I know it seems early, but registration for IFSA National competitions occurs this week.
Quick explanation: IFSA big mountain competitions are part of our program. Athletes are encouraged to participate but it is not a requirement. This season, we will attend regional competitions at Stevens Pass, Alpental and Crystal Mountain. Regional events are typically one day events, but could be two day competitions.
There are two National events hosted at Whistler (Feb. 8-10th) and Crystal Mountain (Mar. 7-9th). These three day events have qualifying rounds and those that make the final could gain more IFSA points towards international rankings.
As a team, we have a quota for a few athletes we can register before the open registration. These events typically fill up quickly and space is limited. If you are interested in attending a national event, please follow these instructions:
1) Let me know you are interested in a National IFSA competition and which venue you prefer (Whistler or Crystal)2) Sign up for IFSA membership at: http://www.freeskiers.org/general/memberships-2013
3) Send me your IFSA athlete number by Thursday morning, December 5th.
1) IFSA will send me our team quota on Thursday, December 5th. Team registration (where I register the allotted athletes for the national events) begins at 6:00 PM.2) If you are interested in a National event and are not registered under the team quota, you can register during open registration. Open registration begins Monday, December 9th at 6:00 PM.