The Junior Competition Ski Team is part of The Utah Nordic Alliance's racing division and is open to all kids from 8-13. It is for those skiers with an interest in developing their skiing skills through formal ski training and games that emphasize the fundamentals of balance and technique, geared towards athletes who are anticipating participating in cross country ski racing. Skiers should be proficient in both classic and skating techniques. Athletes are encouraged to sign up for the 3day/week program, however we also offer a 2day/week program for those with other comittments. Jr.
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 4:45 to 5:45, beginning January 1 and continuing through March 11. There is an optional, non-teaching session on March 11 in conjunction with the juniors' season-ending party.
Goal: To form a training group for 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!
How: 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. The Wild Rose Fun race series will be run for 4 sessions out of the 9. The races will be perfect simulations for learning how to prepare and race effectively as well as accelerate fitness levels.
Training program designed to provide athletic development and cross training for junior athletes age 13 to 19. Have a ton of fun while participating in a ski based, fast paced, rigorous off season training program designed to develop broad skills and fitness systems necessary to compete at higher levels in other sports. Approximately 35% of the program time is spent with skis off performing physically challenging drills and exercises to develop speed, strength, balance and general fitness. For skiers with refined intermediate to advanced skills in both classic and skate techniques.
ADULT LESSON DAY - On January 26th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, TUNA volunteers will be providing beginning classic and skate ski lessons for adults. Treat yourself to a new lifetime sport with the assistance of our TUNA members. There will be no charge for the lessons, but you MUST BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT. Rental equipment can be found at many of our local retailers including Wasatch Touring, Wild Rose, REI and others. TUNA does not have equipment available for rent and no equipment will be available on-site.