The TUNA Devo Ski Team begins Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, but anyone is welcome to sign up for the program at any time! All skiers, ages 6-13, are invited to participate, as well as 5 year olds with previous experience with cross-country skiing and cold weather. Practices are generally held at Mtn. Dell, however, due to variable snow conditions this is subject to change Please check the Devo calendar http://www.utahnordic.com/Rec-League-Calendar for up-to-date practice information.
This program is for for kids 6-13 years old, beginners to advanced skiers. The emphasis is on fun, learning ski skills, and developing a life long interest in x-c skiing. Skiers are grouped based on age.
With the groups being: U8- 5,6,7 year olds, U10- 8, 9 year olds, U12- 10, 11 year olds, U14- 12, 13 year olds. Based on their age on Dec. 31st, 2019.
This year's schedule will be:
From Jan 7th to Jan. 28st: Devo will Classic ski
From Feb 4th to Feb 25th; Devo will Skate ski
And March 3th and 5th will be the Devo Olympic Games with fun races and games.
TUNA is adding a fleet of Skin Classic Skis to each rental fleet, to go along with the skate skis. When you rent from TUNA you will receive Skate skis, Classic Skis, Combi boots and poles. Rentals as well as ski clothing will be available first come first serve at the Gear Pickup.
Feel free to read our Junior Program Philosophy document, attached below, to find out more about the progression of our Junior programs and how your child can progress as a skier from a young age gradually into a lifelong Nordic enthusiast!
Also attached is the equipment requirements for the various TUNA Junior Programs, please take a look at this document to find the equipment your child will need for each program.
We strongly encourage the two-day a week program for maximum enjoyment and ski skill building, but for families looking for more flexiblitiy we offer a one-day a week program. Please use the drop down menu for the one-day a week option.
TUNA is a volunteer based organization and your volunteer time helps keep the club running smoothly and the prices down. Although not required, we ask you to volunteer 3 to 5hrs a season. Some ideas for volunteer time: manning the greeter hut at Mtn Dell while your child is skiing, skiing with a Rec group, carpooling, and helping with the fund raising events. We appreciate your involvement!
Older advanced skiers should consider the XC Team.
Please Note: This year the annual Uniform and Gear Rental pick up for Devo Ski Team will be held the afternoon of Friday Dec. 6th. at The McGillis School.
If you are signing up after Dec. 6th, please email tunacoach [at] utahnordic [dot] com with your child's height and shoe size and we will get your equipment ready for pickup. We are out of some sizes so we may not be able to outfit your child completely.
Questions? Concerns? Friendly advice? http://www.utahnordic.com/Questions-Concerns-Friendly-advice