The Many Hats of Risk Management Director Terry Sevy
Terry Sevy has worn a lot of ski hats over the years; each one inspired by his love of skiing and a desire to share the fun with children. His teams of Terry’s Tigers have enjoyed their time with him so much that he continues to hear about their ski adventures today.
In 2001 Terry joined the coaching staff of BBSRA to help young racers advance to the next level. His own children started racing, and he became a race-parent too.
Connor raced through Mitey Mites and then turned his attention to All-Mountain skiing. Piper graduated as a racer. Terry enjoyed their high school years with the program the most of all. “You get to be with your kids two to four days a week. You get to hear their music. Those trips up and down the mountain are a special time.”
He credits the friendly rivalry shared by Piper and teammate Morgan Young with developing his daughter’s thrifty spending habits. “They challenged each other on course, but the real contest was always about who would return home from competitions with the highest percentage of the money that their parents had sent them off with. She continued watching every penny in college and still does so today.”
Terry supervised the Mitey Mite program for a few years and then became the JV Home Team coach. When BBSEF created the position of Safety Manager, Terry changed hats again. He liked the idea of helping athletes and families navigate the recovery period between a fall and a return to action. Over time the position has grown and expanded. Now he is the BBSEF Risk Management Director and regularly attends concussion clinics, updates the Concussion Policy, and follows St. Luke’s protocols for return to play. He provides basic first aid to athletes reporting in to the Training Center and maintains communication with ski patrol whenever they are summoned to assist a BBSEF athlete.
And when a Mitey Mite shows up frustrated and cold, Terry might share a story or two about former Terry’s Tiger who grew to love the sport as much as he does.
The 2017/2018 Parent-Athlete handbook is now available in documents under the resource tab of the BBSEF website. So while you are waiting for the snow to fly - or perhaps taking a break in your snow dancing - please take some time to review the information with your athletes.
There is a ton of fun to have this winter, and we are looking forward to a safe and productive season with all of you.
To the founders who first dreamt up this grand scheme and to the coaches, course crews, league officials, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, sponsors, donors and good folks at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area who make it real for us year after year, we thank you for sharing the love of skiing, ski racing, snowboarding and freeskiing with the youth of the Treasure Valley!
Your support helped BBSEF Alpine racers kicked off the season at Sun Valley Resort Thanksgiving Camp this week.