to follow.

Skill Development Focus

Continued development of all around skiing skills and fundamentals, including big mountain skiing and mountain safety, but with an increasing emphasis on ski racing technique & tactics, drills, & gate training, and increased racing. U14 athletes will incorporate the technical and tactical elements of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom and race Divisionally in all 3 events.

Dryland Training

 ·      May through November

·      Strength, Speed and Agility Training

·      3-4 times a week at Crossfit The Club(additional fees apply)

·      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 4:30 pm

Fall Training, September to skiing

.      Sundays, (9:00 -12:00) Ogden High or Ogden Ice sheet

Ski Season Training

·      Late November through March

·      Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays @ Snowbasin or Nordic Valley (Please inquire about SBST’s Snowcrest Jr. High School Academy option). Some Wednesdays at Powder Mountain

·      Saturdays, 8:45am-3:30pm @ Snowbasin

·      Sundays, 8:45am-3:30pm @ Snowbasin

Summer and Fall Camps

We will be offering summer ( Snowbird/Mammoth/Italy/Mount Hood) and early season training (Colorado /Sun Valley) for U14s, details/cost tbd.

Licenses Required

https://usskiandsnowboard.org/

·      Competitor U14 12 and 13 $80

·      IMD: $50 (required for USSA/IMD events) ($65 after October 15th)

Races

U14 athletes will be encouraged to compete in 10-20 races (race days) per winter.

SBST will travel with U14 athletes to this series, which includes a Regional Championship in March. U 14 athletes will have the opportunity to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian. 13-year-old athletes will also be eligible for IMD Open Series races.

The choice to travel to races is up to the individual athlete/family, and is not a prerequisite for participation in the program.

Race Travel Expenses

Head coach will meet with athlete and parents in the fall to discuss season goals, race schedule and estimated costs for travel

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts.

Season pass rates for SBST athletes are the best-offered prices available.

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

Equipment

·      Recommended 2-3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of free skis.

·      Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

Mandatory Parent - Athlete Orientation Night: October 9

Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing

10-15 days

Snowbasin Ski Team Concussion Policy and Baseline Requirements 2019-20

Concussion – It's about the athletes! 

US Ski and Snowboard and Snowbasin Ski Team value the welfare of our ski and snowboard athletes. Concussion management of young athletes is an important issue for all of us. It is our responsibility as a club, officials, coaches and parents to ensure that athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion are managed carefully, and that a qualified health care provider clears their return to sport program. 

SSEF require all registered athletes competing U14 and older to have a baseline test on file.  This test can be completed at the 

McKay-Dee Stewart Rehab Center 

3903 Harrison Blvd. 4th Floor 

Ogden, UT 84403  Phone: (801) 387-2080/(801)387-2800 

1pm- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday  Cost is $10 cash 

or

Mountain Land Physical Therapy - Layton Clinic

801-547-1155

p.m. appointments . approx 30 min for test

 

  • Test must be completed every 2 years - All U14 and above  

  • Hours 1pm- 4:30 pm M-F 

  • It’s on a Computer and takes about 30 min 

  • Younger athletes should be accompanied by a parent 

  • Return the completion form to your coach and/or the Program Director 

  • Failure to show proof of an Impact baseline test will result in no training or competition until proof is provided. 

US Ski And Snowboard Concussion Policy for Members 

Any U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD athlete under the age of 18 years suspected of having sustained a concussion/ traumatic brain injury must be removed immediately from participation in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting event (e.g. sanctioned training, practice, camps, competitions or tryouts), by the Technical Delegate or U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD member coach overseeing such sporting event. The minor athlete will be prohibited from further participation until evaluated and cleared in writing to resume participation in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting events by a qualified health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries. The health care professional must certify to U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD in the clearance letter that he/she has successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries within three years of the day on which the written statement is made. 

Upon removal of a minor athlete from participation for a suspected concussion/traumatic brain injury, the U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD TD or member coach making the removal must inform U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD Competition Services. Athletes who have subsequently been medically cleared to resume participation must provide such medical clearance (as described above) to U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD Competition Services in order to be permitted to participate in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting events. 

 

About Concussion 

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. 

Risk of Continued Participation 

A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first—usually within a short period of time (hours, days, or weeks)—can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems. In rare cases, repeat concussions can result in edema (brain swelling), permanent brain damage, and even death. 

The U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD recommends that Members review the Center for Disease Control’s resources on concussion awareness at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html 

In summary and consistent with Utah House Bill 204 the U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD has: 

  • Adopted a concussion policy.

  • Informed Parents/Guardians of the policy.

  • Obtained Parent/Guardian’s signature on the policy.

  • Required removal of minor athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion.

  • Prohibited minors from participating in all U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD activities until cleared by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management.

 

Concussion Action Plan 

Remove the athlete from activity – training or competition, when suspected of having sustained a concussion or TBI. 

Inform the athletes' parents/guardian. 

Allow the athlete to return to sport when cleared by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management. 

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Athlete Code of Conduct 2019/20

 

As a reminder to all of our athletes. Please review the policies that we adhere to and will enforce. We strictly follow US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s code of conduct and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Intermountain Division Team rules. 

In addition, SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM expects a high level of good behavior from our athletes, staff and parents. 

Athletes are expected to show respect to their teammates and their belongings, fellow competitors, coaches, officials, course workers, parents and themselves at all times. 

3 simple rules  

  1. Follow team rules and code of conduct

  2. While traveling with SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM only Female athletes allowed in female teammates rooms and only male athletes allowed in male teammates room (unless for a team meeting or video session called by the coach)

  3. Represent both SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM and yourself in a very respectful manner.

 

Membership in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association is a privilege, not a right.  All US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members (athletes, coaches, and officials) when participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity must agree to conduct themselves according to US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values of Team, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Accountability and Courage and abide by the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.  All members must agree to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities (including but not limited to camps, competitions, and projects). 

Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:  respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow members, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs. 

While participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity: 

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the International Ski Federation Statutes, the United States Olympic Committee Bylaws, the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Bylaws, and the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Code of Conduct.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall conduct themselves at all times and in all places as befits worthy representatives of the United States of America, the United States Olympic Committee, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, their region, division, state or club and in accordance with the best traditions of national and international competition.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to competition rules and procedures. Members are also responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the rules and procedures of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD national teams, camps or other projects when participating in such.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior, consideration for the physical and emotional well being of others, and courtesy and good manners.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abide by US SKI AND SNOWBOARD rules and procedures while traveling to and from and participating in official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abstain from illegal and/or immoderate consumption of alcohol.

Absolutely no consumption of alcohol is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21. Members under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD or event organizer function. 

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall violate the customs, travel or currency regulations of a country while traveling with a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD group or on a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD ticket.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall commit a criminal act.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall engage in any conduct that could be perceived as harassment based upon gender, age, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members will avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members agree to abide by anti-doping rules and procedures established by WADA, USADA, and/or FIS.

  

Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by the appropriate team or competition leader.  Disciplinary action may include

  

  • Removal from the team trip or training camp.

  • Suspension from training and/or competition.

  • Elimination of coaching, travel, and other benefits.

  • Forfeiture of US SKI AND SNOWBOARD membership.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity. Members are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Members are entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before being prevented from participating in protected competition as that term is defined by the USOC Bylaws.  Information on the processes for grievances, suspensions and appeals is available at www.US Ski and Snowboard.org. 

Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD demands that its members understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM RULES

Members of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM teams are required to abide by the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD code of conduct. 

Additionally, team members: 

are prohibited from using or possessing illegal drugs; 

are prohibited from using or possessing alcohol; the exception being athletes who are 21 and older.  Athletes who are of legal drinking age must refrain from buying, possessing or using alcohol in or around SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM housing and in the proximity of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM athletes who are under the age of 21. 

are required to attend all team meetings unless excused by the head coach; will observe the curfew established by the coaching staff; 

will reside in the room to which they are assigned by their home Head Coach and share responsibility with their roommates for damages or rule violations that occur in the room when it is not possible to establish individual responsibility; 

will remain with the team at all times except with the knowledge and permission of the coaches and Director. 

will observe any additional rules established by the coaches. 

under 18 are prohibited from using or possessing tobacco. Those 18 and older may not use tobacco in the team vans or housing, in the race arena, or in the presence of team members under 18. 

Will pay all fees in a timely manner. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS

 

1. Let the coaches do the coaching for all team members. Please respect coaches time on the hill and during competition.  Coach is working and focused on all the athletes not just your athlete.

2. Support the program by volunteering to assist the team in some way.

3. Be your child’s best fan; support him or her unconditionally.

4. Acknowledge your child’s effort, as well as his or her support of team members,

adherence to athlete responsibilities, etc.

5. Support and root for all team members. That fosters teamwork.

6. Model good sportsmanship at all times during practices and competition.

7. Don’t bribe your child or offer incentives for good performance. Instead, orient

him or her to the enjoyment of participating and his or her responsibility to the

team.

8. Encourage direct communication. If your child is having difficulties in practice or

competitions or can’t make a practice, encourage him or her to speak directly to the

coaches.

9. Understand and display appropriate behaviors (e.g., watch; make positive

remarks; don’t berate players, officials or coaches). Remember, your child’s self

esteem and performance are at stake. Be supportive.

10.Monitor your child’s stress level at home. Ask questions to ascertain whether

your child is having trouble balancing various activities in his or her life. Ask

whether she or he is enjoying the sport experience. Help your child handle any

stress effectively.

11.Monitor eating and sleeping habits. Ensure that your child is eating the proper

foods and getting adequate rest.

12.Help your child keep his or her priorities straight, maintaining a balance among

schoolwork, family responsibilities, chores, free time and organized-sport

participation.

13.Keep sport in its proper perspective: Sport should be fun for you and your child.

Highly skilled children and their parents must be especially careful to maintain a

balanced view.

14.If your child’s performance produces strong emotions in you, maintain a calm

demeanor. Your relationship with your child remains long after competitive sport

days are over. Keep your goals and needs separate from your child’s

experience.

15. Remind him or her to focus on “process” and not only “results.”

Children should derive fun and satisfaction from “striving to win,” and performing well

and hard.

16.Let other family members and friends who might attend your child’s games know

what constitutes appropriate and supportive behavior.

17.Have fun.


C Team Handbook

2019-20

SSEF is the non-profit entity that operates SBST providing governance, strategic direction, fundraising oversight and employment of all coaches and staff.

Current Primary Goals of SSEF

 - Build for the future…Podium Status, Premier Races, Excellent Coaching

- Implement ‘Best Business Practices’

- Create Financial Depth through Improved Fund Raising & Commercial Sponsorship

- Reverse the 60-40 Ratio

- Diligent Cash Flow Management

- To Maintain a Fun Environment …No Bad Outcomes

 The Role of Parents in the SSEF

 Beyond supporting your athletes…

Participation

-      In Fundraising Events

-      Direct Hands-On Effort with Races and When Called Upon

-      Bringing NEW Commercial Sponsorship to the Foundation

-      Understanding the Organizations Financial Needs

 

Two New SSEF Financial ‘stability’ Improvements

1.   All out of town/overnight team events (races/camps) will be initially invoiced on a ‘best estimate’ basis. After the event, each participant will be issued a credit or additional invoice based on the actual total cost of the event. All out of town/overnight events must have a ‘net zero’ impact on the foundation.

2.   The foundation ended last season with near $10,000.00 over due from athletes. The foundation does not have the financial depth to carry athlete debt. Therefore, this season if an athlete has an overdue invoice they will not be permitted to train, travel or race.

 

Work Deposit

Invoices will be sent no later than 10- 25-19 with payment due by 11-15-19. $400 for one athlete; $600 if more than one athlete. For one athlete the requirement is 4 volunteer days and 6 days for more than one.

If you opt-out before the invoice is due you can pay 125% of the invoice and take the amount as a donation to the foundation.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Work Deposit Program Overview 2019-20

The SNOWBASIN SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION directors have voted to reinstate the team's work deposit (WD) program.

Every USSA team that hosts races and conducts fundraising events is challenged to have enough volunteers at the right times and in the right places. Without adequate volunteer support it is impossible to effectively conduct races and other events. That is why virtually all USSA teams have a WD program. WD programs are intended to more fairly distribute the volunteer effort and motivate parents to more frequently volunteer to help at races and other team events.

Please keep in mind that all of the teams who host the races that we travel to and participate in have programs like this.

As an overview.....each race team family will be invoiced (separately from tuition) a $400 WD for their first athlete and $200 if there is a second athlete in the family; if there is a third athlete there is no additional WD. The WD invoice is due prior to November 1 and the WD invoice cannot be included in any tuition payment program...... the work deposit program is to be paid separately and all at once.

Beginning with the Ski Swap event and continuing through the season there will be work deposit volunteer opportunities whereby parents can earn credits to offset their work deposit. A typical credit for one day of on-snow effort will be $100. So in most cases four days of on-snow volunteer effort, throughout the season, will provide a 100% offset for a family's $400 WD. Off-snow offset credits will based on the task.

At the end of the season WD credits will be tallied and a report will be issued. Any amount of the WD not offset by credits will be forfeited. The amount of the WD that is offset by credits will be available to put toward the following season's tuition or as a credit towards summer camp programs.

Every season a new work WD invoice will be issued and will be payable.

The WD amount for families with an athlete enrolled in the LTR team or Big Mountain program will be $100 deposit or 1 day of work requirement.

Any family may choose to opt out of the WD program by paying, upon receipt, their work deposit invoice at 125% of the amount invoiced, thus qualifying, for tax purposes,  as a donation to the SSEF.

The goal of the program is to more equitably distribute the volunteerism required for a club like ours and give parents a real financial motivation to become actively involved.

As we gear up for another great season of skiing and racing, we thought it was a good time to make sure everyone is aware of their financial responsibilities to the ski team.

Tuition: Ski team tuition is due in two equal installments. The first is due July 1 and the second December 1. Late payments will be subject to a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. This charge will apply to all returning athletes regardless of whether they are registered for the upcoming season by July 1. For example, if a returning athlete registers for the upcoming season on October 1, their first tuition payment will include a 4.5% finance charge as payment is three months late. The late payment fee will be waived for new families/athletes joining the ski team for the first time. For new athletes that register after July 1, the first tuition installment is due upon registration. The second installment is due on December 1. It is important that the first tuition installment be paid by July 1 so that the executive director has an accurate idea of the number of athletes returning to the program and can plan accordingly in terms of coaching and training.

Work Deposit: Families with athletes enrolled in the C, B, U16, and/or FIS team(s) incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit commitment is $400 for families with one athlete and $600 for families with two or more athletes. This work deposit must be paid upon receiving an invoice in the fall (typically October). The volunteer commitment is 40 points for families with one athlete and 60 points for families with two or more athletes. You will receive an email before all ski team events that require volunteers. This email will allow you to sign up for different volunteer roles. The sign-up sheet will indicate the number of points you will earn for the volunteer activity you complete.

At the end of each season, we will credit your account if you have completed your volunteer requirement. If you complete all required volunteer points, your account will be credited for the full amount of your work deposit. This will offset your tuition cost for the following season, or will be refunded to you in cash if your athlete does not return to the ski team. For the upcoming season, work deposit credits will be applied to your second tuition payment installment, due on December 1. Unpaid work deposits will be treated as open invoices. Athletes with open invoices will not be permitted to participate in any ski team activity/event per the pay to train policy explained below.

Families with athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain and LTR program also incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit is $100 and the volunteer commitment is 10 points per family. All other aspects of the work deposit program for the Big Mountain team are the same as described above. 

Credit Card Merchant Fees:  Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, there will be a 3.5% surcharge for all payments made using a credit card. In the past, the Foundation has incurred the expense related to credit card processing fees, but these fees have been nearly $9,000 per year for the past few years. Unfortunately, this burden is just too great for the organization to absorb. Please note that you can easily avoid this fee by paying via check or bank-to-bank transfer.

Pay to Train Policy: At the beginning of last season, the Foundation’s Board of Directors authorized coaches to restrict athletes from any form of ski team participation if they have a past due invoice. This includes on the snow training, camps, races, dryland training, and/or any other ski team event. This policy has not been enforced, but beginning September 1, 2018, the policy will be implemented and coaches will have no discretion to make exceptions for individual athletes. Coaches (and parents) will be issued notification of athletes who cannot participate in ski team events because of open invoices. Open invoices include amounts due for the current season as well as any amounts due from past seasons. This is the best way we know to ensure equity across all of our athletes and families. Additionally, the ski team often pre-pays for events like camps and races (e.g. race registration fees and lodging for away races). To remain financially sound, the Foundation needs to be reimbursed for these expenses in a timely manner.

Please know that we will make every effort to inform you if you have an outstanding balance that will prevent your athlete from participating in ski team events. The last thing we want is to cause any embarrassment by turning athletes away. We will contact you via email at least two days prior to all ski team events informing you of your delinquent account. This will allow you to pay your balance in full so that your athlete can participate.

We want to thank each of you for your involvement with the Snowbasin Ski Team and your efforts to meet your financial responsibilities related to the team. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the policies outlined in this letter. As always, your thoughts and suggestions related to the foundation or the ski team are always welcome.

 

The Board of the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation

 

KEY DATES 2019/20

EVENTS

SNOWBASIN SKI SALE AND SWAP – October 25-27 

  • ANNUAL WINTER WELCOME – Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5:30pm 11:00pm @ The Monarch

    • For tickets and info go to http://snowbasinskiteam.org/events-1/

    • Seats available at discount of $40 if you sign up today

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival- Feb 15-17. 2019 Peery Egyptian Theater in Ogden

HOME RACES

  • INTERMOUNTAIN CUP U16 QUALIFIER SG – February 7-9, 2020 Snowbasin Resort

    • 2.7.20 W&M TR & W SG#1  2.8.20 M SG#1 W SG#2 M SG#2 2.9.20 W SG#3 M SG#3

  • U.S. ALPINE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Feb 24-29,2020 Snowbasin Resort U21/U19

    • A National Junior Championship

Snowbasin Ski Team - C Team - U10/U12 U10

Ages 8-9    and  U12 - Ages 10-11

 This program is organized to teach fundamental skiing skills and ski racing technique to young athletes. Emphasis is placed on free skiing in all varieties of snow and terrain at Snowbasin while practicing balance, edging, body position and other essential technical elements, all while learning mountain safety and always having fun! Racing emphasis will be predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique with an introduction to Super G.

For training purposes athletes will often be arranged in groups of approximately 7-9 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs. Skill Development Focus All-

Mountain Safety

Developing a consistent balanced athletic position on skis; proper weight distribution on skis; having a consistent stance while maintaining balanced athletic position on skis; learning timing, balance, upper body discipline and/or upper-lower body separation, and upper body stability through the use of a single pole plant; and tactical elements of a Giant Slalom & Slalom courses.

U10 and U12 athletes will compete in 6-12 races (race days) per winter. SBST will travel with athletes to USSA sanctioned races within the Intermountain Division (South Series).

The U10 and U12 athletes will compete together in one race series, but in their own age groups. At this age athlete must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to travel to races. U10/U12 athletes will be selected based on South Series results for Intermountain Championships. South Series race entry fees are included in the tuition. 

On Snow-Late November Thru IMD Champs Late March (depending on conditions) 

Saturday and Sunday at Snowbasin • 2 weekdays TBD (see schedule and Team Snap)

U10/U12 Program Fee See attached payment options

License Required: • Competitor U10 9 and under -$25 • Competitor U12 10 and 11 -$50 •

All required IMD divisional fee at checkout -$50

Race Travel Expenses South Series Entry fees included ( not including championships)

Athletes will responsible for lift tickets at all events (except Snowbasin) and championship or finals event entry fees. Ski Passes Athletes need a Snowbasin, and/or Nordic Valley season pass (Passes for Powder Mt can be purchased on a daily basis). Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through the resorts. Season pass rates for SBST athletes are the best-offered prices available.

 

Team Snap - Communication

 Please ensure that all of your information is current and up to date on our TEAM SNAP application. This is our means of communication all functions of the Snowbasin Ski Team  Please check with your head coach or Lester if you have any questions or concerns with Team Snap

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Athlete Code of Conduct 2019/20

 As a reminder to all of our athletes. Please review the policies that we adhere to and will enforce. We strictly follow US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s code of conduct and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Intermountain Division Team rules. 

In addition, SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM expects a high level of good behavior from our athletes, staff and parents. 

Athletes are expected to show respect to their teammates and their belongings, fellow competitors, coaches, officials, course workers, parents and themselves at all times. 

3 simple rules  

  1. Follow team rules and code of conduct

  2. While traveling with SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM only Female athletes allowed in female teammates rooms and only male athletes allowed in male teammates room (unless for a team meeting or video session called by the coach)

  3. Represent both SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM and yourself in a very respectful manner.

 Membership in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association is a privilege, not a right.  All US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members (athletes, coaches, and officials) when participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity must agree to conduct themselves according to US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values of Team, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Accountability and Courage and abide by the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.  All members must agree to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities (including but not limited to camps, competitions, and projects). 

Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:  respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow members, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs. 

While participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity: 

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the International Ski Federation Statutes, the United States Olympic Committee Bylaws, the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Bylaws, and the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Code of Conduct.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall conduct themselves at all times and in all places as befits worthy representatives of the United States of America, the United States Olympic Committee, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, their region, division, state or club and in accordance with the best traditions of national and international competition.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to competition rules and procedures. Members are also responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the rules and procedures of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD national teams, camps or other projects when participating in such.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior, consideration for the physical and emotional well being of others, and courtesy and good manners.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abide by US SKI AND SNOWBOARD rules and procedures while traveling to and from and participating in official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abstain from illegal and/or immoderate consumption of alcohol.

Absolutely no consumption of alcohol is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21. Members under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD or event organizer function. 

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall violate the customs, travel or currency regulations of a country while traveling with a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD group or on a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD ticket.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall commit a criminal act.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall engage in any conduct that could be perceived as harassment based upon gender, age, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members will avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members agree to abide by anti-doping rules and procedures established by WADA, USADA, and/or FIS.

  

Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by the appropriate team or competition leader.  Disciplinary action may include

  

  • Removal from the team trip or training camp.

  • Suspension from training and/or competition.

  • Elimination of coaching, travel, and other benefits.

  • Forfeiture of US SKI AND SNOWBOARD membership.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity. Members are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Members are entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before being prevented from participating in protected competition as that term is defined by the USOC Bylaws.  Information on the processes for grievances, suspensions and appeals is available at www.US Ski and Snowboard.org. 

Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD demands that its members understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM RULES

Members of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM teams are required to abide by the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD code of conduct. 

Additionally, team members: 

are prohibited from using or possessing illegal drugs; 

are prohibited from using or possessing alcohol; the exception being athletes who are 21 and older.  Athletes who are of legal drinking age must refrain from buying, possessing or using alcohol in or around SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM housing and in the proximity of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM athletes who are under the age of 21. 

are required to attend all team meetings unless excused by the head coach; will observe the curfew established by the coaching staff; 

will reside in the room to which they are assigned by their home Head Coach and share responsibility with their roommates for damages or rule violations that occur in the room when it is not possible to establish individual responsibility; 

will remain with the team at all times except with the knowledge and permission of the coaches and Director. 

will observe any additional rules established by the coaches. 

under 18 are prohibited from using or possessing tobacco. Those 18 and older may not use tobacco in the team vans or housing, in the race arena, or in the presence of team members under 18. 

Will pay all fees in a timely manner. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS

1. Let the coaches do the coaching for all team members. Please respect coaches time on the hill and during competition.  Coach is working and focused on all the athletes not just your athlete.

2. Support the program by volunteering to assist the team in some way.

3. Be your child’s best fan; support him or her unconditionally.

4. Acknowledge your child’s effort, as well as his or her support of team members,

adherence to athlete responsibilities, etc.

5. Support and root for all team members. That fosters teamwork.

6. Model good sportsmanship at all times during practices and competition.

7. Don’t bribe your child or offer incentives for good performance. Instead, orient

him or her to the enjoyment of participating and his or her responsibility to the

team.

8. Encourage direct communication. If your child is having difficulties in practice or

competitions or can’t make a practice, encourage him or her to speak directly to the

coaches.

9. Understand and display appropriate behaviors (e.g., watch; make positive

remarks; don’t berate players, officials or coaches). Remember, your child’s self

esteem and performance are at stake. Be supportive.

10.Monitor your child’s stress level at home. Ask questions to ascertain whether

your child is having trouble balancing various activities in his or her life. Ask

whether she or he is enjoying the sport experience. Help your child handle any

stress effectively.

11.Monitor eating and sleeping habits. Ensure that your child is eating the proper

foods and getting adequate rest.

12.Help your child keep his or her priorities straight, maintaining a balance among

schoolwork, family responsibilities, chores, free time and organized-sport

participation.

13.Keep sport in its proper perspective: Sport should be fun for you and your child.

Highly skilled children and their parents must be especially careful to maintain a

balanced view.

14.If your child’s performance produces strong emotions in you, maintain a calm

demeanor. Your relationship with your child remains long after competitive sport

days are over. Keep your goals and needs separate from your child’s

experience.

15. Remind him or her to focus on “process” and not only “results.”

Children should derive fun and satisfaction from “striving to win,” and performing well

and hard.

16.Let other family members and friends who might attend your child’s games know

what constitutes appropriate and supportive behavior.

17.Have fun.


 

FIS Team Handbook

2019-20

SSEF is the non-profit entity that operates OVST providing governance, strategic direction, fundraising oversight and employment of all coaches and staff.

 Current Primary Goals of SSEF

 - Build for the future…Podium Status, Premier Races, Excellent Coaching

- Implement ‘Best Business Practices’

- Create Financial Depth through Improved Fund Raising & Commercial Sponsorship

- Reverse the 60-40 Ratio

- Diligent Cash Flow Management

- To Maintain a Fun Environment …No Bad Outcomes

 The Role of Parents in the SSEF

 Beyond supporting your athletes…

 Participation

-        In Fundraising Events

-        Direct Hands-On Effort with Races and When Called Upon

-        Bringing NEW Commercial Sponsorship to the Foundation

-        Understanding the Organizations Financial Needs

 

Two New SSEF Financial ‘stability’ Improvements

 1.    All out of town/overnight team events (races/camps) will be initially invoiced on a ‘best estimate’ basis. After the event, each participant will be issued a credit or additional invoice based on the actual total cost of the event. All out of town/overnight events must have a ‘net zero’ impact on the foundation.

2.    The foundation ended last season with near $10,000.00 over due from athletes. The foundation does not have the financial depth to carry athlete debt. Therefore, this season if an athlete has an overdue invoice they will not be permitted to train, travel or race.

 Work Deposit

 

Invoices will be sent no later than 10- 25-19 with payment due by 11-15-19. $400 for one athlete; $600 if more than one athlete. For one athlete the requirement is 4 volunteer days and 6 days for more than one.

If you opt-out before the invoice is due you can pay 125% of the invoice and take the amount as a donation to the foundation.

 

 SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Work Deposit Program Overview 2019-20

The SNOWBASIN SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION directors have voted to reinstate the team's work deposit (WD) program.

Every USSA team that hosts races and conducts fundraising events is challenged to have enough volunteers at the right times and in the right places. Without adequate volunteer support it is impossible to effectively conduct races and other events. That is why virtually all USSA teams have a WD program. WD programs are intended to more fairly distribute the volunteer effort and motivate parents to more frequently volunteer to help at races and other team events.

Please keep in mind that all of the teams who host the races that we travel to and participate in have programs like this.

As an overview.....each race team family will be invoiced (separately from tuition) a $400 WD for their first athlete and $200 if there is a second athlete in the family; if there is a third athlete there is no additional WD. The WD invoice is due prior to November 1 and the WD invoice cannot be included in any tuition payment program...... the work deposit program is to be paid separately and all at once.

Beginning with the Ski Swap event and continuing through the season there will be work deposit volunteer opportunities whereby parents can earn credits to offset their work deposit. A typical credit for one day of on-snow effort will be $100. So in most cases four days of on-snow volunteer effort, throughout the season, will provide a 100% offset for a family's $400 WD. Off-snow offset credits will based on the task.

At the end of the season WD credits will be tallied and a report will be issued. Any amount of the WD not offset by credits will be forfeited. The amount of the WD that is offset by credits will be available to put toward the following season's tuition or as a credit towards summer camp programs.

Every season a new work WD invoice will be issued and will be payable.

The WD amount for families with an athlete enrolled in the LTR team or Big Mountain program will be $100 deposit or 1 day of work requirement.

Any family may choose to opt out of the WD program by paying, upon receipt, their work deposit invoice at 125% of the amount invoiced, thus qualifying, for tax purposes,  as a donation to the SSEF.

The goal of the program is to more equitably distribute the volunteerism required for a club like ours and give parents a real financial motivation to become actively involved.

As we gear up for another great season of skiing and racing, we thought it was a good time to make sure everyone is aware of their financial responsibilities to the ski team.

Tuition: Ski team tuition is due in two equal installments. The first is due July 1 and the second December 1. Late payments will be subject to a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. This charge will apply to all returning athletes regardless of whether they are registered for the upcoming season by July 1. For example, if a returning athlete registers for the upcoming season on October 1, their first tuition payment will include a 4.5% finance charge as payment is three months late. The late payment fee will be waived for new families/athletes joining the ski team for the first time. For new athletes that register after July 1, the first tuition installment is due upon registration. The second installment is due on December 1. It is important that the first tuition installment be paid by July 1 so that the executive director has an accurate idea of the number of athletes returning to the program and can plan accordingly in terms of coaching and training.

Work Deposit: Families with athletes enrolled in the C, B, U16, and/or FIS team(s) incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit commitment is $400 for families with one athlete and $600 for families with two or more athletes. This work deposit must be paid upon receiving an invoice in the fall (typically October). The volunteer commitment is 40 points for families with one athlete and 60 points for families with two or more athletes. You will receive an email before all ski team events that require volunteers. This email will allow you to sign up for different volunteer roles. The sign-up sheet will indicate the number of points you will earn for the volunteer activity you complete.

At the end of each season, we will credit your account if you have completed your volunteer requirement. If you complete all required volunteer points, your account will be credited for the full amount of your work deposit. This will offset your tuition cost for the following season, or will be refunded to you in cash if your athlete does not return to the ski team. For the upcoming season, work deposit credits will be applied to your second tuition payment installment, due on December 1. Unpaid work deposits will be treated as open invoices. Athletes with open invoices will not be permitted to participate in any ski team activity/event per the pay to train policy explained below.

Families with athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain and LTR program also incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit is $100 and the volunteer commitment is 10 points per family. All other aspects of the work deposit program for the Big Mountain team are the same as described above. 

Credit Card Merchant Fees:  Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, there will be a 3.5% surcharge for all payments made using a credit card. In the past, the Foundation has incurred the expense related to credit card processing fees, but these fees have been nearly $9,000 per year for the past few years. Unfortunately, this burden is just too great for the organization to absorb. Please note that you can easily avoid this fee by paying via check or bank-to-bank transfer.

Pay to Train Policy: At the beginning of last season, the Foundation’s Board of Directors authorized coaches to restrict athletes from any form of ski team participation if they have a past due invoice. This includes on the snow training, camps, races, dryland training, and/or any other ski team event. This policy has not been enforced, but beginning September 1, 2018, the policy will be implemented and coaches will have no discretion to make exceptions for individual athletes. Coaches (and parents) will be issued notification of athletes who cannot participate in ski team events because of open invoices. Open invoices include amounts due for the current season as well as any amounts due from past seasons. This is the best way we know to ensure equity across all of our athletes and families. Additionally, the ski team often pre-pays for events like camps and races (e.g. race registration fees and lodging for away races). To remain financially sound, the Foundation needs to be reimbursed for these expenses in a timely manner.

Please know that we will make every effort to inform you if you have an outstanding balance that will prevent your athlete from participating in ski team events. The last thing we want is to cause any embarrassment by turning athletes away. We will contact you via email at least two days prior to all ski team events informing you of your delinquent account. This will allow you to pay your balance in full so that your athlete can participate.

We want to thank each of you for your involvement with the Snowbasin Ski Team and your efforts to meet your financial responsibilities related to the team. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the policies outlined in this letter. As always, your thoughts and suggestions related to the foundation or the ski team are always welcome.

 

The Board of the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation

 

Team Snap - Communication

 Please ensure that all of your information is current and up to date on our TEAM SNAP application. This is our means of communication all functions of the Snowbasin Ski Team  Please check wit your head coach or Gordon if you have any questions or concerns with Team Snap

 

EVENTS

  • SNOWBASIN SKI SALE AND SWAP – October 25-27 

  • ANNUAL WINTER WELCOME – Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5:30pm 11:00pm @ The Monarch

    • For tickets and info go to http://snowbasinskiteam.org/events-1/

    • Seats available at discount of $40 if you sign up today

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival- Feb 15-17. 2019 Peery Egyptian Theater in Ogden


HOME RACES 

  • INTERMOUNTAIN CUP U16 QUALIFIER SG – February 7-9, 2020 Snowbasin Resort

    • 2.7.20 W&M TR & W SG#1  2.8.20 M SG#1 W SG#2 M SG#2 2.9.20 W SG#3 M SG#3

  • U.S. ALPINE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Feb 24-29,2020 Snowbasin Resort U21/U19

    • A National Junior Championship


Snowbasin Ski Team-FIS Team U19/U21

Comprised of 16-18-year-old High School students (U19), and Post Graduate 18-20-year-old racers (U21), motivated U21 and U19 athletes work with a team of dedicated coaches that will employ at their discretion a unique combination of conditioning, big mountain free-skiing, and world class gate training on a consistent surface that only SBST can deliver. Our goal is advancing each individual's skiing and racing skills to maximize their athletic potential, and to help build the discipline, drive, and determination for them to succeed in whatever arena they choose after ski racing. This program covers all aspects of competitive racing, training, and conditioning. FIS program will train in the afternoons, with an early release from their respective schools. Those athletes not academically eligible for early release will train with the U 16 team and travel with the FIS team. Preseason dryland training is mandatory for FIS participants. Athletes will compete locally, regionally, and nationally at a level appropriate to their desire and ability, including NorAm, FIS, and USSA events.

Skill Development Focus

Hill safety; exhibiting a dynamic athletic balance and position in all terrain and conditions; exhibiting consistent width stance while maintaining dynamic balanced athletic position; skiing with weight distributed over the outside ski in all terrain and events; utilizing a double and single pole plant for timing, balance and upper body stability in all terrain types; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance and generate power in all conditions and courses; applying GS, SL and Super G tactics and learning the basic

fundamentals of downhill elements. Skill Development Focus Points: This program has consistent winning record of each individual's skill advancement at every level. Thanks to an exceptionally low athlete/coach ratio, SBST offers a high quality individual improvement focused program that delivers a curriculum covering fundamentals such as on hill safety through development of advanced skills for speed events.

 Races

FIS athletes will be encouraged to compete in 20-35 races per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division and the Western Region there are many USSA and FIS racing opportunities for athletes in this group. The individual race schedules will be tailored to fit each athlete. FIS athletes are expected to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian.

Training Session

Pre-Season Dryland

Each athlete will meet with Gordon to determine best schedule and training program that includes OAC, Ascension and additional cardio program. (Additional fees apply)

On Snow

·      Tuesdays-Fridays, Mornings at  Snowbasin

·      Saturdays, 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

·      Sundays, 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

License

FIS: $85 (regular license, $155 after August 15th)

USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)

IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

Race Travel Expenses

Based on travel schedule and number of competitions entered, to be discussed with coaches.

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts.

Season pass rates for SBST athletes are the best-offered prices available. Purchase date and cost to be determined later this summer

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

Team Meeting

FIS Meetings: Coaches will set up meetings to meet with athletes individually.

Recommended Summer/Fall Skiing:

20-30 days

Snowbasin Ski Team Concussion Policy and Baseline Requirements 2019-20

Concussion – It's about the athletes! 

US Ski and Snowboard and Snowbasin Ski Team value the welfare of our ski and snowboard athletes. Concussion management of young athletes is an important issue for all of us. It is our responsibility as a club, officials, coaches and parents to ensure that athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion are managed carefully, and that a qualified health care provider clears their return to sport program. 

SSEF require all registered athletes competing U14 and older to have a baseline test on file.  This test can be completed at the 

McKay-Dee Stewart Rehab Center 

3903 Harrison Blvd. 4th Floor 

Ogden, UT 84403  Phone: (801) 387-2080/(801)387-2800 

1pm- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday  Cost is $10 cash 

or

Mountain Land Physical Therapy - Layton Clinic

801-547-1155

p.m. appointments . approx 30 min for test

 

  • Test must be completed every 2 years - All U14 and above  

  • Hours 1pm- 4:30 pm M-F 

  • It’s on a Computer and takes about 30 min 

  • Younger athletes should be accompanied by a parent 

  • Return the completion form to your coach and/or the Program Director 

  • Failure to show proof of an Impact baseline test will result in no training or competition until proof is provided. 

US Ski And Snowboard Concussion Policy for Members 

Any U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD athlete under the age of 18 years suspected of having sustained a concussion/ traumatic brain injury must be removed immediately from participation in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting event (e.g. sanctioned training, practice, camps, competitions or tryouts), by the Technical Delegate or U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD member coach overseeing such sporting event. The minor athlete will be prohibited from further participation until evaluated and cleared in writing to resume participation in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting events by a qualified health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries. The health care professional must certify to U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD in the clearance letter that he/she has successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries within three years of the day on which the written statement is made. 

Upon removal of a minor athlete from participation for a suspected concussion/traumatic brain injury, the U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD TD or member coach making the removal must inform U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD Competition Services. Athletes who have subsequently been medically cleared to resume participation must provide such medical clearance (as described above) to U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD Competition Services in order to be permitted to participate in U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD sporting events. 

 

About Concussion 

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. 

Risk of Continued Participation 

A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first—usually within a short period of time (hours, days, or weeks)—can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems. In rare cases, repeat concussions can result in edema (brain swelling), permanent brain damage, and even death. 

The U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD recommends that Members review the Center for Disease Control’s resources on concussion awareness at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html 

In summary and consistent with Utah House Bill 204 the U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD has: 

  • Adopted a concussion policy.

  • Informed Parents/Guardians of the policy.

  • Obtained Parent/Guardian’s signature on the policy.

  • Required removal of minor athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion.

  • Prohibited minors from participating in all U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD activities until cleared by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management.

 

Concussion Action Plan 

Remove the athlete from activity – training or competition, when suspected of having sustained a concussion or TBI. 

Inform the athletes' parents/guardian. 

Allow the athlete to return to sport when cleared by a qualified medical provider trained in concussion management. 

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Athlete Code of Conduct 2019/20

 

As a reminder to all of our athletes. Please review the policies that we adhere to and will enforce. We strictly follow US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s code of conduct and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Intermountain Division Team rules. 

In addition, SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM expects a high level of good behavior from our athletes, staff and parents. 

Athletes are expected to show respect to their teammates and their belongings, fellow competitors, coaches, officials, course workers, parents and themselves at all times. 

3 simple rules  

  1. Follow team rules and code of conduct

  2. While traveling with SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM only Female athletes allowed in female teammates rooms and only male athletes allowed in male teammates room (unless for a team meeting or video session called by the coach)

  3. Represent both SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM and yourself in a very respectful manner.

 

Membership in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association is a privilege, not a right.  All US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members (athletes, coaches, and officials) when participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity must agree to conduct themselves according to US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values of Team, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Accountability and Courage and abide by the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.  All members must agree to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities (including but not limited to camps, competitions, and projects). 

Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:  respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow members, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs. 

While participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity: 

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the International Ski Federation Statutes, the United States Olympic Committee Bylaws, the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Bylaws, and the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Code of Conduct.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall conduct themselves at all times and in all places as befits worthy representatives of the United States of America, the United States Olympic Committee, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, their region, division, state or club and in accordance with the best traditions of national and international competition.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to competition rules and procedures. Members are also responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the rules and procedures of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD national teams, camps or other projects when participating in such.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior, consideration for the physical and emotional well being of others, and courtesy and good manners.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abide by US SKI AND SNOWBOARD rules and procedures while traveling to and from and participating in official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abstain from illegal and/or immoderate consumption of alcohol.

Absolutely no consumption of alcohol is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21. Members under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD or event organizer function. 

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall violate the customs, travel or currency regulations of a country while traveling with a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD group or on a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD ticket.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall commit a criminal act.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall engage in any conduct that could be perceived as harassment based upon gender, age, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members will avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members agree to abide by anti-doping rules and procedures established by WADA, USADA, and/or FIS.

  

Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by the appropriate team or competition leader.  Disciplinary action may include

  

  • Removal from the team trip or training camp.

  • Suspension from training and/or competition.

  • Elimination of coaching, travel, and other benefits.

  • Forfeiture of US SKI AND SNOWBOARD membership.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity. Members are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Members are entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before being prevented from participating in protected competition as that term is defined by the USOC Bylaws.  Information on the processes for grievances, suspensions and appeals is available at www.US Ski and Snowboard.org. 

Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD demands that its members understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM RULES

Members of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM teams are required to abide by the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD code of conduct. 

Additionally, team members: 

are prohibited from using or possessing illegal drugs; 

are prohibited from using or possessing alcohol; the exception being athletes who are 21 and older.  Athletes who are of legal drinking age must refrain from buying, possessing or using alcohol in or around SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM housing and in the proximity of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM athletes who are under the age of 21. 

are required to attend all team meetings unless excused by the head coach; will observe the curfew established by the coaching staff; 

will reside in the room to which they are assigned by their home Head Coach and share responsibility with their roommates for damages or rule violations that occur in the room when it is not possible to establish individual responsibility; 

will remain with the team at all times except with the knowledge and permission of the coaches and Director. 

will observe any additional rules established by the coaches. 

under 18 are prohibited from using or possessing tobacco. Those 18 and older may not use tobacco in the team vans or housing, in the race arena, or in the presence of team members under 18. 

Will pay all fees in a timely manner. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS

 

1. Let the coaches do the coaching for all team members. Please respect coaches time on the hill and during competition.  Coach is working and focused on all the athletes not just your athlete.

2. Support the program by volunteering to assist the team in some way.

3. Be your child’s best fan; support him or her unconditionally.

4. Acknowledge your child’s effort, as well as his or her support of team members,

adherence to athlete responsibilities, etc.

5. Support and root for all team members. That fosters teamwork.

6. Model good sportsmanship at all times during practices and competition.

7. Don’t bribe your child or offer incentives for good performance. Instead, orient

him or her to the enjoyment of participating and his or her responsibility to the

team.

8. Encourage direct communication. If your child is having difficulties in practice or

competitions or can’t make a practice, encourage him or her to speak directly to the

coaches.

9. Understand and display appropriate behaviors (e.g., watch; make positive

remarks; don’t berate players, officials or coaches). Remember, your child’s self

esteem and performance are at stake. Be supportive.

10.Monitor your child’s stress level at home. Ask questions to ascertain whether

your child is having trouble balancing various activities in his or her life. Ask

whether she or he is enjoying the sport experience. Help your child handle any

stress effectively.

11.Monitor eating and sleeping habits. Ensure that your child is eating the proper

foods and getting adequate rest.

12.Help your child keep his or her priorities straight, maintaining a balance among

schoolwork, family responsibilities, chores, free time and organized-sport

participation.

13.Keep sport in its proper perspective: Sport should be fun for you and your child.

Highly skilled children and their parents must be especially careful to maintain a

balanced view.

14.If your child’s performance produces strong emotions in you, maintain a calm

demeanor. Your relationship with your child remains long after competitive sport

days are over. Keep your goals and needs separate from your child’s

experience.

15. Remind him or her to focus on “process” and not only “results.”

Children should derive fun and satisfaction from “striving to win,” and performing well

and hard.

16.Let other family members and friends who might attend your child’s games know

what constitutes appropriate and supportive behavior.

17.Have fun.


Big Mountain and LTR Team Handbook

2019-20

SSEF is the non-profit entity that operates OVST providing governance, strategic direction, fundraising oversight and employment of all coaches and staff.

 Current Primary Goals of SSEF

 - Build for the future…Podium Status, Premier Races, Excellent Coaching

- Implement ‘Best Business Practices’

- Create Financial Depth through Improved Fund Raising & Commercial Sponsorship

- Reverse the 60-40 Ratio

- Diligent Cash Flow Management

- To Maintain a Fun Environment …No Bad Outcomes

 

The Role of Parents in the SSEF

 Beyond supporting your athletes…

 Participation

-        In Fundraising Events

-        Direct Hands-On Effort with Races and When Called Upon

-        Bringing NEW Commercial Sponsorship to the Foundation

-        Understanding the Organizations Financial Needs

Two New SSEF Financial ‘stability’ Improvements

1.    All out of town/overnight team events (races/camps) will be initially invoiced on a ‘best estimate’ basis. After the event, each participant will be issued a credit or additional invoice based on the actual total cost of the event. All out of town/overnight events must have a ‘net zero’ impact on the foundation.

2.    The foundation ended last season with near $10,000.00 over due from athletes. The foundation does not have the financial depth to carry athlete debt. Therefore, this season if an athlete has an overdue invoice they will not be permitted to train, travel or race.

Work Deposit

Invoices will be sent no later than 10- 25-19 with payment due by 11-15-19. $400 for one athlete; $600 if more than one athlete. For one athlete the requirement is 4 volunteer days and 6 days for more than one.

If you opt-out before the invoice is due you can pay 125% of the invoice and take the amount as a donation to the foundation. $100 for Big Mt and LTR.

  

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Work Deposit Program Overview 2019-20

The SNOWBASIN SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION directors have voted to reinstate the team's work deposit (WD) program.

Every USSA team that hosts races and conducts fundraising events is challenged to have enough volunteers at the right times and in the right places. Without adequate volunteer support it is impossible to effectively conduct races and other events. That is why virtually all USSA teams have a WD program. WD programs are intended to more fairly distribute the volunteer effort and motivate parents to more frequently volunteer to help at races and other team events.

Please keep in mind that all of the teams who host the races that we travel to and participate in have programs like this.

As an overview.....each race team family will be invoiced (separately from tuition) a $400 WD for their first athlete and $200 if there is a second athlete in the family; if there is a third athlete there is no additional WD. The WD invoice is due prior to November 1 and the WD invoice cannot be included in any tuition payment program...... the work deposit program is to be paid separately and all at once.

Beginning with the Ski Swap event and continuing through the season there will be work deposit volunteer opportunities whereby parents can earn credits to offset their work deposit. A typical credit for one day of on-snow effort will be $100. So in most cases four days of on-snow volunteer effort, throughout the season, will provide a 100% offset for a family's $400 WD. Off-snow offset credits will based on the task.

At the end of the season WD credits will be tallied and a report will be issued. Any amount of the WD not offset by credits will be forfeited. The amount of the WD that is offset by credits will be available to put toward the following season's tuition or as a credit towards summer camp programs.

Every season a new work WD invoice will be issued and will be payable.

The WD amount for families with an athlete enrolled in the LTR team or Big Mountain program will be $100 deposit or 1 day of work requirement.

Any family may choose to opt out of the WD program by paying, upon receipt, their work deposit invoice at 125% of the amount invoiced, thus qualifying, for tax purposes,  as a donation to the SSEF.

The goal of the program is to more equitably distribute the volunteerism required for a club like ours and give parents a real financial motivation to become actively involved.

As we gear up for another great season of skiing and racing, we thought it was a good time to make sure everyone is aware of their financial responsibilities to the ski team.

Tuition: Ski team tuition is due in two equal installments. The first is due July 1 and the second December 1. Late payments will be subject to a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. This charge will apply to all returning athletes regardless of whether they are registered for the upcoming season by July 1. For example, if a returning athlete registers for the upcoming season on October 1, their first tuition payment will include a 4.5% finance charge as payment is three months late. The late payment fee will be waived for new families/athletes joining the ski team for the first time. For new athletes that register after July 1, the first tuition installment is due upon registration. The second installment is due on December 1. It is important that the first tuition installment be paid by July 1 so that the executive director has an accurate idea of the number of athletes returning to the program and can plan accordingly in terms of coaching and training.

Work Deposit: Families with athletes enrolled in the C, B, U16, and/or FIS team(s) incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit commitment is $400 for families with one athlete and $600 for families with two or more athletes. This work deposit must be paid upon receiving an invoice in the fall (typically October). The volunteer commitment is 40 points for families with one athlete and 60 points for families with two or more athletes. You will receive an email before all ski team events that require volunteers. This email will allow you to sign up for different volunteer roles. The sign-up sheet will indicate the number of points you will earn for the volunteer activity you complete.

At the end of each season, we will credit your account if you have completed your volunteer requirement. If you complete all required volunteer points, your account will be credited for the full amount of your work deposit. This will offset your tuition cost for the following season, or will be refunded to you in cash if your athlete does not return to the ski team. For the upcoming season, work deposit credits will be applied to your second tuition payment installment, due on December 1. Unpaid work deposits will be treated as open invoices. Athletes with open invoices will not be permitted to participate in any ski team activity/event per the pay to train policy explained below.

Families with athletes enrolled in the Big Mountain and LTR program also incur a work deposit commitment. The work deposit is $100 and the volunteer commitment is 10 points per family. All other aspects of the work deposit program for the Big Mountain team are the same as described above. 

Credit Card Merchant Fees:  Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, there will be a 3.5% surcharge for all payments made using a credit card. In the past, the Foundation has incurred the expense related to credit card processing fees, but these fees have been nearly $9,000 per year for the past few years. Unfortunately, this burden is just too great for the organization to absorb. Please note that you can easily avoid this fee by paying via check or bank-to-bank transfer.

Pay to Train Policy: At the beginning of last season, the Foundation’s Board of Directors authorized coaches to restrict athletes from any form of ski team participation if they have a past due invoice. This includes on the snow training, camps, races, dryland training, and/or any other ski team event. This policy has not been enforced, but beginning September 1, 2018, the policy will be implemented, and coaches will have no discretion to make exceptions for individual athletes. Coaches (and parents) will be issued notification of athletes who cannot participate in ski team events because of open invoices. Open invoices include amounts due for the current season as well as any amounts due from past seasons. This is the best way we know to ensure equity across all of our athletes and families. Additionally, the ski team often pre-pays for events like camps and races (e.g. race registration fees and lodging for away races). To remain financially sound, the Foundation needs to be reimbursed for these expenses in a timely manner.

Please know that we will make every effort to inform you if you have an outstanding balance that will prevent your athlete from participating in ski team events. The last thing we want is to cause any embarrassment by turning athletes away. We will contact you via email at least two days prior to all ski team events informing you of your delinquent account. This will allow you to pay your balance in full so that your athlete can participate.

We want to thank each of you for your involvement with the Snowbasin Ski Team and your efforts to meet your financial responsibilities related to the team. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the policies outlined in this letter. As always, your thoughts and suggestions related to the foundation or the ski team are always welcome.

 

The Board of the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation

 

Team Snap - Communication

 Please ensure that all of your information is current and up to date on our TEAM SNAP application. This is our means of communication all functions of the Snowbasin Ski Team.    Please check with your head coach or Gordon if you have any questions or concerns with Team Snap

EVENTS

  • SNOWBASIN SKI SALE AND SWAP – October 25-27 

  • ANNUAL WINTER WELCOME – Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5:30pm 11:00pm @ The Monarch

    • For tickets and info go to http://snowbasinskiteam.org/events-1/

    • Seats available at discount of $40 if you sign up today

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival- Feb 15-17. 2019 Peery Egyptian Theater in Ogden


HOME RACES 

  • INTERMOUNTAIN CUP U16 QUALIFIER SG – February 7-9, 2020 Snowbasin Resort

    • 2.7.20 W&M TR & W SG#1  2.8.20 M SG#1 W SG#2 M SG#2 2.9.20 W SG#3 M SG#3

  • U.S. ALPINE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Feb 24-29,2020 Snowbasin Resort U21/U19

    • A National Junior Championship

Snowbasin Ski Team - Big Mountain Team

Ages 10-18

Snowbasin Ski Team - Big Mountain Team Ages 10-18 Athletes will learn to ski big mountain terrain and will have the option to compete in local big mountain events. Athletes need to be intermediate all-mountain skiers. Athletes will work on fundamental skiing skills in an all mountain environment with experienced coaches and Big Mt skiers. Mountain safety and snow safety awareness will be stressed and reinforced thought out the season. SST is for athletes looking for a structured program that is geared towards exploring Snowbasin’s world-class alpine playground. This will be a high-energy, creative and FUN way for young skiers to get together and mix it up on the mountain in a non-competitive and low pressure setting. With a big focus on the fundamentals of proper all-mountain technique, terrain and line assessment, steep-skiing skill building, and a whole lot of FUN, we are excited to provide a new structured environment from which athletes can have a great time while growing their confidence for a lifelong love the skiing!

There are 3 options for this program:

  • Saturday - Only

  • Sunday- Only

  • Big Mountain Comp Team - Saturday and Sunday

Additional costs may be associated with competitions due to extra days on snow. Team Jacket included. Reduced rate season pass is not included. USSA general membership required at https://usskiandsnowboard.org/

Additional costs may be associated with competitions due to extra days on snow. Team Jacket included.

Reduced rate season pass is not included.  USSA general membership required at https://usskiandsnowboard.org/

 

Snowbasin Ski Team -LTR or Learn to Race Team ( formerly D Team)

 Ages 7-14

The SBST LTR Team is offered on Saturday and/or Sunday (formerly D team) offers an introduction to ski racing, providing training in fundamentals and a basic understanding of the rules of the sport. This program will emphasize the “FUN” in fundamentals. Athletes will have access to our home race series and possible YSL races. Athletes will work to advance to the full-time Age Class programs if desired. Athletes maybe asked to enter South Series races or train in occasion with the SBST ( “C”/”B” Teams) on coaches discretion. The program spans the ages of U8 – U14 (7 -13 year olds), emphasizing fundamental skill development through drills, all-mountain free skiing, drill courses. Groups are targeted at an 6:1 athlete to coach ratio. Coaches strive to build a passion for the sport by skiing a lot of mileage directed free skiing at Snowbaisn with a focus on fun, friends, a love of skiing, and an opportunity to hone skills to advance to the SBST “C” and “B” teams.

The goal with racing for this program is race at home or to go to races at nearby ski areas on a single day of the weekend, to keep costs down. A US Ski and Snowboard competitor membership will be required for Team members. http://my.ussa.org/membership/start AGE: (U8-U14)

OPTIONS WITH THIS PROGRAM

  • Saturday Only

  • Sunday Only

  • Saturday and Sunday plus one weekday session

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM Athlete Code of Conduct 2019/20

 

As a reminder to all of our athletes. Please review the policies that we adhere to and will enforce. We strictly follow US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s code of conduct and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Intermountain Division Team rules. 

In addition, SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM expects a high level of good behavior from our athletes, staff and parents. 

Athletes are expected to show respect to their teammates and their belongings, fellow competitors, coaches, officials, course workers, parents and themselves at all times. 

3 simple rules  

  1. Follow team rules and code of conduct

  2. While traveling with SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM only Female athletes allowed in female teammates rooms and only male athletes allowed in male teammates room (unless for a team meeting or video session called by the coach)

  3. Represent both SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM and yourself in a very respectful manner.

 

Membership in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association is a privilege, not a right.  All US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members (athletes, coaches, and officials) when participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity must agree to conduct themselves according to US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values of Team, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Accountability and Courage and abide by the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.  All members must agree to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities (including but not limited to camps, competitions, and projects). 

Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:  respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow members, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs. 

While participating in any US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activity: 

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the International Ski Federation Statutes, the United States Olympic Committee Bylaws, the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Bylaws, and the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD Code of Conduct.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall conduct themselves at all times and in all places as befits worthy representatives of the United States of America, the United States Olympic Committee, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, their region, division, state or club and in accordance with the best traditions of national and international competition.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to competition rules and procedures. Members are also responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the rules and procedures of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD national teams, camps or other projects when participating in such.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior, consideration for the physical and emotional well being of others, and courtesy and good manners.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abide by US SKI AND SNOWBOARD rules and procedures while traveling to and from and participating in official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD activities.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members shall abstain from illegal and/or immoderate consumption of alcohol.

Absolutely no consumption of alcohol is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21. Members under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official US SKI AND SNOWBOARD or event organizer function. 

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall violate the customs, travel or currency regulations of a country while traveling with a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD group or on a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD ticket.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall commit a criminal act.

 No US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member shall engage in any conduct that could be perceived as harassment based upon gender, age, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members will avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior.

 US SKI AND SNOWBOARD members agree to abide by anti-doping rules and procedures established by WADA, USADA, and/or FIS.

  

Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by the appropriate team or competition leader.  Disciplinary action may include

  

  • Removal from the team trip or training camp.

  • Suspension from training and/or competition.

  • Elimination of coaching, travel, and other benefits.

  • Forfeiture of US SKI AND SNOWBOARD membership.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity. Members are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Members are entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before being prevented from participating in protected competition as that term is defined by the USOC Bylaws.  Information on the processes for grievances, suspensions and appeals is available at www.US Ski and Snowboard.org. 

Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of a US SKI AND SNOWBOARD member in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD.  However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing US SKI AND SNOWBOARD, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD demands that its members understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and US SKI AND SNOWBOARD’s core values.

 

SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM RULES

Members of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM teams are required to abide by the US SKI AND SNOWBOARD code of conduct. 

Additionally, team members: 

are prohibited from using or possessing illegal drugs; 

are prohibited from using or possessing alcohol; the exception being athletes who are 21 and older.  Athletes who are of legal drinking age must refrain from buying, possessing or using alcohol in or around SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM housing and in the proximity of SNOWBASIN SKI TEAM athletes who are under the age of 21. 

are required to attend all team meetings unless excused by the head coach; will observe the curfew established by the coaching staff; 

will reside in the room to which they are assigned by their home Head Coach and share responsibility with their roommates for damages or rule violations that occur in the room when it is not possible to establish individual responsibility; 

will remain with the team at all times except with the knowledge and permission of the coaches and Director. 

will observe any additional rules established by the coaches. 

under 18 are prohibited from using or possessing tobacco. Those 18 and older may not use tobacco in the team vans or housing, in the race arena, or in the presence of team members under 18. 

Will pay all fees in a timely manner. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS

 

1. Let the coaches do the coaching for all team members. Please respect coaches time on the hill and during competition.  Coach is working and focused on all the athletes not just your athlete.

2. Support the program by volunteering to assist the team in some way.

3. Be your child’s best fan; support him or her unconditionally.

4. Acknowledge your child’s effort, as well as his or her support of team members,

adherence to athlete responsibilities, etc.

5. Support and root for all team members. That fosters teamwork.

6. Model good sportsmanship at all times during practices and competition.

7. Don’t bribe your child or offer incentives for good performance. Instead, orient

him or her to the enjoyment of participating and his or her responsibility to the

team.

8. Encourage direct communication. If your child is having difficulties in practice or

competitions or can’t make a practice, encourage him or her to speak directly to the

coaches.

9. Understand and display appropriate behaviors (e.g., watch; make positive

remarks; don’t berate players, officials or coaches). Remember, your child’s self

esteem and performance are at stake. Be supportive.

10.Monitor your child’s stress level at home. Ask questions to ascertain whether

your child is having trouble balancing various activities in his or her life. Ask

whether she or he is enjoying the sport experience. Help your child handle any

stress effectively.

11.Monitor eating and sleeping habits. Ensure that your child is eating the proper

foods and getting adequate rest.

12.Help your child keep his or her priorities straight, maintaining a balance among

schoolwork, family responsibilities, chores, free time and organized-sport

participation.

13.Keep sport in its proper perspective: Sport should be fun for you and your child.

Highly skilled children and their parents must be especially careful to maintain a

balanced view.

14.If your child’s performance produces strong emotions in you, maintain a calm

demeanor. Your relationship with your child remains long after competitive sport

days are over. Keep your goals and needs separate from your child’s

experience.

15. Remind him or her to focus on “process” and not only “results.”

Children should derive fun and satisfaction from “striving to win,” and performing well

and hard.

16.Let other family members and friends who might attend your child’s games know

what constitutes appropriate and supportive behavior.

17.Have fun.