Jackrabbits 8-9  (Fall & Winter)


Turbo Jackrabbits­ - Fall and Winter
For ages 8-9 (born 2010 and 2011)

Come and kick start the Jackrabbit Fall and Winter season with some fall dryland activities. This is a great program to prepare your skier for Track Attack or Biathlon Bears for when they are of age. This program is offered to skiers ages 8 and 9 who will enjoy an enhanced Jackrabbit experience based on twice weekly sessions starting before the snow is on the ground. The focus will be on general and ski specific modes of travel like ski bounding, running, hiking, general body weight introduction to “strength” with 100% focus on introducing good movement patterns, and to play in our new terrain park which will give skiers a chance to test their balance, coordination, and speed through 10 stations of fun!

Our time in the FALL will be spent running/bounding/hiking and moving like animals exploring the ski and mountain bike trails on foot, looking for adventure. Playing games to develop speed, power, endurance and develop throwing, catching, jumping skills is also important. Each practice will involve stretching (flexibility) so as to establish some important patterns early in their active lives. The extra sessions these skiers receive in the fall will show in their abilities and fitness allowing them to venture into more challenging terrain, gain some information and opportunities around racing at local and regional races.

Through the WINTER, skiers will continue to develop their classic techniques on varied terrain, but will be introduced to Skate skiing as well. Parents and skiers will learn some basic waxing techniques and strategies through a waxing clinic and race experiences.

A 2 day per week program, starting in the fall, allows for much needed time on grass and snow with coaches, to practice and really improve their abilities, fitness, relationships with friends and learn to LOVE this great sport. The 2-day program also aligns with the Cross Country Canada program. We hope you will find the extra time in your schedule and see the value in spending another night at Otway in this fall and winter program. We strongly encourage parents to come and participate along with your skiers. It is a great time to learn along side your child and build some family ski friends for life.

The athletes will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.

Schedule, Times and Fees: 

$361 includes both Fall and Winter sessions. Athletes looking for just winter programming should register in the Jackrabbit Winter Only.

October 19, 2019 - March 14, 2020

Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10:30 am -12:00 pm


*All participants must have a CNSC membership

Practice details are communicated using the SDP Calendar, located on the CNSC website under the Events tab. 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.


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.

Fall Equipment for Jackrabbits 8/9:

  • Short classic poles for ski bounding
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Yoga mat
  • Head Lamp (A MUST)
  • Water Bottle that can be worn while training.
  • Clothing to Participate in ALL weather conditions.

Winter Equipment For Jackrabbits 8/9:

  • Waxable Classic Skis
  • Skate skis OR Combi skis
  • Classic poles
  • Skate Poles
  • Classic boots
  • Skate boots OR Combi boots
  • Yoga mat
  • Basic grip and glide wax kit (please ask coach for recommendations)
  • A good variety of layers in wool and synthetic materials, mittens and gloves, light and heavy toques and mandatory socks in synthetic or wool. Not Cotton!

Registration opens late August on Zone4.ca

***Registration closes Oct. 13 ***

Payment notes:

  • Online payment is by credit card only. Processing fees are added at checkout. In the interest of transparency these fees are no longer included in membership or program fees and are shown separately.
  • Program fees have credit card installment payment options available - an initial payment is due immediately and the remainder is paid monthly over the course of 3-5 months depending on the program.
  • The club is happy to offer FOUR  Cash/Cheque days -  Sept 14;  Oct 12 -  at the office from 9am - 4pm.    Cash/Cheque days allow you to save the cost of credit card fees.
  • Membership fees and Cash/Cheque payments must be paid in full.
  • GST is not included in listed prices and will be added at checkout.


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