About the Program
The team focuses on providing coaching and training that will challenge the experienced racer while at the same time providing for the development of skiers who are new to racing. Approximately 75 percent of the team learns to race with Milton’s program on Blue Hill. The remaining 25 percent work on honing skills learned from their participation in weekend race training. In recent years, many on the team have taken advantage of summer training opportunities on Mt. Hood, Oregon. To be on the race team at Milton, you do not need to have raced previously. On the other hand, the program has, in recent years, provided coaching and development to several FIS skiers, who continue to race on the weekends while training with Milton and benefiting from a first-rate educational environment. The focus of our training is to provide each skier with training drills and coaching that will help that skier develop in both technique and confidence.
Ski Team History
The girls’ team had an undefeated first place finish in the ISL and a second place finish at the New England Class B Championships in 2010 and 2011. The boys’ team also has an elite and skilled team in both GS and SL. Both teams are returning strong athletes in all grades who are capable of placing in the top fifteen in any event. In addition, each team has a number of younger skiers who are expected to move up quickly in the rankings. Both the boys’ and girls’ JV teams were at the top of the ISL rankings the last few years, and should continue to provide a steady stream of developing racers to take the place of graduating seniors.
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach: Patrick Broome
Assistant Coaches: Mark Goodrich & Olivia Bell
Captains: Carolina Ritchie ’24, Eliot Hack ’24 & Claire Sheehan ’25