This is a summer program for rising 7th and 8th grade XC skiers who are passionate about ski racing and want to add ski-specific activities to their summer. Skiers will meet 2 days per week to work on rollerski skills, improve their strength and agility, learn about the sport and have fun outside with peers and enthusiastic XC ski community members. Coaches will send out weekly emails on Sunday or Monday with practice locations and details.
Athletes do not need to own rollerskis at this age. We have skate rollerskis available for rollerski days-- all program skis have NNN bindings (not compatible with older Salomon boots a.k.a "SNS"). Athletes will be expected to have their own ski boots for rollerski practices -- skate or combi boots preferable. All rollerskiing workouts require helmet, high-viz shirt/vest and ski poles with rollerski tips (rollerski tips available at Omer and Bob's or the Nordic Skater, ~$20 each. They can also assist you with mounting). Rollerski poles should be between top of shoulder and nose. Skiers should also have bounding poles, which are old poles that are slightly shorter than their classic ski poles-- approx. height is between armpit and sternum.
We will have an equipment clinic on Tues June 22 at the beginning of the first practice, skiers should bring all the equipment they have on the required equipment list. Rollerskis will be distributed at the first rollerski practice on Thursday June 24. A parent or guardian must be present for the first 15 minutes of practice to sign the Rollerski Safety Pledge and Rollerski Rental form with their skier.
Rising 7th and 8th graders (U14 & U16 skiers)
$240; includes $40 admin and insurance fees
Tuition assistance is available. Email: Scholarship@fordsayre.org
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:15pm (Foot)
<Wednesdays> 5:00-6:30pm 8th graders only invited to JNT practice (occasionally)
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:15pm (Rollerski)
Info Meeting: Wed. June 16, 7-8pm via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86482966834
Program Start Date: Tues. June 22, 2021
Program End Date: Thu. Aug. 19, 2021
Skate Rollerskiing, Double Pole, Running, Bounding/ski-walking, Strength
- Running shoes
- 1 pr. bounding poles (btwn sternum and armpit)
- 1 pr. rollerski poles (btwn top of shoulder and nose)
- 1 pr. rollerski ferrules (tips) mounted on rollerski poles (Omer & Bob’s can help)
- 1 pr. skate or combi boots (NNN compatible)
- High-viz shirt/vest (bright yellow, orange or pink)
- Properly-fitting helmet
- Waterbottle or waterbelt/carrier
- Mask or face covering for beginning and end of practice
Rollerskiing practices will be at the Ray School, Hanover, NH to start, then once we feel the group is ready, we will move to North Thetford Rd., Lyme, NH.
Foot-based practices will usually be at Oak Hill, but may move around for a change of scenery
Lead Coach: Annika Martell, email@example.com
Assistant Coaches: Glenn Passow, Tyler Lee, Andy Rightmire, Noah Phipps
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Base Cost: $240.00
In Grades: 7 to 8 for 2021-22 School year