Team ULLR

REGISTRATION

Virtual Training with limited in person training May 1 to July 31.  In person training is being added as per Alberta Health Services Guidelines.

Registration for the remaining portion of the year will open July 22th at 8am

AGES

2004 YOB and older

SEASON

May 2020 – March 2021

SCHEDULE

Team ULLR, Schedule – will change due to Covid-19 measures

Off Season: May 1 – July 31

  • Monday: Strength, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Bob Niven, Calgary
  • Wednesday: Strength, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Bob Niven, Calgary OR Canmore, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: Canmore, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Two Sundays per month.

Pre-Season: August 1 – August 31 

  • Monday: Strength, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bob Niven, Calgary
  • Tuesday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Two Tuesdays per month.
  • Wednesday: Strength, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Bob Niven, Calgary OR Canmore, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: Canmore, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Two Sundays per month.

Race Season:  September 1 – March 31

  • Monday: Strength, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Bob Niven, Calgary
  • Wednesday: Calgary, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm OR Canmore, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: Canmore, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Various locations. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. One/two Sundays per month based off training plan.
LOCATIONS

Calgary; Edworthy, Glenmore, Confederation golf course, Canmore Nordic Centre, etc… (see Training Locations map). Winter training locations are condition dependent.

 COSTS

ULLR -TBA

Additional Costs

  • Foothills Nordic membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration)
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Pass
  • Bob Niven punch pass
  • Optional training camps

 METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

Teamsnap and personalized training plans posted on Trainingpeaks.

LEAD COACH

Eric Groeneveld

 PROGRAM DETAILS

Team ULLR fills a programming gap by supporting athletes who want to continue their athletic development beyond high school, while maintaining post-secondary education and/or work commitments. Team ULLR strives to deliver flexible programming options for high performance athletes.

Programming will address the requirements of high performance training and racing. Team ULLR maintains an Integrated Support Team comprised of technique coaches, a physician, as well as a strength consultant. The team will attend key races within Canada and the United States including NORAMs, World Junior and Senior Trials, Nationals and Alberta Cups. While maintaining a strong connection with FNSC athletes, coaches and volunteers, training will run over three periods (Off Season, Pre-Season, Race-Season) with fees collected prior to the commencement of each period. For athletes in the Learn to Compete (LC) stage who this program is targeted to (e.g., FNSC’s LC program), there will be an ‘add-on’ option to supplement LC programming that will be offered upon registration for the race season.

ULLR, from Norse mythology is a legendary Nordic icon.  Celebrating FNSC’s roots, ULLR was the central point of FNSC’s original brand.  The team name celebrates FNSC’s long standing tradition in the Canadian Nordic ski community and signifies the strength of character and hard work our athletes exhibit.

INTEGRATED SUPPORT TEAM

Technique Coach: Robin McKeever

Strength Coach: Rob Soffer

Physician: Pollie Lumby

OPTIONAL CAMPS AND REST WEEKS:
  • Summer Volume Camp #1 Cancelled
  • Summer Volume Camp #2 tentatively August 20-27 Canmore, AB
  • November 13-15, 2020 Lake Louise Camp

Alberta Ski Team Camps

  • Testing Camp
  • US Camp
  • Canmore Camp

Optional training camp costs are not included in program fees and are on a cost-recovery basis. Camp dates are tentative and may deviate by a few days.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • 2 pair each of skate and classic skis
  • Skate and classic poles and boots
  • Skate and classic roller skis
  • Glide and grip wax for all conditions
  • Water belt, running shoes, ski striding poles (elbow height)
  • Heart rate monitor
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 Team ULLR parents will be required to volunteer 24 hours throughout the season.  Numerous volunteer opportunities to help with Team ULLR will be available and 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 the Club Coach.