Youth Programs: Kanata Nordic Racers

‘Learn to Train’, ‘Training to Train’ and ‘Training to Compete’

2016-17 Season Information

Kanata Racers is perfect for motivated athletes who want to experience competition, at a variety of different levels.  The program provides an excellent opportunity to refine the athlete’s skiing technique, and boost their fitness level in a fun and supportive small team environment.

Overview

The Racer Program is one of several paths offered by the club to help young athletes along the road to being “Active for Life” (A4L). As the basis for all of our programs, the Cross Country Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model encompasses eight seamless, interconnected stages to understanding and achieving the benefits of physical fitness through Nordic skiing. The LTAD model promotes fitness and the enjoyment of the sport from the early formative years through to adulthood. Further information is available from Cross Country Canada: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/LTAD-Long-Term-Athlete-Development.aspx

Racer Programs Outline

Every individual’s rate of progress to physical and emotional maturity is unique. This is particularly true during the early pre-teen and teen years. Because boys and girls each mature physically and emotionally at different rates and ages, the Club offers a variety of programs as outlined in the table below. All of these programs are designed specifically for individual development stages. As such, there is provision for age overlap as the athletes’ transition from one stage to another. The groups will share training times and venues, and some individuals may have an opportunity to transition to the next development stage when appropriate. Senior athletes will have the opportunity to train with our Para-Nordic and A4L Athletes (Masters).

Program Information
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  • Learn to Train (2016-17)

    Learn to Train (L2T) 

    Program Dates:  September 27 2016 (dryland training) to Spring 2016

    Program Times: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Location: Wesley Clover Parks (401 Corkstown Road) & Gatineau Park

    Program Prices: Early-bird (until November 14th): $175.00  | Regular (after November 14th): $185.00
    Prices include coaching, Kanata Pretzel Race Fee, race wax support and the Club’s roller skis for first year athletes.

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  • Train to Train (2016-17)
    Train to Train Level 1 (T2T-1)

    Program Dates: September 14 2015 (dryland training) to Spring 2016

    Location: Wesley Clover Parks (401 Corkstown Road) & Gatineau Park

    Program Prices: Early-bird (until November 14th): $275.00 | Regular (after November 14th): $295.00
    Prices include coaching, Kanata Pretzel Race Fee, race wax support and the Club’s roller skis for first year athletes.

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  • Train to Compete (2016-17)
    Train to Train Level 2 (T2T-2), Learn to Compete Level 1 (L2C-1), Learn to Compete Level 2 (L2C-2) to Active for Life (A4L) 

    Program Dates: September 14 2015 (dryland training) to Spring 2016

    Location: Wesley Clover Parks (401 Corkstown Road) & Gatineau Park

    Program Prices: Early-bird (until November 14th): $275.00 | Regular (after November 14th): $295.00
    Prices include coaching, Kanata Pretzel Race Fee, race wax support and the Club’s roller skis for first year athletes.

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Training Sessions

All the racing programs will meet and train at the same location and time. Once at the practice location, athletes join their assigned coach and group. All athletes should attend 2 of 3 coached sessions. For example, they can come out for r Tues/Thurs, Thurs/Sat, or Tues/Sat practices.  Programs begin in mid-September and kick in to high gear for 26 weeks, October to the end of March. After the last coached session in March, we offer a separate dry land training program that includes Roller-Skiing, until the next season starts.

Training Times*:

Tuesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 to 11:00 AM (Gatineau Park) and/or 1:30 to 3:30 (WCP)
 *These will be updated and confirmed end of September.

For more information read the Kanata Nordic Racers program

Wondering whether the Kanata Nordic Racer program is right for your teenaged or pre-teen skier? For answers to this and related questions please contact Racing Coordinator Jim Lambley (racing@kanatanordic.ca

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Race Photos

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Click here for photos of Kanata Nordic Racers and other club members and events (hosted by Flickr).

Racer Documents

The following are documents are coming soon:

  • Racer Handbook
  • Race Schedule
  • Example Training Plan
  • Training Schedule

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Refund / Cancellation Policy: Memberships fees are non-refundable. If you wish to withdraw from a program, we will refund the program fee less 15% retained to cover the club’s associated administration costs. To obtain a refund please contact registration@kanatanordic.ca by January 19, 2015. Please note that Kanata Nordic reserves the right to cancel any programs with insufficient registration or without volunteer leaders. In this case every effort will be made to find an equivalent program or a refund will be offered.

Kanata Nordic programs are subject to the will of Mother Nature. We generally follow Cross Country Canada’s guidelines in terms of program cancellation. This means programs will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe  or temperatures are below acceptable limits. We attempt to reschedule cancelled events but this is at the discretion of group leaders. The Club will attempt to give its members as much notice as possible for program changes caused by weather we thank you for your understanding.