The U14 Program emphasizes learning strong fundamental skiing skills alongside athleticism, agility, and coordination. The full-time U14 Program is the building block of the SMS athlete, this is where the student-athlete is familiarized with the skills needed to advance to an elite level of skiing while being immersed in a safe, fun and productive environment.
Naga Kusumi, U14 Head Coach – (802) 856–1135
The U16 Program embraces the complete athlete model and this is where our SMS High Performance Model is introduced; 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.
David Kent, U16 Head Coach - (917) 714-9689
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 the High Performance Model, where the complete athlete is looked after. This includes not only Athletic factors, but personal and external factors as well. Here is a matrix outlining our SMS HP Model With these tools, SMS athletes are given the opportunity to be their best.
Matt Prendergast, Head FIS Coach and High Performance Director - (603) 440-8024
With the Postgraduate 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 PG Program is suited for athletes who want 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 Postgraduate 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 – (802) 856–1132