Summer & Fall SquawFree Air Farm Training
The Air Farm is our off-snow training facility located near Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City. This facility provides athletes with the opportunity to train on our own Bag Jump air bag, trampolines, dirt moguls, and a slack line. The air bag is an amazing tool that athletes can use to gain repetition with airs they already know and learn new ones. The landing acts as a giant cushion, helping athletes avoid injury and providing an opportunity to try tricks that they only dreamed about before. The Air Farm also has two fly bed trampolines on site. These trampolines help athletes gain air awareness and learn tricks before taking them to the bag. These trampolines are not your ordinary backyard trampoline and allow for greater height for greater progression. A new addition this year is our dual dirt mogul course. This idea was borrowed from Jonny Moseley when he was training for the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he won a gold medal. This dual dirt mogul course is used for quickness, agility, technique and endurance. This challenging course allows for athletes to race each up or down the course. Lastly, the Air Farm has a slack line to help kids improve their balance and body awareness. All of these tools are what every freestyle skier needs to be the best. We are very fortunate to have this facility in our backyard and be able to train even when there isn’t any snow
Please visit the TEAM CALENDAR to see all the upcoming Air Farm training days.
SquawFree Adventure Camp
SquawFree offers a one of a kind camp Adventure Camp. This camp involves camping, riding mtn. bikes, waterskiing, rafting, hanging at the lake and most importantly a ton of tramping and ramping at the Air Farm! With the air bag as our main focus, a typical day includes, waking up at the campsite, riding our bikes to Granlibakken, playing some warm up games, stretching and then getting to work. With our two trampolines, each athlete will have a chance to work on their air sense, while practicing tricks they already know and new tricks. Once they are warmed up and ready to take their tricks to the ramp, that is when the real fun begins. Skiing down plastic, flying through the air and landing on a safe surface, kids will be able to take their tricks to new levels! After the kids have jumped on the ramp for a few hours, we bike to another fun activity, whether it’s rafting, waterskiing, etc. Then, it is back to the camp to learn how to set up tents, cook, practice leave no trace principles, and hang with friends around the campfire!
SquawFree On-Snow May Camps and Memorial Weekend Super Camp
Freestyle Camp: This spring camp provides our athletes with a high quality US Ski Team training course, located on Siberia. With a perfect pitch and slushy bumps galore, our main focus of this camp is centered on the technique of the turn and helping each athlete increase their speed. Each day starts with flat drill training, focusing on a particular topic and then transitioning this focus into the moguls.
Freeskiing Camp: Squaw Valley has a tendency to put a big boom in their parks come late spring and SquawFree is lucky enough to hold a camp right when it’s prime. While most other teams around the lake have hung up the boots for the season, SquawFree freeskiing team can boot up for a week of big jumps in spring conditions!
Freeride Camp: There is no better place to ski lift-access terrain in May than Squaw Valley USA. Palisades, Siberia, the Pocket! Need we say more? Come out and train with the team on the best terrain at the spring skiing capital of the world! The Camp is primarily geared toward preparing athletes for the White Pass regional IFSA competition in June.
White Pass Mt. Big Mountain Camp and IFSA Regional Competition.
White Pass is unique mountain in Montana that begins its ski season in June. The otherwise buried mountain opens its doors to all kinds of ski training. White Pass offers an array of steep terrain and the unique opportunity to compete in an IFSA regional event. This a great way for competitive freeriders to get a head start on the upcoming season and score some valuable points toward qualifying for the North American IFSA Championships. SquawFree will travel to WhitePass a few days before the competition to train, sightsee the great northwest, and have some fun.
Whister/Blackbomb Summer Camp
In order for athletes of SquawFree to train on snow during the summer, we pack our bags and head north to Canada. We join forces with Momentum Ski Camps to access seven mogul lanes, a multitude of jumps varying in size, and countless different shaped rails, all of which are ready to go upon our arrival. The camp consists of 6 days on snow, with training in the morning from 8-2 and then an afternoon activity to follow. Every day ends with video review with their coach from that particular day. One of the greatest advantages of this camp is training with athletes from other teams and from other parts of the world, exposing our athletes to other kids that love the sport as much as they do.
Mt. Hood Summer Park Camp
This is a Freeskiing specific camp scheduled for late June 2019. Park skiers and SquawFree coaches will head up to Mt. Hood and train at Windell’s Mt Hood Park late June early July.
Woodward Tahoe – SquawFree Team Training
Woodward Tahoe acts as our indoor winter training facility and is very similar to the Air Farm. Athletes have the opportunity to attend Woodward twice a week for a two-hour session. Here athletes can participate in dry land training, jump on seven fly-bed trampolines, and ski down a ramp into a foam pit. Coaches walk each athlete through different progressions and each athlete has an opportunity to work individually with one of our coaches. Woodward Tahoe is located at Boreal Mountain at the top of Donner Pass on Highway 80.
Schedule: SquawFree will begin training @ Woodward this fall. Stay tuned to see the updated fall team schedule.
Strength and Conditioning
Stay tuned for the SquawFree strength and conditioning workout schedule this fall.
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