The NYSEF Post Graduate Mission
It is the mission of the NYSEF PG Program to bridge the gap between high school and collegiate/national teams for elite athletes by providing the opportunity to focus on ski racing preparation and competition at a high level.
The Program provides the opportunity for post-graduate athletes to push towards their full potential. Sport becomes the primary focus for the athletes in this high-intensity program. Athletes have the opportunity to participate in NYSEF strength and conditioning programs as well as preparation camps in the summer and fall, then move into the competition season.
Stewards of the Sport
PG athletes are the role models in the program - they have a responsibility to serve as mentors to younger athletes in the program by acting professionally and will be held to the highest standard. They represent the ideal athlete due to their disciplined schedules, motivation to compete at the highest level and dedication to instill a love of the sport in the next generation. We encourage PG athletes to engage in volunteerism while with us at NYSEF.
PG Athletes will also access to meals and facility use at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center (OPTC) in Lake Placid.
Additionally, Athletes will have an opportunity to continue their academic journey through local North Country Community College (NCCC). NYSEF will provide an academic liaison to facilitate this process - working with the athlete to find the best program/s that align with their academic goals and fit within their athletic calendar.
PG Alpine Athlete, Jake Reynolds!
"Since joining the NYSEF PG Program, I’ve had the chance to race in series such as Nor-Am Cups...these races have given me the opportunity to compete against top tier athletes. On the subject of motivation, I set a goal that was very meaningful for me. My goal is to ski Division I, and I want to be among the best there. Between NYSEF’s venues and their coaching staff, this program was going to give me the best chance of accomplishing that.”
PG Nordic Athlete, Jacob Alberga!
"My PG year taught me a lot of skills that I can apply to life after NYSEF. I have improved emotionally, as mentioned above. I have also learned a lot about time management. Many athletes, including myself, find ourselves juggling many things at a time. I have learned a lot about dealing with the stress of a hectic and involved life. Lastly, I have learned the importance of experience. I learned that yes good race results are amazing but the time you spend doing these things you love is the real reason we do sports."