Happy New Year. Training resumes Jan 7!
The Nancy Greene Ski League (NG) is designed to introduce kids aged 4 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 Olympics Game. The main goals of our NG 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. NG 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 NG programs this winter. All NG programs will run from November to March, specific dates yet to be determined. The programs represent basic training packages at Snow Valley 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 aged four(4) and five(5) are invited to join the Dream Team. This program will be offered Saturday mornings from 9 to 12. Skiers should be comfortable on skis and riding the lift.
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 Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30.
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 4.5 hours of training per week, on Tuesday OR Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 and Saturday mornings from 9 to 12.
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 7:30 as well as Saturday mornings from 9 to 12.
U12 Flex (Tues or Thurs and Sat) or U12 Full Time
This program is for ten(10) and eleven(11) year old racers. This program is the next level for young racers. Still part of Nancy Greene only they are being integrated with the U14’s. At 10 -11 yrs. old they are being exposed to the next level racing.