Programs at "The Center"

Fun, Progress, Experience

Improving the lives of our youth


At "The Center"

  • Instructors (PSIA)
    • Program Continuity
  • Progressive, Instructional 6 to 9 week session
    • Two Participant Site Sessions
    • Five (5) Alpine Sessions
    • Two (2) Cross Country Sessions
  • Move from "Never Ever" to Competition/Mastery groups based on skill acquisition


  • Two Options:
    • Weekend Program (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
    • Weekday Sessions (After School - Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • 3 - 5 hours of instruction
  • Healthy Meals!




Winter sports can play an important role in combating childhood obesity and encouraging youth to develop the healthy, lifelong habit of regular exercise.

Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980:

  • 17% of children ages 2 to 19 are obese
  • 32% are either overweight or obese
  • 20% of black and 22% of Hispanic children are obese, compared to 14% of white children
  • Youth who live in low-income minority communities are at greatest risk

The U.S. Surgeon General recommends that children and teens engage in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day, however,  in 2014 only about one-fourth of children ages 6 to 16 met these guidelines.

Children and youth spend 50% of their waking hours on sedentary activities, and this percentage rises with age. According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, youth ages 8 to 18 now spend an average of 7.5 hours per day using entertainment media, or about 53 hours a week.

Childhood obesity is a major predictor of adulthood obesity, which is linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, heart disease and even cancer. Studies have also found that overweight and obese children are less physically fit, and that students with better physical fitness have higher English and math test scores.

Clearly, winter sports can not only play an important role in helping young people grow up to become healthy adults, but also in enhancing social, emotional and academic skills.