Winter Programs Special Olympics Team Powderhorn Registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The last day to sign-up for 2007-2008 winter season Team Powderhorn is November 15, 2007
(snowboarders can sign-up through December 2007).

ELIGIBILITY: ATHLETES
  • To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics Team Powderhorn, athletes must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability; a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures such as intelligence quotient or other generally accepted measures; or a closely related development disability, i.e., functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills.

  • To become a member of Team Powderhorn an athlete must commit to attending a minimum of 8 on-snow training sessions and two competition events.

  • An athlete must express a genuine interest in ski or snowboard racing. In other words, an athlete must want to race with the team and may not be coerced to participation.

  • An athlete and/or a legal guardian must understand and acknowledge the risks associated with ski and snowboard racing.

  • An athlete and /or a legal guardian is responsible for disclosing to Head Coach, his representatives or CDA staff all health conditions that may affect the safety of an athlete while in ski or snowboard race environment.

  • The Head Coach (or CDA staff) has the right to refuse team membership to anyone who might be exposed to risks in racing that cannot be mitigated by the Head Coach and his staff.

Special note: Due to limited resources, Team Powderhorn currently cannot accept any new bi-ski athletes.

ELIGIBILITY: TRAINING PARTNERS
Team Powderhorn Training Partner is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on a team for training.

Training Partners applicants will be considered for the team based on the following criteria:

  • age and maturity level
  • ski or snowboard ability level
  • willingness and ability to take on assigned responsibilities
  • current need for Training Partners
  • available team resources

Athletes and Training Partners are matched by the Head Coach. Training Partners must commit to attending a minimum of eight on-snow training sessions and two competition events.
Note: Training Partners must apply by November 15 to be considered for the team.

PASSES
Athletes and Training Partners will be issued season passes to Powderhorn Resort. Missing more than two training sessions may result in a loss of a season pass.

AGE REQUIREMENTS
There is no maximum age limitation for participation in Special Olympics. The minimum age requirement for participation in Special Olympics competition is 8 years of age.

ORIENTATION EVENTS
Team Powderhorn (Special Olympics) Orientation
Friday, November 16, 2008


Required orientation for the athletes, Training Partners, parents and guardians. This will be a question-and-answer session. We will also reissue passes, uniforms, and more. This is a required meeting. If you have an unmovable conflict, please contact Martin before Nov. 10.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 410 Hill Ave. (across from Hawthorne Park, downtown Grand Junction)

ATHLETE AND TRAINING PARTNER TEAM POWDERHORN PRE-REGISTRATION:

I understand that to qualify for the team
I must attend at a minimum eight scheduled training sessions.

Team Member Type: Athlete    Training Partner
Which discipline: Ski Racing    Snowboard Racing
Skill Level: Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Don't Know
 
Have you partcipated in competitive skiing or snowboarding before?
If yes, please provide details:
 
About Participant
 
First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address:
City:
State: ZIP:
Phone Number: (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
E-mail address:
Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy)
Gender: male    female
Height: inches   centimeters
Weight: lbs   kilograms
Shoe Size: (American "street" shoe size)
 
Emergency Contact
 
First Name:
Last Name:
Phone Number: (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
 
PARENT OR GUARDIAN
If under 18, parent or guardian information required.
 
First Name:
Last Name:
Address:
Home Phone Number:
Work Phone Number:
E-mail address:
Relationship:
Comments:
 





WHO HAS ALREADY SIGNED-UP FOR 2007-2008 SEASON

Erin L.
Trent G.
Eric L.
Chase G.
Kali G.
Codi G.
Trevor G.
Jason H.
Jacob B.
Greer B. (Training Partner)
Ashley M.
Mike M.
Sienna M.
William M.
Nick F.
Wendy N.
Justin R.
Mariam S.
Brandon M.
Andrew B. (Training Partner)
Anthony A. (snowboard)
Tad H. (snowboard)
Artie V.
Terry S.
Nathan L.
Ericha S.
Sid D.
Matthew S.
Nathan F.


If you are not on this list, you are not signed-up yet.


LEARN TO RACE PROGRAM
Prospective team members are expected to be proficient skiers or snowboarders within their own ability level. If you just wanted to learn to ski or snowboard please sign-up for a ski or snowboard lesson.