Elementary Nordic Skill Team athletes are preferred to have at least one year 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 and technique 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.
Ages (2nd – 5th 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 Introduction to competition. Alta Vista and Spud Chase highly recommended. Encouraged to race in local events, interclub competitions or other races that may lead to state, divisional or Jr. National Qualifier (JNQ) races. Age appropriate distances.
Schedule/Sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays for 17 weeks, Dec 6 – March 9th* If groomed track is not available on Dec 6th due to snow conditions, practices will be once a week and varied until groomed track/on snow activities are available.
Program Fees $190
Ski Passes TVTAP Nordic Membership, strongly encouraged to support grooming.
Transportation Not included for training. May be available for comps.
Skis: uses waxable skis that are to be properly waxed by the athlete, parent or club leader for every day of skiing. Boots: allow for natural ankle movement
Poles: one pair of poles for all techniques* TVSEF has a wide range of boots, skis and poles to fit most elementary athletes for a nominal rental fee.
Work Deposit and Family Participation Positive parental support is essential. Families are encouraged to get involved with club activities including volunteering at least once a month in training. Click here to register for Nordic Development Team