Council Racing (8 to 18 years)
Cost: $500 before 11/1/19 ( $600 after 11/1/19)
80 hours practice and 48 hours coaching at competitive races; helmet required; FIS Approved for U16+
Includes Fall Dry Land Training and Christmas Camp at BSC.
Our Council Race team is a member of the Niagara Frontier Ski Council and USSA Eastern Region and is staffed with USSA certified coaches. The Council Racing Program is a fun and challenging way for kids to develop/strengthen the fundamental techniques of alpine racing (all with a focus on safety). Council racing is organized around age brackets (age as of Dec. 31), and competitions take place (on weekends) at various Western and Central New York resorts. All events are US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and New York State Ski and Snowboard Racing Association (NYSSRA) sanctioned. Racers ages 15 and older can compete at any USSA-sanctioned event, building points to gain spots on development teams – including the US Ski Team! Prior racing experience is not required. Council members are also required to join NYSSRA and USSA (usually by Oct. 15th)-both are required to participate in any Council Race
Rising Stars (8-18 years old)
Cost: $450 before 11/1/19 ($550 after 11/1/19)
helmet required; contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is designed for experienced skiers who wish to explore to the fundamentals of alpine racing. Skiers will follow the same training schedule as the Council Race Team (with some adjustments on weekends when many coaches may be traveling). Club Racing members will have the opportunity to participate in BSC fun Club races but will not race in the NFSC or USSA sanctions races and they will not need to travel. This program is limited to 20 participants and participants may not exceed two years as a Club Racer.
Other Important Information
Participating in the BSC Race Team (Council and Club Racing) requires dedication and commitment not only on the part of the racer but also the race family. BSC hosts 1-2 Council/Region Races each year and in order to successfully carry out a sanctioned race the help and support of all Race parents will be REQUIRED.
Additionally, the entire BSC Membership looks forward to the Club Races help each season (i.e. Paul Fields GS, Presidents Cup Slalom and/or McClive Downhill). The Race team (coaches, RA, etc.) helps to execute these races for our entire Club and again help from Race Team (and Extreme Team) parents will be REQUIRED