Junior Devo Program

The Junior program is designed to motivate skiers in Grade 5 to 8 who consider Nordic skiing their favourite winter sport and are interested in racing. Skiers will learn skate and classic technique through coordination and agility drills, demonstrations and trail skiing adventures and will be introduced to racing.

Our coaching staff is trained to work with a wide range of abilities and to ensure that program content is age appropriate and FUN! The program will be led by Sarah and Jason Vurma with support from Head Coach Jack Sasseville & parent volunteers (see Parent Volunteers section).

A: Junior Devo (Grade 5 to 8)

  • Fall Session starts September 19th, 2020 (orientation day and start of program) with Dryland training on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings
  • Winter session start with first snow (likely December) to March 2021 with on-snow training on Wednesday evenings and Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • Training between Christmas and New Year
  • Athletes will attend local and regional races like the SOD paraffin series, loppets and Ontario Youth Championships.

Online registration (program plus trail pass) at zone4.ca is now open HERE.

Covid 19 and Return to Play (RTP)

Team Hardwood is committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic. All athletes who intend to register for our programs will have to attend a mandatory RTP information and orientation meeting in September before participating in any of our programs. During these meetings we will review the XCSO RTP Protocol as well as the team rules and regulations that we have in place in order to follow this Protocol. The meetings for the Junior and Mini Devo  programs will take place in September at a date to be determined. Everyone who joins one of the Team Hardwood programs for the fall and winter will have to sign off on the updated XCSO Return to Play Protocol as a part of the registration process. Due to insurance reasons only those who are club members and who have signed off on the RTP Protocol will be allowed to attend training sessions.

Here is a link to the XCSO RTP Protocol. Please read it before the meeting.

https://xcskiontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVID-19-XCSO-Return-to-Play-Protocols-V-1.3-revised.pdf