Snowboard Devo/Comp 12.21.19

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hey Snowboard Team!

The Snowboard Team potluck party is This Saturday December 21st  upstairs in the Ski Club. We will kick it off with a parent meeting at 4:30pm where we can chat about the upcoming season and I can answer any questions or concerns anyone may have. Then we will get the party started around 5pm. Nicole has made us a spreadsheet so that we can all keep track of who is bringing what.

Comp meets at 8:15am on snow between the clock-tower and cape house, then on the lifts by 8:30am. Pick up at 2:45pm

Devo Meets in the same place but at 8:30am then on the lift by 8:45am. Pick up at 12:45pm.

Full Day Devo! We have determined that our Devo group is strong enough to ride for a full day. This would extend the training days 2 hours including a lunch break and will allow for even more progression from our devo squad. If you are interested in upgrading to full day the upgrade cost is only $200. If you upgrade to full day Lunch will be at 12:45pm when the half day kids are released then back on snow by 1:15pm with pick up at 2:45pm. Please Email Nancy and I to make this happen. &

For Comp our daily training schedule will be as follows for the season.

8:30am – 9:00am / Warm ups. We typically warm up with one or two runs in the morning with vague parameters known as slow turns, separation and levitation. Slow turns mean that we are moving our body slowly, feeling out the snow conditions and letting our board do most of the work. Separation is the next step and that is where we begin to separate our upper body from our lower body through a variety of moves such as flatspins, butters, presses ,flatground 180’s, 360’s etc. Then Levitation is where we start to get our board of the ground a bit by doing ollies or hitting side jumps.

9:00am – 10:45am / Event Training. This is the portion of our day that we will spend training and preparing for the events we compete in such as Boardercross, Slopestyle and Halfpipe. Our Intro group will spend this time learning about how these competitions work and what to expect as well as creating scenarios to practice what it’s like competing in these events. Our upper level groups who have competed in these events before will get right into training for their runs and tactics for said events. Specific event training will vary by group and will be based on that group’s competition schedule for the season.

10:45am – 11:00am / Water and bathroom break. This is typically taken in the Carinthia base lodge and is meant to be a quick break. This is not a breakfast or snack break so athletes should not expect to have enough time to get food, sit down to eat. Athletes should come prepared for the day by eating breakfast beforehand and carrying a pocket snack in case they get hungry before lunch.

11:00am – 12:45pm / Fundamentals. This is the session of our day where we work on fundamental movements that we were lacking during the event portion of our day. This will vary between groups based on weather, snow conditions and the specific event each group is working on that day.

12:45pm – 1:15pm / Lunch. We will break for lunch at our meeting spot between the clock tower and the cape house. Athletes are on their own as far as grabbing or buying their lunch but we will designate a location daily in the base lodge (usually 2nd or 3rd floor) for those athletes who wish to eat as a team.

1:15 – 2:45 / Freeride. We call this session freeride because we typically let the athletes choose where we ride but as coaches we use this time to have the athletes apply the movements we practiced in our fundamentals session of the day.

Individual feedback is given as needed throughout all session’s every day.

                Extra training is available on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This is extra training and can be purchased for $70 a day. 6 and 12 packs are also available for $350 and $650. Please RSVP with Nancy and I at least 2 days ahead of time by emailing and .

The Development program is all about fundamentals and tasks will vary based on weather snow conditions and attendance. Water and Bathroom breaks will be taken as needed but devo athletes should also come prepared for the day by eating breakfast beforehand and carrying a pocket snack in case they get hungry. The goal of our development program is to prepare our athletes for the competition program. Being a strong well rounded rider is the first step towards competitive snowboarding.

I officially have the groups sorted out as well as the competition schedules. The group splits and schedules are attached in the email. Please go ahead and sign up for all the events your group is scheduled for, especially the Mount Snow Slope Styles. These events typically sell out fast so do not procrastinate on this. Devo is all one group so there is not a list for them attached but there is a devo section on the comp schedule.

                If you ordered a hoodie after nationals last season and have not received it yet they can be picked up from our locker room around 3pm Saturdays and Sundays. We do not have extras so if you did not order and pay for them already please don’t ask for them. We will be getting a store online ASAP with some new swag for this year.

                The Carinthia Classic is this coming Saturday. There will be a couple athletes in Leon and Cody’s group competing as well as a couple coaches. So come on out to watch some sick riding and show your support for the team.

                We are a team. This means supporting each other in every way possible. Please talk with your athletes about the appropriate behavior that goes along with this. Under no circumstances will any bullying or hazing be tolerated in anyway. Failure to abide by this could result in disciplinary actions such as being removed from training for the day. When riding the lifts during training you should simply be thinking about your next run. Hands should be kept to yourself at all times and cell phones are for emergency purposes only. This includes lunch time, if you finish your food and would like to use your cellphone to look up snowboarding related content you may request special permission from your coaches. Never take another athletes cell phone for it is their personal property. If you have any issues with this please contact me directly.

As always feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns.


I really appreciate your time,

Tobin Twelves

Head Snowboard Coach

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