We are excited to announce that online registration for the 2016/17 season is for our USSA, High School Development, and Junior Race programs. For the 2016-17 season Team Gilboa continues its long standing tradition of delivering nationally recognized elite alpine racing and training options for USSA, High School Development, and Junior Race athletes. Each program has been designed to inspire and develop extraordinary alpine ski racers and young men and women in our community. These programs are run by Team Gilboa staff, which includes both full-time and part-time United States Ski Association (USSA) certified coaches, all of whom guide athletes through comprehensive skill development, fundamentals and speed acquisition to develop the most highly skilled ski racers. Each athlete is taught and mentored in an environment that emphasizes character, hard work, accountability, perseverance and leadership.
Again this season Team Gilboa will have training and racing for USSA U10/12, U14, U16 and U19 age groups. Each age group will be led by its own dedicated USSA-certified head coach, each of whom has an impressive background in both ski racing and coaching experience. Supporting these head coaches again this season will be an amazing group of assistant coaches allowing Team Gilboa to provide both the highest level and consistent coaching for each athlete in every age group. All USSA age group programs include on snow training sessions four days per week at Hyland, and weekly training sessions at Welch Village. Throughout the season, athletes in each USSA age group will be competing in Region 1 races throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin where they will have the opportunity to qualify and participate in championship events at both the Divisional and National levels. USSA program tuition covers the cost for coaching at all of the Region 1 races and as well as coaching at the age group Rocky/Central Championship events.
High School Development Program
Our high school development program is designed to provide extra training and racing to high school racers. Train along side USSA athletes and receive coaching from USSA certified coaches. Hone your racing skills during the Hyland Gold Cup Races held on four Sundays throughout the season. Great program which provides additional quality focused racing and training.
Junior Race Program
Team Gilboa’s junior race program is a great introduction to ski racing for 6 to 13 year old athletes. Again, experienced USSA certified coaches lead small group training sessions focusing on fun, skill development, speed acquisition, and how to ski safe and smart all while developing a love for the sport. To accommodate not only the schedules of busy families with younger children but also to alleviate on hill and off hill congestion and traffic flows, Team Gilboa offers four different junior race teams – blue, red, purple and new this season, orange. We believe consistency is key with new and younger athletes, and therefore have designated training days for each of our four teams:
Red Team – Mondays and Wednesdays (23 training sessions)
Blue Team – Tuesdays and Fridays (23 training sessions)
Purple Team – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (46 training sessions)
Orange Team – Thursdays and Saturdays (23 training sessions)
The Jr. Race program has four options for athletes (and their parents) to make new friends that they will get to ski with during training and racing. Jr. Race competes in our local Hyland Gold Cup Series races held on four Sundays throughout the season. The local format provides an environment where they are comfortable and confident, at our home training facility, Hyland Hills. This means no additional lift ticket or out of town travel costs for families every race weekend.
About Team Gilboa
In 2015, USSA recognized the comprehensive excellence of Team Gilboa, and certified us as one of the top 30 ski clubs in the nation. We continue to be certified as one of the top 30 in the nation, as well as one of the top two programs in the USSA Central Division. This excellence is largely attributable to our long-standing partnership with Hyland Hills and the Three Rivers Park District, and our staff and membership over the last 30 some years who have contributed their time and talent to creating, developing and maintaining one of the most successful non-profit alpine ski clubs in the United States.
2016-17 Registration FAQs
August 20th registration will be open to the public. Please register as soon as possible. Last year all of our programs were filled and many athletes had to be put on a waiting list.
IMPORTANT: On Saturday August 20th a link to the online registration site will be on the Team Gilboa Home Page. We look forward to seeing you this season!
Spirit Mountain USSA race. Team Jackets look great!
U.S. Ski Teamer Robby Kelley