Mini Racing Rabbits

Mini Racing Rabbits 2017-11-17T19:22:42-05:00

Birth​ ​years​ ​2009,​ ​2010

The Mini Racing Rabbits program is a complementary program introduces and prepares enthusiastic seven and eight year olds for Racing Rabbits. This is an enriched program for skiers who have completed JR 2 or equivalent and are seeking a more intensive training program than offered by the Learn to Ski (Jackrabbit) program, and an introduction to competitive cross country skiing. Participants should be excited about cross-country skiing, and must be willing and able to follow instructions, reasonably fit, and willing and able to undertake sustained athletic activity for 1.5 to 2 hrs. The focus of this program is on skill, speed, flexibility, physical literacy (agility, balance, coordination), and of course lots and lots of fun on snow.

Training Times Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings (First Wednesday after Thanksgiving to end March)
Skill Requirements Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings (First Wednesday after Thanksgiving to end March)
Equipment Requirements Participants should have both classic and skate poles, combi boots, and both classic and skate skis, as well as good running shoes for fall training. Rock skis are optional to allow for early on-snow adventures.
Program Specifics
  • Coaching is provided by certified volunteer coaches with our professional coaching as a resource for specific technique development
  • Dryland training (hikes, games, relays, fitness stations, scavenger hunts)
  • On snow training (games, relays, scavenger hunts, skill stations, races, loppets)
  • One or two additional on-snow technique sessions
  • Coaching and support at the Nakkertok Cookie race and possibly other races
  • Additional program activities (special events, social events, etc.)
  • Races from 2 to 7 depending on age and experience – costs from $15 to $25 per race
Program Contributioin Parents are expected to contribute significantly to the season’s activities in addition to the basic club co-op commitment for a total 6 days per adult contribution or 10 days per family. These contributions may include:

      • Coaching workshops for community coach certification (the minimum level) or higher levels
      • Registration–fees and names for communications purposes
      • Communications support–updating the website
      • Photography and videography
      • Safety–taking care of those who might be cold, etc.
      • Special events organization–we need parents to help pull events together (knock-in sprints, treasure hunts, etc.)
      • Racing event support–we need event staff (our event to run is the Cookie Race) ● Waxing team support–learn how to wax with experts!!!

Athletes and their families are expected to participate in trail clearing and facility clean-up and learning about the cooperative nature of Nakkertok.