WVBBTS Worker Credit Information & Policy

WVBBTS/SEF has an exceptional reputation for organizing the best competitions in New England.  The driving force behind the success of these events are the parent volunteers who work tirelessly to produce them.  The WVBBTS Worker Credit Policy exists to ensure that each competition will be fully staffed with the volunteers necessary for a successful event.

Please read the Worker Credit Policy set forth below. Although the policy provides that you will be charged if worker credit requirements are not met, it is not at all our intention for parents to rely on that option. Why is that? We believe the answer is two-fold. First- this is really a parent participation program (not a worker program) and our young athletes will feel this support from each of you both on snow and off. Second- it would be impossible for WVBBTS/SEF to support competitions at our home mountain without the valued support of our parents.

Remember there are many ways to fulfill this commitment either on snow or inside and behind the scenes of a competition. You are encouraged to take a leadership role and learn to become a Chief of Race, Chief of Course, or a Start/Finish Referee. Chief of Race and Chief of Course positions are simply learned by observing and being mentored. The Chief of Race and Chief of Course are expected to coordinate and call all workers 3-4 days before the event; these positions also earn 2 credits for each event worked. To be a Referee, you must attend a certification course offered through NHARA, please contact us at contact_us@wvbbts.org for further details. All four of these positions require that you register as an USSA Alpine Official.

Who Must Work – All members of the weekend WVBBTS program who have children that are enrolled in Mitey Mites, GROMS and U10 through U21 alpine, freestyle and snowboard programs.  Each event worked is equal to one race credit (unless otherwise provided in the Worker Credit Handbook). Families with children enrolled in multiple programs must earn the larger number of credits.* You are only allowed 1 off snow credit per family (i.e., events, making lunches, etc.) per season.  You can only work one job, per person, per day.

  • Weekend athletes ages U10 and up in the alpine or freestyle program- 6 credits per family
  • All athletes in the Mitey Mites or freestyle or snowboard GROMS programs – 1 credit per family
  • All athletes in the Junior or Senior Snowboard program- 4 credits per family
  • All athletes in Waterville Valley Academy’s Full-Time or Full Winter Term (5 month) program- 2 credits
  • Any athlete in the WVA Early or Late Season Winter Term program, who is not enrolled in any other WVBBTS training program- 2 credits
  • Any athlete in the WVA Early or Late Season Winter Term program, who is also enrolled in a WVBBTS weekend training program- 6 credits (alpine and freestyle), 4 credits (snowboard)
  • All athletes in the Post Graduate program- 1 credit

 

What If You Are Unable to Fulfill Your Requirement?

  • Although not encouraged, families may elect not to work and pay $300 per worker credit requirement at the time of the annual application submission (in the case of WVA families, election must be made at the time of submission of the WVA Enrollment Contract and payment must be made on or before November 1, 2017).
  • Any member who’s requirement is not met by the end of the season (and who has not payed the fee in advance), will be charged $400 per unfulfilled worker credit.  This payment will be due 30 days from the date of invoice.  If this amount is not received prior to the start of the 2018/2019 winter season then the member will not be allowed to join the Club or WVA until payment is received.
  • After a member signs up for an event, he or she may change event(s) two weeks prior to the event. Within two (2) weeks, it is the member’s responsibility to find a substitute. If he or she cannot find a substitute and does not work the event, they will be assessed a charge of $400 per event

Sign Ups will be held online, starting on a date to be determined (usually late November). Members will receive an email with information for the start/opening time and date for the sign up process.