Summer Registration 2019

Post date: May 20, 2019 12:57:26 PM

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, Irondequoit, and Webster. Over the past 10 years we have had a number of athletes move on to ski at the professional, Division I, II, and III level as well as USCSA club level. Many of them will be back this summer to continue to develop as well as lend a hand it coaching the next generation.

The winter of 2019 was one of the most successful winters on record for all of the athletes of the summer program. The easiest performance indicator for me to look at to gauge the success of the program is Sectionals. Sectionals is where all of the athletes in the Rochester area race each other in an attempt to qualify for the state championships. It's the one race where as many variables as possible are eliminated. This year R.N.R athletes had another successful race and the results indicate this.

Congratulations to Teddy and Grace for winning the overall championship. Since 2009 a Rochester Nordic Racing Athlete has won a Sectional Championship!! This is also the 7th time where both the men’s and women’s champion were part of the summer program. It’s pretty easy to see with those results that participation in a summer program is a key factor in winter success!

Men’s Results Distance Race Sectionals Women’s Results Distance Race Sectionals

1st Teddy Warfle 1st Anna Schriefer

4th Rylan Hodgson 2nd Grace Mattern

5th Wyatt Hulsey 3rd Zofia Stefankovic

7th Jack Hulsey 4th Sara Walter

9th Liam Judd 5th Jada Balmer

10th Nick Evans 7th Grace Shannon

12th Trevor August 9th Emilia Jordan

16th William Wang 13th Ann Brennan

17th Omar Armbruster 20th Emily Walter

19th Alexander Pogharian 21st Doran Deehan

24th Miles Mattern 30th Elizabeth Norris

28th Jeff Hodgson 34th Bizzy Merz

The momentum kept on rolling at States!!!

Men’s Distance Race State Championship Women’s Distance Race State Championships

1st Teddy Warfle 1st Anna Schriefer

7th Rylan Hodgson 3rd Grace Mattern

12th Wyatt Hulsey 6th Zofia Stefankovic

10th Emilia Jordan

11th Grace Shannon

In addition to all of the success athletes were able to have on the local and state level the focus is always on the NATIONAL LEVEL. If your going to be successful at the national level your going to be successful on the local and regional level it’s part of the process. This has never been more clear than this year in respect to Grace Mattern and Anna Schriefer. They were able to push each other all year locally with a focus on Junior Nationals. The mass start classic race was where it all came together. Grace was able to finish 5th in the U16 race earning All-American Honors!! Anna was able to ski through the field and finish 16th in the U18 race. Grace is the 2nd R.N.R All-American following in the footsteps of 4x All American Gavin Hess.

R.N.R Alumni had some amazing results this winter as well. Leading the way was Adam Luban ( R.N.R, Middlebury, SVSEF ) Adam Luban finished 4th overall in the men's race at the Birkie and Hannah Cole ( R.N.R, HF-L, Williams, BSF ) was 6th overall in the women's race !! This was the first time participating in the Birkie for both of them!

Here is a rundown of the training groups that will be offered.

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.

Program Details:

The program will meet twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) from 5:30-7:30 and will also have two weekend or Friday morning practices a month. The weekend practices will be announced the week prior.

What the program covers:

Ski specific training from June 3rd – August 14th 2019

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 Mendon Ponds Park meeting at the Bathing Beach parking lot.

For athletes who are interested in the program please fill out the on-line digital registration form no later than June 2nd to confirm your participation. Payment and registration is due on Monday June 3rd You can mail your registration forms to me or bring them the first day of practice. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me as well.

For more information and registration forms please visit the website at

Digital Registration form found at Summer Registration or copy and past

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!

U14 Devo athletes. This is by invite only dictated by prior performance in Bill Koch Youth Ski League and recommended by BKL Coaches final approval by Jason Hettenbaugh. U14 athletes will join in on Wednesdays practices. Cost for the U14 devo program is $150. U14 athletes interested in full program access may discuss options with Jason and Matt.

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 as well as those families on a need basis. For any inquiries in to family discounts please contact me.

College Athlete Discount: Senior Year HS to Freshman Year of College $400. Freshman Year to Sophomore Year of College $350 Sophomore Year to Junior Year of College $250 any participation after Junior year of college is no charge. *College athletes will be required to lead a minimum of 1 workout each summer and or lead a practice for RXCSF Bill Koch athletes.

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 through the generous sponsorship offered through official team suppliers.

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. You can purchase your NYSSRA membership here : NYSSRA MembershipLink

*If you have more than 1 athlete skiing during the winter I would advise you to purchase the family membership.

NYSSRA on-line membership will be posted by June 1 for 2019/20 winter.

Insurance rider is covered by NYSSRA