The Welch Village Freestyle D-Team is a freestyle snowboard and twin-tip development program administered under the Midwest Sports Development League (MSDL), which provides a team and competitive venue to develop the freestyle skills of each athlete. If you’re interested in learning to grind rails or catch big air in the terrain park, with the chance to showcase your skills in a competitive environment, this program is for you! We have a dedicated staff of highly experienced freestyle skiers and snowboarders who can teach you anything from the basics to the more difficult advanced level tricks as you progress inability. We strive to deliver a fun, safe, learning environment for all athletes to unlock their full potential regardless of age, gender or ability.Our team is growing, and we’d love to have you be a part of it! Come out and join us and build a lifetime of friendships and confidence!
Athletes need to be between the ages of 6-17. Age is determined by birth date on September1st. All athletes must be strong intermediate skiers/riders and must be able to ride the rope tow and chairlift without the assistance of an adult. All athletes are required to wear helmets at all times.
Sunday Practice Schedule:
The program consists of 7 training days at Welch Village and 4 competitions at other local ski areas (see competition schedule below). All practice sessions will be held in the Welch Village Terrain Park. The team will practice on Sundays from noon-3:30pm on the following dates: December 10 and 17, January 7, 14, and 28, February 11 and 18.
Optional Thursday Hot Laps NEW THIS YEAR!
Athletes can add on 9 additional training nights at the Welch Village Terrain Park for an additional coaching fee (see pricing below). While these Thursday night practices are not required for athletes to be part of the team, we do strongly encourage the additional sessions to ensure each athlete is putting in the time with our coaches that is needed to excel progression! These night practice sessions will be held on the following Thursday nights in the Welch Village Terrain Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1,8, 15, 22; March 1.
Coaching Fee: $350 for Sunday practices and competitions only; $150 for Thursday Hot Laps add on.
*Early Registration Pricing: If registered and paid before 10/31/17, the coaching fees will be: $325 for Sunday practices and competitions only; $135 for Thursday Hot Laps add on.
REGISTRATION for 17/18 season will close on Sunday, December 3rd.
There are 4 competitions that our team will participate in during the season, all of which are at other local ski areas. For each competition, each athlete is required to purchase a lift ticket at the host ski area. Competitions include both slope-style and big air events with judges. Sunday competitions run from 8:30AMto 3:00PM.
Spartans are taking over the Welch Village Ski Resort. This Spartan Sprint promises to test racers with a good mixture of 20+ obstacles, challenging ski slopes and hills, and no shortage of early morning fog, mud, water, and wind. Make no mistake, even the bunny hills become quad-searing challenges.