Youth Programs

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The programs run every Sunday from January 7th until March 10th 2024. Practice starts at 10 am and run for one hour – we ask for everyone to be there by 9:45am to get set up in their gear.

Programs from jackrabbits level 3 and up run for 1.5 hr on Sunday and every Thursday from 4:30-6pm (Thursdays are an optional practice for jackrabbits level 3) For more information please email us at jackrabbits@nelsonnordicski.ca

Program Registration Open Now!

Click Here to Register online at Zone 4

Program Rates

Membership Category
(Age at Dec 31, 2023)
Earlybird (Deadline: Nov 6th 2023)Regular (After Nov 6th 2023)
Bunnies 4-5yr (10 Sessions*)$100$110
Jack Rabbits 6-7yr
Level 1-2
(10 sessions*)
$110$116
Jack Rabbits 8-9yr
Level 3-4
(20 sessions*)
$158$168
Track 2 Winter Adventure (10 sessions*)$140$140
Track Attack$331$331
Junior Racers$410$410
*The session will be weather (and snow) dependent.

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Nelson Nordic Ski Club offers FUN programs for children aged 4-18 years old. We strive to provide high quality programs that work on your child’s FUNdamental skills, beginning at any age.

As children get older, we have programs for both competitive and recreational skiers to provide a well-rounded sport for life program following the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.

 

 

Skills Development Program (SDP)

The SDP (Bunnies and Jackrabbits) is for kids aged 4-9 years old and is focused on having fun on skis while working on building FUNdamental movements and motor skills. This program runs through the winter months (January – March) and relies heavily on volunteer coaches.

B.C. Bunnyrabbits (Age 4 & 5)
Designed to introduce young children to the sport of
cross country skiing and a healthy lifestyle.
The focus is on balance and learning basic skills.

Jackrabbits Program (Ages 6-9)
Children grouped by age and ability within 4 levels and can join at any age.
Skiers get a booklet to record levels of achievement.
A typical session might be: goofy warm-up games, a ski obstacle course, technical instruction, a fun group ski, a brief soccer game on skis! Sessions close with a hot drink and snack.
Fun special events include ski orienteering and Racing Rocks Jamboree.

Track 2 Adventure (ages 9and up)

Join our fun focused ski adventure seesions every Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Apex Lodge.

Preregistration for the 10 sessions is required. ($140, plus Zone 4 fees and applicable  taxes). If your child is already a NNSC member sign up for this program on Zone 4 using your Quick List option to avoid paying the CCBC $21 insurance fee again.

This fun filled adventure based program is ideal for youth wanting to ski and explore, every skill level is welcome.  

Registration is now open on Zone 4 for Track 2 Adventure: 

Youth Competitive Programs

Our Track Attack and Junior Racing programs are aimed at continuing to build the FUNdamentals of skiing, working on racing tactics and developing proficiency at both skate and classic technique. Both programs offer kids the opportunity to travel out of town with the team to races regionally, provincially and even nationally. Fun is still at the forefront of these programs as is the importance of building a good team atmosphere and supporting each other.

Track Attack (ages 9-12)
Nordiq Canada’s Track Attack program is designed to promote the continued development of physical literacy, fitness and the love of the sport. Skiers are grouped according to ability and the program runs three days per week (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings). All ability levels welcome.

The program starts with dryland training in the fall to get kids active and developing a sense of team spirit! (Think roller skiing, ultimate frisbee, track and field frolics, skating, soccer, hike to Pulpit – just having fun!)

Junior Racing (ages 12-18)

Targeted at kids who wish to continue their competitive development beyond Track Attack, and also open to those who just love training hard, skiing fast and attending the odd race, too. Athletes on the Junior Racing team will be provided with an individualized training plan from the club’s head coach to take their training to the next level!

 

Register online at Zone 4

Financial Assistance

Want a little help with the fees for your child’s cross-country ski program?  Cross-country skiing is one of many sports funded by JumpStart.

Click here to find out more and apply for funding!

KidSport BC Provincial Fund

Parent Volunteers

We need a minimum of one parent per family to volunteer in some capacity with our youth programs: coaching, fundraising (Track Attack & Junior Racers), parent -helper, serving hot chocolate, phoning, or organizing an event (i.e., race committee). You can choose on the registration form or the coach/coordinator will reach out to you. Thanks!

Coaching Courses for Jackrabbit Parents

In order for our programs to thrive and be able to continue running, we really need parents every year to take these courses and help out with coaching. The Community Coaching course (see below) focuses on technique so it is a great way to improve your own skiing skills too!
Courses are free for club members willing to volunteer.

Introduction to Community Coaching
This 5-hour online learning module is recommended for parents wishing to coach or help coach. The ICC course content is orientated to entry-level children (Bunnies and Level 1).

Community Coaching (CC)
The Community Coaching (CC) course is 16 hours (usually over two days) and has an on-snow component to it. The ICC course is a pre-requisite. These courses are organized through the Cross Country BC (CCBC) Community Coaching Program. The next one will be held at Apex in December 2023.

You don’t have to be an expert skier, just willing to take one or both of the above courses (Introduction to Community Coaching and Community Coaching) and of course have funwith kids!

Serving nordic skiers in Nelson & area since 1983