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

Theme for the month of October
INSPIRATION

VARA Youth Skills #3
Balance and Rotary

2017-2018 VARA Youth Calendar
Calendar

NYSSRA-VARA Dryland Camp
2017 Report

NYSSRA-VARA Dryland Camp
Physical Assessment Scores

September Newsletter
Sacrifice

VARA Youth Skills #2
Balance and Edging

2017-2018 Course Setting Matrix
Document

2017-2018 Equipment Matrix
Document

Theme for the month of August
Disappointment

U14 and under Skills
Balance and Pressure

Theme for the month of July
Courage

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

Shiffrin-Run 2 Semmering, Austria SL 2017
Video

VARA Athlete Release
Document

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

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

VARA Youth Coordinator Blog
Important Links 12.4.15

VARA RACING 101
VARA RACING 101

FIS Helmet Hologram
U14 and Older approved helmet logo

VARA U14 OTC Dryland Project
Overall Report Summary

VARA Code of Conduct
VARA Code of Conduct

VARA Youth Coordinator Blog
September 2015 Update

RAD Eastern Project Dryland Testing Video
Video of Exercises

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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