Skiing (Alpine Racing) Program

  • Welcome to Raider Boys' and Girls' Skiing

    This winter, Scarsdale High School will sponsor a Boys' and Girls' Skiing team. 
     
    Gold Cards
    Submit all Gold Card paperwork to the SHS Nurse before 11/6/23 to insure that the Gold Card can be issued prior to the start of dryland training.
     
    Players must have their completed gold card from the school nurse. Information on how to get a gold card can be found at
     
     
    Remember, a parent and NOT the athlete must complete the form or you will be required to re-begin the application process.
     
    Preseason interest meeting to be held at 3:30PM on Thursday, November 2 @ the track bleachers. Contact Coach Pat (pliu@scarsdaleschools.org) if you have any questions.
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    Tryouts
    Skiing is a no-cut sport but racers must show that that they can safely make it down the mountain (the equivalent of Competition trail at Thunder Ridge Ski Area or Catamount/Race Slope trails at Catamount)
     
     
    Teams will be determined by Time Trials held at TBA on December 9th (backup January 16th) for:   
           
    Boys' Varsity (10 members)
    Girls' Varsity (10 members)
    Co-ed JV/Developmental Team (remaining members)
     

    Players are expected to be present at all practice sessions.  Missing sessions will be incorporated into the coach's evaluation of players for the Varsity, JV/Developmental teams as well as their 3rd quarter grade and/or PE Exemption for racers grades 10-12.

    Tryouts consist of assessments of individual skiing skills.  Players will be evaluated on fastest times, ability, and technique in SL discipline.  GS to be trained for by Sectional hopefuls.

    The coaching staff also tests the athletes for general athleticism.  
     
    Players are also evaluated on their attendance, cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff and captains.
     
    Additionally, performance at races and Catamount time trials can promote movement of racers between Varsity/JV/Developmental teams.  
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  • Regular Season

    Varsity level skiing is a commitment of about 1.5 - 2 hours per day for dryland training and 5 hours per day (including transportation) for on-snow training plus 3 weekend training days at Catamount. 

    It is our expectation that athletes will be present for all team tryouts, practices, and races.  

    Official On-Snow Season: 1/8/24 -  (Post season begins TBA (Section 1 Championships) and ends March (TBA) (Eastern Regional Championships)

    Mandatory dryland practices are held at Scarsdale High School.

    Practice will take place starting at the track closest to the Gym per the following schedule: 

    All levels (Boy's Varsity, Girl's Varsity, Co-ed JV/ Developmental) 
    • 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Mandatory on snow practices and races are held at Big Snow/American Dream in E. Rutherford, NJ, Thunder Ridge in Patterson, NY,  Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY or Bousquet Mtn in Pittlsfield, MA)  Schedule TBA.

    All levels (Boy's Varsity, Girl's Varsity, Co-ed JV, Developmental) 
    • 3:30 PM - 8:30/9 PM for practice
    • 2:30 PM - 8:30/9 PM for races

     

    For additional information please contact:

    Patrick Liu:  pliu@scarsdaleschools.org

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  • Managers

    The Scarsdale Skiing Program will accept up to 3 managers per season (1 per team).  Managers must attend all practices, tryouts and races.

    Managers assist during dryland training, on snow training assistance, transportation to and from the mountains and during tryouts and races. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: gathering/carrying equipment, setting up drills, helping out on the bus ride to the mountain, videography, assistance with carrying team jackets and pants during races.

    Managers are welcome to work out with the team when not assisting the coaches and captains and are still assigned to a captain's group. Managers in good standing (Freshmen excluded) will receive a Physical Education Exemption for the 3rd quarter. Anyone interested in becoming a manager for the ski team should contact Coach Pat in person.

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