FXC Prep and Comp Programs

The FXC Prep and Comp programs provide year-round training opportunities for middle school and high school skiers with goals that range from racing their first Besh Cups, to making the varsity team of their school, to success on a world stage.

FXC Prep

The FXC Prep program is designed for middle school skiers who are excited about training and racing, and want to continue to build their skills in a team environment.  Prep is the next progression beyond Devo+, before Comp.  This program includes multiple weekly training sessions and race support. This program has a strong emphasis on developing the fundamentals, teamwork, having fun, and learning more about the process of ski training and racing.

Prep athletes are encouraged to participate in local races and the Cross Country Alaska Besh Cup Series once they are eligible for U16 races. Athletes will receive full coach support at local races and Besh Cup Series Races.

Prep Schedule

Our summer session runs from May 20 to August 25. There will be a training break from June 29 through July 7.

There will be a fall session from September 3 through October 20.

Winter session will be October 28 through April 11 with a break for the holidays.

Prep Fall Schedule 

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 3:45 – 5:15 PM; Saturday 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Prep Winter Schedule

  • Tuesday and Friday 3:45 – 5:15 PM; Saturday 9:30 – 11:30 AM; Sunday 12:00-2:15 PM
  • Weekend schedules may vary during race season.

Pricing

Prep Summer: $900 

Prep Fall: $900

Prep Winter: $1,400

Prep Year Round: $2,800 Ask about monthly payments or pay in full before May 20 for discounted rate of $2,300

*Discounts available for families with multiple athletes in FXC programs

FXC Tuition Scholarships:
We encourage families to apply for scholarships if they anticipate financial strain due to participation in our programs. Scholarships are confidential and reviewed by a small committee, while we wish we could award every applicaint a scholarship, we must remind applicants that scholarship funds are limited.
Scholarship applications for 2024 Summer: Applications are due by May 10th. Families will be notified on whether or not they received a scholarship by May 15th. FXC summer session starts on May 20th. Click on the link below for scholarship application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuOiQWCRrs6lCLedfCLmqN9-f_Vl7DsffPC8PoDZ-PTgWw9w/viewform?pli=1

If you are applying for scholarship, register for FXC using the link to your specific program, then choose “I wish to pay in full by check” under payment options. Do not pay until after after scholarships are awarded on May 15.

FXC Comp

FXC Comp is a full-service nordic ski training and racing program for high school athletes, and other athletes eligible to compete at Junior Nationals.  We offer multiple weekly training sessions, plus individual follow-up for goal meetings, training reviews, personalized strength training programs, assistance with ski selection, and race support.  The Comp program is designed to work in conjunction with high school training and racing.

There are two options for the Comp program this summer: Comp and Comp Light. The Comp program is designed for athletes who want to ski train full time. The Comp Light program is designed for athletes who participate in multiple summer sports, or who are newer to ski training. Comp athletes must commit to 6 training days a week. Comp light athletes must commit to 3 training days a week. Comp requires both skate and classic roller skiing while Comp Light only skate roller skis.

Comp Schedule

Our summer session runs from May 20 to August 25. There will be a training break from June 29 through July 7.

There will be a fall session from September 3 through October 20.

Winter session will be October 28 through April 11 with a break for the holidays.

Comp Summer Schedule:

There are two options our Comp program this summer: Comp and Comp Light.

Comp Light schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:00 – 10:00 AM with an additional optional strength session.

Comp schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 AM. Most weeks will include Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions from 4:30 – 6:30 PM as well.

Note that the summer session runs into the start of the school fall semester. Practice schedules will be adjusted appropriately.

Comp Fall Schedule:

There are two Comp Team schedules for the fall. Athletes are encouraged to participate in high school cross country running programs. The FXC Fall HS Sports Supplement includes two days of strength training and a weekley over distance roller ski designed to be compatible with high school cross country running program schedules. This schedule is compatible with other high school fall sports as well.

The FXC Fall HS Sports Supplement includes the following:

  • Strength sessions Tuesday and Saturday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Over Distance Roller ski workout Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

For athletes choosing to ski train full time in the fall, we offer Comp Fall Full Time training which consists of 6 coached training sessions per week.

FXC Comp Fall Full Time Training Consists of the following:

  • Strength sessions Tuesday and Saturday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Over Distance Roller ski workout Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Friday 3:00 – 5:00 PM; Saturday 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Comp Winter Schedule:

Athletes are encouraged and expected to ski for their high school ski teams. FXC coaches will prepare training plans for all athletes and be available at the majority of high school practices. Athletes will recieve full race support at all Besh Cup Series races. Additionally, there will be exclusive FXC training sessions focussing on strength, technique, and over distance. FXC exclusive training times are as follows:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:15 PM
  • Saturday 4:00 – 5:15 PM or 5:15 – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 PM

 

Pricing

Comp Summer: $1,400

Comp “Light” Summer: $850

Comp Fall: $900

Comp Fall Sports Supplement: $250 (for athletes participating in high school cross country running – features strength training and roller skiing to supplement running training)

Comp Winter: $1,500

Comp Year Round: $3,300 Ask about monthly payments or pay in full before May 20 for discounted rate of $3,000

*Discounts available for families with multiple athletes in FXC programs

FXC Tuition Scholarships:
We encourage families to apply for scholarships if they anticipate financial strain due to participation in our programs. Scholarships are confidential and reviewed by a small committee, while we wish we could award every applicaint a scholarship, we must remind applicants that scholarship funds are limited.

Scholarship applications for 2024 Summer: Applications are due by May 10th. Families will be notified on whether or not they received a scholarship by May 15th. FXC summer session starts on May 20th. Click on the link below for scholarship application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuOiQWCRrs6lCLedfCLmqN9-f_Vl7DsffPC8PoDZ-PTgWw9w/viewform?pli=1

If you are applying for scholarship, register for FXC using the link to your specific program, then choose “I wish to pay in full by check” under payment options. Do not pay until after after scholarships are awarded on May 15.

NEW THIS YEAR

Current membership in the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is now required to participate in all NSCF-sanctioned programs. To register for FXC, you must be logged in to the website and have a current membership with the NSCF.  

QUESTIONS?

Contact Jesse Wilkins
coachfxc@nscfairbanks.org