... Track Attack & Lynx Programs

Track Attack and Lynx Programs

Track Attack Program Outline

Coordinator: Nathan McFadyen

Track Attack is a three year program for ages 9-13 and is the final step of Cross Country Canada’s Skill Development Program. Participants should have completed Jackrabbits Level 4. Track Attack is a more in-depth program with winter lessons on Saturdays as well as a fall training camp, fun races, waxing clinics etc. Further developing skate and classic skills and technique, and providing knowledge of more far-reaching aspects of skiing, the track attack athlete will come away from the program confident in all aspects of the sport.

Track Attack 2022/2023 Fall Program:

5 two-hour sessions

Location:   Avery Beach Park
Dates: October 16, 23, November 6, 12, 20
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM

The Track Attack  dryland program will involve: Cardio, strengthening, flexibility, and basic ski techniques that can be applied on and off snow. Our goal is to create an enjoyable workout for your children to teach them the principals and the importance of off season training.

What do your children need to bring with them? 

– Appropriate clothing, with it being fall the weather can be hot or cold, ensure your child has enough layers

– Appropriate footwear, hiking shoes or preferably running shoes!

– A Yoga mat, for strengthening and conditioning

– Ski poles, we will be doing some balance work and ski striding poles will be required.

– A water bottle, hydration is important

– A light snack to help fuel and replenish energy

Activities!

– Beach Volley Ball                 Camouflage (hide n seek)

– Ski striding                           Core Strengthening

– Running                                Relay races

Fees:  $90 plus one-time registration fee (which applies to the winter program as well).

 

 

Winter Session – 2023

8 sessions starting January 7th or 8th.  No sessions on Family Day Weekend.

Time Slots (Pick one):
Saturday mornings: 10:15  -12:00
Saturday afternoons:  1:00 – 2:45
Sunday Mornings: 10:15- 12:00

Fee includes:

  • Coaching by NCCP coaches
  • 8 sessions

Track Attack Fees:
Before November 23:  $115 plus a one-time Club Membership fee ($25 Youth) 

November 23 and later:  $130 plus fee

Please Note:  Starting this year, fees do not include a one-time Club Membership (Youth $25) If participant paid the fee for drylands, they will not be charged again.  Park Pass is also not included.

Please note:  Financial assistance for families in need is available through the JackRabbit Bursary Program.

 

Club Membership includes a mandatory membership to our governing bodies, Nordiq Canada and Cross Country Ontario.  This is necessary for insurance purposes and to ensure qualification standards of coaches as well as proper safety protocols.  Members also receive discounts at local stores and are entitled to participate in club social events.

An Ontario Parks Vehicle Permit is required to enter the park. A winter vehicle pass is $60  and a yearly vehicle pass is $99. A vehicle pass is for everyone in the vehicle.

Track Attack Coaches: Anne Lindsay, Stephanie Bourbeau, Candace Wahl, Nate McFadyen

 

Lynx

Lynx Program

Lynx is a beginner ski program for youth ages 9-13. It is for youth who are new to skiing and have NOT participated in Jackrabbits in the past. It is Arrowhead Nordic specific but follows the Skill Development Program set out by Nordiq Canada. Athletes are introduced to both skate and classic skills and techniques in a fun and supportive way beginning from the ground up, providing beginner training and skill development.

Lynx Fall Program  (Fall Registration is now open!):

Location:   Avery Beach Park
Dates: October 16, 23, November 6, 12, 20
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $90 plus a one-time club membership fee of $25 (youth).  The membership fee carries over for the winter session.
Description:   The program consists of ski-specific exercises and no weights or gym membership is required!  There are 4 different workouts that are meant for building cardiovascular capabilities, strengthening, flexibility and most of all teamwork!

Lynx Winter Session

Registration is now open!

8 sessions starting January 8th and 9th.  No session on Family Day Weekend.

Time Slots:
Saturday afternoons:  1:00 – 2:45
Sunday mornings:  10:15  – 12:00

Lynx Fees:

Before November 23:  $115 plus a one-time Club Membership fee ($25 for youth)
November 23 and later:  $130 plus fee

Please Note:  Starting this year, fees do not include a Club Membership (Youth $25).  Park Pass is also not included.

Club Membership includes a mandatory membership to our governing bodies, Nordiq Canada and Cross Country Ontario.  This is necessary for insurance purposes and to ensure qualification standards of coaches as well as proper safety protocols.  It also entitles the member to discounts at local stores and participation in club social events.

An Ontario Parks Vehicle Permit is required to enter the park. A winter vehicle pass is $60  and a yearly vehicle pass is $99. A vehicle pass is for everyone in the vehicle.

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