U12 – Racing Rabbits
The U12 – Racing Rabbit program is an introduction to racing with a focus on developing ski skills, physical literacy (agility, balance, coordination), speed, and basic racing technique. It introduces 10 to 11 year olds to the fun of training and competition. Developmentally, this program occurs prior to the onset of the growth spurt therefore the focus is on skill acquisition, speed and flexibility. The emphasis at this stage is on group-oriented games and activities to develop competence in the basic skills of both classic and skate skiing. Participants will be placed into training grouping based on skill and fitness. However many activities allow for socializing within peer groups. Participants are encouraged to race locally in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Athletes may be selected to participate in age appropriate provincial championships.
|Training Times||Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings (early September to end March)|
|Skill Requirements||Participants must have basic classic and skate skiing abilities equal to completion of the Nakkertok Level 3 Jackrabbit program.|
|Equipment Requirements||Separate skate and classic skis are required. Specific classic and skate poles are required–the boots can be combi boots. We strongly recommend rock skis, good running shoes and a waist pack for water and snacks.|
|Parental Contribution to Program|| 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 can include:
|Racers are expected to participate in trail clearing and facility clean-up and learning about the cooperative nature of Nakkertok.|