Seeding

Just Some Factors to Determine Seeding

Ski Racing Is A Team Sport

Do NOT worry about your individual seed order! Just because a racer finished second in the last race, does not mean the racer will be seeded second in the next race. Many factors are used by the coaching staff to determine the seeding order (see list below). While we ask that the racer and parents refrain from questioning a racers seed order, we do encourage all racers and parents to stay in touch with the coaching staff and request periodic progress updates.  Whether a racer is seeded a couple of spots higher or lower should not be a concern for our athletes. Being a team sport, what is important is for each racer to learn how to compete as a team, to have fun and for each of our racers to perform their best.

Factors That Influence Racer Seeding:

  • RACE RESULTS BY DISCIPLINE & OVERALL
    • Individual Race Times Per Run & Per Event (Combined Times)
    • Last race results
    • Season average race results
    • Previous years race results
    • Number of DNF / DSQs
    • NJISRA POINTS
    • USSA race results

  • ON SNOW TRAINING
    • Performance
    • Video Timing Results

  • CONDUCT:
    • Attitude
    • Commitment
    • Communication
    • Dedication
    • Effort
    • Motivation
    • Sportsmanship

  • DRY-LAND TRAINING
    • Effort
    • Performance

  • HEALTH / PHYSICAL CONDITION

  • ATTENDANCESee Attendance Policy

  • STRATEGY - Positioning racers for optimal team results

  • SENIORITY

  • NJISRA RULES - Compliance with cross racing restrictions between Varsity & JV teams

Team performance is emphasized within the NJISRA, a departure from the typical individual scoring format in competitive skiing. Most former NJISRA athletes agree that the NJISRA’s team orientation philosophy has been instrumental for developing and nurturing a team approach in other aspects of their lives and careers.