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FWBOD Agenda for November 7th, 2014 8:30am
Far West Bib Orders are Open

USSA updated Equipment Guidelines passed by USSA 10.10.14

Far West Ski Team 2015

Far West Fall Convention November 7-9, 2014 (flyer attached)
      Athlete Physical Assessments, Parent Communications: Nov 8th RSVP TODAY!!!
      Coaches Education at FW Fall Convention: November 7th!
      Officials Education at FW Fall Convention

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October 22, 2014
Far West Bib Orders are now open - Required by all FW athletes

The 2014-2015 Season Far West Skiing Bibs are now open. Every Far West athlete must have the 14-15 season bib.  Please follow the directions below to complete your order:

1. your USSA.Far West membership must be completed.
2. Click on "Click here for Race Registration, Bib Orders" at the top of this page.
3. From the drop down menu please choose "bib-Far West"
4. click on the big green button labeled 'register now.'
5. type in your athletes USSA number*, beginning with the F (stands for Far West).
6. confirm that your athlete is the one listed at the top and hit continue to register.
7. agree to the race event requirements and click on add to cart.
8. you will need to complete all of boxes as listed on alpinereg and finish off by completing the payment section.
*if you come with a red lettered note after entering your athletes USSA number then the system has not been updated since you completed your athletes membership. If you are having difficulties with this section please contact alpinereg by choosing the 'contact us' button in the corner.

Bibs will be distributed to the clubs or to coaches at team captains meetings. They are not shipped directly to each athlete.


FW Bib 2015




 FW Fall Convention November 2014

October 10, 2014
Far West Ski Team and Far West Development Team 2014-15

Congratulations to the 2015 Far West Ski Team. These athletes are honored as the top athletes participating in full time Far West programs. Athletes hold points below 80 points in two disciplines as a female, and below 70 points in two disciplines as a male. Many of these athletes have placed at the top during WR JR Champs, U18 Nationals, and U16 Jr Championships.
Athletes receive complimentary entries and lifts to Open Series USSA events held in the Far West, along with a Far West Ski Team jacket. We look forward to seeing the following athletes representing the Far West to their best potential during the 14.15 season.

Click here to see pictures and names of these outstanding athletes.

The Far West Development Team is a list of U14 and U16 athletes that have placed at the top of their class during the previous competition season. Based on the U16 Wild West Series Standings, and the U14 Championship Results, these athletes are named to the Far West Development Team, as a recognition based team.

U14 Development Team

U16 Development Team  
Girls Boys
Ladies Men
Belle Johnson Seth Tyler Olivieri   Maureen Lebel Karl Arivdsson
Zazie Huml Calvin Barrett   Keely Cashman JP Fourie
Eva Yguico Cole Williams   Kathleen Smith Luke Rodarte
Mack Carkeet Dashiell Prince-Judd   Annika Hansen Cody Underkoffler
Magnolia Neu        

October 3, 2014
FW Fall Convention November 8th Athlete Assessments, Parent Communication Sessions
We are excited to announce the first Far West Fall Convention focusing on parents, athletes, along with coaches and officials.


Athlete Physical Assessments, lunch and forums: Saturday, November 8th8:00-noon for U14 and older, with lunch provided
   Physical Assessments are part of the USSA Skills Quest Program and measure fundamental motor skills and various      fitness components used in alpine skiing. The results from the tests allow coaches to monitor fitness progression of      young skiers and implement specific training programs based on their individual strength and weaknesses.

   Athletes on the WEST team, and planning on participating in Regional Projects are required to partake in     assessments each year. Athletes are highly encouraged starting at the U14 age class, especially from 2nd year U14     and older, to complete assessments each year to measure growth of strength, flexibility and fitness.
   8am check in, completion around noon at Squaw Valley's Olympic House, upstairs. Please wear work out clothes,     good shoes, bring a snack and water. 

   11:30 - lunch in Bar 1 of the Olympic House
   12:30 - Athlete forum, movie clips and more in the Palisades Room

Parent Communications: 8:30-3:30  - no worries, we have brought in great presenters, with power topics for parents, too!!! These free sessions will be held in the Alpenglow Room in the Squaw Valley Village.
  8:30 - 12:00 and 1:00-3:30  (lunch included at 12:00, with an RSVP by November 3rd)
      8:30 Club Development
      9:30 I Don't Take Steroids, How did I test positive? Strategies to avoid inadvertent Anti-Doping
      10:30 Long Term Athlete Development
      12:30 Boot Power Hour
      2:00 Race Event 101, What Happens on Race Day

Discounted lodging block available online by clicking here or by calling 888.767.1907 and booking with FW Skiing Fall Conference.


The assessments and parent communication sessions are funded by the Far West Board of Directors.


October 3, 2014
FW Fall Convention November 7th Coaches Education

Far West Coaches education is being held in conjunction with the 2014 Far West Fall Convention at Squaw Valley.  This year we will be holding two sessions on Friday, November 7th at Squaw Valley in the Alpenglow Conference Room, located at the East End of the Squaw Valley Village. These coaches education sessions are provided free of charge to licensed Far West coaches, USSA membership must be current by November 3rd.

Reminder that 1 full credit of Coaches Education is required every two years. Far West Board of Directors is providing this education session to help keep Far West coaches current and prepared for the upcoming season without added expense.

Session 1(9 to noon): Course setting and the relationship of setting rules as it applies to mixed age class racing

Session 2 (1-4:00):Best Practices for hill security and program protection 

4:00-5:30 Far West ACC meeting (no credits available, coaches are welcome to attend)

Referee: Update Only (6-8:00pm) Alpenglow Room. If you need a full referee certification and test please follow the directions for the Officials Education for November 8 and 9.


Discounted lodging block available online by clicking here or by calling 888.767.1907 and booking with FW Skiing Fall Conference.

These coaches education sessions are funded by the Far West Board of Directors.

October 3, 2014
FW Fall Convention November 8th-9th Officials Education and Certification

The Far West Officials Clinics will be held in conjunction with the 2014 FW Fall Convention at Squaw Valley.
An update is required every other year in order to maintain your officials status.

Saturday, November 8th (CO and DM only)
First time officials must attend the 'Race Event 101' course at 3:00pm in the Alpenglow Room
Race Administrators: if you do not hold a current Data Management Certification, you must attend the 4:00pm DM course

Sunday, November 9th - Officials Education (all clinics and certifications)
7:30-8:00am Check in and late registration in the Alpenglow Room at East end of Squaw Village
8:00-9:00am - Alpine Update
9:00-3:00pm - course updates and certifications
Lunch locations will be available in The Squaw Village.

How do I check my current certification levels or last clinic date?
Log into your MyUSSA account, and scroll down to see you coaching and official certification and race history.
Click here for certification guidelines, aka 'the track to the next level'
Questions: contact Lucy in the Far West Office, or 530.559.4130


Discounted lodging block available online by clicking here or by calling 888.767.1907 and booking with FW Skiing Fall Conference.

These Far West Officials Clinics are partially funded by the Far West Board of Directors.

Far West Job

Alpine Meadows
Bear Valley Snowsports Education Foundation
China Peak Ski Team
Diamond Peak Race Team
Dodge Ridge Race Team
Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation
Mammoth Mountain Ski Team
Mt. Rose Falcons
Mt. Ashland Racing Association
Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Team
Northstar Race Team
Sierra At Tahoe
Sierra Nevada College
Sky Tavern
Snow Summit Race Team
Squaw Valley Ski Team
Sugar Bowl Ski Team Foundation
Team Mountain High
Yosemite Ski Team



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