ELITEAM Conditioning Camps & Clinics
47 Kew-Vasseur Rd Vermont 05673
Overview: ELITEAM Conditioning camps are specifically designed for young athletes (ages 8 to 14). ELITEAM’s unique approach teaches these young athletes the importance of sports physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition. Celebrating its 25th year in 2016, ELITEAM is high energy with non-stop action and is all about pushing limits, learning new skills and having fun. ELITEAM’s goal has always been simple: to develop healthy, confident and complete athletes.
Through its hands-on approach, ELITEAM involves the athlete in the education process. Activities such as rock climbing, ropes courses and race situations will be used to teach focus, mental imagery skills and stress management. Running, agility workouts and ski-specific exercises will be used to understand the body’s physiological functions. And by baking bread, energy bars and other healthy snacks, and nutritionally evaluating a variety of foods, the athletes discover how diet can affect their health and performance.
Ultimately, ELITEAM is more than a set of conditioning camps. It is a philosophy. It is a way of life where the focus is on fun, healthy living, learning, growing, setting goals and pushing your limits, both mentally and physically.
ELITEAM is for high-energy kids who love the outdoors and are involved in competitive sports. Many of the campers who attend are young ski racers, but any young athlete is welcome. No matter what sport your child participates in, he/she can benefit from the ELITEAM program. Overall, ELITEAM is ideal for kids who are active, outdoorsy, and love a challenge.
Approximately 45 campers attend each session. A ratio of campers to coaches of 4:1 ensures personal attention for every camper.
Olympian Doug Lewis, creator of ELITEAM camps, is a two-time U.S. Olympian and World Championship medalist. Doug has been extensively involved in World Class athletics as a ski racer, coach, broadcaster, motivational speaker and spokesperson for over 30 years. He has dedicated himself to passing on his winning knowledge of sports and competition to young athletes.
NEW in 2016! ELITEAM is offering up a girls-only overnight camp called Girls POWER Camp. This program remains true to ELITEAM’s commitment to Sports Physiology, Psychology and Nutrition. However, multiple daily workshops will be added to teach skills aimed at helping these young girls navigate the challenges of their sport and daily lives with a feeling of confidence and empowerment.
Along with training workouts, the camp will include “Power Hour” workshops designed to inspire personal growth and promote a positive mindset. Sample topics include self-awareness, stress management, women’s nutrition, body image & social media literacy, support networks, and a “tool box” of strategies to promote success and build confidence such as goal setting, adaptability, and communication skills.
Ultimately, the goal is to provide a focused path forward in which the girls can more easily tap into their inner strength and confidence, and are inspired to push their limits with a strong body and powerful mind.
Waitsfield, VT: ELITEAM’s roots run deep in Vermont. The camps began there in 1991 with a tiny group of enthusiastic campers, and have been growing ever since. ELITEAM’s Vermont camps in July are held on the campus of the Green Mountain Valley School. All campers and staff stay overnight in the dorms. ELITEAM utilizes the academy’s new world-class “Race Performance Center” gymnasium, soccer fields, and ropes courses, along with the Mad River Valley’s extensive trails, fields and mountains for training and activities.
Park City, Utah: ELITEAM returns to Park City this year for one Day-Camp for athletes ages 10-14. As with the 2013 and 2014 Park City camps, ELITEAM will again partner with the U.S. Ski Team to provide exclusive access to the Team’s Center of Excellence facility which will serve as our base every day. ELITEAM will use the Center’s gym, testing equipment, workout rooms, kitchen and classroom. Every afternoon, the athletes will hear directly from a U.S. Ski Team guest speaker to learn about a variety of topics, covering the target areas of Sports Physiology, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. ELITEAM will also utilize the many recreational fields and trails in and around Park City.
Burke, VT: New in 2016 is an ELITEAM Girls POWER Camp which will be held on the campus of Burke Mtn Academy. Located in Vt.’s Northeast Kingdom, the school’s excellent facility, grounds and surrounding beauty will be the backdrop to this innovative new camp. This camp is an overnight camp.
Activities: A wide variety of cross-training activities to improve each athlete’s power, strength, endurance, balance, stabilization, coordination and agility. Sample activities include dryland slalom, ropes courses, rock wall climbing, slack lining, ski-specific exercises, obstacle courses, sand pits, hiking, soccer, yoga, cooking, funky dance, circuits, leg routines, USST exercises, and more.
Park City World Cup Camp: Day Camp
June 20-24, 2016; Ages 10-14
World Cup and Europa Cup Camps, Waitsfield, VT: Overnight Camps
Europa Cup 1, July 6-9, $725 (ages 8-11);
World Cup 1, July 11-16, $1175 (ages 11-14);
Europa Cup 2, July 20-23, $725 (ages 8-11);
World Cup 2, July 27-Aug 1, $1150 (ages 11-14).
Girls POWER Camp, East Burke, VT: Overnight Camp
Aug. 5-7, 2016; Ages 11-14
Ski Club ELITEAM Clinics:
ELITEAM provides Clubs with a one or two-day dryland clinic held at the Ski Club locale in September and October. Through challenging and fun ski-specific exercises together with some classroom work on Nutrition and Psychology, we motivate and educate young ski racers to hit the Fall training schedule with energy, focus and determination.
Contact: Director Kelley Lewis – 802-793-5055