SNOWBOARD NATL (U12/U14/U16/U19)

Winter Session, December 9 – March 24

Designed for strong all-mountain riders looking to focus on progression in Off Piste, Big Mountain settings. Consistent team coaches for strong athlete to mentor connection and highest potential for progression*.

Tricks, terrain park progression and a desire to compete in IFSA sanctioned events are the team focus. Risk vs. Reward mentality, good decision making, positive self talk, work ethic, perseverance, task oriented skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Riders are encourage to use of imagery and visualization.

Ages: You are 11 – 18 as of Dec 31.
Maximum Participants / Coach Ratio is 7:1

Skill Development & Focus

Emphasis will be on responsible and realistic decision making in big mountain scenarios and technical tricks. Focus on technique and proper movement patterns. Ability to execute a carved turn frontside and backside. Interested in exploring inverted trampoline and tumbling skills.  Fundamental inverted jumps may be introduced with focus on form and consistency in trampoline setting before executing in big mountain terrain. 

Athletes should be comfortable riding terrain parks, and all mountain riding, including North Face of Peaked. Athletes should be prepared to hike as it is a core requirement for progression on our mountain. 

Races

Competitors are highly encourages to compete in IFSA (Northern Division) comps at Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky, and Whitefish Montana. It is required that competitors stay aware of additional competitions to be released in Northern Divisions schedule.
NOTE: Northern Division IFSA is only Wyoming and Montana events.

On Snow Schedule

Wednesday, Saturdays, and Sundays at Grand TargheeResort. (As Scheduled by Coaches)
GTSSF Snowboard Team will continue with training as the snow conditions allow.  Riders will be expected to be training those weeks pre- and post- this posted schedule depending on snow conditions.  Training will be capped at 16 weeks in total.

Training Schedule

  • Wednesday, 1:30pm-4:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am-3:00pm

Academy Program (A mid-week training program)

Riders can participate in the mid-week Academy Program offerings.

Dryland Schedule

Riders are highly encourage to participate in the GTSSF Trampoline sessions at Teton Indoor Sports Academy. Workouts include: gymnastics, trampoline and tumble track.

Athletes are also highly encouraged to attend the Strength Training Program.
*One session of each Trampoline and Strength Training are included in this program

Equipment

  • Boards: One All Mountain Board and one backup board.
  • Boots: Proper fit with good flex. No extra space in shin area.
  • Protection: Helmets are required. Back and teeth (mouth guard) protection is highly recommended. Back protection (back protector) is required for competition practice and event days.
  • Avalanche Equipment: A beacon*, probe, shovel, and a board carry back pack. 
    All Avalanche Equipment is required for out of bounds or slack country travel. Coaches have no discressionary options for athletes who have either missing or improperly maintained avy equipment. 
    *Ortovox avalanche kits are available for rent through GTSSF.  Contact GTSSF if you need to rent a beacon.

Competition Licenses

IFSA Competition License are located here. * see Freeskiers.org for current pricing information