Youth development

Learning to Fly in Lake Placid

How do you get dozens of youngsters to try out a sport like ski jumping? For the staff of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), that’s not just an idle question to ponder. It’s crucial for the club to attract large numbers of kids to try out the sport if they want to turn out athletes with hopes of ever competing at an elite level. From the outside, ski jumping seems like it should...