Train to Train 1 (T1)

Registration

At this time we are able to offer in person programming while following the guidelines of the Alberta Health Services, Nordiq Alberta, Nordiq Canada, Biathlon Alberta and Biathlon Canada. If these guidelines change to become more restrictive, we may need to switch to virtual training.  If this occurs we will work to resume in person training as quickly as possible.

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

Age

Birth year 2007-2008

Season

May through March

Times

  • Monday: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Strength via Zoom or 6:30-8:00 Calgary in person practice – see Team Snap for schedule 
  • Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Canmore)
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Canmore)

Locations

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

Cost

  • Program fee – $1000 ($100 for May to July Virtual Training, $900 August to March)
  • 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

Training schedule and coach communication will be on 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, August 22 and 23, 2020
  • Lake Louise Camp, November 13 – 15, 2020

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,  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 + skate rollerskis 
  • Drink belt, running shoes, ski striding poles (mid-chest height, downhill poles not recommended)

 

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].