Registration is now OPEN !!!!

posted May 3, 2011, 7:09 AM by Jason Hettenbaugh   [ updated May 3, 2011, 8:03 AM ]

I’m excited to announce registration for the Rochester Nordic Racing Summer Program is now open!

 The R.N.R summer program is a roller ski specific summer training program for athletes J3-U23 (8th grade- college). We have developmentally appropriate programs for all ages and abilities.

 R.N.R has been able to be successful with the support of local athletes, high school coaches, and families. Last summer the program included athletes from Brighton, Fairport, HF-L, Pittsford, and Webster.   

 With the continued growth  and support I’m glad to announce that we will be offering a Development Program for athletes with no prior roller skiing experience. The Devo Team will be a spring board for athletes to enter in to the Prep and Comp Teams. The Teams are always changing and as athlete’s abilities and needs change the ability to move up and down within the teams is a fluid process. The (Team) is a lose designation for the training groups athletes will be split in to for specific workouts.

 In addition to adding a new “Team” we have added a new coach. I’m extremely excited to welcome HF-L grad and current Dartmouth student athlete Steve Mangan to Rochester Nordic Racing. Steve will be helping lead the Devo Program as well as assisting with the Comp and Prep programs. Steve brings a unique set of qualities to the program not only being able to help out coaching but also being able to jump in workouts to help push the athletes and give them a perspective on what it takes to make it at the next level.

 To read more about Steve and the other coaches please visit the website at www.rochesternordicracing.com  

 Comp Team: 

Comp Team- Designed for J2-U23 ski racers competing at the regional and junior national level. The training focus includes endurance, ski specific strength, speed, agility, power, balance, mobility and flexibility. Technique will be an emphasis and will be an on-going project throughout the summer. Video analysis will be utilized to address specific skier’s needs. This program will provide a solid platform towards continued excellence at the high school and collegiate level.

The program will meet twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) as well as either Saturday or Sunday of each week. There will also be specific weekends where we would travel as a team to Mid-Atlantic sponsored camps for those athletes that are interested.

 

Prep Team:

Prep Team- Designed for J3-J1 athletes competing at the local level with little or no previous roller ski experience. The program will mirror that of the Comp Team in a developmentally appropriate setting. The goal of the Prep Team is to facilitate athlete’s transition to the Comp Team.

The program will meet twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) as well as either Saturday or Sunday of each week. There will also be specific weekends where we would travel as a team to Mid-Atlantic sponsored camps for those athletes that are interested.

 

Devo Team:

 

Devo Team- Designed for J3-J1 athletes who have little to no prior roller skiing experience. The devo or development program provides a developmentally appropriate setting for beginner roller skiers to become conformable on roller skis, refine technique, and learn basic training theories and ideas, as well as providing a base of fitness to build upon in the future.  

The program will meet twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) as well as either Saturday or Sunday of each week. There will also be specific weekends where we would travel as a team to Mid-Atlantic sponsored camps for those athletes that are interested

Summer camps are still being finalized and as I know more I will let you know! Possible trips include New Paltz Summer Camp, East Mountain Summer Camp (Queensbury), Green Mountain Valley School Summer Camp (VT), NYSEF Summer Camp (By Invite Only), USAA Regional Elite Camp (By Invite Only).

 

*Traveling to additional summer camps is an athlete’s choice and not a requirement of the program

 

What the program covers:

Ski specific training from June 1st  – August 31th 2011

Two sessions per week

One weekend session per week

Video tape technique analysis

Ski specific strength program

Summer training program

E-mail and phone correspondence with coach as needed.

 

The majority of our practices will take place at the Ridings of Mendon development off of Bull Saw Mill Rd in Mendon. The majority of our weekend practices will meet in the parking lot located at the base of Bristol Mountain. (Check the website for a map)

 

For athletes who are interested in the program please contact me via e-mail or phone no later than Monday May 29th to confirm your participation. Payment and registration is due on or before Wednesday June 1st. You can mail your registration forms to me or bring them the first day of practice. I will have more information as we near closer to the start date for those athletes who will be involved. If you have any questions feel free to contact me as well.

For more information and registration forms please visit the website at

 

www.rochesternordicracing.com

 

What you really wanted to know!

Cost: $400 for the entire summer program. Train for the entire summer for the cost of many week long camps!

Discounts !!! 25% off for a 2nd  child from the same family. 50% off for a 3rd child from the same family.  Example 1st child $400 2nd child $300 3rd child $200

 Equipment Discounts: For those of you who need rollerskis, poles, bindings and or anything else please contact me as we will be able to purchase most equipment at a significant discount.

 Preliminary order deadline will be May 23rd.

 If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me via e-mail at Jhettenb@vt.edu

 Also feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who you feel may be interested in joining us this summer.

 Thanks

Jason Hettenbaugh

 

All of the registration forms are on-line at www.rochesternordicracing.com a NYSSRA membership is required to participate in the program.

 

 

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