Track Attack – Fall and Winter

FOCUS: Learning to train, and fun
The Track Attack program is for kids aged 9 and older who have completed Jackrabbits or reached a comparable level of skiing. This program is for skiers who enjoy improving their skiing and fitness, and the camaraderie of skiing with other kids, and who want an introduction to training and racing at the local level.

Requirements to join the program:

  • Enthusiastic about xc skiing
  • Fit enough to be active for 1.5 hrs
  • Able and willing to ski for 5 km
  • Willing to try new things

Track Attack Head Coach: Justin Wadsworth, CC certified coach,
Resource: Cross Country Canada’s Skill and Development Program for Children

Coordinator Contact: Megan Bryant trackattack@canmorenordic.com

THERE ARE 2 OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM:

1. INTRODUCTION TO TRACK ATTACK

For skiers born in 2011 (or skiers born in 2010 that have completed Jackrabbits but don’t want a transition to the full Track Attack program, or for those that are new to the sport or haven’t completed the Jackrabbit program). This program is to help with the transition from the Jackrabbit program to the full Track Attack program; therefore skiers in this program have not been in the Track Attack program before. The Introduction to Track Attack program is for kids who are keen on improving their skiing (classic & skating) and fitness. The program gives the kids an introduction to training and racing in a fun and encouraging environment. Participation at local races is encouraged but not required.

Parents will be asked to help either on snow and with various activities throughout the season.

DATES: September 14, 2020 to March 11, 2021. No sessions on holiday Mondays
TIMES:
Dry-land: Monday 5:00pm – 6:30pm (starting September 14),
No sessions October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2
On-Snow: Monday & Thursday 5:00pm – 6:30pm
(November 9 , 2020 to March 11, 2021).
Only occasional sessions during the Christmas holidays
COST: $450
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Register here


2. TRACK ATTACK

For skiers born in 2009-10 (older skiers could join if they are starting up in the sport) who have completed Jackrabbits, Intro to Track Attack or reached a comparable level of skiing. The Track Attack program is for kids who are keen on improving their skiing (classic & skating) and fitness. The program gives the kids an introduction to training and racing in a fun and encouraging environment.

Participation at the local races is encouraged but not required. The Track Attack program follows Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model that confirms the importance of sequential motor development.

This program alternates between two and three sessions per week from Mid-September through mid-March and consists of 60 sessions. Dry-land training commences in September to build fitness, and continues on-snow at the first possible opportunity. Skill development/training camps and events are included in the program for a nominal additional fee.

Parents will be asked to help either on snow or with various camps and activities throughout the season.

 

DATES: September 14, 2020 to March 11, 2021.
No sessions on holiday Mondays
TIMES: Monday & Thursday 5:00pm – 6:30pm & some Saturdays
Only occasional sessions during the Christmas holidays
COST: $595
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Register Here

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