The U12 Entry Level program is aimed at providing athletes aged 10 and 11 the ‘FUNdamentals’ of skiing as defined in the ACA LTSD phases of Skier Essentials and Learn to Train. In coordination with the ACA SnowStars program focusing on skill levels 3, 4 and 5, the AOA program is intended to foster the development of the athlete. U12 competition events are to be focused on the development of ski racing skills while continuing to promote the development of overall skiing skills. Normal competition days will pair a traditional “RACE” event, (i.e. SL/GS/Kombi) with a skills festival. These additions should foster the development of overall skills while maintaining participant enjoyment, focusing on the FUN of competition.
Athletes must be 10-11 years of age as of December 31st of the current season to be eligible for the U12 racing program.