ACADEMY PROGRAM

Mid-Week Training Sessions

This program offers the potential for
mid-week training days for athletes who can coordinate their school schedules for early release. Academy Program training takes place during the week for more time on snow overall.  GTSSF is making in-week training available to athletes in competitive programs by coordinating athletes’ school schedules for early release to accommodate additional afternoon training time. 

*Academy Programs require a five athlete min.

Academy Signup

Academy Fees

Race and Comp Programs receive one session day of Academy as part of their registration. Non-Race and Non-Comp Athletes will be required to pay $475 for each additional mid-week training day.

Once commitments have been made, coaching staff will make final decisions on which days coaching will be provided. 

Schedules will be decided by coaches. Academy will be offered Wednesdays depending on registrations from 1:00pm-4:00pm, additional days may be added based on interest.
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MIN 5 ATHLETES TO ADD ADDITIONAL DAYS.

Eligibility/Requirements:

  • Athletes must be in middle school or high school.
  • Coach approval for additional in-week training sessions.
  • Athletes are expected to attend 80% of training sessions or may be removed from the program depending on the situation.
  • Athletes are encouraged to enter competitions, but there currently is not a competition requirement.
  • Athletes are expected to participate fully in the training program.  This may include dryland sessions, air sessions, goal setting, team building, team meetings, etc.
  • Athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA for the school year (not cumulative) with no failing classes.
  • Athletes must submit a report card to GTSSF every two weeks.
  • Athletes attending the public schools must schedule an individual meeting with their school counselor to plan out their academic schedule.
  • This program will likely include online school to supplement classes not taken in person.
  • This program will likely require summer school to supplement classes not taken during the school year.
  • Athletes must be enrolled in a weekend program to be eligible for in-week training.

Logistics

On-Snow

If athletes do not meet the academic standards, they are expected to be doing school work during training time rather than on-snow until those requirements are met.  This will be assessed on a case by case basis. 

Transportation 

A GTSSF van will likely be headed to the resort each day of in-week training.  However, this will likely not be able to accommodate everyone.  We encourage athletes who have their own transportation to drive to the resort and carpool, so long as all parties are comfortable with those arrangements.  GTSSF will continue to pursue other solutions for transportation.

Academics

The public high school is on an alternating A, B scheduling pattern, with classes 1, 2, 3, and 4 taken on one day and classes 5, 6, 7, and 8 taken on the other. 
For cross-country athletes, it is recommended to clear the last class of each day (4 & 8) for early release. This means two classes each semester, four in total, would need to be supplemented by online schooling or summer school

For athletes who train at the resort, it is recommended to clear the last two classes of each day (3, 4, 7, & 8) for early release.  This means four classes each semester, eight in total, would need to be supplemented by online schooling or summer school.
A sample schedule provided by Teton High School can be found here.  This was created with a resort-based athlete in mind.  It is only a sample.  Schedules may vary by student.

Online classes will be coordinated through the high school using the IDLA system.  In your meeting with a counselor, they will walk you through registration dates and how the system works.  IDLA classes cost $75 each.