Development Team

 
We offer the Development program to skiers of all ability levels; from first time beginner to the future racer. Our goal is to continue develop each individual's skiing skills to maximize his or her athletic potential, while having fun on skis. We introduce aspects of training and conditioning that focus on the development of balance on skis, comfort with speed, comfort with both Nordic techniques and the joy of winter outdoors.  This program takes the next step towards participating in local & regional competitions. Participants are encouraged to race in local races and will have the opportunity to compete in at least one regional competition. Athlete to Coach ratio: 6:1

Skill Development Focus

Focus on proper body position & the basic ski motions are taught through ski play and specific tasks. Basic Team based motivation, and sportsmanship are focal points of program design. The Devo crew becomes a team that stretches skill levels and encourages improvement from within. Participating in a wide variety of sports to develop balance, agility, general strength, flexibility, speed & coordination.

Age

Born 2004-2006. Age 10-12

Training Session

December 6th -March 16th
 
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:45-5:15pm @ Trail Creek Ranch, Stilson Fields, Teton Pines

Academic Commitment

Middle School age athletes on the Development Team need to set up their academic calendar so that they can be excused from their 7th period class.  For more information about the Early Release programs, please click here.

Program Fee

$630 Registration is full
Early registration helps our planning! Register by August 15th and receive $50 off after check out. 
 
Program rates increase $100 on September 21st & November 1st, 2016. Payment plan: register by September 30th with a minimum $100 deposit.  Balance is divided over October, November & December, paid in full by 12/31/16.

Equipment - Optional

$50 lease fee **Equipment available on a first come first served basis & in children’s sizes only

Work Deposit

There is a 1 day work deposit commitment with this program. Learn more about the work deposit program here.

Cross Country Training Systems

Often times we receive questions about why we have set up our teams and program offerings like we do.  The Jackson Hole Ski Club Nordic Program Staff takes time and energy to develop the plan for our Nordic Program.  Each program is designed to respect individual social and biological windows and to take advantage of learning opportunities and receptiveness at each level. We study and adapt sound training practices from throughout the ski world to our own athletes' needs. Training plans are a guide, a chart book, but the individual needs and goals steer the ship. For a look at the US training system see the links below. Athletes on the Development Team are in Phases 2 & 3 
 

Team Meeting

November 16th at 6 p.m. in the Lodge Room at The Snow King Center. Each team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & Athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.
 
October 5th 5-7 p.m. - Pre season Nordic club wide ski swap BBQ in the Lodge Room at the Snow King Center!    This is an opportunity to get together and get pysched for the season. Please bring any used or outgrown equipment as we will be holding an in-club swap just for the junior athletes.

Team Night at Skinny Skis

October 19th - Skinny Skis will have reps on hand for any equipment related questions. One night only pricing on race gear, 30% off.

2016-17 Race Schedule (Optional)

December 16-17 Jackson -IMD/WYHS Junior National Qualifier Trail Creek
December 31 Jackson - Betty Woolsey Classic Trail Creek
February 18 Jackson- Moose Chase Trail Creek
February 25-26 Sun Valley - IMD Youth Festival. Departing morning of the 24th, returning evening of the 26th

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is an Authorized Permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an Equal Opportunity Provider.