Youth Development (YD): Train-to-Train 1 (T2T1)
The focus with YD is to continue developing overall fitness and ski specific skills in the autumn dryland and winter snow months. YD is a comprehensive ski program that aims to provide athletes will all aspects of cross-country skiing: classic, skate, touring, off-trail, racing, and ski playgrounds. Other activities are planned throughout the season to develop teamwork skills and a positive team spirit. YD provides the opportunity for skiers to develop ski-racing skills, both physical and cognitive. Skiers can participate in local races and loppets, Alberta Cup (AB Cup) races, and the Alberta Youth Championships (AYC).
Youth Development Plus (YD+): Training to Train (T2T)
This is part of Nordiq Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan. In the T2T stage of development, athletes will work on increasing endurance, speed, balance, and strength while further developing ski specific skills, both physical and mental. This program is for skiers who want more focus on competition and/or looking for additional training.
The YD program is for those who have finished the TA (or equivalent) ski program, or can demonstrate equivalent ability in classic and skate skiing.
Suggested Age Range: 12+ years
First Saturday after Labour Day – March (weather permitting)
YD Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
YD Saturday, 10am-12pm
YD+ Thursday, 6:30-8pm
Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.
Dryland locations will vary: Hawrelak Park, Goldbar Park, Gallagher Park
On-snow sessions take place on Edmonton Nordic Ski Club groomed trails at Gold Bar, Capilano and Goldstick Park. We can now enjoy a longer skiing season with Edmonton Nordic Ski Club snow-making capabilities at Gold Bar Park!
*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather
$565 – 2 days/week, Tuesday and Saturday (YD)
$785 – 3 days/week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (YD+)
Coaching by certified and experienced coaches, Nordiq Canada enrollment kit, Lake Louise Camp, race support and an ENSC clothing item
ENSC membership, NC/NA membership, roller ski rental (if required), additional training camps and all personal expenses at camps/races
Boots: combi or combination (skate and classic) boots are acceptable
Skis:1 pair of classic skis, 1 pair of skate skis, but Combi skis are not suitable
Poles:1 pair of classic length poles, 1 pair of skate length poles, ski striding poles for dryland training (7-10 cm shorter than your classic poles)
“Rock” skis are not mandatory but can be useful for early and late season training
Rental of roller skis for dryland training is available through ENSC and is NOT included in registration fees