Racing Programs

Racing Programs


2020-21 WALDEN NORDIC RACERS PROGRAMS

coach@waldenxc.ca

Walden Nordic is supported and offered by Walden Cross Country. Athletes benefit from training on the trails at both Laurentian Nordic and Walden Cross Country. 

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 Walden Nordic 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, WNR will help get you there.

NCCP CERTIFIED HEAD COACH: 
Marlee Clement

 WNR NCCP CERTIFIED COACHING TEAM: 
Marlee Clement, Bryan Dubeau, Tim Tindall, Konrad Wiltmann, Victor Hopper

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

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Walden Nordic Racers Program Options and Information 
Ages: 12 and up 
 
* Modifications and changes to program delivery method, race season schedule and training camps due to Covid 19 could happen* 
 
Tier 1a ($1,600): 
 
This includes full year training/practices from May until Nationals, all Ontario Cups, all Walden training camps and testing camps, as well as an individual full year training plan (YTP) with weekly coach communication. This program option is highly encouraged if you plan on racing the majority of the Ontario Cup circuit, want to make provincial teams and/or attend Nationals. 
 
Practice Schedule: 
 
May- August x 1 dryland practice/wk (Currently virtually through zoom) 
  • Practices will be on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45pm  
September- November x 2 practices/wk
December- End of Season x 2-3practices/wk 
 
Individual YTP: 
-Overall full year training plan is created for the athlete May-March 
-Weekly training email regarding specifics: hours, workouts, intensities, strength etc.. 
-Monitor and tailor training through Sport Log 
-Weekly communication with athlete regarding training 
 
Additional Notes:  
 
*An athlete pro sport log account is required in addition to program costs for athletes in Tier 1A*  
 
*Covid 19 dependent: x 1 summer training camp, x 1 fall training camp, x 2 testing camps* 
 
*National Support is an additional cost divided amongst athletes attending*
 
*Selection of O-cups you will be attending need to be given to coaches by October 1st for planning purposes. A 50$ deposit will be required, which will go towards your coaching expenses at the first O-cup you attend* 
 
*Coaching/Race Support expenses for a race weekend will continue to be divided amongst the number of athletes who attend. If we support “Orphan Skiers” from another club at a specific race- their race weekend fee paid to Walden Nordic will help decrease the overall expenses for our athletes at a given race.  
 
*Athlete to Coach/Support Ratio policy has been changed to allow coaches discretion based on the type of event. Typically, if less than 5 athletes are attending a race 1 coach is needed, 5 + athletes will require additional coaching/support staff. This information will be communicated with the parent executive. Youth Championships athlete to coach ratio will remain at 8:1. 
 
*Wax fee per race is $20*
 
Tier 1b ($1,400): 
 
This includes full year training/practices from May until Nationals, 3 Ontario Cups of your choice , and all Walden training camps. 
 
Practice Schedule: 

May- August x 1 dryland practice/wk (Currently virtually through zoom) 
  • Practices will be on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45pm  
September- November x 2 practices/wk
December- End of Season x 2-3practices/wk 

 
With Tier 1b please select three Ontario cups you wish to attend. If you decide you want to attend more than 3 Ontario Cups a one time fee of 200$ is required to help offset coaching/support honorarium for the weekend. 
 
Additional Notes: See above. 
 
Tier 2 ($800): 
This includes all practices from September to April. Training camps and race coaching/support at races are extra. 
 
This program is recommended if you are interesting in improving overall cardiovascular fitness and strength, and want to improve your skiing technique in both classic and skate. This program is geared towards U14 athletes, as well as, high school athletes who’s primary focus in on cities, Nossa and Ofsaa. 
 
Practice Schedule:
September- November x 2 practices/wk
December- End of Season x 2-3practices/wk 
 
Race Support: Many athletes in this Tier will be attending Youth Championships. They are required to pay coaching/race support expenses divided amongst the number of athletes attending, however the racer fee is not required to attend Youth Champs. Any Ontario cup you wish to attend will have a racer fee to help offset coaching/support honorarium for the weekend. 

 

U14 Athletes: 

U14 athletes who want to challenge themselves and learn to train for racing in a supportive team environment. Tier 2 is recommended for this age group. 

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 coaching team, U14 focus on improving technical skills, aerobic capacity, speed, strength, and race tactics. 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.

Youth Racers 

The Youth Racers Program is intended for skiers in U16, U18 and U20/U23 categories 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 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. 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.

Depending on goals and objective Tier 1A or Tier 1B is recommended. 

PROGRAM FEES:

The Program Fee covers training only. There are additional fees for Laurentian and Walden memberships and racing support which includes waxing and coaching expenses.

If interested or have inquires please email: coach@waldenxc.ca

 
Everyone is required to register for a program through zone 4: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=23910&lan=1&cartlevel=1
 

NOTE: All participants must pay the $19

Nordiq Canada insurance fee for the 2020-21 season

 
Payment options: 
 
Payments can be made in x 3 installments ( June 15th , September 15th , December 5th), monthly payments or a one time lump sum. 
 
*Monthly payments or x 3 installments for program fees will be made via either e-Transfer to: waldennordic@gmail.com or cheque to Walden Nordic. 
 
*A lump sum payment for a program fee is to be made through Zone 4. 

2 practices per week Sept 1st to Dec 1st, then 3 per week until end of season ( End of March typically) 

 
 
 
 

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