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.