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Youth Programs

Youth Programs

The Madison Nordic Ski Club (MadNorSki) is pleased to offer a variety of learning, training and competitive opportunities for youth skiers.

MadNorSki’s goal is to promote cross country skiing among Madison area youth and help young athletes chase their dreams in the sport of cross country skiing and in life.

Madison Nordic Ski Club membership is included in all registration options. For more information on the MadNorSki youth training programs, contact Eliska Albrigtsen

Email: Eliska@cxcskiing.org
Phone: 720 227 2481

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Program: MadNorSki Rocks!

Age: 4-12

Locations: Lincoln Elementary School, Badger Rock Middle School, Creekside Elementary School, Royal Oaks, West Side, East Side, Madison Waldorf School

Time: December, January, February

Fee: N/A; offered through area schools

More Information: http://www.cxcskiing.org/pages/programs/youth-and-kids/Nordic-Rocks-for-Schools-Program.html

Madison Area CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools locations and contacts

 

Program: Trail Kids Winter

Age: 4 – 11 (elementary school age)

Winter Locations:
Elver Park, Yahara Golf Course

Winter Dates:
week of January 8 – week of March 12 (Choose 1 day/week)

Elver Park: 

  • Tuesdays: 6pm – 7:15 pm
  • Thursdays: 6pm – 7:15 pm
    (if there is a big demand, club will add more sessions)

Yahara Golf Course: Wednesdays: 6pm – 7:15 pm

  • Mondays: 6pm – 7:15 pm

Fee: $160 for 10 weeks

($20/session – drop in fee)

Register for Winter Trail Kids

 

Program: MadNorSki Junior Program (Racing/non-racing)

Age: 12* – 19 (middle* & high school age)

Locations: Certified coaches will be at the 2 winter locations Elver Park and Yahara Golf Course 2x/week guaranteed, volunteer coaches will be filling in to follow the team plan. For more information call Eliska Albrigtsen at 720 227 2481

Time/Fee: Winter kicks off November 1 with an info meeting, workouts start November 6 and finish March 10.

Note: The period of November – until first snow will have only one location for East and West together: Lussier Heritage Center. When snow will be available, Yahara and Elver will replace that location.

Winter 1:

Unlimited Winter

Mo, Tu, We, Th: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

$450

Winter 2:

2 days Winter

Choose 2 days from Winter 1
*Only option for middle school athletes

$300

Register for MadNorSki Junior Program


Introducing the new Head Coach and manager of Madnorski youth Programs

Eliska Albrigtsen grew up in the Czech Republic where she began to competitively ski at the age of 9. Finding great success on skis, she has represented Czech in the world cup cross-country skiing races from 2005-2008. Recruited to the University of Colorado at Boulder to ski for the Division 1 Nordic team, she graduated from CU Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology with focus on biomechanics of Nordic skiing in 2013. Now she has moved to Madison with her husband Tobias Albrigtsen to bring world class coaching to our athletes as well as building a sustainable foundation for all our our youth programs. Please welcome Eliska and Tobias to Madison!


MadNorSki Skier Development Model

The Madison Nordic Ski Club exists to promote and advance the sport of cross country skiing through a variety of activities including youth, junior and adult development, training and racing programs. MadNorSki works in partnership with other area clubs and organizations to foster individual achievement and community support through all stages of a skier’s development.

 

5 Stages to a Better Sport Experience

 

STAGE 1: Discover to Learn

MadNorSki works in partnership with the CXC Nordic Rocks Program as an entry-level opportunity for youth to experience excitement of gliding and striding at a slower pace. The “Nordic Rocks” program works with area schools to introduce a new generation of children in grades K through 6 to the sport of cross country skiing. The program provides elementary and middle school students with an opportunity to experience Nordic skiing during the school day with their teachers and classmates while learning about the health and lifestyle benefits associated with exercise and outdoor fun.

Program: MadNorSki Rocks!

Age: 4-12

Locations: Lincoln Elementary School, Badger Rock Middle School, Creekside Elementary School, Royal Oaks, West Side, East Side, Madison Waldorf School

Time: December, January, February

Fee: N/A; offered through area schools

More Information

Madison Area CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools locations and contacts

 

STAGE 2: Learn to Play

Trail Kids encourages youth ages 4-9 years to enjoy outdoor activities during 3 seasons – adventure running, mountain biking, orienteering, relay races, strength/agility/balance and cross country skiing. The Trail Kids program meets in summer, fall and transitions into on snow Nordic Kids in winter. Parents are encouraged to be a part of this program as volunteers. 

 

STAGE 3: Play to Train

This program provides structured sessions focused on learning basic cross country ski skills through play, meaningful instruction and feedback throughout 3 main seasons. Athletes ages 10 to 13 are introduced to summer and fall ski season preparation leading into winter ski season with an option to cross-over into middle school skiing. Called MadNorSki Kids, the program is the next step after Trail Kids and Nordic Kids and is intended for youth interested in spending more time with ski specific play.

STAGE 4: Train to Compete

MadNorSki addresses this stage of skier development through junior training programs and the winter high school team. The goal is to promote cross country skiing among the junior youth of the Madison area and to help young athletes chase their dreams in the sport of cross country skiing and in life. The summer program will help individual athletes develop or improve their fitness, endurance and skills in cross country skiing whatever their ability. Our coaching staff is certified and made up of athletes and coaches who love to train and compete! We combine knowledge of technique and training methods, with enthusiasm and passion for sport.

STAGE 5: Thrive and Mentor

Club members are the backbone of MadNorSki programs and the club is actively seeking individuals ages 18 and older interested in serving as both paid coaches and volunteers to assist in many facets of the club’s work including coaching youth programs, providing free community ski lessons, serving on board committees, grooming trails, making hot chocolate and spreading ski love. Please let us know how you would like to be involved. We anticipate opportunities at Elver Park, Gunflint Trail Park, University Ridge, McCarthy Park and others. Please let us know of your interest via the following form.

Volunteer Form

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