Cross Country Mountain biking, Cross Country Running...why not Cross Country Skiing? The XC-Team is designed to provide an outdoor, fun, and fast paced cross training option. It is for recreational skiers from ages 13 to 18 with a broad range of skiing experience. Should the athlete wish to try Nordic ski racing, support is provided at all Wasatch Citizen Series races. The XC-Team meets at Mountain Dell Golf Course on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. While there is a one day a week option, to really learn and enjoy cross country skiing, two days a week is ideal.
Goal: To form training groups for master-level skiers that either want to improve their racing results and/or for established skiers that just want to improve their skiing in general! Having a training group will not only motivate everyone to train effectively, but more importantly, it will help to create a social network of skiers that are working to achieve common goals for the season: one of which is to HAVE FUN ski training! The training sessions will focus on the following: Improving fitness, technique, transition work, waxing, race strategy, etc. Each session will include a warm-up, a technique goal, ski specific strength drills, interval session or Wild Rose Fun race, followed by a specific technique and/or speed drill, warm-down.
ADULT SESSIONS. TUNA offers adult clinics on Tuesday afternoons for parents of Junior Program skiers and other interested adults. We anticipate beginner and intermediate groups. Sessions will be held at Mountain Dell from 4:30 to 5:30, beginning January 3 and continuing through March 7. There is an optional, non-teaching session on March 11 in conjunction with the juniors' season-ending party.
TUNA Head Coach Steve Cook will lead a 12:00pm session at Mtn Dell Wednesdays from January 4th through February 23rd. We will focus on interval, speed, and agility training to prepare for WCS and other races. If you have questions about this program please contact TUNA's coaching staff at tunacoach [at] utahnordic [dot] com.
Jr. Athlete Summer Training will consist of a series of 5 day mini-camps held throughout the summer. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for one or all! Camps will be offered in June, July, and August and will run 8:30am to 3:30pm
TUNA is teaming up with Trikes to Trails- presented by Gear Rush Skills to offer three 5-day mountain bike skills camps.
Summer dryland training for Comp Team junior Nordic skiers age 14-19 will begin on Monday, May 1st, and continue throughout the Summer.
Dryland training sessions for Ages 8 to 13 year old TUNA junior skiers will be held in Sugarhouse Park beginning Thursday September 8th, 2016. Meet in Sugarhouse Park in the parking lot at the end of the road on the north side of the pond.
The training program is designed to help young athletes have fun, stay fit, and prepare for the upcoming cross country ski season. Young skiers interested in joining the TUNA U14 Comp Team are strongly encouraged to participate. Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.
TUNA U14/U16/U18 Dryland Training
The Fall TUNA Comp Ski Team is a program designed for competition preparation from the beginning of September until the winter season begins in late November. Dryland training sessions are aimed primarily at 14-19 year old TUNA junior skiers (U14/U16/U18 age groups) and will be held at various local training venues in the Salt Lake valley and Park City area beginning Monday Aug. 29, 2016.
Steve Cook will lead private sessions for individuals throughout the fall and winter to help prepare Senior and Masters for the upcoming race season or find more enjoyment out of Nordic skiing. The program is designed to be a flexible and individualized training program for anyone from college skiers, to post-college recreational racers, to Masters of any age who want to improve their ski technique and fitness for the coming season.
4-time Masters World Champion and 20+ time National Champion Barry Makarewicz will lead twice weekly dryland training sessions at Sugarhouse Park and other various locations between SLC and Park City this fall. Barry brings over 35 years of experience in multisport training and competition to help adult athletes improve their performance, prevent injuries, build overall fitness and strength while having fun doing it. Training modes will vary, with time spent on foot and on rollerskis.
TUNA Head Coach Steve Cook will lead a group of Masters interested in improving general and ski specific conditioning throughout the fall. Practices will be held at Lindsey Gardens in the Avenues from 8:30am to 10:00am on Thursday mornings. Participants should have some familiarity with nordic skiing as we will be practicing ski movements and agility. We can tailor workouts to individual needs, however the general plan will be to do dryland exercises with running shoes and athletic clothes.