2018/19 Race Team Program Information
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.
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 include 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. All sales final.
Dodge Ridge’s – Far West – Central Series Traveling Race Team
Includes 2018/19 Unlimited Youth or Teen Season Pass
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)
- 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 Slalom race in January
- Bear Valley hosts a Giant Slalom Race in February
- China Peak hosts a Super G/Giant Slalom race in early March
- Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area hosts a Slalom 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.
All prices subject to change without notice. All sales are final.