Youth Coordinator

Welcome to the VARA Youth Coordinator Page!

This page is dedicated to youth news and information from VARA's Youth Coordinator, Alex Krebs.

Alex Krebs brings many skills to the VARA Community. In her role as the Eastern Youth Development Manager since 2007 she has organized and directed National and Eastern youth projects and camps. She provided leadership and guidance for these projects including curriculum design, execution, team selection and assessment. Alex  has acted as an integral part of the Eastern Region’s Children’s committee since 2006 as well as attending Development Committee meetings to insure communication  and to allow Eastern Region to act as one for the region's youth. Alex brings organizational and communication skills not only from her most recent position but also form her experience as Smugglers Notch Ski and Snowboard Club Director from 2004-2006.In addition to her communication and organization skills she also has first- hand athlete experience as Alex was a member of the UVM Ski Team as well as a US Ski Team Athlete from 1995-1999.

Most importantly, Alex has a love for the sport and a strong desire to educate, not only the athletes, but the coaches and parents involved.

Below you will find useful information and links focused on youth ski racing initiatives, rules and guidelines! (U16 and under) Included will be updates and educational materials from Alex.

Contact Information:
VARA Youth Coordinator
Alex Krebs  - Alex@vara.org
PH: 802-338-1680

2017 U12 NY-VT SL Fundamentals Camp
Project Report

2017 U14 VT-NY Invitational Project-Stratton
Project Report

2017 U14 Can Am Overall Boys
Results

2017 U14 Can Am Overall Girls
Results

2017 U14 Can Am Overall Boys Skills
Results

2017 U14 Can Am Overall Girls Skills
Results

2017 U14 VT-NY Invitational Project-Stratton
Team Results

2017 U14 VARA-NHARA Speed Project
Report

Jay Peak International Open Cup U12-U14
Race Announcement

2017 U14 VARA Boys Pace Day-Killington
Info Document

2017 U14 VARA Girls Pace Day-Suicide 6
Document

Shiffrin-Run 2 Semmering, Austria SL 2017
Video

2017 VARA Youth Calendar
2017 VARA Youth Calendar

2016 VARA U14 Fundamentals Project-Stratton
Report

VARA Athlete Release
Document

USSA 2016-2017 Equipment Rules
Updated Document

USSA 2016-2017 Course Setting Rules
Updated Document

U14 VARA-NYSSRA OTC Dryland Camp
Report

Vacation Activities
Vacation Acitivies

Summer Reading List Volume 2
Summer Reading List Volume 2

Summer Reading Volume 1
Summer Reading

What Does It Take to Be the Best?
Article by Ex USST Member Alison Powers

VARA Youth Spring Wrap Up
Blog

My Parents Made Me Into A Professional Athlete
A Must Read

Article for Parents of Young Female Athletes
New York Times

U16 Nationals-Snowbird
Overall Results-Men

U16 Nationals-Snowbird
Overall Results-Women

U14 CanAm-Sugarloaf
Video courtesy of Hugues Forget-Quebec

U12 NY/VT Project Report
Project Report

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Project Report

U14 CanAm GS 2 Sugarloaf
Results

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Winning Boys Team-Over the Border

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Winning Girls Team-Connecticutters plus 1

U14 CanAm GS Sugarloaf
Results

U14 CanAm SL Sugarloaf
Results

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Team Results and wrap up

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Updated Schedule

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Team Building Schedule-Thursday Night

U14 Eastern SG Project-Sugarloaf
Video through sprongo

U14 Easterns SG
Boys Results

U14 Easterns SG
Girls Results

2016 VT/NY Invitational U14 Project at Stratton
Updated Race Announcement

2016 NY/VT U12 SL Project at Lake Placid
Project Announcement

U14 Easterns National Team Project-Boys
Picture

U14 Easterns National Team Project-Girls
Picture

U14 Easterns CanAm Team-Girls
Picture

U14 Easterns CanAm Team-Boys
Picture

U14 Easterns Boys Overall
Picture

U14 Easterns Girls Overall
Picture

U14 Easterns SG Boys Top Ten
Picture

U14 Eastern Championships SG Girls-Top Ten
Picture

U14 Eastern Championships Boys SkillsQuest
Results

U14 Eastern Championships Girls SkillsQuest
Results

U14 Eastern Championships GS Boys
Results

U14 Eastern Championships GS Girls
Results

U14 Eastern Championships-Hard Charger Awards SL and GS
Photo-all VARA Culver, Dewey, Goetze

U14 Eastern Championships-Boys GS Top Ten
Photo

U14 Eastern Championships-Girls GS Top Ten
Photo

U14 Eastern Championships-Boys SL Top Ten
Photo

U14 Eastern Championships-Girls SL Top Ten
Photo

U14 Eastern Championships-Girls SkillsQuest top 3 photo
Picture-Maddie Semet 1st place

U14 Eastern Championships-2016-Boys
Boys SL Results

U14 Eastern Championships-2016-Girls
Girls SL Results

2016 U14 Eastern Championships-Sunday River
Updated Race Announcement

VARA U14 States at Stowe-Race Announcement-New Update
New Race Announcement

VARA U14 Boys Training Day at Killington
Project Report

2016 U14 CanAm-Sugarloaf
Race Announcement

Eastern U14 Championships-Sunday River
Race Announcement

2016 U14 VARA Shootout-Bromley
Race Announcement

U14 VARA Girls Training Day-Pico
Project Report

2016 VARA U14 States Council Quotas
Quotas for U14 States

U14 MVC SG Camp-Okemo
SG Training Run Video

U14 MVC SG Camp-Okemo
Jump Progression

U14 MVC SG Camp-Okemo
Wave Track Video

U14 MVC SG Camp-Okemo
Pole Jumpers

2016 U14 USSA Quotas
U14 Quota Document

2016 USSA Championship Quotas
Quota Document

U12 SVC Stubbie SL-BOC
Video

U16 VARA Girls and Boys Pace Day Report
Reports and timing

U16 VARA Boys Pace Day Killington
Highline Hill Picture

U16 VARA Girls Pace Day at Middlebury
Girls Group Pic

U16 VARA Girls Pace Day at Middlebury
Girls at lunch picture

U16 VARA Girls Pace Day at Middlebury
GS Picture

U16 VARA Girls Pace Day at Middlebury
The Allen Hill Picture

NVC U10 Team Event at Smuggler's Notch
Team Burke!

VARA Youth Coordinator Blog
Important Links 12.4.15

VARA Youth Coordinator Calendar
VARA Youth Coordinator Calendar

2015-2016 VARA Youth Calendar
VARA Invitational Projects

VARA RACING 101
VARA RACING 101

U14 VARA SL Fundamentals Project
2015 Invite

FIS Helmet Hologram
U14 and Older approved helmet logo

2015-2016 Updated Equipment Matrix
Updated 11.11.15

2016 Course Setting Specifications U16 and Younger
2016 Course Setting Document

VARA U14 OTC Dryland Project
Photos and Video

VARA U14 OTC Dryland Project
Athlete Roster and Schedule

VARA U14 OTC Dryland Project
Assessment Explanations

VARA U14 OTC Dryland Project
Overall Report Summary

VARA Code of Conduct
VARA Code of Conduct

VARA Youth Coordinator Blog
September 2015 Update

USSA Congress Updates 5.5.15
USSA Congress Updates 5.5.15

RAD Eastern Project Dryland Testing Video
Video of Exercises

USSA Rules Update
5.19.15

U14 VT/NY Invitational Project
More Pics

U14 VT/NY Invitational Project
Pics

U14 VT/NY Invitation Project
Project Report

U14 VT/NY Invitational Project
Pictures

U14 VT/NY Invitational Project
Project Video

Cortina Women SG
Lindsey Vonn

Wengen Men SL
Look at the offset!

F. Hansdotter 1st Run Flachau SL
Vimeo Video

M. Shiffrin 2nd Run Flachau SL
Vimeo Video

U12 and U14 SkillsQuest Video
VARA Vimeo Video

U14 VARA Project-Apex Drill
U14 VARA Project-Apex Drill

VARA U14 Project-Apex Drill 2
VARA U14 Project-Apex Drill 2

USSA ATS Youth Course Setting Detail
USSA ATS Youth Course Setting Detail

Setting Up a Training Environment-Stever Bartlett
Setting Up a Training Environment-Stever Bartlett

Ankle Strength-Mike Kenney
Ankle Strength-Mike Kenney

Alpine Course Setting-Mike Morin
Alpine Course Setting-Mike Morin

Brooklyn Raney Motivational Speaker and KUA Dean of Students
Girls on Fire!

USSA SKILLSQUEST DESCRIPTIONS
USSA SKILLSQUEST DESCRIPTIONS

USSA SKILLSQUEST HANDBOOK
USSA SKILLSQUEST HANDBOOK

SkillsQuest Parent Handout
SkillsQuest Parent Handout

USSA Skills Links
USSA Skills Quest

"When can I cross block?"
YC "When can I cross block?" Email Blast

My favorite Blog Blast Email
VARA YC Jan ED Email

Who's Your Buddy?
Racerex Pole Plant, Feb. 2014

Skill Assessment Protocol
Skills Assessment Protocol

YOUTH SKILLS IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS (Nov 2013)
YOUTH SKILLS IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS

USSA Skills Assessment Table
USSA Skills Assessment Table

Summer Skiing-Homework
Summer Skiing-Pole Plant Homework

Summer Dryland Training
Summer Training-"Training Wheels"

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