Racing Programs

2017-18 SUDBURY NORDIC RACERS PROGRAMS


PEE WEE / MIDGET RACERS  |  YOUTH RACERS
RACING TEAM  |  MASTERS RACING

sudburynordicracers@gmail.com


Sudbury Nordic Racers is supported and offered jointly by Laurentian Nordic and Walden Cross-Country Fitness Club. Athletes benefit from training on the trails at both Clubs under the guidance of the SNR coaching team.

Whether your goal is to compete on the international stage, or simply to develop the skills required for participation in cross-country skiing – a “sport for life” – we have the program for you. Our mission is to grow the cross-country skiing racing culture as a whole throughout the Greater City of Sudbury and grow into a strong presence on the local, provincial, and national stages in the years to come.

The Sudbury Nordic Racers programs are developed by Cross Country Canada and delivered through our Provincial Sport Organization; Cross Country Ontario.  Our racing programs follow the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model, which integrates health and education with sport and physical activity.  It encourages all individuals to be involved in lifelong physical activity and articulates the need for all, particularly those that have the capacity and interest to become elite athletes, to be given a solid foundation in physical, technical, tactical and mental capacities upon which to build their performance abilities. Whether you’re new to racing, or are looking to climb the national ranks, SNR will help get you there.

2017-18 NCCP CERTIFIED HEAD COACH:
Marlee Clement

2017-18 SNR NCCP CERTIFIED COACHING TEAM:
Marlee Clement, Alison Godwin, Dave Tindall, Tim Tindall, Konrad Wiltmann

Memberships must be purchased separately from both Laurentian Nordic Ski Club and Walden Cross Country Fitness Club.

 

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PEEWEE/MIDGET RACERS

The PeeWee and Midget Racers program is for skiers aged 9-14 who want to challenge themselves and learn to train for racing in a supportive team environment.

The program coincides with the Learning to Train (L2T) and Training to Train (T2T) stages of the Cross Country Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model. It supports positive team building and social activities and it fosters the development of mental, cognitive, and emotional skills required at this developmental stage of racing. Under the guidance of the SNR coaching team, PeeWee and Midget Racers focus on improving technical skills, aerobic capacity, speed, strength, and race tactics. Fall dry land training will include roller skiing, ski specific strength, and intensity workouts. PeeWee and Midget Racers should be prepared to train 2-3 times per week with NCCP qualified coaches.

Athletes have the opportunity to participate in selected local and/or provincial races and loppets, depending on their personal objectives and abilities.

TRAINING LOCATIONS: Laurentian, Walden, Delki Dozzi

PROGRAM FEES:

Sep-Nov, 2 Practices/Wk: $175
Dec-Mar, 3 Practices/Wk: $300
Full Season: $425

The Program Fee covers training only. There are additional fees for Laurentian and Walden memberships, racing support, which include waxing, coach travel, and coach stipend for out of town races.

If interested email: sudburynordicracers@gmail.com

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YOUTH RACERS

The Youth Racers Program is intended for skiers aged 14 and up who want to improve and challenge themselves and learn to compete in a supportive team environment. The goal of this program is to engage athletes in a fun and healthy atmosphere while increasing their commitment to Nordic Skiing.

Under the guidance of the SNR coaching team, Youth Racers focus on improving technical skills, aerobic capacity, speed, strength, and race tactics in both classic and skate skiing techniques. The program coincides with the Cross Country Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model. Fall dry land training will include roller skiing, ski specific strength, and intensity workouts. Youth Racers should be prepared to train 2-3 times per week with NCCP qualified coaches.

Athletes have the opportunity to participate in selected local and/or provincial races and loppets, depending on their personal objectives and abilities. They also will have access to the racing team’s training camps.

TRAINING LOCATIONS: Laurentian, Walden, Delki Dozzi

PROGRAM FEES:

Sep-Nov, 2 Practices/Wk: $175
Dec-Mar, 3 Practices/Wk: $300
Full Season: $425

The Program Fee covers training only. There are additional fees for Laurentian and Walden memberships, racing support, which include waxing, coach travel, and coach stipend for out of town races.

If interested email: sudburynordicracers@gmail.com

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RACING TEAM

The racing team program is for athletes who wish to train and compete at a competitive level. This program will follow the Train-to-Train (T2T) and Learn to Compete (L2C) programs as defined in the Cross Country Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model. A yearly individualized training plan will be developed for Racing Team athletes, which will coincide with their goals. Two training camps will be offered throughout the year. In addition to weekly training sessions, there will be a weekly focus session to include topics such as mental training, weight training, specialized technique sessions, and individual video and feedback. Fall dry land training will include roller skiing, ski specific strength, and intensity workouts.

Athletes have the opportunity to participate in selected provincial and national championships, depending on their personal objectives and abilities. The winter racing schedule follows the full Ontario cup series as well as the Canadian Nordic Skiing National Championships.

TRAINING LOCATIONS: Laurentian, Walden, Delki Dozzi

PROGRAM FEES:

Sep-Nov, 2-3 Practices/Wk: $275
Dec-Mar, 3-4 Practices/Wk: $500
Full Season: $775

The Program Fee covers training only. There are additional fees for Laurentian and Walden memberships, racing support, which include waxing, coach travel, and coach stipend for out of town races.

If interested email: sudburynordicracers@gmail.com

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MASTERS RACING PROGRAM

This program is for RACERS, not beginners or those new to skiing. You will be training with skiers both younger and older than you, including the Varsity skiers. You will not receive as much one-on-one time as you would if this was a master’s specific training group. The thought behind this is that the training incentive and motivation will be increased for all age groups. For example, the Varsity skiers will push the Master’s to work harder and vice versa.

TRAINING LOCATIONS: Laurentian Nordic

PROGRAM FEES: $100 for 8 sessions.

TRAINING DATES: December – March, Every second Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:30pm

CONTACT/COACH: Konrad Wiltmann  |  konrad.wiltmann@gmail.com  |  705-507-3701

RACE SCHEDULE:
Muskoka Loppet – Jan. 28
Noquemanon Ski Marathon – Jan. 27-28
Canadian Ski Marathon – Feb. 10-11
Gatineau Loppet – Feb. 17-18
Sounder Ski Tour – Feb. 25

NOTE: We realize this is not exactly what most master’s skiers were hoping for. We realize that 5pm is early for most adult skiers and that perhaps a later time would work better. We are trying to incorporate ALL skiers into one training group (Sudbury Nordic Racers) as we believe this is a positive training environment for both young and old. We also have coaching limitations. Konrad is happy to offer a master’s racing program but cannot commit to another night (master’s specific session) of training during the week. We want to offer SOMETHING this year and hopefully we can offer something better next year.

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