It is always best to start with a plan. Plans change, but here is the first version.
On Sundays, we will focus on group skiing and fun challenges.
On Thursday mornings, there will be different groups with different goals for Fitness, Intensity, Time, and Technique.
On Thursday nights, we will have the usual technique and fitness program.
There are four groups envisioned for Thursday mornings. All groups share the idea of having fun on snow. The tables explain more about the differences between groups.
|Classic||This group is for skiers who are young in their skiing. Using only the classic technique, this group will focus on improving skiing and getting comfortable doing longer skiing days.|
|Skate Progression||The Pat van Mullen show! Improve your skating.|
|Progression||Using both classic and skate, this group will focus on developing their abilities and fitness.|
|Camel (suggest a name here!)||Skiers who like to ski longer and further, but are missing the racing gene. The fitness component is centred on making long ski days enjoyable and long-term health. This group will learn to ski more efficiently at a touring pace.|
|Greyhound||This is for skiers who want to ski faster and more efficiently. Specific intensity sessions will develop ski-specific fitness. Technique content will be focussed on skiing faster without working hard.|
Season Schedule (C means classic, S means skate)
|1, Nov 29||Balance||S: Balance/Stance||C: Balance/Stance||C: Balance/Stance||C: Balance/Stance|
|2, Dec 6||Stance||S: Static/Dynamic||C: Static/Dynamic||C: Static/Dynamic||C: Static/Dynamic|
|3, Dec 13||Poling||S: Balance/Stance||S: Balance/Stance||S: Poling||S: Poling+Intensity|
|4, Dec 20||Poling||S: Poling||C: Poling||C: Poling||C: Poling+Intensity|
|5, Jan 3||One step, aka KDP||S: Poling||S: Poling||S: Uphill+Speed||S: Uphill+Intensity|
|6, Jan 10||Uphill||S: Uphill||C: Uphill||C: Uphill+Speed||C: Uphill+Intensity|
|7, Jan 17||Downhill||S: Uphill one skate||S: Uphill one skate||S:Transition+Speed||S: Transition+Speed|
|8, Jan 24||Terrain||S: Transition||C: Transition||C:Transition+Speed||C: Transition+Speed|
|9, Jan 31||Transition||S: Speed play||S: Speed play||S:Relay (Tips Up course)||S: Relay (Tips Up course)|
|10, Feb 7||Transition||S: Downhill||C: Downhill||C: Downhill||C: Downhill|
|11, Feb 14||Speed||S: Challenge||S: Challenge||S: Challenge||S: Challenge|
|12, Feb 21||Challenge||S: Speed play||C: Speed play||C: Steady ski w speed||C: Steady ski w speed|
|13, Feb 28||Challenge||S: Challenge||S: Challenge||S: Up and down challenge||S: Up and down challenge|