TUNA Programs

Attention:  Due to staffing conflicts we are forced to change the meeting days.  The training sessions will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this fall.  Everything else stays the same.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Dryland training sessions for Ages 8 to 13 year old TUNA junior skiers will be held in Sugarhouse Park beginning Thursday September 6th, 2018. Meet in Sugarhouse Park in the parking lot at the end of the road on the north side of the pond.

TUNA juniors of all ages, as well as skiers from other clubs are invited to join us for our annual West Yellowstone Thanksgiving Camp. There will be two camps. One for Comp Team athletes ages 13 to 19 and one for Junior Comp Team athletes ages 8 to 12. Comp Team Camp runs from Saturday Nov. 17th to Sunday Nov. 25th. Junior Comp Team Camp runs from Wednesday Nov. 21st to Nov. 25th. Coaches Steve Cook, Noah Brautigam, Don DeBlieux, Katy Bonacci and Caden MacFarlane will lead morning and afternoon on-snow workouts every day for the athletes , often in collaboration with clubs from across the nation such as Soldier Hollow Nordic Team, Bogus Basin Nordic Team, and the Jackson Hole Ski Club.

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. 27, 2018.  

Laurie Humbert and Janet Myshrall will again conduct their Monday and Wednesday evening sessions, starting on Wednesday September 5th, at Sugarhouse Park on the north side of the pond. This carefully designed program includes core stability exercises, ski specific strengthening techniques, flexibility training, and ski walk and bounding interval work.

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.