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Just Got Back From Lake Placid....

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:36 pm
by morey027
WOW! That is all I have to say! It was literally the biggest rush I have ever felt. Once I got off the sled, I just wanted to go again, and that was only from halfway up the track! Well despite slamming (hard) into turns 11 and 12, I had a blast. The guy who ran the thing, gave me this brochure, about Skeleton Camps in future. I need to decide between the three day camp and six day camp for next year. I am not sure which to choose. My parents think I should try the three day camp, but the six day camp gives you chance to go into the devo program. I have been an athlete all of my life, and with my college football career coming to a close, I need to find a sport to do! I really enjoyed my two rides this weekend and would love to pursue an Olympic dream. But I know how hard it would be for me to even make it an Europa Cup event. If anyone who has any advice or experience with topic mind giving their two cents I would be so great full. Thanks in advance.

Re: Just Got Back From Lake Placid....

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:50 pm
by houlejon
Do you have that brochure handy by any chance?

Thanks,
Jon

Re: Just Got Back From Lake Placid....

PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:48 am
by George
morey027 wrote:WOW! That is all I have to say! It was literally the biggest rush I have ever felt. Once I got off the sled, I just wanted to go again, and that was only from halfway up the track! Well despite slamming (hard) into turns 11 and 12, I had a blast. The guy who ran the thing, gave me this brochure, about Skeleton Camps in future. I need to decide between the three day camp and six day camp for next year. I am not sure which to choose. My parents think I should try the three day camp, but the six day camp gives you chance to go into the devo program. I have been an athlete all of my life, and with my college football career coming to a close, I need to find a sport to do! I really enjoyed my two rides this weekend and would love to pursue an Olympic dream. But I know how hard it would be for me to even make it an Europa Cup event. If anyone who has any advice or experience with topic mind giving their two cents I would be so great full. Thanks in advance.


That's great news. I'm glad your first slides went well and you want to pursue the sport further. I don't really know whether the 3- or 6-day camp is right for you, but I think it'll be invaluable to take advantage of either sliding class this coming season, while you still have the time, skill and interest to do so. Best of luck to you.

Re: Just Got Back From Lake Placid....

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:46 am
by morey027
1) Thanks for this website George. I have been coming for it for a few years now and I have finally gotten on a sled. A week later and it is still in my mind every second of the day.

2) Jon, Yes I do have the brochure. There is a one day experience camp, that is $100. You get three slides. There is a three day Skeleton Camp, the brochure says you get advanced coaching and will begin sliding from competitive starts. That is $350. The six day Skeleton Camp is $800. A week long of training with slides from the start towards the end of the week. Housing is at the Olympic Training Center and meals are there also. It says it gives you a chance to get on the devo team. For details contact lpdevelopmentcoach@orda.org

3) I think I am going to go with the three day camp. At 20 years old, and still in college 800 bucks is like a fortune, lol. So I think I will go to 3 day camp next winter to gain some experience. I will be a senior next year and the following year hopefully have a teaching job and going to school part time for my masters. Having money will allow for the six day camp. I also believe that going to the three day camp before the six day camp will give me an advantage over the other sliders at the six day camp. Or it may not, who knows!