Trail Kids

Trail Kids Spring 

Program is aimed towards general physical development and love for outdoor endurance sports. Significant time is devoted to developing speed, agility, balance and strength through games and fun outdoor activities like trail running, mountain biking, roller blading etc.  We use tools like hurdles, obstacle courses, box jumps, and games to enhance learning and challenge each athlete. Endurance training is a big part of each session, and the emphasis changes depending on the time of year.

Ages: 5-14 years old
When: Tuesdays, 5:4pm5-6:45pm
Where: Gunflint Trail Park, Madison, WI
Season: Tuesday, April 3rd – Tuesday, June 5th (10 sessions)
Cost: $160.00

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Trail Kids Winter

The MadNorSki Nordic Kids recreational program is for kids ages 5-14 and is guided by CXC/USSA Certified Level 100 and Level 200 coaches with the assistance of volunteer instructors. The goal of the program is for kids to learn physical literacy on skis and fundamental ski skills. Equipment rentals are available.

All participants will get a fleece hat, ski ties, a neck warmer, a bib with a place for name tag and a level pin at the end of the season. Each session will be around 1 hour long and include skill progression, games, group ski and social with hot chocolate. Each session will have a different focus and will progress in basic skill development.


Ages: 5-14 years old
When: Tuesday Night 5:45-6:45pm
Where: Elver Park, Madison, WI
Season: December 19th – February 20th (10 sessions)
Cost: $160.00


Ages: 5-14 years old
When: Wednesday Night 5:45-6:45pm
Where: Yahara Golf Course, Madison, WI 
Season: December 20th – February 21th (10 sessions) 
Cost: $160.00

Skill Levels and Goals:

1 – First Steppers, learning to walk on skis, get up off the ground, turn on flats. No poles.
2 – Climbers, Learning to sidestep up gentle hills, glide downhill and pole.
3 – Gliders, Learning to kick and glide, herringbone, snowplow down steeper hills, turn on downhills, pole effectively.
4 – Striders, Learning to ski faster with control up and down steeper hills, double-pole kick and skate turn.
5 – Skaters, Learning to skate without poles. Progressing to V1 and V2-alternate (open field). Needs skating equipment. Not an entry level.
6 – Nordics, Learning V2 and faster skating. Needs skating equipment.

For more information, contact Yuriy Gusev at


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