WCCSC Junior Athlete

Development Program

We delayed registration to September 1st this year, allowing us time to prepare our program the safest way as possible. We will be posting on this page, update on how the program will run shortly.

The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club operates on a model that promotes a healthy lifestyle and joy in lifelong physical activity.

The Junior Athlete Development program provides skiers an opportunity to develop technique, increase physical fitness and explore the many facets of cross-country skiing. Skiers can join at any age regardless of previous ski experience and are grouped according to ability. 

 

Cross country skiing may seem like an individual sport but the enjoyment and fulfillment for any athlete come from being part of a team, a club, a community.  

Objectives for this program are:

  • Challenge athletes physically and mentally

  • Enabling athletes to identify and work towards their goals 

  • Provide drills and activities that foster continuous technical improvement in cross-country skiing.  Athletes will practice both classic and skate technique.

  • Nurture a fun and inclusive space where social activities compliment physical challenges.

  • Create a love and passion for outdoor physical fitness in all seasons while exploring the Mt Macintyre area.

  • “Dryland” workouts will begin in September, with a focus on running and strength training to build a base of physical conditioning. 

  • Provide an environment where opportunities to race are offered if this is something the athlete is interested in.

 

A head program coordinator will support this program.  All coaches will work with the program coordinator throughout the season to coordinate all practice plans and skill and fitness development. 

 

DETAILS

AGE GROUP: 12-18

DATES: SEPT 28, 2020-APRIL 2021 (END DATE DETERMINED BY SNOW CONDITIONS)

DAYS OF WEEK: TWO PRACTICES PER WEEK – MONDAY AND THURSDAY – STAGGERED STARTS BETWEEN 4:45-5:15; STAGGERED FINISH TIMES BETWEEN 6:15-6:30

FEE: $380 FOR SEASON; MEMBERSHIP WITH WHITEHORSE CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB IS ALSO REQUIRED AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEES

Need financial support, these programs are here for you

Recreation Assistance Options

Kids Recreation Fund

668-4236 sportyukon.com

Supports sport and recreation for ages 18 or under. Families may qualify for up to $400 yearly per child.

 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

Funding is available to support children ages 4 to 18 participating in sport and recreation. 

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