PROGRAM INFORMATION | ELIGIBILITY & TRYOUTS

Tigers on Max'sELIGIBILITY | 2016-17 SEASON

Children must be between ages 7-13 as of December 31, 2016.

All participants who were enrolled in the preceding season's program will automatically be eligible to enroll in the current year.

All other new potential participants, drawn in the Lottery for the 2016/2017 Season, must be evaluated for program compatibility through a Ski Tryout process. Potential new participants need to be registered through the Ski Club Pro pre-registration process - Registration will open 10/1/2016 for the month – Please watch the AMM Website or Alyeska Ski Club Website for links and directions for registration. From this registration pool the system will draw participants based on our Lottery Process and these families will be notified to attend the Mighty Mite Tryouts.

New Participant Lottery Draw Process:

Given the popularity of this program we have had to institute a maximum capacity to preserve the program’s quality. Based on management of ski races, free skiing, and volunteer coaches, we have determined 200 participants is an appropriate cap. The Alyeska Ski Resort also requested we institute a cap of 200.

This season we will institute a Lottery Process for new AMM participants. The intent of the process is to provide transparency, support family involvement, encourage coaching commitments and ensure we maximize the program capacity. Children must be between ages 7-13 as of December 31, 2016.

The following is the priority group status for drawing new potential participants:

All Potential Participants drawn in the Lottery and notified via email should check in at the Mighty Mite table in the RTC by 10:30 am. Your child should be ready to load the lift at 11:00 am. Mighty Mite coaches will be assigned to ski with the Potential Participants.

Time:

Meet at RTC at 10:30 am to sign-in
Ski from 11:00am – 12:30pm
Lunch from 12:30pm – 1:15pm – Meet your child at the RTC
Ski from 1:15pm – 3:15pm
Mighty Mite evaluation at 3:45pm – Meet Coaches inside RTC

Mighty Mite Coach Review: At the end of the day, a Mighty Mite coach will meet with you in the RTC to provide an assessment. If your child has mastered all of the skills listed above, then he will be recommended to join a group within Mighty Mites and can begin the following Sunday.  Once new participants pass the evaluation process they will be notified to complete their child’s registration and pay the program fees.

In the event your child is close to mastering the skills, but needs a few more days of skiing under his belt, the recommendation may be that he/she enrolls for lessons with the Mountain Learning Center, or skis with his parents, and then try’s out again later in December. There is no limit on the number of times your child may try out, dependent upon recommendation from the Program Director or Head Coach for potential skier capability.

Further Questions: You may email Mighty Mite Program Director, Roberta Carney (alyeskamightymites@gmail.com), if you have any further questions.