Luke Tobin is the head coach of New Hampton School Team Snowboarding. With his assistant coach Ryan McHugh, they train a team of 14 riders to compete in the Lakes Region Snowboard series and United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA).
NHSG, (New Hampton Snowboard Gathering), is a fun and comprehensive program that teaches all aspects of snowboarding and competition. Our team rides at Waterville Valley and Cannon Mountain. We compete in the Lakes Region Snowboard Series and the United States Snowboard Association, (USASA).
The New Hampton team meets Monday through Friday during the winter term. Monday is dry-land training. Tuesday through Friday is snowboarding at Waterville Valley or Cannon Mountain. Wednesday is our Lakes Region competition day, which is held at different school's home mountains.
The Lakes Region Snowboard Series is comprised of snowboard teams from surrounding private schools including Proctor, Holderness, Fryeburg, Vermont, Brewster and Kimball Union Academy and White Mountain, Cardigan Mountain and Tilton Schools. Lakes Region competitions are held for Giant Slalom, Slopestyle and Boardercross. The competition level varies from beginner to expert. The Lakes Region Series is fun and relaxed, and gives New Hampton students a chance to make friends with fellow snowboarders from other schools.
New Hampton riders may also choose to compete in the USASA-New Hampshire Series, which serves all five disciplines of competition, including Half Pipe and Slalom. USASA provides New Hampton with more chances to compete during the season as well as a chance to qualify for USASA Nationals and ride with the Nation's best. USASA competitions are held on the weekends.
Our dry-land training program includes yoga, gymnastics, trampoline and longboarding. Conditioning and strength training are priority. Equipment tuning sessions are held before each competition.
Our on-snow program includes proper body positioning and edge control early in the season, to advanced maneuvers in freestyle and speed in racing, as the season moves along. Safety is always first. We use a video camera each day on the mountain and review progress each week. A team video is given to all team members at the end of the season to forever preserve the winter's events.
If you have questions or comments, please contact Luke Tobin, Head Coach.