2020-2021 Freestyle Program Information
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2020-2021 Freestyle Description
Whether your goal is to better your skills in the terrain park, in the trees, compete in freestyle competitions or you are a newcomer, the freestyle program at the Camden Snow Bowl will give you the skills to succeed. The new freestyle program will teach athletes the tools to progress their skiing all over the mountain. Coaches will teach athletes aspects of slopestyle, freeride, moguls and necessary fundamental skills throughout the season. The program will focus on teaching athletes park etiquette, learning tricks through progression and the skills needed to be a well-rounded skier. It is our goal in the freestyle program to work with each individual athlete to focus in the areas of skiing he or she wishes to pursue in freestyle skiing as part of an exciting new team.
The discipline of freestyle skiing includes every aspect of the sport all rolled into one. The disciplines that fall under the “Freestyle” umbrella include slopestyle, moguls, aerials, and freeskiing (big mountain/freeride). Each of these disciplines is very different in practice but all center around a solid foundation in the fundamentals of technical skiing, balance, control and air awareness. During the course of the season the Snow Bowl Freestyle Team will be geared towards focusing on each individual athletes goals for the season, along with broadening their skills across the mountain. Coaches will focus on teaching necessary freestyle fundamentals to every athlete, especially in the younger age groups. Whether you want to focus on slopestyle, freeride or mogul skiing as an individual the Camden Snow Bowl Freestyle program will be a fun way to reach your skiing goals. Alongside the coaching staff athletes will all be working together to progress their skiing as a team. Skiing is inherently an individual sport but the freestyle program is also a team, working together to support, help and push each other to have a fun and productive season. Working through a progression based training athletes will learn the necessary skills and technique step by step so that both the athlete and coach are confident that they have the tools to learn that next big trick! Because freestyle skiing is an inherently dangerous sport learning through progression helps athletes learn new tricks safely and confidently. Our goal is to help each member of the freestyle team take their skiing to the next level, have fun and be a part of the fun freestyle atmosphere.
For athletes who want to get a taste of the fun and excitement of competitive freestyle the team will be hosting some friendly in house slopestyle competitions. We will space these competitions out in the second half of the season and will be an optional aspect of the program. If any athletes show an interest in being competitive in freestyle during the course of the season or want to pursue training for competition next year we can make that a reality. If there is enough interest from the team at the end of the season we will shoot to host an open format slopestyle competition and invite other programs and schools around the state to come compete at the Camden Snow Bowl!
The Camden Snow Bowl Freestyle program has teamed up with Sidecountry Sports to help athletes and their families with the costs of equipment. Because some kids in the program may be switching over from other skiing disciplines or may not have the necessary equipment we have outlined the recommended gear needed for the program, all of which is available at Sidecountry sports, with store locations in Rockland and Belfast, and now at the Snow Bowl, Trailside. Discounts on equipment will be available for members of the team at the shop and we are also working to put together package deals for athletes who need a whole new equipment setup for freestyle to keep the costs of new equipment low.
More details on program times and cost coming soon!
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