Track Attack High Performance

TRACK ATTACK HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM


Year of Birth: 2004-2008


ages 13-17

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

TA High Performance (13 – 17 years) is directed at youth in the ‘Train to Train’ and ‘Learn to Compete’ stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model.

Our HP program is a race program for experienced skiers wanting to gain experience in competitions and are passionate about Cross Country Skiing and consider the sport to be their main sport activity. These athletes want to improve their skills to a high level, and are interested in competing in multiple cross country and/or biathlon events throughout the year.

The program provides opportunities for the continual improvement of technical skills and physical capacities of individual athletes by addressing all aspects of athlete development in the following areas: technical, physical, social, psychological, growth, and emotional.

The ski practice will alternate between skate and classic technique.

PREREQUISITES

Our Track Attack High Performance Program is designed for skiers with at least 2 years of cross country ski experience at Track Attack level. 

2021/22 SCHEDULE & FEES

Practice Dates: Dec 2021 – March 2022

Choose 1, 2, 3 or 4 practices per week

Saturdays 

10:00am-12:00pm at Whistler Olympic Park

Dec 4, 11, 18  Jan 8, 15, 22, 29  Feb 5, 12, 19, 26   Mar 5, 12, 19

Program Fee (Saturdays): $308 for 14 sessions (28 hours)

Tuesdays 

4:30-6:00 pm at Lost Lake

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 15

Program Fee (Tuesdays): $181.50 for 11 sessions (16.5 hours)

Wednesdays 

5:00-6:30 pm at Whistler Olympic Park

Dec 15 Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 2, 9

Program Fee (Wednesdays): $181.50 for 11 sessions (16.5 hours)

*Minimum number of registrations required to run this program

Thursdays 

4:30-6:00 pm at Lost Lake

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 3, 10, 27

Program Fee (Thursdays):  $181.50 for 11 sessions (16.5 hours)

**Early Bird DISCOUNT: If you register the same child for a 2nd, 3rd & 4th weekly program, the 2nd, 3rd & 4th program price is $100 each**

1st Program registration: FULL price

2nd Program registration: $100

3rd Program registration: $100

4th Program registration: $100

**Early Bird Registration until Sept 30, 2021.  Program Price will increase $25 Oct 1, 2021.**

Please note that payment by credit card is required at time of registration.

A valid Whistler Nordics club, Sea to Sky, Spud Valley membership is required for participation in club programs and can be purchased at the time of registration.

Program fees include: 14 sessions for Saturdays, 11 sessions for Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, CCBC gift, entry to Coast Cup #2 on Jan 2nd. 

Youth Sport Season’s Passes are NOT included with the course fee but can be purchased at WOP or Meadow Park at any time. Trail passes for WOP are $80 + tax and and trail passes for Lost Lake are $60 + tax. Dual Youth passes can be purchased for $120 + tax.

EVENTS

Teck Coast Regional Dryland Camp Whistler Sept 24-26, 2021

Camp Registration is FULL. If you are interested in registering for this, please email admin@whistlernordics to be added to the waitlist. More spots may open up for a day camp.

This is an overnight dryland training camp for skiers born 2012 and older. Activities will include roller skiing, ski striding, running, hiking and strength exercises. Athletes will stay in group accommodations and will be involved in food preparation and cleanup.

Teck Winter On- Snow Camp  Whistler Nov/Dec 2021

An on-snow camp is planned for skiers in the 9-12 age range at Whistler Olympic Park, the camp includes an overnight stay at the Whistler Athlete Centre.  This camp is for all skier levels and is a great way to start the winter, meet and ski with friends, both new and old.

Teck Coast Cup Series

#1 Dec 19, 2021 Callaghan Valley

#2 Jan 2, 2022 Callaghan Valley

#3 & #4 Feb 19-20, 2022 Mount Washington

Spud Valley Loppet Feb 6, 2022
Coast Outdoors P’ayak Feb 26, 2022
Teck BC Track Attack Championships in Kelowna Feb 26-27, 2022

The BC Championships is an annual event for skiers ages 9-12. This is a fun weekend of skiing somewhere new, often the calendar highlight for young skiers, full of fun races and socializing.  If your child would like to attend BC Championships this year with their fellow club members, please contact us as soon as possible to make transportation plans, group hotel bookings etc.  For more information click here.

BC Winter Games Trials (Lower Mainland) Jan 2, 2022

For skiers aged 13-14 years old

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Classic skis, poles and boots.

Skate skis, poles and boots.

Ski equipment can be rented at Whistler Olympic Park & Cross Country Connection at Lost Lake.  

For second hand equipment, the club is hosting a Nordic ski swap. 

Valhalla Pure, Source for Sports and Whistler Olympic Park, Coast Outdoors, Mountain equipment Coop, and Sports Junkies (2nd hand) all sell Nordic ski equipment.

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS

A parent/guardian will be asked to participate in 1 or 2 practices or at a club event throughout the winter.

We are a community club and the success of our programs and events is built on parent participation. There are many roles available for volunteers, many of which are not a large time commitment. We welcome volunteers in any role, from coaching to helping at an event during the practices or Teck Coast Cup Events.

Important Notes to read before you register:

Whistler Nordic Ski Club, CCBC & Nordiq Canada membership is mandatory to participate. It is not included in the fees outlined and can be purchased when registering for the program. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Youth Membership total cost is $26.

Trail Passes are NOT included in the program fee for the 2021/22 season.  All Youth age 7 and older on Nov 15th who participate in a club program will need a valid Youth Sport Season Trail Pass in the area where their program takes place, value $80+tax for a Whistler Olympic Park Pass or $60 + tax for a Lost Lake Pass.  This pass is only available through Whistler Olympic Park or Meadow Park. Dual Youth passes can be purchased for $120 + tax.


Youth Sport Season Pass Pick Up:
Whistler Olympic Park – collect your pass from the Day Lodge when Whistler Olympic Park opens.
Lost Lake – collect your pass from the front desk at Meadow Park from December 1st onwards.
Parents will need to sign a waiver for the pass to be issued and the child who is receiving the pass also needs to be present in order to have their photo taken and printed on the pass.

Club Cancellation policy: Program refunds due to injury/illness prior to the start of the program will be considered.  A $25 administration fee will be charged and memberships will not be refunded. Once a program has commenced no refunds can be offered. In the event of a class cancellation no refunds will be offered but we will try our best to relocate the class.

Programs cancelled due to Covid-19 protocols:  a full refund for the program will be given if the program has not yet commenced, or a refund based on a pro rata basis will be given if the program has commenced.

Every child should enjoy the opportunity of a season of sport

The Kids On The Move Sports Fund is designed to help send children/youth of financially restricted families to coach led sport activities. Interested families who qualify financially are asked to apply with a Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) Outreach Worker. Please call 604-932-0113 for more information or click below. The maximum grant allowed is $400.00 per year.

Whistler Adaptive Sport Program

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Children requiring extra support in the form of a buddy can contact the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program. The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a not-for-profit society that provides year-around, recreational programs for people of all ages with disabilities. Whistler Adaptive is a centre for learning and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele and encourages independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all athletes and participants through outdoor activity.