Bunnyrabbit program ages 4 - 5
The first level is the Bunnyrabbit Program which is directed at children in the “Active Start” stage of athlete development (children five years of age and younger). This is an introduction to cross country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. In addition, the program is designed to:
Contact: Roxanne McCleary
Track Attack ages 9 - 12
The Track Attack Program is directed at children in the “Learning to Train” stage of athlete development. The objective is for the participants to become technically competent cross country skiers and to utilize their skills to explore a wide range of cross-country ski activities, from back country excursions to Ski Tournaments. In addition, it is designed to:
Contact: Richard Burkholder
Biathlon ages 10+
Biathlon is the sport of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. Kids can start in biathlon once they have the ability to skate ski, which is learned in level 4 of the Skill Development Programs, and are at least age 10. Instruction is provided on shooting competency in both precision and biathlon style shooting, which includes shooting with an elevated heart rate, as well as ski racing technique. This group meets three times per week in the ski season which includes twice with the Cross-Country Race Group and once as the Biathlon group to focus on the shooting aspect of the sport. During the non-winter seasons, this group meets once a week to work on shooting skills. Those who choose to do biathlon are encouraged to participate in the biathlon races hosted across BC.
Please contact Sonya Zurevinski for more information.
Contact: Sonya Zurevinkski
Canada Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development Model
For more information please visit this link: LTAD Outline
Nechako Nordics Ski S’Kool Program
Starting in early January 2017 the Nechako Nordics will be initiating a Ski S’Kool Program. This program will provide all the Grade 3 students in the Vanderhoof area the opportunity to learn to Cross Country Ski. The Nechako Nordics have brand new ski equipment available and qualified coaches to provide students with four ski lessons, one week apart. All lessons will take place during school hours at the Nechako Valley Sporting Association trail system. The Nechako Nordics is committed to provide the Ski S’Kool Program for a minimum of 3 years.
Contact: Richard Burkholder firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackrabbit program ages 6 - 9
The Jackrabbit Program, which is directed at skiers in the "FUNdamentals" stage of athlete development (children six to nine years of age). The objective is for children to learn basic cross country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. In addition, it is designed to:
Contact: Roxanne McCleary
Race Group ages 9 - 12
Once kids have completed the Skill Development Programs, the Cross-Country Race Group is an opportunity to continue refining ski technique and learn the racing aspect of skiing. Instruction is provided for both classic and skate technique, ski specific intensity training, ski racing strategies, and some dryland ski specific training. This group usually meets three days a week in the ski season. Those who choose to be in the Cross-Country Race Group are encourage to participate in the cross-country ski races hosted locally and in other locations in BC.
Adult lessons for anyone
The Nechako Nordics Ski Club has offered adult ski lessons during some winter seasons. Offering is dependent on the interest of skiers and availability of coaches. Lessons for beginners in classic and skate technique are available.
Contact: Sonya Zurevinski email@example.com
Nechako Valley Sporting Association Membership
Members of the Nechako Nordics Cross Country Ski Club have unlimited use of both the Nechako Valley Sporting Association (NVSA) and the Waterlily Lake Trail Systems. Memberships can be purchased at Omenica Source for Sports.