The U10/12/14 alpine program is for assertive young skiers ages 8-13 and is focused on developing increasingly refined alpine skills. WVBBTS winter programs run from late November to the end of March. Training is every weekend and includes the Holiday Break and February Vacation weeks (Massachusetts or New Hampshire)
We provide a fun, yet structured learning environment that emphasizes racing skills and techniques in all types of conditions and terrain. All young athletes in the U14 and under programs compete in a limited number of open USSA events in NH, with a focus on the Northern Division NHARA Qualifiers for our U14 and U12’s. Our U10 athletes will have the opportunity for skill challenges in their Northern Division calendar. WVBBTS U12 and U14 athletes strive to win the Overall Team Trophy at the NHARA Finals and at the NHARA State Championships as well as to individually qualify for the U12/14 NHARA State Team. Our most dedicated U14 athletes strive to earn an invitation to the USSA Eastern Jr. Championships and ultimately compete at the Eastern U14 Can-Am competitions.
- 2020/2021 U14 Program (YOB 2007 & 2008) Fees: $2,293
- 2020/2021 U12 Program (YOB 2009 & 2010) Fees: $2,185
- 2020/2021 U10 Program (YOB 2011 & 2012) Fees: $2,055
Justin Sperry // Head U14 Coach & Youth Programs Director
Justin is coming to WVBBTS after serving as the Head Coach at Colby-Sawyer College for the last two years, before which he held the head coaching role at Clarkson University. Justin is a New Hampshire native, having grown up racing for the Gunstock Ski Club before skiing for Colby College where he graduated with a degree in Geology. Justin has served as the assistant director of the Stowe Summer Dryland camp, where he has spent summers working with athletes from grade 3 through grade 10. Justin is eager to begin working with the WVA Middle School students, and in his role as Youth Program Director, he will also lead the hiring and athletic programming of all WVBBTS’s Alpine Weekend Youth staff (U14 through Mitey Mites).
Emily Sampson// Head U10 Coach
Emily grew up ski racing at BBTS from Mighty Mites until high school, when she attended the Holderness School. Emily was a four-year member of the field hockey team and Division I alpine ski team at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. After graduating, she coached the weekend U14 group for the Green Mountain Valley School weekend program in Waitsfield, VT for four winters. In 2013, Emily moved back to New Hampshire and returned to BBTS to coach U12’s. When she’s not on the mountain, Emily is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst consulting in public schools for children with developmental disabilities. Emily may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Debaets// Head U12 Coach
Born in St-Sauveur, Quebec, Canada Fred chose skiing over hockey reluctantly as a kid. Fred is an alumnus of WVA and raced at the NorAm and Eastern Cup level. He went on to race for Plymouth State where he was a 3-year captain and earned All-America honors all 4 years. Fred briefly worked as the race rep for Tecnica / Volkl in 2001/2002 before going back to school to get his MBA. Fred and his wife Janine have 2 girls, Sajolene (Sage) and Leighton, both in the BBTS program and hope they find the same love of the sport as their parents. This is Fred’s second stint coaching at WVBBTS and he is a level 200 coach. The DeBaets family lives in Brentwood NH and Fred is a portfolio manager at a private firm in Waltham MA. Fred may be reached at email@example.com
Fred Turton// U14 Coach
Fred Turton will be returning to WVBBTS after working for several years as the Youth Education Coordinator for NHARA. Fred will serve as a seasonal full-time U14 coach. He is looking forward to working with Justin in coaching the WVA Middle School student-athletes and our weekend program U14s. Fred has extensive knowledge of youth ski racing after years of coaching at every level.