The Pro Team's mission is to work closely with junior skiers and serve as role models for the Bozeman community while creating a fun and professional training environment that provides a clear development pipeline for youth racers to become US Ski Team and Olympic-level competitors.
Pro Team members are selected based on their potential for international racing success in World Cup, U23, and Olympic-level competition. Team members are expected to base themselves out of Bozeman for the majority of the training year, help with BSF junior and Master's practices, fundraise for the club, and attend BSF Pro Team training camps.
Pro Team members are selected on a year-by-year basis and sign a contract with BSF May 1st - April.
Pro Team members must meet the following criteria:
APPLICATION WINDOW: MARCH 1ST - APRIL 1ST 2021
Please email your athlete resume to Andy Newell Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying to be a Pro Team member.
The BSF Post Grad (PG) Team provides motivated U20 and U23 skiers an opportunity to continue their development. This program is well suited for high school graduates taking a gap year or college students taking a semester/year off from school. It is a good fit for athletes who have experience training year-round and are planning to race for a NCAA college program in the future and want to achieve Junior National success and/or World Junior/U23 Championships qualification in the meantime.
You can expect a high level of professionalism and hard work (and fun) at practice, and race support at US Nationals, US Super Tours, as well as some regional JNQs, as well one to two summer/fall training camps.
The PG program is designed to offer a high level of training, building upon the athlete’s foundation of training to support college and national-level success. You can expect personalized attention and accountability to build upon your weaknesses and become a more confident, well-rounded, and self-aware athlete. Goals for athletes coming out of their PG year at BSF include having ownership of their training, awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as an athlete, and attention to the process that leads to successful racing.
PG athletes train as a group and also have many joint workouts with the BSF Pro Team (to learn from older athletes) and the Junior Team (to be leaders for the younger athletes). The PG training plan is tailored to individualized training hours (typically 500-700), and emphasizes base building and common-sense training.
We train in 3-4 week cycle, and days change depending on the flavor of the week, but a typical week looks like this:
Tuesday: 8:30 AM team practice, PM oyo
Wednesday: 8:30 AM team practice (typically interval day), 3:00PM team strength at The Mountain Project
Thursday: 8:30 AM team practice, PM oyo
Saturday: 8:30 AM team practice (typically interval day), 3:00PM team strength at The Mountain Project
Sunday: 8:30 AM team practice (typically OD day)
The PG/College Group will be limited to 12 athletes for the fall and winter of 2021-2022. Registration will open June 1, 2021 for confirmed athletes. Confirmed athletes are athletes that have submitted their application and met with/had confirmation from Heather. We will fill any remaining spots after June 1 on a rolling basis.
**April 20, 2021 update** There are only three remaining spots for the 2021-2022 PG program. Please contact Heather ASAP if you would like to guarantee a spot on the team!
If there are more than 12 interested athletes, priority will take coaches’ discretion, USSA/FIS ranking and order of expressed interest into account.
PG's interested in training for the summer will need to apply to the Summer Collegiate Training Group. We will have limited space for a few year-round PG athletes who do not meet the criteria for the summer training group on a case-by-case basis.
Payment plans available.
Your training fee covers coaching, daily van travel, training wax, and gym use. Race trips and camps are billed separately. In a typical year with travel to West Yellowstone for Thanksgiving Camp, U.S. Nationals, Super Tours, and Spring Series, you can expect to pay an additional $3,000-$5,000 in race/trip expenses.
Heather Mooney will be your designated group coach and go-to person on a daily basis. You'll also work occasionally with Pro Team Coach Andy Newell and BSF Head Coach Andrew Morehouse.
See the resources page for BSF policies and other information.