The SMS U14 and Development programs emphasize developing strong fundamental skiing skills as well as athleticism, agility and coordination. The full time SMS U14 program is the building block of the SMS athlete, where he or she is familiarized with the skills needed to advance to an elite level of skiing while being immersed in a fun and productive environment.
The Development Program is perfect for the young athlete who wants to explore moving into a full-time program. Working hand-in-hand with the full-time U14 program, the SMS Development program enjoys all the benefits that SMS has to offer, with access to our conditioning and training facilities as well as access to our world class coaching staff with a schedule that allows for more time spent at home; training on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Naga Kusumi, U14 Head Coach
Steve Lathrop, Devo Team Head Coach
The SMS U16 Program embraces the complete athlete model, teaching our athletes what it takes to be a full-time competitive ski racer. Basic endurance and light resistance training are introduced to the conditioning program, and a simplified on-snow peaking strategy is used to ensure continued success during the competition season.
Mike Morin, Alpine Program Director; Head U16 Men’s Coach
Morgan Korpi, U16 Women’s Coach
The FIS program takes student athletes who have developed as an athlete and teaches them how to compete at the highest level. This program focuses on complete athlete management; skiing technique and tactics, conditioning, equipment management, sports psychology and nutrition. With these tools, SMS FIS athletes are given the opportunity to be their best.
Micah Lashar, Head U19/21 Women’s Coach
Sylvan Kaufman, Head U19/21 Men’s Coach
With the SMS PG Program, athletes are given the opportunity to grow and develop with a concentrated year of training and competition that takes advantage of an extra year of physical development. The SMS PG program is ideally suited for an athlete who wants an extra year to develop their FIS profile prior to entering college or a national team or extra time to attain their goals after graduation. The SMS PG Program provides a balanced approach that combines individual conditioning, on-snow training and a focused competition season.
Akin to being a professional athlete, SMS postgraduates focus on attaining peak conditioning in order to sustain a high level of competitive racing during the winter months at the FIS and Nor-Am level.
Mike Morin, Alpine Program Director