Introduction to Track Attack

Registration Opens April 2, 2021 at 8am

AGE

Year of Birth 2010 – 2011

Spring: April 20,  2021 – June 24,  2021

Fall: Sept 2021 – Nov 2021

Winter: Dec 2021 – March 2022

TIMES

Spring

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Fall and Winter

  • Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 pm OR 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • ADD ON: Saturdays 10:00 am– 12:00 pm (out of town)
  • Weekend regional and local provincial competitions. Special events/camps organized.

LOCATIONS

Calgary (Edworthy, Glenmore, Confederation Park Golf Course) and Canmore Nordic Centre, etc. (see Training Locations map) Winter training locations are dependent on conditions.

COST

Program fee:

Spring: $250

Fall: $280, Add optional Saturdays for $165

Winter: $410, Add optional Saturdays for $165

  • Foothills Nordic Membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration) for winter session
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Trail Pass (for winter optional Saturdays)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Introduction to Track Attack (TA-XC) is a new program aimed at 10-11 year olds who like to be active outdoors and are interested in the sport of cross country skiing, but have less than two years of experience with classic and skate ski technique.  The TA program normally runs 7 months from September – March but this introduction program is split into 2 separate sessions to allow participants the opportunity to try the sport.

Introduction to Track Attack is a skill development program aimed at teaching and improving skate and classic techniques in a fun and social environment. Athletes will learn the basics of off season training through activities including: introduction to roller skiing, hiking, running, ski striding, body weight strength training, balance/agility and games. On snow, athletes will develop and refine classic and skate skiing techniques.

CAMPS 

  • Lake Louise Camp – TBD

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Spring/Fall – Drink belt, running shoes, ski striding poles (mid-chest height, downhill poles not recommended)
  • Winter – 1 pair each of skate and classic skis, poles and boots (combi boots not recommended)*
  • Grip and glide wax for all conditions

*Coaches will assist in sizing and selection of equipment at early season ski sales.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT/OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Foothills Nordic is able to run high quality programs for a reasonable cost due to the volunteer support from our families.  Based on the Club’s volunteer bond, ALL Track Attack parents will be required to volunteer 12 hours throughout the season.  Numerous volunteer opportunities to help with Track Attack will be available including assistance at weekend work-outs, wax support at races, and planning and organizing trips, races and non-competitive camps, events and activities.  Sign-up lists with details on volunteer jobs will be shared with parents.

For information on the volunteer bond and other volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, see Club Volunteer Opportunities.

MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]