Might Mite Prep Program Season Schedule

2017  Training Schedule

January 7 - Prep Season Begins!

  • We will group up with kids at 8:40 and head out by 9:00.  It is important to be here on the first day so that coaches can assess skill levels and arrange the groups out on the hill.  We will observe skills on a variety of terrain and challenges, and test their skill with basic drills while getting kids into best matched groups.

January 14 - Session 2     Basic Skiing Skills:

  • Stance, Parallel Position, Traverse, Sideslip, Garlands, Parallel Turns.

January 21 - Session 3     Pole Planting. 

  • Continue work on Basic Skiing Skills from week 2 while introducing them to proper use of poles.
  • Warm Up Slalom – (There might be a few Prep kids in this event). 

January 28- Session 4      Carving:

  • Edging, Angulation, Carved Turns, Turn Shape.
  • Afternoon drills with brushes or “turtles”, and gates.

February 4 - Session 5     Gliding:

  • Glide Turns; Tuck Position (discussion of safe areas and when it is ok to tuck);
  • Gate training.

February 11 - Session 6      Carving:

  • Edging, Angulation, Carved Turns, Turn Shape.
  • Morning & afternoon gates on Gold Hill.

February 18 - Session 7    Terrain / Jumping:

  • Extension and Absorption Movements; Pole Jumpers; Roll, Wave, Jump.  Discuss the race course, starts, finishes, rules, etc.  Gate training on Gold Hill.
  • Some kids will be racing in the Cherry Tree Charge.

February 25 - Session 8    Gate training & Review:

  • A dual practice course challenge for fun and practice competition.
  • Review previous drills and work on areas needing the most practice.

March 4- Session 9   Gate training & Review:

  • Coaches will focus on core concepts that have been most challenging; GS gate training.

March 11  - Session 10 - Final Session

March /April  -- optional Mitey Mite races

  • Prep skiers welcome to attend these races; USSA membership required. U12 Championships.; Small Fry @ Stevens; May Day @ Bachelor.

April/May   - CMAC Annual Awards Banquet & Gear Swap  

  • Prep kids get awards too! Be There!!

Upcoming MM Prep Events

  • 04 Dec 2017 7:00 PM
    Mercer Island Community Center (8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040)

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