Racing Programs

2018-19 SUDBURY NORDIC RACERS PROGRAMS


PEE WEE / MIDGET RACERS  |  YOUTH RACERS
OFF SEASON TRAINING

coach@waldenxc.ca


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.

NCCP CERTIFIED HEAD COACH:
Marlee Clement

SNR NCCP CERTIFIED COACHING TEAM:
Marlee Clement, Tim Tindall, Konrad Wiltmann, Victor Hopper

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:

Winter (December-March), 3 Practices/Wk: $300
Full Season (September-March): $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: coach@waldenxc.ca

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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:

Winter (December-March), 3 Practices/Wk: $300
Full Season (September-March): $425
Yearly Individualized Training Plan: $250 (Recommended for athletes who want to compete on the Ontario Cup Circuit, qualify for provincial teams and/or compete at Nationals)

The Program Fees cover 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: coach@waldenxc.ca 

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OFF SEASON TRAINING PROGRAM
OPTION A) Summer Training
Regular coach led practices.
TRAINING LOCATION: Delki Dozzi
TRAINING DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm. July 4th until the fall program starts. 
PROGRAM FEES: $150
*A minimum of 4 athletes are needed to run the summer program 
 
OPTION B) Individualized Training Plan (Grade 8 and up) 
This program includes communication between athletes on a regular basis. This is done so the plan can be tweaked based on how the individual is handling the training load, modified based on sickness as well as tailored to the individuals goals, sports and other extracurricular activities 
Individuals will get a training plan for each month or weekly depending on the time of year that will describe how many hours of training is to be completed each week, the workout for each day as well as the focus of each session. An individual training program is important component of training for cross country skiing in order to meet your racing goals come the winter as much more time and hours of training need to be put in by an athlete beyond just attending practice.  
* Athletes who are attending nationals this year should be on an annual training plan 
PROGRAM DATES: Annual training cycle ending March 31st.
PROGRAM FEES: $250
 
OPTION C) Summer Training + Individualized Training Plan (Grade 8 and up) 
This option is essential for athletes planning to attend Nationals.
PROGRAM FEE: $150 + $250 = $350