The Competition Ski Team is part of The Utah Nordic Alliance's racing program and is open to skiers ages 14 to 19 (age groups U16, U18, and U20) who are interested in a higher level of training, technique development, and participation in local and regional races. The Comp Team's goal is preparing athletes for competition at the Junior National level and eventual long-term success in a Collegiate racing environment. The Comp Team meets every weekday at 4:15, Saturdays at 9:00am, and also includes some 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 TUNA's coaching staff at tunacoach [at] utahnordic.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/Jr. Comp program, TUNA requires 15 hours of volunteer service plus one 3 hour shift of greeting and pass sales at Mountain Dell per enrolled athlete.
We would highly encourage parents to consider taking on another greeting shift as Mountain Dell daily pass sales are vital to the health of TUNA Jr. Programs and the organization as a whole. Extra greeting shifts can be credited against needed volunteer hours.
Mountain Dell Greeter Calendar and guidelines can be found here. http://www.utahnordic.com/greeters
Additional TUNA volunteer opportunities and guidelines for parents can be found here: http://www.utahnordic.com/volunteer
After the volunteer service is complete, a request may be sent to volunteer_deposit [at] utahnordic.com. Please indicate name, list dates or function, # of hours worked (totaling 15 hours /athlete) and the deposit will be refunded.
Questions? Concerns? Friendly advice? http://www.utahnordic.com/Questions-Concerns-Friendly-advice