Programs

 

WCS Nordic is offering a full line-up of educational programs for the 2008 Winter for all levels of skiers.

Program starts Dec 27 and runs through March Thursdays 3:30 – 5pm at the Trenton Fish and Game Club. keep and eye on the event calendar for other club events.

Bill Koch Youth Ski Program – age 13 and younger

Named after Bill Koch, a Native of Vermont, who won a Silver Medal in the 1976 winter Olympics.  This program falls under NYSSRA Nordic (New York State Ski Racing association) and is designed for youth skiers 13yrs. and younger.  All participants must be members of NYSSRA Nordic as well as the Wolverine Ski club.

sign-up flyer for kids program   All wolverine members are eligible for these programs.  Kids must sign up by contacting Steve smith or by attending the sign-up night at HP school. See for more info

LEVELS

Bunny Rabbit – Ages 6 and under will be focusing on balance on skis by way of ski games. skiers will need there own boots ( NNN binding compatible) The club will provide Skis . no poles are used at this age
Meet – once a week 4:00-5:00pm  Parents are expected to stay with there child (hopefully skiing with them)
Equipment – Skis will be provided by the club. Each skier will need to purchase thier  own boots.  Ski boots should be tried on while wearing the ski sox that you will normally wear with them – boots should be a little loose – tight fitting boots equal cold feet.
Clothing – Kids will spend a lot of time lying on the snow. Snow suit or bib-type snow pants with a turtle neck work best at keeping snow from getting down there shirts or pants.  Sox should be something other than cotton such as lycra and should not be too thick  only one layer of sox- if they are too thick and cause the boots to fit tightly their feet will be cold. hat and mittens. mittens are warmer than gloves.
Coach – Larry Wilkinson, Ralph Greco and Karen Mueller


Jack Rabbit – Ages 7-9 will focus on developing balance and coordination through the use of ski games. Will interact some with the bunny rabbit program. will also develop some  specific techniques for classical with some introduction to skating.  Will learn how to ascend and descend hills
Meet – once a week 3:30-5:00pm Thursdays beginning Dec 28  at the Trenton Fish and Game Club.
Equipment – Skis and poles will be provided by the club.  Skiers will need to purchase thier own Boots (NNN bindings are used)
Clothing – Best to dress in layers. error on the side of being too warm.  Turtle neck, Snow pants, jacket. hat and mittens. sox should be something other than cotton such as lycra. sox boot combination should not be too tight or there feet will be cold. one layer of sox is best.
Coach – Donna Felt and Karen Mueller


Track Attack – Ages 10-13 will be developing balance, coordination, and skills in both classical and skating techniques.
Meet – once a week 3:30-5:00pm Thursdays beginning Dec 28  at the Trenton Fish and Game Club. Some weekends may be offered in addition
Equipment – Skiers will need there own equipment.  at this age combo skis are still recommended but some kids will wish to have a separate pair of skate specific skis.  skis should be sized right for skier or the experience will not be fun. Poles will be used at this age and should be sized while child is wearing ski boots and standing on the skies.  pole length should between top of shoulder and under chin.
Clothing – Best to dress in layers. error on the side of being too warm.  Turtle neck, Snow pants, jacket. hat and mittens. sox should be something other than cotton such as lycra. sox boot combination should not be too tight or there feet will be cold. one layer of sox is best.
Coach -  Steve Smith, Matt Kimak


 

Junior Program – high school age

Future Stars - Ages 14-19. This group will focus on proper technique for both classical and skating.  skiers  depending on age will be developing beginner to advanced skills, endurance, strength, and speed. Many of these kids will be involved in a high school program where they will be getting daily training from there coach. This will supplement that. Beginners at this age are welcome
Meet – once a week 3:30-5:00pm Thursdays beginning Dec 28  at the Trenton Fish and Game Club.
Equipment – skiers will need there own equipment.  At this age and level skiers should be moving into having both classical and skating equipment. However,  combo skis are still acceptable for the beginner.  Skis must be sized correctly for skier in order to get the most out of this experience. Skies that are not sized correctly will greatly affect the skiers ability to master the techniques.
Clothing – this age group will be more active and therefore must dress in layers. active sports wear is the best choice. Hat and ski gloves should always be worn and athletes should have water bottles and carriers.
Coach – Chris Klein,  Josh Olney

U23/Open/Master – college and 20 and over

Open- Ages 20 and over.  This program will focus on training for advanced skiers who are racing in college or higher level citizen races.  Proper technique as well as proper training for performance will be emphasized.
Meet – once a week 3:30-5:00pm Thursdays beginning Dec 28  at the Trenton Fish and Game Club.
Equipment – skiers will need there own equipment.  At this level skiers should have both classical and skating equipment. Skis must be sized correctly for skier in order to get the most out of this experience. Skies that are not sized correctly will greatly affect the skiers ability to master the techniques.
Clothing – this age group will be more active and therefore must dress in layers. active sports wear is the best choice. Hat and ski gloves should always be worn and athletes should have water bottles and carriers.
Coach – Chris Klein,  Todd Rayne

 

Coaches

Level Age Coach
Open/master 20+ Todd RayneChris Klein
Future Stars 14-19  (J2,J1,OJ) Chris Klein
Josh Olney
Bill Koch Youth Program
Track Attack 10-13 Steve Smith
Matt Kimak
Jack Rabbit 7-9 Donna Felt
Bunny Rabbit 6 and under Larry Wilkinson
Karen Mueller

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