A special thanks to OMARA for allowing our coaches to further their education in the sport we all know and love!!
Northern Ski Works manager Tom Favro recently spoke with us from the local shop's boot lab on the importance of custom boot fitting for young athletes.
By Mariel Meringolo, Head of School
I am pleased to announce a new partnership with Castleton University's Exercise Science Program that we are piloting this winter. This partnership will provide OMS an assistant strength and conditioning coach each winter who is a recent graduate or a current upperclassmen student intern. This coach will work under Jet Robbins, OMS Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Chris Hurka, Alpine Program Director. The coach will work with all ages and disciplines during each mid-week conditioning period. He or she will assist all coaches with the implementation of our strength and conditioning program. Not only will the intern coach be able to provide additional supervision and assistance to our student-athletes, they also will bring with them the most up-to-date academic information in the area of exercise science. We believe that this partnership will create better conditioning outcomes for our student-athletes.
Our first intern, Maresa Bowen, will begin working with us in January following her December graduation. Maresa will be earning her bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science and has studied many relevant topics such as Kinesiology, Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Nutrient Metabolism and Athletic Performance. Maresa was born in Rutland, VT. Growing up in Vermont, she has always been an avid lover of the outdoors, enjoying hiking, running, snow-shoeing, and fishing. Maresa grew up playing and coaching basketball through high school and college, but has also become involved with other sports as she’s gotten older, such as tennis and snowboarding. She is a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, a fitness enthusiast, and loves to cook.
So many OMS alum featured in this Clarkson University video...how many can you name?? Consider supporting them through their collegiate ski team!
Randy Haskell, the Service Manager at Boot Pro in Ludlow, recently shared some common sense tips for outfitting U12/U14 alpine skiers with the correct skis and gear.
60 Second Box Jump
F: Siofra Murdoch 63
M: Will Marra 70
F: Lydia Kelleher 61
M: Aidan Riley 68
F: Katie Killian 60
M: Carver Provance 67
20m Shuttle Run (Beep Test)
F: Maggie Beardsley 12.3
M: Connor Visnic 14.2
F: Siofra Murdoch 11.1
M: Brennan Hynes 13.1
F: Elise Michaels 10.7
M: Sean Sullivan 12.9
Join us at the beautiful Tater Hill Golf Course on Saturday, September 16th for the 7th Annual Okemo Mountain School Benefit Golf Tournament.
Check in and lunch begins at noon, shotgun start at 1 pm. Entry fee is $130 for an individual and $475 for a foursome. The entry fee includes the green fee, a cart, tee prizes, lunch, and a post tournament beer or glass of wine. All proceeds will go towards the OMS Annual Fund to help keep tuition low for all students. There will be tons of individual and team prizes, raffle, silent auction and more!
We are thrilled to announce that construction on the OMS Fitness Facility is underway and Wright Construction is back at work. They are satisfied with how all of the work already completed weathered the almost 3 year hiatus, and they are excited to be going full steam ahead again! Wright Construction will be working hard all summer long to get us into the building by the late Fall in time for all of our student-athletes to return this Winter!
Check out our Facebook page for updates in the coming weeks! We can’t wait to see the building finally take shape!
Congratulations Anna Valentine! Anna, an OMS snowboarder, was invited to the 2017-2018 US Rookie Team for Half Pipe. She was one of only two women invited to join this elite team. Each athlete accepting their nomination to U.S. Snowboard Team receives world class program support, along with access to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine and high performance staff, and education opportunities.
Anna’s hard work, positive attitude, and dedication to excellence is an inspiration to all of us- congrats Anna!