About the Kimberley Nordic Racers
The Kimberley Nordic Racers are a group of committed young cross country ski racers. Coached by Frank Ackermann, these youth train 11 months of the year and follow an individualized Annual Training Plan. Any youth over the age of 10 who are interested in racing regularly can join the program. Ideally, they would be graduates of the Jack Rabbit or Track Attack programs. Individualized training plans are not mandatory, but recommended for the senior and more advanced athletes.
This group trains regularly together every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Newcomers generally train less often. Training includes activities such as strength and core exercises, plyometrics, roller skiing, running, hiking, road cycling, team sports, pole running, and of course skiing when there is snow on the ground. Training intensities are periodized appropriately for the winter season. Involvement in our “ski camps” is encouraged in late May (on snow), end of September in Kimberley, and in October and possibly early November in Canmore on Frozen Thunder. Cross country skiing is a very technical sport, and it is strongly recommended that skiers spend as much time as possible training on snow in order to improve their technique.
Racing is encouraged on the BC Cup circuit, as well as on the Kootenay Cup circuit. As skiers advance, they will be brought to the Western Canadian Championships and the Canadian National Championships, with opportunities to also go to the Junior World Trials. Coaching and waxing support is available for the races. Generally the team travels to races for weekends 7-9 times per racing season (which runs from early December to the end of March).
Athletes are encouraged to have skate and classic equipment, as well as a pair of warm-up/rock skis for both techniques.
Cost & Registration
Please watch for a 2019 update for more infomation. In the meantime please contact Coach Tim at email@example.com or at 250-919-8844 for more details or to answer your questions.
We are a small, close-knit group that works hard, trains hard, but tries to keep the whole experience fun and exciting. If you would like to register please contact Tim Wintoniw
*KNC trail fees are not included. Please pay your membership or trail fees in advance.
If you have any further questions or if you would like to register, please contact:
Tim Wintoniw, Coach
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