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2022 MINICORE- SKI

Developmental ski program for kids 5-10 years old. NOTE: These athletes should beable to ride the lift and safely navigate beginner/green circle trails without assistance. This team is for the young skier who is interested in discovering the many great things there are to do on the mountain and has graduated to the chairlift* with supervision. It will focus on developing skills that will move them from the groomers to the terrain park and everything in between. These skiers still rely mostly on the wedge turn (snowplow), but are starting to make some parallel turns, and can confidently stop. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$230


Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$23.00
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2011 and 12/31/2016

2022 MINICORE- SNOWBOARD

Developmental snowboard program for kids 5-10 years old. NOTE: These athletes should be able to ride the lift and safely navigate beginner/green circle trails without assistance. This team is for the young rider who has graduated to the chairlift* with supervision and is looking to discover how many great things there are to do on the mountain, from the groomers to the terrain park and everything in between. These riders are mostly in a heel/toe side slide (falling leaf), but are starting to link toe and heel turns. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$230
 

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$23.00
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2011 and 12/31/2016

2022 CORE DEVO- SKI

Advanced-intermediate to advanced skiers, ages 7-12*. This team will focus on being a great all around skier, on all terrain and every discipline. These athletes demonstrate parallel skiing, maintain a centered position over skis, have versatile turn shapes based on terrain, and can stop on demand (parallel hockey stop). They can also traverse the slope with medium speed, can rock back and forth during turns, can exaggerate up and down movement to engage hips, knees and ankles and can navigate bumps and obstacle courses while maintaining parallel turns. This athlete is looking to become a better overall skier and wants to learn different skills such as racing and terrain parks. These skiers will work on adapting body position to terrain, and changing flex in the hip, knees, and ankles to make equipment work for them in varied terrain. Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$325

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$32.50
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2009 and 12/31/2014

2022 MINICORE Plus- SKI

Intermediate program for skiers ages 6-10. This team will focus on multiple disciplines of skiing. These athletes have the ability to stop on demand (Wedge), can maintain control while skiing and have the desire to start exploring new trails, but are already skiing comfortably on intermediate/blue trails. They are able to rock back and forth during turns and can navigate bumps and obstacle courses. These skiers will transition to using parallel turns most of the time, but may fall back to the wedge turn on more difficult slopes.Tuesdays 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$305

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 12/01/2021$30.50
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2011 and 12/31/2015

2022 CORE DEVO- SNOWBOARD

Advanced-intermediate to advanced riders, ages 7-12*. This team will focus on being a great all around rider, on all terrain. These athletes demonstrate high performance in their riding, maintain a centered position over snowboard, have versatile turn shapes based on terrain, and can stop on demand. They can also traverse the slope with medium speed, can rock back and forth during turns, can exaggerate up and down movement to engage hips, knees and ankles and can navigate bumps and obstacle courses while maintaining board control and dynamics. This athlete is looking to become a better overall rider and wants to learn different skills such as freeride and terrain parks. These skiers will work on adapting body position to terrain, and changing flex in the hip, knees, and ankles to make equipment work for them in varied terrain. Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$325

 

 

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$32.50
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2009 and 12/31/2014

2022 CORE DEVO COMP/Jr. FREESTYLE

Advanced skiers, ages 7-12* interested in learning the skills required to move forward to the Core Team in either Freestyle or FreeRide disciplines. This team will elevate the level of intensity to mimic what you will need in competition, but the emphasis will remain on safety and fun. This athlete is looking to become a better overall skier and wants to learn different skills, such as terrain parks or free ride. This athlete can navigate the entire mountain, including expert groomed terrain, bumps, trees and has an interest to learn the terrain park jumps and features. This team will work on the skills required to start competing in local events. Competition is not required, but will be encouraged and supported with coaches at events. Event schedule will depend on athletes skill level and interest but may include MoM events, USSA "B" events and IFSA FreeRide Events.  Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$325

 

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$32.50
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2009 and 12/31/2014

2022 CORE ALL MOUNTAIN

The Core ALL MOUNTAIN team is for athletes ages 10-17 who are comfortable skiing black diamond terrain and wish to take their skiing to the next level. The focus of the program is for older, advanced athletes to develop skills and safe skiing habits all over the mountain in a non competitive program.  Much of the time will be spent on challenging terrain as we seek out opportunities to explore technical terrain, glades, moguls, jumps and other features the mountain has to offer. 

$350

Tuesdays 5:00 - 7:00, and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$32.50
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2011

2022 CORE FREESTYLE

The Core Freestyle Team emphasizes having fun through a safe progression of fundamental skills and tricks. Under the leadership of 2-time US Olympian and 2-time US National Champion Evan Dybvig, each athlete is encouraged to learn and grow. This program is open to children from ages 10 to 17. Athletes must be advanced intermediate skiers who want to learn to shred. Skiers should be able to comfortably ski the entire mountain, including black diamond trails. Skiers do not need to know how to jump, although they should have a desire to learn. The Freestyle Team works on developing skills in the air, on the snow, on jibs (rails and boxes) and in the moguls. We also use the whole mountain as our playground and will actively take advantage of a powder day when we are blessed to have one. We use our on-site trampoline to safely learn new tricks before taking them to snow and have built in video analysis time to help athletes learn. It is NOT necessary to compete to be a part of this program, but it is encouraged.It is our belief that through competition we learn more about ourselves and often are motivated to excel. The coaches and athletes will be scheduled to participate in at least 3 USSA events, including one that is hosted at our home mountain, Whaleback.

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00PM, Thursdays 4:30-6:30PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$499


Links:

USSA https://usskiandsnowboard.org/

Eastern Freestyle http://easternfreestyle.org/

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$49.90
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2011

2022 CORE SNOWBOARD

The Core Snowboard Team emphasizes having fun through a safe progression of fundamental skills and tricks. This program is open to children from ages 10 to 17. Athletes must be advanced intermediate riders who want to learn to shred. Riders should be able to comfortably ride the entire mountain, including black diamond trails. Riders do not need to know how to jump, although they should have a desire to learn.The Snowboard Team works on developing skills on the snow (carving, riding powder, riding in glades), in the air, and on park features. We use the whole mountain as our playground and will actively take advantage of a powder day when we are blessed to have one. We use our on-site trampoline to safely learn new tricks before taking them to snow and have built in video analysis time to help athletes learn. It is NOT necessary to compete to be a part of this program, but coaches will work with riders who want to compete and help them set and achieve performance goals. It is our belief that through competition we learn more about ourselves and often are motivated to excel. Coaches and riders who choose to compete will participate in at least 3 USASA events.

Tuesdays 5:00 - 7:00, Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$499

Links:

USASA -https://usasa.org/

NH Series USASA -http://jnicolaisen.wixsite.com/nhusasa/c_services

Opened: 10/01/2021
Late date/fee: 01/01/2022$49.90
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2011

2022 Coach Registration and Background Checks

All coaches must reigister in order to perform as a coach for the Whaleback Mountain Club (WMC). Background checks are performed every 3 years and are paid for by the WMC.

Opened: 10/01/2021
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/1919 and 12/31/2004

2022 Coach In Training (CIT)

Opened: 10/01/2021
Closes: 01/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 12/31/2005 and 12/31/2008

2022 Dryland & Early Season Training

Get ready for skiing or riding this season by joining Evan Dybvig and guest coaches for dryland training at Whaleback Mountain. Athletes will participate in many activities designed to help them prepare for their winter sport including; hiking, core and balance training, trampoline instruction, intervals, and body weight strength and conditioning. We may also take a field trip or two to experiment with some other dryland training facilities. Only athletes who are signed up for Core Freestyle, Snowboard or All Mountain 2022 are eligible to participate in dryland training.  There is no additional cost for Dryland training.  We will meet on Saturday afternoons from 1-4 starting November 6th. (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4)

***NEW***

Early season on snow training.  Sign up for our early season on snow training days at Killington Mountain Sunday 12/12 and 12/19.

 

Opened: 10/01/2021
Closes: 12/01/2021

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2011

2022 Early Season On Snow Training

***NEW***

Early season on snow training.  Sign up for our early season on snow training days at Killington Mountain Sunday 12/12 and 12/19.  Costs of tickets and coaching staff included in registration costs as well as one congtingency day if training must be moved to another mountain for one Saturday of training.  All MiniCore, Devo and Core Team athletes eligible to participate.

Note:  Transportation to and from Killington not provided. 

Cost: $99

 

Opened: 10/01/2021
Closes: 12/01/2021

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2004 and 12/31/2015