Train to Train 2 (T2)


Registration Open for 2024-2025 Season

Athletes must have previous club-level experience in nordic skiing. Registrants may
only join with approval from the Head Cross Country Coach.

Ages

14-16

SEASON

May 4th through March

SCHEDULE

Period 1 – Training (May 4 – Oct 31)

Period 2 – Racing (Nov 1 – Mid/Late March)

  • Monday 6:15-8:00pm (Skiing – Calgary)
  • Wednesday 6:15-8:00pm (Skiing – Calgary)
  • Thursday 6:15-8:00pm (Skiing – Canmore)
  • Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm (Skiing – Canmore Area Locations)

*Practices may be canceled or changed due to extenuating circumstances, such as
poor weather or hazardous air quality.

Optional camps and rest weeks for T2

  • Castle Camp, July 10 – 14
  • Bow Valley Camp, August 8 – 11
  • Haig Glacier Camp, TBA
  • Week Off, July 29 – August 5
  • Revelstoke Camp, August 19 – 25
  • Lake Louise Camp, November 22 – 24
  • Winter Holiday Break, TBD

Cost

PROGRAM DETAILS

Train to Train 2 (T2) is for athletes racing in U16 (age 14-16). The aim of the program is
to allow each individual to progress towards their goals as an athlete with the
opportunity for many to qualify for provincial teams. Athletes can expect detailed training
programs and should be prepared to train 400+ hours a year including independent
workouts. Training sessions and workout modes are specifically catered to meet
different athlete needs depending on their development. Dryland training includes: roller
skiing (classic and skate), running, ski striding, hiking and strength training. Race
support will be provided for Alberta Cups, Canada Cups, Western/Eastern
Championships and Nationals.

METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

COACHing

T2 Cross Country is coached by National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
coaches following the Nordiq Canada Long Term Athlete Development
(https://nordiqcanada.ca/athlete-hub/long-term-athlete-development/). The lead coach
of this program is Georg Jalkotzy

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • 1 pair skate and classic skis
  • Skate and classic poles, boots
  • Classic and skate roller skis with roller ski tips, helmet
  • Glide + grip wax for all conditions
  • Backpack or other water carrying device
  • Running shoes, ski striding poles (elbow height)
  • Weather appropriate training clothes
  • Heart rate monitor watch

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTs

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