The U16 alpine program provides athletes with the opportunity to build upon existing skills, acquire new skills and increase their ablitiy to compete successfully.  U16 athletes, who are ages 14-15, compete in about 15-20 events each season consisting primarily of USSA events.  Top U16 athletes aspire to compete in the Eastern U16 Finals, the U16 Eastern Championships, and ultimately the U16 Nationals. The U16 level includes a full training schedule which is approximately 50 weekend days throughout the winter. U16 Athletes interested in full-time training and who aspire to race FIS should look into Waterville Valley Academy programs

2020/2021 Program Fees: Early Bird $2,368 – Regular Rate $2,842

Tom Barbeau//Head U16 Weekend Program Coach & Director of Human Performance
tbarbeau@wvbbts.org

Tom has been coaching at WVBBTS for 30+. Overall, Tom has over 45 years of coaching experience. He began his coaching career while in high school and while he was racing. Tom went on to graduate from McGill University with a degree in Ergo Physiology. Before coming to WVBBTS he spent a couple of years working with the Canadian National Ski Team. Tom has coached at three Olympic Games. In addition to coaching the weekend, U16s Tom serves as the Director of Human Performance for WVBBTS. He has a Master’s Certification in the Burdenko Method, which he uses to help make young athletes stronger and faster.