Every October parents and coaches meet to discuss this season's program, socialize and get to know everyone. We'll inform you on what your athlete needs to ski and compete, the race schedules, training schedules, lodging, travel and more. Coaches and veteran parents can answer any questions you will have. Be sure to attend this meeting with at least one parent per family. Athletes get to stay home.
- Devo Team - October 21st (Wed) - Mercer Island Community Ctr - 6:30pm
- U12 October 20th (Tues) - Paek's residence on Mercer Island - 6:30pm
- U14 October 19th (Mon) - Wathan's residence in Kirkland - 6:30pm
- U16-U19 October 10th (Sat) - Treuting's residence in Issaquah - 4pm Social, 5pm Boil, 5:45pm meeting.
(Details on what to bring and addresses for each location will be sent via email this week)
TAS Auction Information
Our TAS program enrollment continues to grow and we have an experienced coaching staff with exciting new additions for this season. Hosting races will be a paramount focus as well. TAS can not survive on tuition alone. Our generous corporate sponsors and our annual TAS Auction keep tuition down so more kids can get on the snow.
Please consider donating an item or an experience to the TAS Auction which is November 7th at The Foundry in SODO. This has been such a fun and successful event location the past few years. Click here for procurement information! Please complete as soon as possible to make sure we have time to include well written descriptions before the auction.
Join the team: Registration for the 2016 season is open
- Devo Team registration is here
- U12 Program registration is here
- U14 Program registration is here
- U16-U19 Program registration is here
TAS Dryland conditioning is every Sunday
October 11th (Sun) - Fall Dryland Training 3-5pm Robinswood Park
Meet at the Robinswood House Parking lot (see map here)
Important TAS upcoming dates:
October 10th (Sat) - U16 Parent Meeting - Treuting's residence in Issaquah
October 15th (Th) - USSA Memberships Due
October 19th (Mon) - U14 Parent Meeting - Wathan's residence in Kirkland - 6:30pm
October 20th (Tues) - U12 Parent Meeting - Paek's residence on Mercer Island - 6:30pm
October 21st (Wed) - Devo Team Parent Meeting - Mercer Island Community Center - 6:30pm
November 7th (Sat) - TAS Auction at The Foundry, Seattle
November 10-15 (M-F) - Early Season Camp - PNSA or TAS U16 and older
November 24-29 (Tue-Sun) - TAS Thanksgiving Camp – Sun Peaks
December 5-6 (Sat-Sun) TAS Program opening weekend – snow permitting
December 27-30 (Sun-Wed) TAS Christmas Camp
Slalom and GS Camp July 18-24
(This camp has completed)
The TAS juniors and staff have completed this camp and are extremely proud of thier efforts and progress. We are also really impressed and thankful for the guest coaches; Jeff, Armin and Taylor who assisted with this camp.
Although the snow cover was lower than in recent years, we were able to salt and provide a great surface. In fact, the last three days of the SL/GS camp proved to be some of the best surface conditions on the Palmer all summer. The athletes at both camps showed consistent improvement. We had great dryland recovery sessions including mountain biking, cliff jumping, and hiking. Even the Family Camp hike to nowhere was fun. One of our guest coaches, Jeff Pickering, was offered the USSA Western Region Head Coaching position while at our camp. Jeff has accepted the position and will now be in charge of WR camps and athlete on snow development. Having Jeff as a guest coach and creating personal relationships with TAS and our athletes will have positive impact on TAS athletes that qualify for WR camps and projects. Thanks again to all the staff (Lisa, Denny, Taylor, Armin, Mike, and Jeff) for your hard work and dedication to TAS and its athletes.
6 days on snow. Focus on fundamental slalom and giant slalom movement patterns, athleticism, and turn shape. Special attention to transitions and carving. Progression from basic turn shape to changing tempo and rhythms. Inspection and mental skills. Dryland activities include mt. biking, rock climbing and challenge testing. Camp includes coaching, transportation, room and board, lift tickets, and lane space.
Dan Henry (TAS Program Director, Head FIS coach)
Mike Graves (Head U14-U16 Coach)
Jeff Pickering (SARS FIS Head Coach, Former USST Europa Cup Coach)
Armin Triendl (Austrian Regional Team Coach, PNSA Divisional Coach)
Taylor Rich (Alpental Masters Coach)
Family Camp July 9-12
(This camp has completed)
3 days on snow. Focus on fundamental carving movement patterns, athleticism, and turn shape. On snow progression includes directed free skiing, drills, drill courses (stubbies), and full length courses. After skiing activities include video sessions and a fun dryland activity. Evening seminars include tuning clinics and a ski specific presentation.
This is an excellent camp for U14 and younger athletes looking to continue their racing progression and have fun in the spectacular Mt. Hood environment. Parents can sign up for the same on snow coaching or choose to take the morning for free skiing, golf, mt. biking, or a trip to Hood River.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2015
THE FOUNDRY (Directions)
Below you will find links to this year’s TAS hosted races and Non-Race Volunteer positions. We need over 250 volunteers to make these races run smoothly - as well as other valuable Volunteer positions that will help the team in other capacities. Your participation is greatly appreciated! Per the TAS Agreement, TAS members have agreed to the following: