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2016-2017 Far West and Western Region Schedule - pdf

 

Far West Memorial Scholarship Applications - Due October 17th
   Dave Van Ruiten - U19 and older
   Rick Hom - U16 and U19 Athletes
   Bobbie Sprock - U19 and older
   Matthew Trabert - 2nd year U16's and older
2016-2017 Equipment Regulations
Tahoe League Race Series - Changes starting in the 16-17 season

Far West Fall Convention: November 4-6, 2016

Academic Team 2016 - due by September 15th
Volunteer for the World Cup at Squaw Valley

Far West Masters Scholarship - Due September 15, 2016



September 11, 2016
Far West Memorial Scholarships

Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
Dave Van Ruiten, former Director of Racing at Sugar Bowl Resort, passed away on November 7, 2005.  He was the former Vice President of Far West Skiing, a tremendous leader and asset to junior ski racing in this region, and a highly respected professional.  He was instrumental in Sugar Bowl’s commitment and rise to national ski racing prominence over the past several years.  This special scholarship award to a Far West athlete with USST potential and financial need is named in his honor.

Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
This scholarship was formed by family and friends in 1993 to honor Rick Hom, who was the product manager for Head Skis and San Marcos Boots at Head Sports and was considered a ‘1-in-a-billion’ as a World Cup ski and boot tech before passing on September 16, 1992. Rick was from the Bay Area and grew up skiing in the Lake Tahoe area.  He also worked as the ski technician with the Squaw Valley Ski Team in the early 80’s and he loved ski racing.

Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
In honor of Bobbie Sprock, who along with her husband Vern owned Sierra Ski Ranch from 1950-1993, her family has established the Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship


Matthew Trabert Memorial Scholarship
: Download application here 
In honor of Matthew Trabert, a long time Far West racer out of Diamond Peak and moving to Team Savage later in his career. He attended the J3 Junior Olympics, and Western Region Tech Series. After retiring from the Far West division he was the Nevada State High School Champion and went on to University of Nevada Reno.

 


July 19, 2016
Tahoe League Race Series

Starting with the 2016-2017 Season, the Tahoe League Race Series will be run as USSA.Far West non-scored sanctioned races. Many items with the Tahoe League will not change from it's current structure, while other changes are required. Here area  few highlights

Changes:
1. All Tahoe League athletes will be required to hold a USSA and Far West membership 
2. All Tahoe League races will be USSA and Far West Sanctioned events 
3. Age class structure will follow USSA. Far West structure (U8, U10, U12, etc.)
4. Tahoe League information will be found on this website.
5. All races will be run as Parallel Slalom or Parallel Giant Slalom events.

Staying the same:
1. Athletes will still be required to complete race entries through their own team administrator
2. Team bibs will be required, distributed by their team administrator
3. Team Start order within age classes will continue.
4. Awards structure will remain very similar
5. All races will continue to be held in the Tahoe Basin.

Further details will be released in September with the publishing of the Far West Policies and Procedures.

Tahoe League Race Schedule for 2017 is as follows:

DATE DISCIPLINE Tahe League Race Series SITE COMMENTS
Jan 8 PGS U10 Northstar TLRS
Jan 8 PGS U12 and Older Sierra at Tahoe TLRS
Feb 5 PSL U10 Kirkwood TLRS
Feb 5 PSL U12 and Older Alpine Meadows TLRS
March 5 PGS U10 Alpine Meadows TLRS
March 5 PGS U12 and Older Heavenly TLRS
March 18 & 19 PGS.PSL U10 Diamond Peak TLRS Champs
March 18 & 19 PGS.PSL
U12 and Older Sugar Bowl TLRS Champs

 


 

July 14, 2016
Far West Fall Convention - Save The Date

The 2016 Far West Fall Convention will be held November 4-6, 2016 at Squaw Valley.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
Friday, November 4th - Coaches Education, First Aid and CPR Update, Far West Board of Directors and Far West ACC meetings
Saturday, November 5th -Athlete assessments and Parent Sessions in the morning, Tahoe League coaches meeting, and Officials education in the afternoon and evening(Competition Official, RA and TnC session 1)

Sunday, November 6th Officials education: (referee, chief of race, chief of course, RA and TnC Session 2, etc.) 

If you have a request for a coaches education or parent session that you would like to have presented please contact the Far West Office.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


July 14, 2016
2016 Far West Academic Team

The Far West Academic Team recognizes current Srs – U16 athletes in the Far West whose GPA for the previous season’s Spring Semester was a 3.5 or better. The athletes must have been registered Sr-U16 during the 2015-2016 academic period. Athletes are invited to send a legible copy of the spring report card (or transcript) to the FWS office by September 15, in order to be named to the Far West Academic Team. The Far West Academic Team is announced on the FWS website.

Reports can be emailed, faxed or mailed in.

 


June 30, 2016
Volunteering for the World Cup at Squaw Valley

The Women’s World Cup is coming to Squaw Valley on March 10 -11, 2017 and we need volunteers! We are looking to fill a number of different roles on and off the hill.

Please click on the link below:

http://squawalpine.com/world-cup-volunteer-form

 



  June 6, 2016
Far West Masters Scholarship

 

Thank you for your interest in the Far West Masters Scholarship Program. We encourage all Far West Skiing Alpine athletes  14-20 years old  to apply. We will occasionally fund exceptional athletes who are 13 years old. In the past we have also made awards to athletes who have been turned down in previous years and to athletes who have previously won a scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of (and in order of importance)  exemplary work ethic, academic scholarship, citizenship, financial need, and race results.             

Applications are due September 15th 2016. Awards are made by early November. Funds are then placed into racers’ accounts from which they may draw upon during the season for racing expenses.  In return for funding, the Masters ask that recipients forerun one of their races and speak at an awards ceremony.  The experience has proven to be quite fun as it allows a junior athlete to show off their stuff and to thank the Masters in person for their support.  Your participation by speaking and selling raffle tickets at our awards parties is an important contribution to our fund raising efforts and it helps to teach about “giving back”.   We are here to help, so please consider applying to this program. As always, it is an honor to receive applications from such a great group of athletes. Thank you in advance for applying.                                    

Eddie Mozen, Masters Scholarship Fund Chairman  

 

Click here for the application
APPLICATION CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO EBMOZEN@GMAIL.COM or BY MAIL TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE PDF APPLICATION.




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