WINTER PARK COMPETITION CENTER FULLTIME ACADEMY - NORDIC TEAM APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1st, 2017
Admittance to the Winter Park Competition Center (WPCC) Fulltime Academy is through an application process. If you are interested in enrolling in the WPCC Fulltime Academy program, please contact Jessica Jortberg, Nordic Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year-round program is dedicated to athletes U16 and up that want to develop their skiing to the highest caliber within a supportive and fun team environment. The team will train regularly from September- April,as well as have a dryland summer program available, and have the opportunity to attend numerous on and off snow camps. Athletes will have access to full time coaches, a comprehensive training plan with emphasis on sports physiology and proper training zones, nutrition advice, strength training, sports psychology, and technique work. This team will travel to all Rocky Mountain Nordic races throughout Colorado and Utah, as well as other national races when possible, and have opportunities to attend on and off-snow camps all year round. Both classic and skate technique will be emphasized and required as a part of practice in order to help the athlete become a better all-around skier.
From beginner to advanced skiers, athletes will learn to classic and skate ski with efficiency and proper fundamentals. The team will have opportunities to attend a fall training camp in West Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain Nordic races throughout Colorado, a Junior National Super Qualifier in Soldier Hollow, Utah, Junior and Senior Nationals, and Spring Series.
Practice in the winter will be in the afternoon on Tuesdays-Thursdays and in the mornings Friday-Sunday. Academy athletes will also have strength conditioning or supplemental recovery workouts throughout the week in addition to on-snow practice. High school athletes enrolled in the East Grand School District will have schedules arranged for core classes to take place in the morning, and student-athletes will be transported to the ski area around lunchtime for afternoon training.
Dates: August 28 (dryland) - March 25 , 2018, practice will be Tuesday- Sunday.
COST - REGISTER BY OCTOBER 15 AND SAVE $100!! Fulltime: $3000 *Price does not include season passes
Increase of $100 for registering after October 15, 2017
*Fees include team jacket, a Rocky Mountain Nordic membership, access to Grand Park Recreation Center for Competition Center guided fitness practices, sport psychology and performance activities, and a full training plan tailored to individual athletes*
Location: In order to make this a community wide program, we hope to host practice at numerous locations throughout Grand County, whether that be at the resort base early in the season, or Devil’s Thumb, Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby Ranch, etc. Therefore season passes or trial passes to each Nordic center will not be included in the program fees, however, we are hoping to work out deals with each center in order to make obtaining passes a non-financial issue.
In order to compete in races, all athletes will be required to obtain a USSA membership which can be found here: USSA Membership.
WPNT Team Resources (Currently being updated for 17-18)
Competition Center Handbook 17-18
Contact Jessica Jortberg | Nordic Program Director | Email Jessica