Nakkertok runs one of the largest and most successful cross country ski racing programs in Canada. The program is offered for athletes from age 9-20+ and follows the Cross Country Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model. Each program level is designed to match the physical and technical ability of the athlete. For a general overview of the cost structure, see directly below.
A specific summary for each level is available in the boxes below.
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 and an introduction to competitive cross-country skiing. Participants should be excited about cross-country skiing, able to follow instructions, reasonably fit, and be active 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!
U12 - Racing Rabbits
The U12 – Racing Rabbits is an introduction to the racing program with a focus on developing ski skills, physical literacy (agility, balance, coordination), speed and approaches to racing. It introduces young athletes to the fun of training and competition.
(Formerly Midgets) Tailored to athletes going through their peak growth period by building skills, a strong physical foundation, and the athlete’s “engine” – aerobic capacity – that will allow them to perform to their potential, both individually and as part of a team.
(Formerly Juveniles) Athletes in this category will be trained to refine mental, physical and emotional skills as well as technical skills and fitness in competition, and encouraged to race locally, regionally (Ontario or Quebec Cup Series), and nationally when appropriate.
(Formerly Juniors) Training ratchets up to a high volume and intensity, designed to refine mental, physical and emotional techniques as well as technical skills and strategies in competition. With the increase in fitness expectations comes concomitant coaching supervision.
For athletes aged 18+ who either want to combine University studies with participation in high-level regional and national race events, or travel to Noram level races and pursue competition opportunities at the highest level in North America.
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Nakkertok has a large number of experienced and enthusiastic coaches and waxing technicians to meet the specific needs of our many athletes.