The Competition Ski Team is part of The Utah Nordic Alliance's racing division and is open to kids from 14 to 19 (age groups J2, J1, and OJ) who are interested in a higher level of training, technique development, and participation in local and regional races, while preparing athletes for competition at the Junior Olympic level and eventual long-term success in a Collegiate racing environment. The competition group meets every weekday at 4:30, Saturdays at 9:00am, and also includes some other weekend activities, such as special clinics, participation in local and regional races, and other events. Winter session begins in December and continues through the end of March.
The Comp training program is designed around a training schedule of 6 days per week, and includes the expectation of competing in the local and regional races we travel to throughout the winter. While athletes are strongly encouraged to participate 6 days a week and attend as many practices and races as possible, we realize that there can be schedule conflicts and other obligations for our athletes so we also offer a part-time program with 3-4 practices per week (you may come more infrequently, we just encourage at least 3 to get the best impact from our program.)
Further details about the Comp Team can be found in the Comp section of the website, including news, race info, results, and our detailed daily training schedule. For more information or for any questions, please contact Matt Johnson at matthewperryjohnson [at] gmail [dot] com
Please note: TUNA is an all-volunteer organization, is continually in need of volunteers, and requests that the parents or guardians of each participant perform a certain amount of service hours at TUNA sponsored events or functions. For skiers in the Comp program, TUNA requests 15 hours of service plus one day of greeting at Mountain Dell. After the volunteer service is complete, a request may be sent to volunteer_deposit [at] utahnordic [dot] com and the deposit will be refunded.