Youth Development (13+ years)

Youth Development 2‐day option

The focus of this option is to continue developing the overall fitness and ski specific skills of kids and teenagers age 13+ years, having completed the Track Attack (TA) program or similar level. Ski racing skills, both physical and cognitive, are more heavily focused compared to TA. Skiers are expected to participate in intra-club races and will have the opportunity to participate in loppets, Alberta Cup races, and the Alberta Youth Championships. Eligible skiers may also try out for the Zone 6 Alberta Games cross-country ski team on selected years.

Eligibility: Finished Track Attack program or similar level.

Age Range: 13+ yrs. (younger kids and teens may be accepted by permission of the coaches)

Season: Tues. Sept. 6, 2016 – March 31 2017

Dryland training Sept. 6, 2015 until snow arrives (2 week break in December)

Classes may end early in March depending on snow conditions

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm & Saturdays 9-11 am before Nov.11/16 weekend, then 10am-12pm on Saturdays after Nov.11/16 weekend.

Cost: 2016/2017 Season is $588.25 for 2-day xcountry skiing Youth Development

Locations: Dryland at various locations, on snow usually at Goldbar, some at Strathcona Science Park (Biathlon Trails and Range). Sessions are usually run at the same location as all other ENSC training groups to accommodate families and will be communicated via Coach Ulf’s blog.

Youth Development 3‐day option

The focus of this option is to continue developing the overall fitness and ski specific skills of kids and teenagers 13+ years, having completed the Track Attack (TA) program or similar level. The Youth 3 program is for skiers who want more focus on competition and looking for additional training over and above Youth 2. Ski racing skills, both physical and cognitive, are more heavily focused compared to TA. Skiers are expected to participate in some intra-club races and will have the opportunity to participate in loppets. Alberta Cup races, and the Alberta Youth Championships. Eligible skiers may also try out for the Zone 6 Alberta Games cross-country team selected years.

Eligibility: Finished Track Attack program or similar level.

Age Range: 13+ yrs. (younger kids and teens may be accepted by permission of the coaches)

Season: Tues. Sept. 6, 2016 – March 31 2017

Dryland training Sept. 6, 2016 until snow arrives (2 week break in December)

Classes may end early in March depending on snow conditions

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm & Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm; Saturdays 9-11 am before Nov.11/16 weekend; then 10am-12pm on Saturdays after Nov.11/16 weekend.

Cost: 2016/17 Season is $851.50 for 3-day xcountry skiing Youth Development

Locations: Dryland at various locations, on snow usually at Goldbar, some at Strathcona Science Park (Biathlon Trails and Range). Sessions are usually run at the same location as all other ENSC training groups to accommodate families and will be communicated via Coach Ulf’s blog.

Youth Development for Biathletes

The focus of this option is to continue developing the overall fitness and ski specific skills of kids and teenagers 13+ years, having completed the Track Attack (TA) program or similar level.

Eligibility: Finished Track Attack program or similar level.

Age Range: 13+ yrs. (younger kids and teens may be accepted by permission of the coaches)

Season: Tues. Sept. 6, 2016 – March 31 2017, Classes may end early in March depending on snow conditions

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm and/or Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: 2016/17 Season is $295 for 1-day or $588.25 for 2-day, plus ENSC and Biathlon Alberta memberships

 

Locations: Dryland at various locations, on snow usually at Goldbar, some at Strathcona Science Park (Biathlon Trails and Range). Sessions are usually run at the same location as all other ENSC training groups to accommodate families and will be communicated via Coach Ulf’s blog.

 

*Please Note: Racing, camp and wax fees are calculated and charged separately. It is the expectation that parents help wax skies for races/events. All participants are required to hold ENSC membership. In cases of financial need, please email the Cross Country Coordinators.

Youth 2/3 Equipment:

We require that all athletes have both classic and skate skis. In the later stages of the program, athletes use separate race and training skis. Specific classic and skate poles and boots are required. Ski walking poles. ‘Rock’ skis are useful for early and late season training as well.