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Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Full-Time Athlete Admissions

Introduction

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) hopes to spark a dream in young snowsports athletes which will provide them with a focus and teach them life lessons throughout their childhood, inspiring character growth and excellence at every turn.  When this spark ignites, there is a need to provide youngsters with more time on snow along with more time developing the physical and mental attributes needed to achieve their dreams. This is where Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s full-time program along with its three academic partners, Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, Winter Tutorial and Vail Mountain School, come in to support your child in an elite snowsports program, both on snow and off, alongside a rigorous academic curriculum. Click on the links below for copies of the following admissions pieces:

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail full-time athlete brochure

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy brochure

SSCV Winter Tutorial brochure

Admission as a Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Full-Time Athlete

Admission as a full-time athlete to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is a prerequisite to attending the following SSCV academic partners:

    (i) Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, an Eagle County School dedicated to full-time SSCV athletes; and
    (ii) SSCV Winter Tutorial

If an athlete is accepted as a full-time athlete at SSCV and has completed the additional admission requirements for attending VSSA or Winter Tutorial, they may be eligible to attend VSSA or Winter Tutorial.
For those prospective full-time athletes who are not already enrolled at Vail Mountain School, they must go through the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail admissions process as well as the Vail Mountain School admissions process.

APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE AS AN SSCV FULL-TIME ATHLETE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL-

    (i)     first-time SSCV full-time athlete applicants*/**

    (ii)    current SSCV full-time athletes wishing to attend Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy or SSCV Winter Tutorial
            for the first time*

    (iii)  current SSCV full-time athletes who left VSSA or SSCV Winter Tutorial and wish to return to VSSA or
            SSCV Winter Tutorial*

    (iv)  former SSCV full-time athletes who wish to return to SSCV as a full-time athlete*/**

    (v)    current SSCV full-time athletes entering 9th grade in the 2016-2017 season (8th to 9th grade
            reapplication process applies)*

    (vi)    current SSCV full-time athletes transferring from one SSCV full-time snowsport program to another
              SSCV full-time snowsport (transfer application process applies)*/**

  *Applies regardless of where the applicant attends school.
**Also applies to athletes who have graduated from high school and wish to participate in an SSCV full-time program for the upcoming season.

SSCV Full-Time Athlete Admissions Process and Related Deadlines

The Ski & Snowboard Club Vail admissions process is designed to provide prospective full-time athletes and their families the opportunity to learn about all aspects of being a full-time athlete at SSCV.  It is also designed to enable SSCV to learn more about the character traits and maturity level of the prospective athlete as well as their athletic and academic strengths and skills.

Since admission to SSCV is highly competitive, we encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible.  Ski & Snowboard Club Vail accepts applications for full-time athletes from November through March 31 on a rolling basis to the extent space is available.  The Admissions Committee will review applications on a rolling basis to determine if they will accept, deny, defer or waitlist a candidate.  If spots remain available after March 31, the Admissions Committee will continue to review applications through April 30 on a rolling basis and thereafter on a case by case basis.

Notwithstanding the above, for those existing SSCV full-time athletes entering 9th grade next season, regardless of where they attend school,  their 8th to 9th grade full-time athlete reapplication is due January 9 and the admissions interview with the SSCV Director of Admissions must be completed by January 23.  Further, notwithstanding the above, for those existing SSCV full-time athletes transferring between full-time snowsports next season, regardless of where they attend school, their transfer application is due March 31, 2017.

To begin the admissions process, obtain an admissions packet and application, and schedule a visit please contact the SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions, Sharon Schmidt, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (970) 790-5161.

COMPONENTS OF THE SSCV ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR THE FOLLOWING APPLICANTS-

  □   First-time SSCV full-time athlete applicants
  □   Current SSCV full-time athletes who wish to attend Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy or SSCV Winter Tutorial
        for the first time
  □   Current SSCV full-time athletes who left VSSA or SSCV Winter Tutorial and wish to return
  □   Former SSCV full-time athletes who wish to return to SSCV as a full-fime athlete


      REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE APPLICANTS

        □  SSCV Full-Time Athlete Admissions Application-contact SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions for a
            copy at sschmidt@skiclubvail.org or 970-790-5161

        □  Application fee in the amount of $25

        □  Photograph of applicant

        □  Unofficial transcript/grades from current and previous academic year (all applicants)-high
            school applicants to provide transcript for all high school years

        □  Current Teacher Performance Survey-must be sent directly by teacher to SSCV Director
            of Academics and Admissions via email or mail

        □  Physical Examination Form portion completed and signed by physician for a physical done by the
            physician in the past thirty days and History Form portion completed and signed by parent.

        □  SSCV Monday Visitation Day (if interested in attending VSSA or Winter Tutorial) and interview with SSCV
            Director of Academics and Admissions (all applicants)*

        □  SSCV Interview with applicable Program Director or their designee coach*

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FREESKI (Park & Pipe and Big Mountain) AND
      SNOWBOARD APPLICANTS

        □  Dryland/trampoline session*

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENT SSCV ATHLETES

        □  Coach Performance Survey-must be sent directly by coach to SSCV Director of
            Academics and Admissions via email or mail

        □  SSCV On-Snow Evaluation*-applicant may purchase discounted lift ticket from SSCV if they
            do not have pass

        □  Ski & Snowboard Club Vail 2016-2017 Liability Release-executed copy must be received by
            SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions prior to non-SSCV athletes participating in on- and
            off-snow athletic sessions described in this checklist.

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE APPLICANTS
      WHO ARE NOT CURRENT SSCV ATHLETES

        □    Session with SSCV Strength and Conditioning Director or designee or alternate physical assessment-if
              required by applicable Program Director*

*The above sessions with the applicant are scheduled through the SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions, Sharon Schmidt .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (970) 790-5161.  All of the above materials are to be received by the SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions prior to the Monday visitation day and interview well as the on- and off-snow athletic evaluation(s).  See admissions deadlines above.

COMPONENTS OF THE SSCV ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR THE FOLLOWING CURRENT SSCV FULL-TIME
ATHLETE APPLICANTS-

  □   8th to 9th Grade reapplicants-current SSCV full-time athletes entering 9th grade in the 2017-2018 season
  □   Transfer of Snowsport applicants-current SSCV full-time athletes transferring from one SSCV full-time
        snowsport program to another

Please contact the SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions, Sharon Schmidt, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
by calling (970) 790-5161 for more information on the 8th to 9th Grade Reapplication admissions Process or the Transfer of Snowsport admissions process and for a copy of the application.  See admissions deadlines above.

SSCV FINANCIAL AID

SSCV believes that no one should be restricted from participating in SSCV programs for financial reasons. Financial aid is available from SSCV to support up to 75% of SSCV athletic program fees.  Click here for details, including the financial aid application process and related deadlines.

Questions about the SSCV Admissions Process and Attending Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and Winter Tutorial

Please contact Sharon Schmidt, Director of Academics and Admissions of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, with questions about Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, its academic partners, Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, Winter Tutorial and Vail Mountain School, and the admissions process .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (970) 790-5161.