Alpine skiing

Head Coach:  Mike Maryn  email:  alpine@somdmontgomery.org

Season: November to February

Training: Sat fitness training at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg Saturdays from 9-11 starting Nov 5 2016.  On snow training as available. Coach on snow training is 1/7/17. Coach dryland training is 11/7/2016 (check for any update).

Where: Ski Liberty for Sundays including gate training and local fitness training.  Athlete on snow weekend at Liberty Ski is 2/11 and 12, 2017. Team practices for 2017 will be on: January 8, 22 and 29.  February 5.  Makeup date 2/19 (Presidents Day weekend).

Competition:  Attending the athlete on snow gate training on 2/11/17 and REQUIRED timing on 2/12/17 at Whitetail. Maryland State Winter Games at Whitetail will be Feb 27 and 28, 2017

The events offered by Special Olympics in Alpine Skiing have increased to accommodate every ability level of athlete interested in competing. Three different ability levels of athletes compete in the downhill, slalom and giant slalom events. For each of these categories, the courses are set to be appropriate for advanced, intermediate or novice ability athletes.

Additionally, athletes can compete in Unified Sports competition for the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom events. Unified Sports¨ is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes with peer athletes without intellectual disabilities (Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. In this category, the times of the athlete and the partner are combined to create the Unified team score.

For those athletes with lower ability or just beginning, Special Olympics offers events such as the 10 Meter Walk, Glide and Super Glide.

All athletes/volunteers must sign up for sport training prior to attending practice. Please sign up online as soon as possible so that we can make plans for coaching needs.

Athlete and volunteer application’s must be current UP TO THE date of the State Games for your sport. If you are unsure of a person’s status, click HERE to see list of names and expiration dates.

ATHLETES – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required Athlete Application (also know as Athlete Medical) already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

VOLUNTEERS – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required volunteer application already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

 

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