BV Nordic Centre

Track Attack

The BV Nordic Track Attack program is directed at children (7 - 12) in the “Learning to Train” stage of athlete development with a big emphasis on FUN! The objective is for the participants to become technically competent cross country skiers and to utilize their skills to explore a wide range of cross-country ski activities, from long ski excursions to fun night skis and racing. 

All ability levels are welcome.  Generally an athlete would start in Track Attack 1 and graduate into Track Attack 2 but experience, ability and social connections can be considerations.  If you are unsure of which level to register for please contact nsdp@bvnordic.ca.

Program goals:

  • Be fun!
  • Develop fitness through active play, games and other activities.
  • Provide children an opportunity to be part of a sport “team”.
  • Develop competence in cross country ski skills. 
  • Expose children to a variety of “adventure-based” cross country ski activities.
  • Positive introduction to age appropriate competition

Our program teaches technical skills for both classic and skate skiing.  Athletes get experience working on life skills like teamwork, personal responsibility (care for equipment), personal care (dressing appropriately, refuelling, hydration, sleep habits) and goal setting.


Track Attack 1 (~U10, formerly Extendos) 

Track Attack 1 is targeted at 8 & 9 year olds.  7, 10 and 11 year olds are also welcome if the ability level and social connections line up well.  This program is fun focused but will introduce the building blocks for high performance nordic skiing.  This group will train two days a week in the winter.

Fall and Winter Program ( October to March ) 

Dryland (October - November) 

Dryland will be twice a week.  Location and duration will come by email.

  • Thursdays at 3:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Occasional Saturday morning hikes.  

Winter (December - March)

After the transition to on snow, we will have two practices a week at the nordic center.

  • Thursdays 3:30 pm- 5 pm 
  • Saturdays 10 am - 11:30 am

Summer Dryland Program ( May - August )

Sessions run on a monthly basis, one weekend per month. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Activities include running, hiking and an introduction to roller skiing (club provide roller skis).


Track Attack 2 (~U12)

Track Attack 2 is targeted at 10 & 11 year olds.  9 year old and 12 year olds are also welcome if the ability level and social connections line up well.  This group is slightly more focused on age appropriate high performance and will train 3 days a week in the winter.

Fall and Winter Program ( October to March ) 

Dryland ( October - November ) 

Dryland will be twice a week.  Location and duration will come by email.

  • Thursdays at 3:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday morning hikes 

Winter ( December - March )

After the transition to on snow, we will have three practices a week at the nordic center.

  • Tuesdays 6 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Thursdays 3:30 pm- 5 pm 
  • Saturdays 10 am - 11:30 am

Summer Dryland Program ( May - September )

Sessions run on a monthly basis, one weekend per month.  Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Activities include running, hiking and an introduction to roller skiing (club provide roller skis).


Track Attack Camps

There are two opportunities each year for track attack athletes to participate in camps.

  • snow camp - (early December) technique sessions, talent show, team building
  • summer dryland camp - (May or June) weekend of hiking, roller skiing, orienteering, team building


Racing

Each year there are fun opportunities for athletes to race with coach and wax support.  Racing is highly recommended but not required.

  • 2 BV Nordic races and the local Wetzin’’kwa Loppet
  • 2 or 3 local Northern Cup races that BV Nordic is attending (Burns Lake, Vanderhoof)
  • BC Championships Priince George March 4-6, 2022
  • BC Track Attack Championships, Kelowna BC Feb 26-27, 2022 (Birth years 2009-2012)


Gear required

Athletes need skate and classic equipment.  We strongly suggest waxable (non fishscale) Classic Skis.  A couple of good links below on sizing.  The CCBC one has the most detail.

Fischer Sports Cross Country Skis For Kids, Finding The Right Length

CCBC Ski Equipment and Preparation

 


2021- 2022 Fees

  Track Attack 1 Track Attack 2
Fall/Winter Fee 185 319
Wax Fee 41 62
Snow Camp 2021 41 103
Summer Fee 2022 TBD TBD
Summer Dryland Camp 2022 TBD TBD

Register here


Volunteer Requirement

For volunteer duties, the total number of volunteer spots are divided by the number of ADP families.

Each family is required to signup for: 

  • 2 lodge parent spots (non-coaching families only)
  • 2-3 ticket checking spots (please sign up for at least one spot over the Winter break and Spring Break please, coaching families can just do 2)
  • 1-2 lodge cleaning spots

*Track Attack parents – 2 ‘On-snow Parent Helpers’ to assist our Volunteer coaches on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Get more information about our club's Track Attack program by emailing nsdp@bvnordic.ca