U14 Athletic Only Program-7th Grade

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Program Structure

The U14 Athletic Only Team (AO Team) is the BMA-affiliated program geared toward athletes in serious pursuit of full academy involvement. BMA begins enrolling students in 8th grade, so the U14 Athletic Only Team is perfect for U14 7th graders who are on a trajectory to pursue a ski academy the following year. 

*The Athletic Only team athletes will train with the BMA 8th Grade U14 athletes. The combined  maximum size of this group is 12. Depending on the year, there may be fewer or more than 6 AO openings.

Philosophy

U14 Athletic Only Team members exhibit strong drive and commitment to ski racing. They have shown success on the hill, and drive to improve. Athletes ski as a part of BMA’s 8th grade U14 ski group, and are expected to participate for the entirety of the season, including BMA’s preseason ski camps, while upholding the standards of responsibility and ownership associated with BMA.  The U14 Athletic Only Team will spend ample time discussing and practicing technique and fundamentals and is structured to provide strong technical progression combined with the requisite skiing volume to support a trajectory consistent with entry into a full-time ski academy. The U14 Athletic Only Team varies in size year by year. We believe in small, tight-knit coaching groups to ensure athletes have the highest quality environment for development. We have two U14 coaches and maintain a 6:1 athlete: coach ratio, capping this program at 6 athletes. The number of spots available for our U14 Athletic Only Team depends on how many U14 8th graders are at BMA for that season. 

Schedule

Program Dates: November 27th – April 5th 

Daily Schedule: The U14 Athletic Only Team trains with our 8th grade U14 group, and alongside the BMA high school athletes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am – 12pm, 1-4pm on Fridays, and either race or train on weekends.

Camp Schedule: U14 Athletic Only Team athletes are encouraged to attend all prep-period camps in advance of the ski season. The BMA U14 program has a target of 35 prep period skiing days between April and Christmas based on the BMA Sports Plan. Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 prep period is not yet finalized.

Cost of Program: $9,500

The U14 Athletic Only Team also includes transportation to races, and occasional lunch in BMA’s dining hall. The U14 Athletic Only Team does not include academic support, though we have a roster of suggested tutors who have successfully supported our student-athletes in the past. The U14 Athletic Only Team also does not include housing.

Contact:

Mardi Haskell ’12

Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
mhaskell@burkemtnacademy.org  |  802.427.8013