Nordic September Newsletter

Prep/Comp Update

As the team transitions into the fall training period and into the school year, training volume will decrease and the workouts will introduce more ski specific and explosive plyometrics exercises, slightly higher intensity intervals, and continued technical work on skate and classic roller skis. The team is also moving onto the period 4 strength routine, emphasizing low intensity power lifting technique, medium volume, low mental energy demands and focusing on fundamentals for jumping and landing, balance, body control and coordination. There are 6 periods of general strength training that start at the beginning of the summer and run up to the start of the team fall camp in November. The team completed their 2nd "test week" in the last training block with a very impressive results. Many athletes posted PRs in the 3000m time trial, the Canadian Strength Test, the double pole time trial, and the Hagen Trail Running Time Trial, AND every single team record was broken. It should be noted that we have been tracking test results at the Comp team level for the past 10 years and to have see every record broken last month speaks to the progress the team is making as a group!  

The coaches are discussing November camp plans in light of COVID situation and at this time we can't guarantee that a West Yellowstone Camp will be the most effective way to get in quality training as a team. One scenario would be to have parents transport and accommodate their athletes during the camp in West Yellowstone. We realize this would limit the number of athletes that could participate, thus we are looking at other options that include skiing at Targhee and training in the surrounding area. Stay tuned as we observe how schools handle COVID and as we look to U.S. Ski & Snowboard for guidance in the coming weeks. It's likely that Comp team athletes will compete in the FIS/U.S. Ski & Snowboard race on the weekend after Thanksgiving. 

Junior and Development Fall Dryland

The Development team team will begin dry-land the first week of November and the Junior team will start on October 12th. Both teams are designed to provide progressive training and new challenges for returning athletes, but also welcome newcomers to the sport. If you have questions about which team will best suits your kiddo, check out the Development Team PageJunior Team PageNordic Program Manual, or contact Nordic Program Director Ben Morley- 

Team Parent/Athlete Meetings

Team meeting dates are set for the Development, Junior, Prep and Comp teams. Each team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, and Athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more. Right now we are planning on holding these meetings virtually, however if COVID restrictions relax we may hold in person meetings. We will be sure to keep all registered families up to date with any new information. The Lollipopper and Teewinot team meetings will be held in December, dated TBD.

  • October 9th 6 p.m. -Junior Parent Athlete Meeting
  • October 12th 6 p.m.- Prep/Comp Parent Athlete Meeting
  • October 15th 6 p.m. Development Parent Athlete Meeting

JHSC Student Athlete Support

JHSC is dedicated to providing support to our student athletes. Check out the SAS Newsletter for more information and current events.