Summer Dryland & Indoor Skiing
Dates and Information
Over the duration of the summer MMSCA will be providing dryland training 5-days a week on our campus to build strength and fitness, while integrating three 3-day indoor skiing sessions at Big Snow, New Jersey. Additionally a variety of outdoor activities will capitalize on our many local resources building our cardiovascular base. Activities include road biking, mountain biking, running, hiking, and team sports. Remote programming via XPS is available 24/7 to all MMSCA athletes so you’ll never miss a training session.
General physical preparation will start our summer training. Beginning with steady state low intensity cardiovascular exercise focus will be placed on learning proper movement mechanics, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and setting effective personal goals for the summer training period. Moving on to general strength the focus will be to gain muscle mass and build on foundational movements. The time spent under tension will increase in late July and early August to mimic the muscular demands of skiing as our focus transitions to sport specific training including plyometric and agility exercises. As this training period progresses from late summer and into the fall, the training load will increase to high intensity intervals to build speed and power.
Physical testing will be completed July 15th and 16th establishing a baseline level of fitness according to USSA Skills Quest protocols. A second round of physical testing will be completed September 15th and 16th, to be compared to earlier test results.
Participation is open to U14s and older.
Indoor Slalom Sessions at Big Snow, New Jersey are included in Summer Dryland.
Indoor Dates (including travel): June 28 – July 1; July 19 – 22; August 9 – 12
Summer Dryland Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30a – 11:00
Summer Dryland Dates: July 6 – August 20, 2021
Price: $2,500 includes summer dryland sessions and indoor skiing (lodging, breakfast, and transportation).
Not included in price; lunch and dinner on indoor ski trips, coaches will accompany athletes on outings for lunch and dinner.
Email Ben Blakely and Eric Smith for more information and registration.