Race Team / Devo Team

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Thanks To All Who Came Out For Race Team Weekend

The first Race Team event of the 2014/15 season was this past weekend with the annual Race team Weekend at Dodge Ridge. We want to thank every one who came out and made the whole weekend such a huge success. The weekend kicked off with the Race Team Social and Parent Equipment Exchange at the Family Lodge.  The activities continued on Sunday with Race Team Orientation, Q&A with the coaches, Dry Land Training with Head Coach Cory Perry and a fun pizza lunch hosted by the Race Club. Everyone had a chance to get personalized fittings with reps from Volkl, Nordica, Tecnica, Blizzard, POC and Rossignol; and take advantage of special USSA Pricing in the Sport Shop. Thanks again to everyone and good luck in the upcoming race season as the team goes for their 5th straight Silver Cup in the USSA Far West Central Series.
((CLICK HERE)) to view the 2014/15 Race Team Weekend Agenda.
((CLICK HERE)) to view pictures from the weekend on our Facebook page.

For More information about the Race Team call us at  (209) 965-3474.
You can also email any questions to:
Sally Harms
sharms@dodgeridge.com


 Race Team / Devo Team Schedule & Team Handbook

((CLICK HERE)) to view the 2014/15 Race Team / Devo Team Schedule. ((CLICK HERE)) to view and download the 2014/15 Race Team / Devo Team Handbook.


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Race Team

Racers train each weekend with the goal of competing against other Central Series Race Teams in their age category, U-8 (6-7 years old), U-10 (8 – 9 years old), U-12 (10 – 11 years old) and U-14 (12 – 13 years old). Central Series races consist of four, 2-day races and a state wide 4-day championship in late March for U14′s and in early April for U10 & U12′s. Bear Valley hosts a SL race in January; Dodge Ridge a GS race in February; China Peak a SG/GS race in early March and Badger Pass a SL race mid-March. The Championships are held in late March and early April at Squaw Valley and Northstar. Training is held on weekends and holiday periods with a holiday camp between Christmas and New Years. Training every weekend and competition in races is not mandatory but is highly recommended to maximize your child’s racing and team experience. Helmets are mandatory and a USSA/Far West membership license is required to compete in races. Training begins at 8:30am and concludes at 2:30pm with an hour lunch break.


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Devo Team

  • Includes: Unrestricted 2014/15 Youth Season Pass and all training days.
  • Please ((CLICK HERE)) or call us at  (209) 965-3474 to buy now.

When your child is ready to graduate from our Kids Club program, the Dodge Ridge Development Team is the next step. This program is designed to enhance your child’s inherent love of skiing with season long coaching. The team begins after Christmas and meets weekends and holidays for fun filled days of skiing together. All participants are asked to have accomplished all “red level”/level 5 classes or can pass a skill evaluation which will be held on the first day of training. Training will focus on skill and balance development, exploring new terrain and conditions, introduction to gate training and mountain etiquette. Our goal is to ensure your kids have a great time while developing new skills and a love for the sport. Training every weekend is not mandatory but highly recommended to maximize your child’s team experience. Training begins at 9:00am and concludes at 2:00pm with an hour lunch break. Parents are required to pick their children up for the lunch break. USSA memberships is not required. Helmets required.

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If you’re interested in joining, please contact Sally at sharms@DodgeRidge.com. We welcome all new interested families. Check out below for more information on the Dodge Ridge Race Team.


Highlights from the Dodge Ridge Race Team’s 2012/13 Season


Congratulations to the Dodge Ridge Race Team on winning the Silver Cup for the 4th consecutive Season!

The Dodge Ridge Race Team continues their winning tradition for the 2014/15 Season,  as they train to bring home the USSA Far West Central Series Silver Cup for another year.


Dodge Ridge Race Team Philosophy

The Dodge Ridge Race Team focus is to develop our athletes with the intention of building a strong race program. Coaches will train racers to compete successfully on all snow conditions and on all terrain. Our coaching staff believes racers will develop strong racing skills by free skiing, drills; terrain based skiing and gate training. Our goal is to develop athletes with a strong skiing ability, which will be used and enjoyed for a lifetime.

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Bobby Rapp Memorial Ski Race Scholarship

As a lifelong skier at Dodge Ridge and an 8-year member of the Dodge Ridge Race Team, Sgt. Rapp was born and raised in Sonora, CA before he was killed serving his country in Afghanistan in 2008. Dodge Ridge is honored to be able to offer this race team scholarship fund made possible by the money he left to support Dodge Ridge ski racing. ((Click Here)) to download and fill out the scholarship appplication.


Try Out Process
Try outs will be held for all teams on the first day of training. During this process, coaches will evaluate the basic skiing skills of the athletes to ensure that they are within the range of the group. If required, changes to the child’s enrollment can be made after this review, options will be discussed with parents on an individual basis.

Training
The most important goal of the Dodge Ridge Race Team Coaches is to help the racers develop socially, mentally and physically. The coaches will take a positive approach and strive to establish an optimum training environment. Training will included a variety of training methods and conditions. Combinations of free skiing, practice drills and gate training will be used by the coaches throughout the season in a way to best suit the development of each team, age group and skill level. Come prepared wearing your uniform, your personal protective equipment, your ski equipment in top condition, and your season pass. Helmets are required.

All prices listed are subject to change without notice