Youth Coordinator

Welcome to the VARA Youth Coordinator Page!

This page is dedicated to youth news and information.

Many thanks to Alex Krebs for her 6 years working with the VARA Community, running development projects and helping to educate coaches and parents on youth development.

Theme for the month of May
Sportsmanship

U12 VARA-NYSSRA Project
Report

U14 VARA-NYSSRA GS Project
Report

Theme for the month of April
Life Lessons-part 2

VARA U12 GS-Terrain Project
Report

Theme for the month of March
Behavior vs. Outcome

VARA U12 Project-Okemo
Mandatory Waiver

2019 VARA Youth Calendar
Calendar Link

2019 U14 Shootout at Pico
Race Announcement

2019 U14 VARA Quotas
2019 Quotas

2019 U14 States at Stratton
Race Announcement

Theme for the month of February
Calling all Parents

Youth Skills Email
Week #8

Youth Skills Email
Week #7

Youth Skills Email
Week #6

Theme for the month of January
Goal Setting

Youth Skills Email
Week #5

Youth Skills Email
Week #4-Holiday Week

2018 U14 SL Fundamentals Project
Report

Youth Skills Email
Week #3

Youth Skills Email
Week #2

Theme for the month of December
GRIT

Youth Skills Email
Week #1

MVC Skill Assessment
SL Drill Assessment Document

Theme for the month of November
East vs. West

U.S. Ski & Snowboard
2018-2019 Course Setting Specs

U.S. Ski & Snowboard
2018-2019 Equipment Matrix

U12 VARA-NHARA OTC Project
Group Photo

Theme for the month of October
Appreciate your Volunteer Coaches

Theme for the month of September
Life Lessons Learned through Youth Sports Part 1

Theme for the month of August
Hydration

Theme for the Month of July
Unstructured Play

Theme for the Month of June
Summer Skiing Skin Care

Theme for the month of May
TENACITY

Theme for the month of April
PERSISTENCE

Theme for the month of March
Dedication

Theme for the month of February
Endurance

Theme for the month of January
HARD WORK

2017 World Cup Men's GS-Beaver Creek
Podium Runs-video

Theme for the month of December
Fear of Failure

Theme for the month of November
GOOD HABITS

Theme for the month of October
INSPIRATION

VARA Youth Skills #3
Balance and Rotary

September Newsletter
Sacrifice

VARA Youth Skills #2
Balance and Edging

Theme for the month of August
Disappointment

U14 and under Skills
Balance and Pressure

Theme for the month of July
Courage

Shiffrin-Run 2 Semmering, Austria SL 2017
Video

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 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!

"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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