The Nancy Greene Ski League (NGSL) is designed to introduce kids aged 5 to 11 to the world of ski racing. The league was inaugurated as a national program shortly after the success of Nancy Greene Raine at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympic Games. The main goals of our Nancy Greene programs are to have fun, learn the fundamental skills of ski racing, and to learn the rewards of competing. The racers participate in club, regional and provincial events, where they can apply the skills learned in training. NGSL races are designed to foster the development of the young athletes by providing an environment where camaraderie and fair play are emphasized. The emphasis is on personal progress and reaching each athlete’s personal best.
We will be offering 4 options for the NGSL programs this winter. All NGSL programs will run from mid November to mid March, specific dates are yet to be determined. The programs represent basic training packages at Snow Valley Ski Club, onto which additional training camps (local, mountains and summer) can be added to suit the ability, budget, and level of commitment of the racers and their families.
Dream Team (U6)
Aspiring racers age four(4) and five(5) are invited to join the Dream Team. This program will be offered Sunday evenings from 530 to 730pm. Skiers should be comfortable on skis and riding the lift. Parents looking into the program with a four(4) year old are asked to contact the program director prior to registration (email@example.com).
Dream Team Plus (U6)
The Dream Team Plus is designed for five(5) year old ski racers, who participated in the Dream Team last season and are looking for some extra skiing time this season. This program will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8pm and Sunday evenings from 530 to 730pm.
NG Flex Program (U8-U10)
This program is offered to racers six(6) to nine(9) years of age, who are looking for a lighter training schedule. It consists of 4 hours of training per week, on Tuesday OR Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm and Sunday evenings from 530 to 730pm.
NG Regular Program (U8-U10)
This program is for racers six(6) to nine(9) years old. It consists of 6 hours of training per week, on Tuesday AND Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm as well as Sunday evenings from 530 to 730pm.
U12 Flex or U12 Full Time
This program is for ten(10) and eleven(11) year old racers. This program is the next level for young NG racers. Still part of Nancy Greene Ski League only they are being integrated with the U14’s. At 10 -11 yrs. old they are being exposed to the next level racing. U12 athletes have 2 program options: the full time program runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm and Sunday evenings from 530 to 730pm or the FLEX option' Tuesday OR Thursday evenings, AND Sunday evening (same time frame as Full Time).