2012-2013: (updated 8/30/12)Comp Team: Meets 2-4 days/week throughout the fall and winter, and includes full race-support at all 4 Eastern Cup weekends as well as the J2/EHS Qualifier race.
Devo Team: Meets 2 days/week throughout the fall, then 1 day/week through the full ski season.
November Pre-Season: Meets 3 days/week for the first 3 weeks of November (after XC Running state champs until the beginning of Thanksgiving break).
Thanksgiving Camp: Contact Garrott Kuzzy for more information about his popular Thanksgiving Ski Camp at Craftsbury. This year (2012), they are guaranteeing at least 1km of man-made snow for the duration of Thanksgiving week!
MNC will again offer Eastern Cup support to athletes that wish to compete on the regional and national level. The full 2012-2013 NENSA calendar is available online at the NENSA website. We are lucky to have 3 of the 4 weekends take place within a 2-hour drive of Burlington!!
- 12/15 - 12/16: Craftsbury Nordic Center (Craftsbury, VT)
- 1/12 - 1/13: Mountain Top (Rutland, VT)
- 2/2 - 2/3: Trapp Family Lodge (Stowe, VT)
- 2/16 - 2/17: Bond Brook Trails (Augusta, ME)
Junior National Championships are in Fairbanks Alaska (3/9/13 - 3/17/13). Athletes must qualify for Junior Nationals based on performances in the Eastern Cup series races.
The 2011-2012 Season marks the beginning of our year-round training programs for junior skiers. Continuing on the success of the Summer Training, athletes that would like to compete at a high level can participate in weekly training sessions with MNC Coaches. Our programs accommodate skiers with various backgrounds, time-commitments, and goals.
Elite Team: This team meets 3x /wk, all through the Fall and Winter. Elite Team also includes full support at Eastern Cup Races.
Competitive Team: The Comp Team meets 2-3x/wk, through the Fall and Winter. This is for the athlete that would like to maintain focus on the High School race schedule. This group will have increased exposure to proper technique, individualized workouts, training theory, and of course lots of exercise within a positive team environment.
Development Team: For the athletes that are new to structured ski training, or athletes that are very busy, this group meets 1x/wk. The Devo Team typically meets on Sundays, and will have exposure to all the athletes on the Comp and Elite Teams. This group will focus on improving cardiovascular endurance and gaining ski-specific skills and technique. This is a great first-step towards a lifetime of enjoyment in the sport of cross-country skiing.