Train to Train 1

Registration

Registration opens on April 26 at 7:00 am.

Age

12-13 (Birth year 2006-2007)

Season

May through March

Times
  • Monday and Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Calgary)
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Out of town)

*Practice attendance is not mandatory as we encourage participation in other sports/activities.

Locations

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

Cost
  • Program fee – $1,375
  • Foothills Nordic membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration)
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Trail Pass
  • optional camp fees

Program fees payable in installments.

Method of Communication

Teamsnap

Coach

Eric Groeneveld

Volunteer Requirements

Parent volunteers are required for trips and events throughout the year. Volunteer lists will be circulated as events are organized.  Volunteer positions available may include chaperone, planning, cooking, waxing, etc.

Program Details

Train to Train 1 (T1-XC) is a skill development program aimed at improving skate and classic techniques in a fun and social environment. Skiers are encouraged to participate in competition and will be able to race many times during the season. T1-XC aims to accommodate both skiers who do not race and those very keen on racing. T1-XC will promote teamwork and personal interaction skills. Athletes will learn the basics of off season training through activities including: roller skiing, hiking, running, ski striding, biking, body weight strength training, balance/agility and games. On snow, athletes will develop and refine classic and skate skiing techniques.

Optional Camp and Rest Weeks:

  • T1 Canmore Camp, June 29 – July 1, 2019
  • T1 Hiking Camp, July 19 – 21, 2019 (tentative)
  • Rest Week, July 28 – August 4, 2019
  • T1 Canmore Camp, August 30 – September 1, 2019
  • Lake Louise Camp, November 15 – 17, 2019

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.

Race support will be provided at Alberta Cup series, Built for Speed series, Alberta Winter Games, Alberta Youth Champs and some local loppets.

Required Equipment
  • At least 1 pair each of skate and classic skis, poles and boots (combi boots not recommended)*
  • Grip and glide wax for all conditions**
  • Helmet + rollerskis 
  • Mountain bike, optional
  • Drink belt, running shoes, ski striding poles (mid-chest height, downhill poles not recommended)

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

**Foothills will run a wax clinic and provide a list of useful waxes.

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 Cross Country Train to Train 1 parents will be required to volunteer 18 hours throughout the season.  Numerous volunteer opportunities to help with T1-XC 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 [email protected].