Middle School Nordic athletes are preferred to have at least two years of nordic skiing experience and ski 2-6 days a week or as much as is enjoyable. Emphasis is on outdoor recreation and an introduction to competition. Coaches will provide opportunities for skiers to experience different types of terrain and snow conditions. Focus is on suppleness, technique and speed and an introduction to stamina and strength. Skiers will be able to demonstrate basic athletic stance on skis, balance on one ski while skiing gradual downhills and understand the difference between running, classic skiing and skating. Can harringbone and snowplow. Goal is to develop skiing skills to maximize individual athletic potential. Introduction of Skate and Classic technique and basic training and conditioning.
Coach: Lindsey Love
|Ages||11-13 (6th – 8th grade)|
|Skill Development Focus||Emphasis will be on good body position, balance and weight shift through play. Maintain appropriate balance and stance while skiing in all terrain and under a variety of conditions. Focus on team work and fair play.|
|Skill Requirements||Basic Nordic fundamentals|
|Competition||Encouraged to race in local events, interclub comps that may lead to state and divisional races including Junior National Qualifier (JNQ). Age appropriate distances.|
|Schedule/Sessions||Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 17 weeks, Nov. 11 – March 5|
|Ski Passes||Grand Targhee Nordic pass encouraged, but not required for participation.|
|Transportation||Not included for training. May be available for comps.|
* TVSEF has a wide range of boots, skis and poles to fit most elementary athletes for a nominal rental fee.
|Race Travel Expenses||Race fees not included.|
|Work Deposit and Family Participation||Positive parental support is essential. Families are encouraged to get involved with club activities and volunteer once or twice a month.|