Summer 2015 Registration Now Posted.

Post date: May 16, 2015 3:51:47 PM

2015 Summer registration is now posted. You can view the registration forms by clicking the "Registration Form" link on the tool bar to the left.

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 high school athletes from Brighton, Fairport, HF-L, Pittsford, and Webster. Over the past 6 years we have had a lot of athletes move on to ski at the collegiate level and many of them will be back this summer.

2015 was one of our most successful winters to date. Leading the way was Gavin Hess who qualified to represent the U.S Ski Team at World Junior Championships in Almaty Kazakhstan. We also had Hannah Cole (Williams), Hanna Barnes (Harvard), Valentina Annunziata (UMPI), Conner Green (Harvard), Adam Luban (Middlebury), and Gavin Hess (UNH) racing each weekend of the EISA Carnival Season. The highlight of the NCAA season was Hannah Cole’s 12th place at NCAA’s in Lake Placid. In addition Megan Jones was racing all season for St. Cloud State in Minnesota. We also had a large contingent racing in the USCSA confrence all season long with many athletes going to nationals. Peter and Eric Mallery led the way with a 4th and 9th place in the freestyle sprint at nationals leading Clarkson to a 3rd place overall ranking. On the home front we had 12 athletes qualify to represent the Mid-Atlantic Division at Junior Nationals. We also had both overall Sectional Champions Ryan Young Pittsford and Sara Urckfitz HF-L continuing a streak that goes back to 2009 with the program having a Sectional Champion! We also had 7 athletes qualify for the State Championship in Lake Placid.

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.

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). We will also have practice twice a month on Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning. 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). We will also have practice twice a month on Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning. 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 that will include R.N.R Head Coach Jason Hettenbaugh USSA Regional Elite Group Camp (By Invite Only) Green Mountain Valley School,Waitesfield VT, USSA NENSA Regional Elite J2 Group Camp ( By Invite Only) Green Mountain Valley School, Waitsfield, VT *Traveling to additional summer camps is an athlete’s choice and not a requirement of the program, if you would like more information on any of the camps listed above feel free to contact me.

What the program covers:

Ski specific training from June 8th – August 19th 2015

Two sessions per week

Two weekend session per month

Video tape technique analysis

Ski specific strength program

Summer training program

E-mail and phone correspondence with coach as needed.

Practice will be from 5:30-7:30pm unless otherwise noted

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 June 1st to confirm your participation. Payment and registration is due on or before Monday June 8th 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

and click on the registration forms link on the left side tool bar.

What you really wanted to know!

Cost: $450 for the 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 $450 2nd child $340 3rd child $225

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 June 8th for those who need roller skis or parts.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me via e-mail at

Also feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who you feel may be interested in joining us this summer friends, teammates, and fellow athletes living within the greater Rochester area.


Jason Hettenbaugh

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

*If you purchased a membership last year that is good until June 30th at which point you will need to purchase a new membership.

Insurance rider is covered by NYSSRA, as well as USSA.