Prep Team

Prep Team – Prep Team is open to 10-14 year olds and will meet on Tue and Thurs.  Skiers learn classic and skate ski techniques while playing games, skiing varied terrain, and introduction to interval training.  Prep skiers are encouraged (but not required) to participate in local races and the regional Western States Ski Festival with team support.

Ages: ~10 to 14 (younger children subject to coach’s discretion)

Head Coach: Tim Noonan (tnoonan100@hotmail.com)

Assistant Coach: Eric Greenberg

Dates: December 10, 2013 to March 6, 2014  (depending on snow)

Days: main practices: Tue, Th  optional practices: TBD

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm, subject to registration numbers, the GNST van will pick up at the Whitefish Library at 3:30 pm and transport team members to the wax room.

Location: Glacier Nordic Center, Stillwater Nordic, Big Mountain Nordic Trails

Prep Team Cost: $235.   Includes a team hat for first time registrants

Gear rental:  Available for the season at a cost of $75 rental, $150 deposit for a complete set, or $50 rental and $100 deposit for classic or skate gear.  (If using some of your gear and some of ours please plan for compatibility – most of our gear is NNN).

TO REGISTER:  Print and send the registration form Glacier Nordic Ski Team Registration Form 2013-2014

Prep Team Gear List

Skate skis, skate poles and combi boots.  Classic skis, poles and combi boots – Clasic skis can be combi or dedicated (no waxless).  (the Club has rental gear if needed.)

OR combi skis used for both skate and classic (but will need to remove kick wax after classic skiing)

Water belt or packand water bottle.

Jacket for varying conditions including rain/wet snow and cold weather – please no parkas – makes it hard to move

Synthetic or wool clothing that you can layer appropriately for conditions (no cotton) wind layer on top.  Dress as you would for winter running.

Gloves, Hat, Sunglasses

NOTES:

Poles – two pairs of poles are important to lean proper technique.  Classic poles should be almost to the top of the shoulder and skating poles to the upper lip.

One pair of “combi” boots will work for both skate and classic.  These are boots that generally have a cuff to support the ankle but aren’t as stiff as pure skate boots.

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