The Provincial program is focused on athletes in high school who want train for cross country skiing in a structured, competition-oriented group. The racing focus for this program is on local Ontario Cup and SOD Paraffin Cup and other local loppet and high school races. The training and technique instruction is designed to push athletes to achieve at a higher level of fitness and competency. The full value of the team is the consistent day to day relationship the skier develops with their coach and teammates.
Coaches will provide solid, consistent training and racing opportunities for motivated athletes while simultaneously fostering a lifelong love for an active, outdoor lifestyle. Coaches maintain a high level of fitness to be able to train alongside athletes and consider themselves ‘students of the sport’ in order to educate athletes about the evolution of technique, physiology, waxing and training philosophy.
The Provincial program will start September 16, 2017, and run until the second week of March. Training days will be Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday in the fall, with the addition of Sundays once on snow. There are a number of travel opportunities for provincial program athletes who are interested in racing the Ontario Cup level races, as well as attending local & regional races.
- Program cost is $1070 + HST +SOD,CCO,CCC fee of $19 + fall trail pass ($34 +HST for those not in summer program) + winter trail pass at Hardwood Ski & Bike ($330 + HST)
- Online registration at zone4.ca will be open September 5th for the program registration & Team Hardwood trail passes (2 separate registrations)
- Athletes will also incur all costs associated with travel, racing licence and race fees on top of program fees.
Online registration for programming at zone4.ca is now open HERE.