The goal of the NSCF-FXC Junior Racing Program is to provide a full service training program for young skiers based on the demands of the sport of Cross Country Skiing at the highest levels. We do this by providing a progression of developmentally appropriate training and competition opportunities where skiers are continually challenged to grow and develop as athletes and young people.
We view this program as not only an outlet for a greater competitive experience, but we see skiing as a potential vehicle for many other important things in a young person's life social outlet, travel, personal growth, and an appreciation for what can be accomplished with dedication and focus in the long-term. To do this we hope to provide a training environment which is focused but also fun, challenging but energizing.
The NSCF-FXC racing program is split into three levels, the Jr. Devo, Prep and Comp Teams. The Jr. Devo Team is an introductory race team for skiers age 9 to 14 which focuses on shoring up technical skills, while introducing basic training concepts and the social aspect of being part of a team. Prep Team is the next step, a team geared toward middle school students (age 11 to 15) with the goal of refining technique and building fitness in preparation for a smooth transition to high school, regional and national level junior racing. Comp Team is a full-service junior ski program for high school and post-graduate athletes whose goals range from making the varsity at their high school to success on the world stage.