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SNOWBOARDCROSS SBX

Mission and Ethos of TPCU SBX program

“The mission of the Team Park City United SBX program, is to create a safe environment for committed snowboarders to develop their Boardercross skills and compete at the highest level possible.”

“This is done with a dedication to training, which can be done in so many ways for Boardercross. Just snowboarding in itself is training in our world.”  The skill sets to become a good Boardercrosser are so vast that it enables us to vary our training on a daily basis, which is the funnest thing we do”

Chris Davies Head SBX Coach

The SBX program encourages riders to become the best they can be, within their own personal goals.

Coaches guide athletes through board performances, and the movement pools needed to achieve the efficiency of riding as fast as possible down a boardercross course. Other skills that are addressed are race strategy, mental toughness, equipment maintenance, long term athlete development and independence.

Since its inception in 2014, the Team Park City United SBX team has trained many of the strongest young riders competing on the NorAm and World Cup circuit. With a total of 15 riders from three Nations competing at 3 FIS Junior World Championships and going on to become National Team members. A  legacy we intend to continue.

 

Staff

Chris Davies – Head SBX Coach britcoach180@gmail.com

The primary lead coach is Chris Davies, hailing from Britain Chris is a coach with 19  years of coaching experience, specializing in adolescent development, with many years working within residential settings. He is a Level 300 USSA coach, Level 3 AASI instructor, USSA Level 300 examiner, member of the USSA Snowboard Education Committee and USSA SBX Development Committee. Chris has coached many “Gold Project” athletes, in both freestyle and boardercross disciplines. As well as at X-Games, US Open and FIS Junior Worlds.

 

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof – SBX Coach callanalaska@gmail.com

Callan was a member of the US Snowboardcross Team from 2006-2014. 

Originally from an indigenous Alaskan village, Callan first learned to snowboard by hiking and snowmobiling up the remote Tikchik Mountains with her family. After moving to Alyeska Resort  aged 13, she began competing and earned a spot on the US Team at 16. During her career, Callan was a World Cup and X-Games medalist, National Champion and Vancouver Olympian. In addition to snowboarding, Callan dedicates her time to helping advance opportunities for marginalized communities. She is a Protect Our Winters Ambassador and published author of a New York Times Op-Ed piece, challenging the notorious Pebble Mine construction.

Athlete Qualifications

  • FIS Full Time Team

    Prior NorAm/FIS competition experience.  Proven track record of consistent results.  Drive and desire to compete at the highest levels.  Program acceptance by application.

  • Development Team

    Interest and commitment to train with a  focus on SBX.

 

 

Age Group

  • Elite  Team

    FIS age eligible 15 and up

  • Development Team

    11 and up

 

 

 

Winter 2017-18

FULL TIME
Dates 12/4 – 4/7 (No training 12/23-12/25)
Cost: 8/31-$6100, 9/30-$6300, 10/31-$6500, 11/30-$6700 (Price for each date if paid in full by that date)

BY WEEK PROGRAM
2-3 Weeks – Cost: $775 per week
4-8 Weeks – Cost $725 per week

 

Winter 2017/18 Events

The below schedule will be updated periodically        (updated November 20th 2017)

Note – All dates are competition dates and trips will be typically three days before and one day after posted dates.

The Team Park City United SBX programs primary competition circuit is the FIS NorAm races held in USA and Canada, athletes must be 15 or older and have a FIS license.

USASA Regional SBX races are attended, with the goal to reach USASA Nationals held at Copper Mtn in April.

FIS and USSA events

  • Jan 22-23          Ski Cooper                   USA              NorAm x 2
  • Jan 25                 Ski Cooper                   USA              Rev Tour (Junior race)
  • Jan 27-28          Tabor                            CAN              NorAm x 2
  • Feb 8-9              Craiglieth                     CAN              NorAm x 2
  • Feb 13-14          Sunday River               USA              NorAm x 2
  • Feb 15                Sunday River               USA              Rev Tour (Junior race)
  • Feb 22-23         Mt Original                   CAN             NorAm x 2
  • March 7-8        Sugarloaf                       USA              NorAm x2
  • March 9            Sugarloaf                       USA              Rev Tour (Junior race)
  • March 22-24   Big White                      CAN              NorAm x 1  NJC x 1
  • April 1               Copper                           USA              NorAm x 1

USASA Events

  • Jan 6-7            Snow Basin                   Utah              ALP     USASA    GS and SL x 3
  • Jan 27-28       Ski Cooper                    Colorado       SBX     USASA
  • Feb 3-4            Ski Cooper                    Colorado      SBX     USASA
  • Feb 17-18        Sunday River                Maine           SBX     USASA

(updated November 20th 2017)

Note: These are the dates currently posted on the FIS NorAm Calendar page and are subject to change or even cancellation


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