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U8

U8 PROGRAM SUMMARY (Ages 6 & 7)

The U8 Program is focused on the gliding start & skier essentials phases of the LTAD. Introducing the elements of gliding, tucking, jumping and moving over terrain skills. Athletes start off on a lower gradient of terrain at the beginning of the season and progress to more challenging terrain.

Program Cost:
BASE PROGRAM: Saturdays OR Sundays COST: $650

OPTION 1: Add an extra weekend day  COST: $900

OPTION 2: Add a twilight session  COST $800


**Additional training at this stage is not necessarily suitable for all children and may require approval of the Program Director and Senior Coaching Staff to participate.

Lead Coach: Jenna Marinigh 
Assistant Coaches: Lexi Hurdon

# of Weeks: 14
First Day on Snow: Saturday December 12, 2020

Target Training to Competition Ratio: 12:1 (4 to 6 race starts)

Target Athlete to Coach Ratio: 6:1 maximum

Training Focus:
• 75% of the training volume should be focused on free skiing throughout the season.
• Fun courses with turn radii equal to the child’s ski radius.
• Brushes, stubbies, limited introduction to junior gates
• Athletes are encouraged to be skiing 2-3 times per week, with an overall target of 45 days on snow.

Coaching at Races Included in Program:
• NAC Invitational (only race with race entry included in program price)
• Fun Day/Spirit Day
• Pro Race
• Club Championships

 

For any program questions, please e-mail: nacracing2010@gmail.com