MadNorSki Skier Development Model

Welcome to Madison Nordic Ski Club’s Youth Programs

The mission of our youth programs is to encourage a life-long love of cross country skiing, to promote the love of the outdoors and sport, and to instill the highest standards for sportsmanship. Our youth programs provide a variety of learning, training and competitive opportunities for youth skiers of all ages and abilities, from ages 4-18, all over the greater Madison area.

Madnorski follows the US Ski and Snowboard Association Athlete Development Model to train our young athletes, with each stage providing progressively more opportunities for growth and development. These stages provide entry level opportunities for kids to experience the excitement of gliding and striding while playing and enjoying outdoor adventures in all seasons, and builds to the final stages of training, competing, and finally mentoring others. Madnorski seeks to offer engaging opportunities for athletes at every stage of their development.


5 Stages to a Better Sport Experience

Stage 1: Discover to Learn

Nordic Rocks Program, area elementary & middle school program

Stage 2: Learn to Play

Trail Kids program, ages 4-9

Stage 3: Play to Train

Trail Kids & Nordic Kids program, ages 10-13

Stage 4: Train to Compete/Participate and Succeed

Madnorski Middle & High School Team,  Grades 5-12

Stage 5: Thrive and Mentor

Volunteer Coaches & Assistants, ages 18 +




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