Track Attack

Year of Birth: 2004-2007

Program Description

Our Track Attack program is directed at children ages 10-12 (the ‘Learning to Train’ stage of development). This is the third level of our Youth Skill Development Program. Track Attack is designed to further develop and refine all the cross-country ski skills, including speed, power and aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility, as well as develop good ski habits.

The objective of our Track Attack program is for the participants to become technically competent cross-country skiers, and to utilize those skills to begin a lifetime of enjoying a wide range of Nordic activities.

The ski sessions will alternate between skate and classic technique.

2017/2018 Schedule

There will be two sessions offered, Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings at Whistler Olympic Park.

Session Dates:

Sundays 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Park (2 hours)
11 sessions: December 10-March 11, no session Dec 24, Jan 7 or Jan 28 (There may be a session Dec 31 depending on coach availability)

Wednesday evenings

12 sessions:  December 13 to March 7, no session Dec 27.  Time and cost TBD

Event dates:

Coast Cup 1 – December 3

Coast Cup 2 – January 28

Program Fee (Sunday mornings): $200

The program fee includes free entry into Coast Cups 1 and 2.

The program fee does not include a Whistler Olympic Park season pass.  Youth ages 7 and up who register in our Jackrabbits program are eligible for a discounted seasons pass. This pass must be purchased at the time of registration and will not be available after you have registered.  Youth ages 6 and under do not require a trail pass.  The discounted pass will be $45 until November 15.  After that date the price will increase to $75.

Equipment Required

  • Skate skis, poles and boots
  • Classic skis, poles and boots

Ski equipment can be rented at Whistler Olympic Park.  For second hand equipment, the club is hosting a Nordic ski swap on Saturday September 30 at the Adventure Centre.  Valhalla Pure, Source for Sports and Whistler Olympic Park all sell Nordic ski equipment.

Parent/Guardian Volunteers

In addition to our programs, the club hosts a number of events throughout the winter.  We are a community club and the success of our programs and events is built on parent participation.  We welcome volunteers in any role, from coaching to helping at an event, planning and admin roles and more.  Please contact the club if you would like to volunteer.

Special Events

Teck Winter Snow Camp December 8-10 Whistler

A snow camp is planned for December 8-10 at Whistler Olympic Park, which will include an overnight in Whistler Athletes Village.  This is for skiers in the 9-12 age range and is a great way to start the winter and socialize with ski friends, both new and old.  More details TBA.

Teck BC Midget Championships March 3-4 Revelstoke

The BC Midgets is an annual event for skiers ages 9-12 (born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).  This is a really fun weekend, often the calendar highlight for young skiers, full of fun racing and socializing.  If your child would like to attend BC Midgets this year with their fellow club members, please contact us as soon as possible to make transportation plans, group hotel bookings etc.

 

Registration will open mid September

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