The Silver Ski races concluded the 2013 USSA Far West Central Series and a very successful 2012/13 season for the Dodge Ridge Race Team. In addition to securing the overall season championship for the 3rd season in a row, several racers won their individual age classes once the points from all 8 races were tallied. These champions included Jett Simunaci in the U-10 class, along with Ava Law and Danny Kelsay in the U-12 girls and boys divisions. The DRRT swept the top Three U-10 boys spots with Evan Lear in 2nd and Will Armbuster in 3rd behind Simunaci and it was also a clean sweep in the U-12 boys division with Stash Perry in 2nd and Luca Krueger in 3rd, behind Kelsay. Other highlights of the regular season included Libby Rimmer in 2nd place and Robbie Munk in 3rd for the U-14 girls and Sarah Bruno's finishing in 3rd place in the U-10 girls division. From here the top racers move on to the Far West Championships at Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl in late March and early April.
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Photo: Group of 2012/13 Dodge Ridge Racers // Photographer: Sean Waterman // October 7, 2012 DRRT Race Weekend
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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.
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 2:30pm with an hour lunch break. Parents are required to pick their children up for the lunch break. USSA memberships is not required. Helmets required.
Racers train each weekend with the goal of competing against other Central Series Race Teams in their age category, J6 6-8 year olds, J5 9-10 year olds and J4 11-12 year olds. Central Series races consist of four, 2-day races and a state wide 4-day championship at the end of the season for J6-J4’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 to early April in either Tahoe or Mammoth. 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 9:00am and concludes at 2:30pm with an hour lunch break.
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.
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.
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