U10 – Mini Racing Rabbits
The U10 – Mini Racing Rabbits program is an enriched program for 8 and 9 yr olds 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, willing and able to follow instructions, reasonably fit, and willing and able to undertake sustained athletic activity for 1.5 to 2 hrs. The program focuses on building skill, speed, flexibility, the FUNdamentals of movement and physical literacy (agility, balance, coordination) – and of course, having lots and lots of fun on snow!
|Training Times||Wednesday Evenings (1.5 hrs) and Saturday Mornings (2 hrs), from the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving to the end of March.|
|Skill Requirements||Participants must have completed Jackrabbit 2 or equivalent, (age-appropriate mastery of diagonal stride, double pole, herringbone, and snow-plow).|
|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.|
|Program Contribution||Parents are expected to contribute significantly to the season’s activities, in addition to the basic club co-op commitment, for a total of 6 days per adult or 10 days per family. These contributions may include: