2020/21 5th & 6th Grade Alpine Immersion Sessions
Session #1 November 30 – December 17, 2020 Price - $2750.00 Thank you to those who have registered for session #1! This session is now full.
Session #2 February 1 – 12, 2021 Price - $2050.00 Contact Ron Bonnevie for more information about Session 2
The objective of these Immersion sessions is to give 5th and 6th grade athletes’ concentrated midweek training opportunities this season while being integrated into the CVA experience. Families can choose to participate in one or both sessions as they best fit the family’s schedules. If only one session is possible, we advise to do the December program for athletic continuity. It’s a great progression for those who may be interested in making the transition from a weekend program into CVA for winter or full term the following year.
The Immersion athletes will be day students, housed with families off campus, but will be fully immersed in the CVA community. They will bring their academic work from their home schools and will be supported by CVA’s tutors during the academic block.
Athletically, these sessions will cover a comprehensive technical progression of alpine skiing skills incorporating the US Ski & Snowboard Skills Quest program. In addition, there will be slalom and GS drill courses & race preparation gate training, in coordination with the CVA full time & winter term U14 athletes & coaches. Daily video review, warm up routines and goal setting are all important elements that will be part of this experience. Coaches will also work with the athletes to help them learn the basics of ski tuning maintenance & waxing, and will coordinate with parents when base resurfacing is necessary. On the weekends during the session athletes will join the CVA weekend program groups for training as scheduled by Jeni Conover, with consideration to rest and recovery for these young athletes.
Schedules - Arrival on Monday November 30th and/or February 1 will be at the AGC at 9:00. Please arrive promptly. Jeni Conover will be there to greet the group for an orientation and team building activities. After lunch on the first day, parents will need to bring the ski equipment to the Capricorn locker and day room.
Monday’s schedule - This is generally a rest day athletically. The immersion group will start their day with a dryland training session in the AGC. This is CVA time, so no AGC membership is required, but we suggest each of the immersion athletes purchase an AGC membership to have access to the facility on their free time (see the AGC site for that public schedule).
- 8:30–10:15 AGC session (come dressed for athletics with a change of shoes for indoor use)
- 10:30-12:45 Academic time with tutor in the Academic center (room TBA)
- 12:45-1:15 Lunch in the Capricorn and school meeting
- 1:30 Parent pick up. (drop equipment off at the Capricorn on the first day)
A typical Tuesday through Thursday schedule:
- 7:30 Drop off at the Capricorn building for breakfast
- 8:00-8:10 Load van for Competition Center
- 8:30-11:30 On snow training sessions
- 11:45-12:00 Return to campus in CVA van
- 12:00-12:45 Lunch & school meeting in the Capricorn building dining room
- 1:00-3:00 Academic time with tutor (room TBA)
- 3:00-3:15 Snack time
- 3:15 Parent pick up (Capricorn or Academic Center)
Tuesday through Thursday arrival - If they want to eat breakfast at school they should arrive by 7:30. Otherwise, they should be dropped off at the Cap by 7:45-8. Jeni Conover will meet the group to load the van for the mountain by 8:15.
Change of clothing - They have the option of using the respective (girls/boys) day rooms with the U14 winter term athletes to change and store clothing, boots etc., or come dressed to ski each day with a change of clothes after skiing for the afternoon tutored session. A large transpack/boot bag would be necessary for later.
Ski storage - They should store their skis in the alpine ski locker room in the locker labeled Immersion athletes.
Friday’s schedule – This day flips academics and athletics, so the Immersion group will have their tutoring session in the morning, with ski training in the afternoon. Friday’s should also include planning for a change in ski equipment storage. We advise the group to bring all their ski gear home for the weekend to be able to join the weekend program groups at the comp center as usual according to the rest schedules Jeni advises.
- 9:30-11:30 Tutoring session (room TBA)
- 11:45-12:15 Lunch & school meeting in the Capricorn
- 12:15 Load vans for the mountain
- 12:30 -3:30 On snow training session
- 3:45 Parent pick up at the comp center
Weekends - The 6th grade athlete’s weekend participation will be managed by Jeni, based on the weather, the week’s training progress and the fatigue level of the athletes. Over the weekends during the sessions, they will join some or all of the CVA weekend program groups as Jeni directs. She will coordinate with the families for adequate down time and flexibility weekends to sleep in on non-race weekends, etc.
Communicating the schedule - The daily schedule during the school week will be communicated by Jeni via Team App for the Immersion group each afternoon prior to training. If there are athletes who do not have a cell phone, parents will need to be on top of communicating the training plans to the kids. They will also need to be part of the Team App for their respective weekend training group for the weekend’s schedule. They will have lunch on their own weekends and be picked up anytime between 2:15-4:00 depending on if they want to ski with friends after training.
Final days, Friday, Dec 17 and Friday February 12
The 6th graders will finish their last day at the comp center with coaches for a camp evaluation wrap up. There will be no tutoring session that day. Parents can pick the athletes up at 2:00.