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Freeskiing high school teams
I was talking to my friend at school about if freeskiing or snowboarding would ever get big enough to be a high school spot. I think some schools in California have skatboarding teams so why not have slopestyle events between schools?
renting space for a race course is one thing, renting space for a slopestyle course would be insane
I would be so mad if the schools got involved in freeskiing, but i also dont think they would. it would be too expensive, so everyone would have to pay for it still, it would really just be a club team wuth CHASSA regulations.
i kinda tried to start one last year, we had a teacher who shreds to "coach" and a bunch of kids who were down, skiers and snowboarders, but there were so many rules we decided not to do it
college freestyle ski teams for the win. But really though, in highschool a team would probably just kind of be too big of a hassle for too little of payoff
I've always wanted to try, but there wouldn't be enough interest currently. I just grab some friends and head out to the hill after school.
Are you kidding me? Parents throw a shit-fit when schools try and force children to READ. What the fuck do you think they're going to say when schools encourage them to do backflips while flying over 40 feet of hard-packed frozen water.
Ya, this is one of the highest risk sports out there. Parents would flip.
My high school talked about adding a Freestyle component to the race team for a few years, but its just too expensive all around.
The insurance is more, renting a terrain park and crew would be crazy, transportation to venues that are farther away
my school is trying to start ones for this winter.
my high school had a freesking club but they discontinued it the year i got there because nobody joined the year before
The college I go to, Michigan State, has a club freestyle ski team, and they compete against Ohio State, and other Big 10 schools
started a freeride team at my highschool when i was 15 in '05. mad support from family, friends, the school and our local mountain made it happen. pm me for more info if you're actually serious about trying to get something started.
A few schools around me have freeski teams, they compete in all of the USASA events at Mt. hood with other schools in the area (and anyone who signs up). I suppose its a good way for kids to post contest results and get recognized, but you have to pay for a yearly competition license or something + the $25 to enter each time. I'd rather just go boost some shifties.
My friends and I really want to start one, our school is like 20 mins away from the best parks in Michigan.
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