As always, there will be instructional clinics this summer.
The Virginia Federation will be holding 3 1-day clinics
for its skiers under age 11 and taking its skiers over age 11
to Coble Ski School. This decision came about due to the increased
# of skiers in Virginia. I assure you that other clubs will
be hosting clinics this summer and I will keep you updated as
I receive their information.
The Region is entertaining the idea of a traveling collegiate
coach. He/She will visit 3-4 sites throughout the Region and
offer 1 or 2 day clinics at each site. We are working closely
with Phil Chase, the collegiate contact at AWSA, to develop
a list of interested collegiate athletes. We will need hosting
sites/clubs for this to happen. Please contact me if your club
is interested. This program is made possible due to the overwhelming
response and financial support given during the auction/raffle
at the regional banquet in Avon, Ct. But again, it cannot happen
without volunteer support from the Region.
Here is a list of Junior development team skiers separated
by state: 19 in VA, MA/NJ each had 5, CT 4, NH 3, NY/PA each
had 2, and ME/DE each had 1.
Three clinics were held in 2003 in
May there was a clinic for 6 skiers; in June there were 2 clinics-
1 for 7 skiers and the other with 4 skiers; in July the Sparta
clinic trained 22 skiers.