Track Attack

TRACK ATTACK PROGRAM

Year of Birth: 2009-2011

ages 10-12

TRACK ATTACK PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Our Track Attack program is directed at children ages 10-12 (the ‘Learning to Train’ stage of development). This is the third level of our Youth Skill Development Program. Track Attack is designed to further develop and refine all the cross-country ski skills, including speed, power and aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility, as well as develop good ski habits.

The objective of our Track Attack program is for the participants to become technically competent cross-country skiers, and to utilize those skills to begin a lifetime of enjoying a wide range of Nordic activities.

The ski practice will alternate between skate and classic technique.

Low-key competitions are introduced, as are inter-club social, skill and fitness oriented ski activities (e.g. on-snow ski camps). Coaches are trained to meet the needs of athletes at this stage of development by taking the Learn 2 Train NCCP workshop.

PREREQUISITES

Our Track Attack program is designed for skiers with at least 1 year of cross country ski experience.  If your child is 10 years of age or older and is new to cross country skiing, they may need to take a few private lessons and/or be willing to ski in a group with younger children to facilitate the best group placement.  Please contact us for further information.

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

5:00-6:30pm 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.**

A valid Whistler Nordics club 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. Trail passes for WOP are $80 + tax and can be purchased at any time from Whistler Olympic Park. Trail passes for Lost Lake are $60 + tax and can be purchased at any time through Meadow Park. Dual Youth passes can be purchased for $120 + tax.

EVENTS

Teck Coast Regional Fall 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 Cananda 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 Passes 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 You passes can be purchased for $120 + tax.


Youth Sport Season Pass Pick Up:
Whistler Olympic Park – collect your pass from Guest Services at 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.

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Whistler Adaptive Sport Program

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.