Corey McDonald will still be very involved with BBSEF as the Snowboard head coach, providing the amazing coaching skill to our athletes that he has become known for. He is also planning on continuing his role as Head of Terrain parks at Bogus Basin, which means more awesome terrain parks next winter!
Athletes licensed in the Intermountain
Division who have paid their dues to the USSA are defined within the following age groups:
U Class: Your U (Under) Class is the age group that you will compete in.
Each U class is specific to certain years of birth.. Alpine U classes are as
U-21 – ages 19-20
U-19 – ages 16,17 & 18
U-16 – ages 14-15
U-14 – ages 12-13
U-12 – ages 10-11
U-10 – ages 8-9
U-8 – ages 6-7 (For BBSEF Home Teams only, not a USSA recognized age class)
Slalom (SL): A slalom course is the shortest in distance, but contains
the greatest number of turns. Turns are short, quick and continuous. Slalom is considered a technical event.
Giant Slalom (GS): The Giant Slalom is the most fundamental alpine
event. Most young racers will start with Giant Slalom races. It is the closest event to pure free skiing. GS is also considered a technical event.
Super Giant Slalom (Super G): Super G is the bridge between Giant Slalom and Downhill, and is considered a speed event. Athletes compete in Super G starting at the U-14 level. Super G is the dominant event we train and race for speed in our program.
Downhill (DH): Downhill is the fastest of the four alpine disciplines.
Athletes compete in downhill starting at the U-16 level, but not as a
requirement for team participation.
All four Alpine disciplines require a different set of skis. As athletes get older, the more specific their equipment becomes. Equipment requirements are as follows:
Mighty Mite – 1 pair of giant slalom skis or all-mountain skis that are
not too fat.
D Team 1 to 2 pairs of skis targeting GS and Slalom and/ or a pair of
all mountain skis.
C Team– 1 to 2 pairs of skis targeting GS and Slalom and a pair of all
B Team – 2 to 3 pairs of skis, specifically Slalom and GS skis. (Super G
optional or loaners). A pair of all mountain skis.
A Team – 2-5 pairs of skis, specifically slalom, GS and Super G (loaners
available), one pair for training, one for racing. A pair of all mountain skis.
FIS and PG Team – 4+ pairs of skis, two for each discipline, one race,
one training. Speed skis as needed. A pair of all mountain skis.
Equipment Leasing and Pro Nights: For the younger athlete, our local ski shops offer leasing programs for the season. For the older, competition athlete, it is very beneficial to attend the “Pro Night” specifically for ski team at the shops to be able to order new equipment at discounted prices directly from the company reps. We will send out announcements as to when these events are coming up, as well as who is eligible to attend.
Equipment Maintenance: When athletes reach the U-14 level, they learn how to and become responsible for tuning and maintaining all equipment. For the U-12 and younger, parents should be responsible to maintain equipment and have skis tuned and waxed as needed. Our local ski shops offer some good tuning programs.
USSA:http://ussa.org/ The United States Ski and Snowboard Association. This is the governing body for the sport of skiing in the U.S. It is its alpine and free ride programs and education system that we use as a guide to our training programs. USSA comprises three regions:
(Western, Eastern and Rocky Central).
Western Region (WR): http://www.ussawest.com/
Intermountain is one of five divisions that make up the Western
Region. These include Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA), Far West (California), Northern Division (Montana) and Alaska.
Intermountain Division (IMD): http://ussa-imd.org/
We are a part of the Intermountain Division which consists of clubs in the
states of Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
FIS: http://www.fis-ski.com/ FIS is the
International Federation of Skiing. FIS represents the international ranking system versus USSA’s national ranking system. FIS races are open to international competitors. Athletes must be 16 (Birth year 1995) and have a FIS license in order to race in a FIS Race. Athletes will be advised when they are eligible and when they need to purchase the license.
Points Lists: Once you have a competitive USSA license (U-16 and older plus the 13 year olds that are planning to race in IM Open races), you will have access to the Points List, which is broken down by discipline (Slalom, GS, Super G and DH). Your points will be tabulated by USSA and your standing on the points list will both qualify you for certain competitions including Western Region U16 Championships and events beyond the U16 level, and determine your starting order. The system is based on an ascending scale where the best racer in the world in each discipline are established at 0 points, and based on the level ofthe competitors in a particular race, points are awarded by that standard of competition to create the “penalty” and that penalty added to your race points earned from your placing based on time away from the winner. determines your point score.
Bogus Basin Coaches Cup Series BBSEF Home Teams (Mitey Mite, D-Team and Team Shred Home) participate in the Coaches Cup Series includes: Slalom, GS, Slopestyle, Glaende jumping and Ski Cross.
North/South Series: The Intermountain Division is divided into two geographical components – North and South. BBSEF is part of the North Region, which includes Bogus Basin, Sun Valley, Jackson, WY, McCall, Kelly Canyon and Pebble Creek. Championships rotate between North and South series.
Intermountain Championships: A U-10 and U-12 Intermountain Division Championship event. Athletes qualify through an Intermountain Division qualification series of races.
U14 Championships: U-14 Intermountain
Championship event. Athletes qualify through an Intermountain Division qualification series of races. The Northern Division is invited to this event.
U16 Western Junior
Championships: A U-16 Western Region Championship event. Athletes qualify through an Intermountain Division qualification series of races.
U-19 Nationals: A U-19 class national event. Invitations to compete are
based on a Western Region U-19 qualification series.
Western Junior Champs: A U-19/U-21 Western Region Championship event in all disciplines. Qualification is based on an Intermountain Division race series.
Congratulations to each of our BBSEF Coaches Cup athletes!
This seasons overall coaches cup included all six BBSEF Coaches Cup events: January 17th GS/Slopestyle, February 8th Slalom/Slopestyle, March 7th & 8th Slalom, Jump, Giant Slalom and Slopestyle. Participants were awarded points according to the Coaches Cup points system detailed below. The goal is to have the lowest possible points. You must have participated in three (50%) of the events to quailify for an overall award. Overall awards will be presented at the annual BBSEF banquet May 1st, 6:00 pm, at Westys bowling center.
Thank you to our BBSEF Families and Friends for volunteering your time to make our Coaches Cup series fun quality events for all of our BBSEF home teams.
|Coaches Cup Points System|
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BBSEF Spring Signup Special!
Sign up today and receive your spring registration discount*
*25% nonrefundable deposit required to receive discounted price
Refer a new family and receive a $50.00 credit when they join BBSEF.
|BBSEF 2015-2016 Program Fees||Program Fees||Spring
|Program Fees if Registered by May 1, 2015|
|Home Team Options|
|Mitey Mite (U8)||495||40||455|
|Team Shred Home -( ages 9+)||595||50||545|
|Race to Ride (1 day Alpine, 1 day Shred)||930||75||855|
|Travel Team Options|
|Team Shred Travel Tue, Sat & Sun||1200||100||1100|
|Team Shred Travel Tue, Thur, Sat & Sun||1700||150||1550|
|North Series (U10+) Wed, Sat & Sun||1200||100||1100|
|U14-Team (4 days Tue, Thur, Sat & Sun)||1700||150||1550|
|U16-Team (5 days Tue, Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun)||2800||250||2550|
|FIS-Team (U18, 5 Days)||3000||275||2725|
25% Nonrefundable deposit due on or before May 1st to receive spring price.
We are sad to say: Due to the limited snow, and forecasted rain on Sunday our BBSEF fun day is not looking very fun. Regrettably we are canceling Sunday’s fun day. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather will turn cold and snow so we can finish the season with a great powder day!
Last weekend was officially the end of training for our Home Teams. There will NOT be any more training on Saturday or Sunday for Mitey Mites/D-Team/Team Shred Home.
We do have the McCall Winter Games March 27th & 28th. Entry fees are $15 for Age Class Racers. Entry is payable online at: http://mccallwintersportsclub.org/winter_games. BBSEF will be sending coaches. After you register online please RSVP and let us know you are going so we know how many coaches to send. Attached is the race announcement with all of the details.
We hope to see everyone at the Annual BBSEF banquet and meeting. The banquet/meeting will be Friday, May 1st, at Westys Bowling Center (by the fairgrounds) in Garden City, from 5:30-8:00 pm.
Schedule of events:
- 5:30 Annual Meeting
- 6:00 Awards
- 6:30-8:00 Pizza & Bowling
The cost is $15.00 for ages 8 & older, children ages 7 and under are $5.00. This includes: bowling, shoe rental, pizza, salad and soda.
BBSEF Friends and Families:
BBSEF’s 28th annual Rose Sale is under way. The Rose Sale is a terrific fund-raiser that provides a unique and fun way to help us maintain quality programs. The cost is only $15.00 per dozen. These roses are beautiful and it is fun to see the smiles when people receive their roses. Roses may be picked up on Wednesday, March 11th and Thursday March 12th between 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Money raised will benefit all of our BBSEF teams, by way of upgraded equipment and other necessary improvements. These gorgeous roses are guaranteed and available in multitude of beautiful colors.
BBSEF Home Team Families,
This weekend March 7th & 8th, is our Coaches Cup four event finale with Slalom, Jumping, Giant Slalom and Slopestyle . ALL of our Saturday and ALL of our Sunday home teams are included in all four events! Which means everyone comes up both Saturday and Sunday. Because we have two competitions each day we have to start earlier (8:50) and it is very important you are on time!
We need volunteers for a variety of positions, please contact the office and volunteer. We would also like to have a few volunteers bring cookies for the awards ceremony on Sunday.
The slalom, GS and jump will be in Bitterroot. The Slopestyle will be held in the terrain park in lower Stewart’s Gulch. Again everyone (Mitey Mite, D-Team and Team Shred Home) will be entered in the the races, slopestyle and jump.
Please be on time, if you are late your child may miss their opportunity to inspect the course with their coach. We will meet at 8:50 at the flags outside the Jason Harper training center (across from the upper lodge).
|Saturday||March 7th Slalom & Jumping|
|8:50||Hand out bibs at flags|
|9:20||Start First Run Girls /Boys|
|After your first run you will go with your coach/group for your practice jump|
|10:45||Start Second Run|
|12:55||Meet at flags|
|3:30||Meet at flags & Collect bibs|
|3:40||Awards for Slalom|
|Sunday||March 8th Giant Slalom and Slopestyle|
|PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SPLIT VENUE MORNING GIRLS/BOYS|
|8:50||Hand out bibs at flags|
|9:00||GIRLS GIANT SLALOM INSPECTION|
|9:00||BOYS SLOPESTYLE INSPECTION|
|9:20||Girls Start First Run GS|
|Boys start Slopestyle|
|10:45||BOYS GIANT SLALOM INSPECTION|
|GIRLS SLOPESTYLE INSPECTION|
|10:55||Girls Slopestyle Start|
|10:55||Boys Start first run GS|
|1:20||Start Second Run GS Girls then Boys|
|3:00||Meet at flags|
|3:05||Awards: Jumping, Slopestyle, Giant Slalom|
This will be our last full weekend of Mitey Mites, D-Team and Team Shred Home. We will have our BBSEF fun day & BBQ for all BBSEF members on Sunday, March 15th. We have fun team competitions planned for this day and will send the details after the Coaches Cup Finale.
First through 5th place medals each division.
Presented at 2pm Sunday March 2nd. May be postponed if skiing runs long.
Need to allow time for cleanup and calculating of scores.
Awards in front of the Jason Harper Race Training center.
SICK BIRD: award provided to the best, most impressive run, of the competition.
Additional awards and prizes provided as well.
Plan for each skier to get at least two judged runs (May be able to do 2 rounds on Saturday time and weather permitting).
The final score will be the cumulative score from Saturday’s best score (if there are two) and Sunday’s one score.
o If a second run takes place on Saturday, we’ll take the best score of the two rounds for that day’s score
As everyone knows, this is all weather and time dependent and plans can change as necessary. We’ll do everything possible to adhere to the schedule but it’s not written in stone. We will make necessary changes when required to do so based on conditions and time.
Skiers judged in 5 categories:
1. Line Choice:
a. Line is determined by the head judge and that score is used by all the judges for further criteria.
i. Line score is based on the difficulty of the terrain skied as well as any obstacles (jumps, drops, etc) that the skier/rider may use to get to the bottom.
a. The first category judged following the line value determination. It’s at the top of the list as it’s considered most important. A fall is the ultimate loss of control and will most likely have an impact on the remaining 3 categories to be judged.
a. Constant direction toward the goal.
i. Keeping your body moving down the fall line of the mountain.
ii. Keeping continuity and pace with smooth transitions for obstacles or jumps.
iii. Doesn’t have to be rapid fast as this isn’t a timed event.
a. Style, technical ability, etc. Taking air, doing tricks in the air, is accounted for in this category.
i. Not only jumps or tricks are judged here though…proper skiing form and technique is huge here.
ii. All the stuff that coaches preach day in and day out…pole plants, hands staying forward, keeping the eyes and focus down the hill, proper angulation to help stay under control, etc.
5. Style and Energy:
a. The energy one skis with.
b. The pace.
c. Aggression mixed with imagination…
a. The path taken,
b. Jumps or drops taken
c. Anything unique to a run.
All judges will independently score categories 2-5 on a scale of 1-10. The line score is also scaled 1-10.
The line score will determine limits of scores in the other categories.
o Once the head judge determines the line score, the judges will not be able to score more than 3 points above the line value that’s chosen for each respective category.
Example. If a skier skis a line valued at 5.2, then the highest score that skier can get in the other categories 8.2 points in each category.
All judges’ scores will be averaged for each run. Highest average score in each division is the winner.
Some things to remember:
1. We have a panel of judges who are all very experienced skiers. Most have judged this event for several years. These judges are independent of BBSEF. They are not coaches or parents of any athletes who might be competing.
2. Judge’s location will be marked at time of inspection. It’s the skier’s responsibility to know where the judges will be and to make sure they’re skiing where they can be seen.
3. This is a competition about quality skiing. Although Guts, air, tricks and style are factored in, we want to encourage the best skiing as explained in the 5 categories above.
4. This is not a race to the bottom. More aggressive skiing (if handled with control and without a fall) is good. However the runs are timed only to assure that each skier makes it down in the allowable timeframe for their division.
5. This isn’t just about taking the highest point line, or getting the biggest air, etc. While those are good if handled well, a fall or loss of control because someone’s skiing beyond their ability level, will most likely result in a much lower score.
6. Skiers will have a time limit. We’ll establish an acceptable timeframe that all skiers should be able to finish within. Obviously some of the younger age groups will have longer allowable times than the older groups.
a. If a skier is not able to finish in the allotted amount of time, then they’ll be scored on the run up until the point where they ran out of time, but will be penalized for not finishing.
7. This is about FUN! This is a way for skiers to challenge themselves in an arena they’re not used to. Inappropriate behavior or sportsmanship will be handled with disqualification…let’s not go there!
8. Bring your helmet…helmets are required!!!
9. Inverts…Inverted tricks are not allowed and anyone attempting inverted tricks will be disqualified from the event.
The Michael B. Young Big Mountain competition is a 2 day event with Space is limited to the first 100 entries received. All skiers/boarders (including BBSEF members) who choose to compete MUST register for this event online.https://www.athletepath.com/ifsa-regional-michael-b-young-big-mountain-champio/2015-02-28
Divisions for both Male and Female will be broken up as follows:
Under 11 (snowboard)
Under 11 (Ski)
Registration is $45 per competitor and includes a T-shirt, and other gift items. Awards will be provided for first through fifth place in each division (male and female). All competitors will have one run each day. This event is sanctioned with the IFSA (International Freeski and Snowboard Association).
Further information regarding IFSA and this series can be found at: http://www.freeskiers.org/