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XC Competitive

Cross Country Competitive Programs

*If you are a Biathlon Bear, please register only as a Biathlon Bear and do not register for Track Attack as well. Thank you.*

About Cross Country (XC) Competitive Programs:

The XC Competitive programs, Track Attack (Ages 10-12) and Junior Racers (Ages 12+),  are a welcoming and supportive team of athletes, coaches, and parents. Working together to benefit long-term athlete development (LTAD) in our youth. LTAD is an inclusive model that encourages all individuals to be involved in lifelong physical activity. Our programs take into consideration each athlete’s specific needs and actual stage of development in determining appropriate competition levels. 

We follow the ‘Sport for Life’ model and believe that the experiences of our youth will influence their future. That is why at Caledonia Nordic Ski Club “we strive to create a happy environment and atmosphere that promotes Sport for Life”.

We have worked hard to create a model that provides options to our kids that allows flexibility.

Our programs have a competitive and a recreational stream. We recognize that kids change and so do their goals, so we have created a system that creates choice. Families can choose between recreational and competitive and will feel supported in whatever stream they choose. Most importantly we are focused on keeping it fun!

Our programs do not include membership, so please ensure to purchase yours at the start of the season.

Read more about the eight stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at Nordiq Canada.

Track Attack (Ages 10-12)

The focus of the Track Attack program is for youth interested in LTAD – Learning to Train stage. Track Attack aims to help participants become technically competent cross country skiers (classic & skate) and use their skills to explore a wide range of ski activities. 

XC Junior/Senior Youth Racers (Ages 12+)

Youth Racer programs are for youth 12+ interested in LTAD Train to Train or Training to Compete stages. The program aims to further develop their their cross country skiing (classic & skate) techniques, skills, and explore the different levels of training depending on individual goals. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST:
  1. Be members of the CNSC
  2. Be members of Biathlon BC; this membership can be purchased on the Biathlon Canada website.
  3. Register with Cross Country BC 
Category: XC Competitive, Youth
Category: XC Competitive, Youth
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Cold Weather and Temperature Guidelines for Programs and Lessons

Program updates will be posted on Slack and the Calendar if the temperature is close to the cancellation threshold.

Temperatures do not include wind chill.

For consistent temperature verification, please use the following reporting system: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IPRINC46

U12 and up:

Cold weather policy:

The official training sessions will be cancelled if the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club’s forecasted weather is colder than minus 20. The call to cancel a week-day session will be made at 4:30 p.m. and posted on Slack’s general channel. The call to postpone or cancel a weekend session will be made Friday at 4:30 p.m.  During weekends, if the forecasted weather is colder than minus 20 at 9:30, training will be postponed to 10:30. If at 10:00 a.m. the weather is still below minus 20, the official session will be cancelled. 

*Caveat for the U12 group

This policy has the following caveats for U12 skiers and biathletes. U12 biathletes are not to shoot if the weather is below minus 15. U12 skiers and biathletes must stay close to the stadium area when the temperatures are below minus 15 and must have a warm room to warm up if they get cold. If the club cannot provide a warm space for U12 to warm-up – practice is cancelled only for this group. If a U12 athlete is not well dressed for the temperature, the U12 leading coach can deny the athlete to participate in training. 

Check out the highly breathable CNSC branded racing apparel designed to maximize movement and mobility. 

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Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Jakroo Apparel 

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