PLEASE NOTE: CNSC offers a variety of programming for 9 year olds. Visit this link to help you make an informed choice
Jackalopes is a unique program developed and tailored to young people who may not wish to become involved in competitive Nordic sports but love the outdoors, skiing and want to remain involved and active in the Nordic community. These skiers are in the Learn to Train (L2T) stage of development on the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. This program is specific to the needs, both social and physical, of this age and developmental stage. Jackalopes is very popular due to the focus on fun and its relaxed atmosphere. It’s hard to beat a program with a focus on skill development within a social, fun group setting.
Young athletes involved in this program attend organized and structured ‘practices’ where they work on outdoor skills, including skiing and snowshoeing and play games that reinforce the skill of the day. This program appeals to many young and teenage skiers and can accommodate a wide range of abilities and experience. It is an excellent entry point for “late starters” (those who were introduced later to the Nordic sports) and an enjoyable continuation of the Skill Development Program for young people. This program is great example of the goal that we all wish to see; that of being “Active For Life”. The focus at this stage of development is all about fun and skill development. Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is devoted to preparing skiers to be Fit For Life!
Schedule, Times and Fees:
Fall (October 15, 2016-First Snow or December 17, 2016) - $140*
Saturday – 10:30am-12:00 noon
Winter (January 7, 2017- March 4, 2017 (End date may be snow dependant) - $140*
Saturday – 10:30 am-12:00 noon
*All participants must have a CNSC membership
Practice details are communicated using an online calendar located on the CNSC website. Please check for this calendar closer to the session start date, as it is still under development. Winter Training Sessions will be held at Otway Nordic Center unless otherwise noted.
Registration opens early September on Zone4.ca
Fundraising and Volunteering:
The success of this program hinges on volunteer coaches and parent help in a variety of disciplines. For every child registered in the program, there is a need for volunteer help from at least one parent. Parents are encouraged to find a volunteer role that best suits their schedule, interest and abilities. The club requires both new and experienced coaches at various levels, so if you are interested in coaching and don’t want to coach your own child, that’s not a problem. We’ll help you find a suitable coaching role. The club provides coach training, and you provide your time and knowledge to develop future athletes. If you would prefer a volunteer task that does not involve coaching, fantastic! We’ve got tasks for you. Please complete the volunteer section on the Zone4 registration to identify your interests.
The 2016-2017 season brings the need to fundraise in order to support programs. A fundraising policy is currently under development. More information will be distributed once the policy is finalized. If you would like to be involved in coordinating fundraising activities, please send an e-mail expressing your interest to email@example.com
For more Skill Development Program information see the Cross Country Canada website