Nordic - Prep Team

The concept of the Prep Team is to help foster U16 athletes from the Junior Team on to the Comp Team. The intention behind introducing this new team in the 2015-16 season was to provide a more focused training plan that not only better fits the athletes' biological age but also helps develop athletes so they will be ready and more capable of handling the training demands and level of commitment that is required to be on the Comp Team. 

The Prep team will train with the Comp Team 2-3 days a week in the summer and fall and 3-4 days in the winter.  More often than not the Prep Team will remain autonomous on Comp Team high volume training days. Technique will be a major focus, but placing emphasis on endurance, strength and speed will take priority as well. Training is more based on individual needs and personal goals. We are aiming to help athletes assess where they currently stand, and from there develop a plan that best suites their progression onto the Comp Team. 

Skill Development Focus

  • Focus on effectively executing efficient energy application.

  • Understand and use the setting of three levels of goals; process, performance, outcome.

  • Effectively use imagery, focus, goal setting and planning to achieve improving results.

  • Begin to specialize & focus more on ski specific training.

  • Development of speed

  • Begin to understand basic training periodization & focusing on different aspects of such throughout the season.

  • Understand the basic techniques for waxing both Skate & Classic skis for training/racing & the importance of waxing regularly; Becoming more capable of choosing waxes for the conditions.

Team News

05/08/2020 - 12:34pm
With Championship events that concluded (in part) in Mid March, April is typically an off training month for the Nordic program.
03/23/2020 - 1:43pm
JHSC Club and Community Nordic Update Happenings of the JHSC Nordic Program, Trail Creek Nordic Center, and Local Nordic Community
02/28/2020 - 12:40pm
JHSC March Nordic Newsletter Happenings of the JHSC Nordic Program, Trail Creek Nordic Center, and Local Nordic Community