JR Devo / Track Attack

TRACK ATTACK

(AGES 10 TO 14+)

Track Attacker focuses on 'Learning to Train'. This program is the beginning of 'Learning to Train' for our developing athletes. For young skiers whose goal is to refine their classic and skate technique in a fun environment as part of a team. A wide variety of skiing activities will be used to develop Nordic skiing knowledge and skills. Participation in local ski events is encouraged but not required. Skiing experience is required for this program. Completion of Jackrabbit levels or coaches’ assessment is required for participation.

TRAINING SEASON:

TIME: Saturdays 9:59AM to 12PM

STARTS: December 2nd

ENDS: February 25th

PROGRAM FEES

$250.00*

*Trail passes - valid only during the weekly sessions - are included in Jackrabbit, Bunnies, Chipmunks and Track Attack fees. If registrants ski at other times, they will need a season or day pass.

Additional Costs

  • camps
  • travel and accommodation to events
  • race entry fees

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT

(AGES 10 TO 14+)

This competitive group that is interested in training, attending local races and participating in the Ontario Midget Championships. The athletes are introduced to training and racing technique, developing physical strength, balance and flexibility to support their technique and educational sport components such as self-responsibility, nutrition, equipment maintenance (waxing) and goal setting. We introduce competition at the club level, attendance at Southern Ontario Club races is optional. Cost for travel are in addition to the core fee. Participation in the fall Saturday dry land training is required for these athletes, and is included in the registration cost. Completion of Jackrabbit levels or coaches' assessment is required for participation.

Objectives:

  • Team challenges
  • Develop athletes, educate parents, create coaches
  • Facilitate mental training skills
  • Create success (excellence) for individuals and HTB
  • Create a positive atmosphere and love of sport (and activity).

PROGRAM FEES

$500.00*

*Registrants in the HTB competition teams (nordic and biathlon) and Junior Development must purchase a season pass from Highlands Nordic.

Additional Costs

  • camps
  • travel and accommodation to events
  • race entry fees

Athlete program requirements

  • Roller ski poles
  • Striding poles
  • Helmet, reflective clothing, gloves
  • Watch with chronometer, timer
  • Water bottle and carrier
  • Access to appropriate skate and crown skis (owned or leased)
  • Skate and classic poles (length suggested by coach)
  • Combi boots
  • Blue non fluoro glide wax
  • Signed code of conduct

Note: Children at this level should be involved in other activities as well as skiing so they can develop as competent athletes. By the end of the Jr Devo program they should be physically literate (possess both fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills). See Canadian Sport For Life/Long Term athlete Development for details and reference material.

Race/Performance objectives

  • Introduce the qualities (technical, physical, mental) that lead to sustainable performance and consistent improvement. These are measurable.
  • Introduce reflection on performance-training/recovery, racing, etc.
  • Bi weekly, low key, appropriate length time trials. Likely at Wed practices.
  • Selected Paraffin Races
  • Appropriate team challenges-for example, Muskoka Loppet (athletes, parents, coaches).
  • Time Lines:

SCHEDULE

DRYLAND TRAINING PART 1

TIME: Saturdays 9:59AM to 12PM

STARTS: September 16th

ENDS: October 28th

DRYLAND TRAINING PART 2

TIME: Saturdays and Sundays 9:59AM to 12PM

STARTS: November 4th

ENDS: November 26th

WINTER TRAINING

TIMES: Wednesdays 4PM to 6PM, Saturdays and Sundays 9:59AM to 12PM

STARTS: Decmeber 2nd

ENDS: February 25th

*Registrants in the HTB competition teams (nordic and biathlon) and Junior Development must purchase a season pass from Highlands Nordic.