Skiers are made in the summer.
Athletes from all sports know that gains and improvements are made in the off-season. Momentum Northwest offers a rich schedule of summer training, open to athletes from all sports. All athletes benefit from the agility and endurance that cross-country ski training provides. Momentum offers long adventurous days in the mountains balanced with speed and technique work closer to the city, providing developing athletes with the hours and experience that build the fitness base for an entire year of sport.
Program Dates - May 4 to August 18
Spring and summer activities include roller skiing, biking, running, hiking, and sculling in a variety of locations around the Puget Sound Area. In order to get the most out of this program and to keep the general safety of participants, we strongly recommend that participants attend all practices, and attend either Blocks 1 or 2 before engaging in 3 or 4.
Our training groups are formed to bring together kids of similar ages and abilities, but
final placement is based on individual needs of the athletes and coaches' discretion.
All groups will train in the same locations. Fees are made to be as reasonable as possible while allowing sustainable programming. Unsure of what group is right for you? Contact Zach.
1x/ week vs. 3x/ week vs. 5x/week - DevoLite vs. Development vs. Competitive Group Summer Placement
DevoLite is for Mavericks and skiers aged 10-13 who want to work on skiing more than just in the Winter, and meets once a week. All participants over the age of 13 start in the Development group, meeting three (3) times a week. The Competitive group meets two more additional times a week, and is for athletes 14+ years old, who have met the standard benchmarks, below. Placement is at coaches' discretion. Unsure of what group is right for you? Contact Zach.
EXPERIENCED ATHLETES AGES 14-18
We build base endurance and strength following a Periodized Training Schedule. Final placement depends on athletes' needs and coaches' discretion. In order to ensure skiers' goals and to follow a Long-Term Development plan appropriately, it is recommended that participants of this group attend all 8 weeks, and 80%+ attendance is advised. The Gear List is at the bottom of this page.
Blocks 1-2: Saturday/Sunday 8am-2pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 4:15pm-6:15pm
Blocks 3-4: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm
Fee: See Pricing Below
DEVELOPMENT GROUP EXPERIENCED ATHLETES AGES 12-14 NEW ATHLETES AGES 12-16
In this group, kids work on the fundamentals of athletic development, while having fun
outdoors. Activities include roller skiing, biking, running, hiking, and more! In order to get the most out of this program and to keep the general safety of participants, we strongly recommend that kids attend all practices. Those who don't attend enough practices may find themselves overwhelmed as the season progresses. The Gear List is at the bottom of this page.
Blocks 1-2 :Saturday/Sunday 8am-2pm, Wednesday 4:15pm-6:15pm
Blocks 3-4: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8am-2pm
Fee: See Pricing Below
devolite summer program
For our Mavericks, DevoLites, and anyone else ages 10-13 who want to have more skiing fun off of snow, joining the DevoLite Summer squad is perfect. This is also a great warm up for those looking to join the DevoLite team in the Fall!
Summer Dates, Wednesdays from 8:00am to 1:30pm
July 3 (optional, +$40)
Blocks and Pricing
Participation in our Spring/Summer programming is on a Block by Block basis. We use blocks to allow flexibility for our busy families, while providing consistent training opportunities to our athletes. Each Block finishes with a camp and includes at least one off-the-beaten-path adventure. Tuesdays and Thursdays for prospective Comps during Block 1 are optional, though necessary, at a rate of $35/day.
There are four available blocks. Because of when camps take place, Block lengths differ as do their fees.
PLEASE NOTE: These Blocks follow a long term training plan so that you can be prepared for the Winter. This means that each Block builds on the previous Block, making each Block progressively more difficult than the last. If you miss a block, do not anticipate your body to be able to keep up with your expectations.
|Program||Block||Dates||Total for block|
|Comp||1||May 4- May 29||$ 600.00|
|2||June 1- June 29||$ 700.00|
|3||July 1- July 26||$ 700.00|
|4||July 29- August 18||$ 595.00|
|Devo||1||May 4- May 29||$ 600.00|
|2||June 1- June 29||$ 440.00|
|3||July 1- July 26||$ 480.00|
|4||July 29- August 18||$ 480.00|
Where do we meet?
Pickup is at the Mercer Island Park and Ride, and drop off is at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island, though locations may be changed or added as needed. From Mercer Island we venture out into the wilds surrounding Seattle. There are many established carpools that can help you get to the Mercer Island Park and Ride. Please let us know if you need assistance getting there.
Where do we train?
We travel the roads, mountains, and trails surrounding Seattle, including: The Issaquah Alps, PCT, Preston, North Bend, Fall City, Mt Rainier, San Juan Islands, The Methow Valley, and many more! Click on the button below to see a selection of practice locations.
|Schedule For||Block 1||May 4- May 27|
|Block 2||June 1- June28|
|Who?||Departure time/ Place||Start Time||Pick Up|
|Tuesday||Comp||4:15 PM||MIPR||4:40 PM||6:20 PM||MIPR|
|Wednesday||Comp and Devo||4:15 PM||Montlake Community Center||4:15 PM||6:15 PM||Montlake Community Center|
|Thursday||Comp||4:15 PM||MIPR||4:40 PM||6:20 PM||MIPR|
|Saturday||Comp and Devo||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
|Sunday||Comp and Devo||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
|Schedule For||Block 3||June 29- July 26|
|Block 4||July 29- August 18|
|Who?||Departure time/ Place||Start Time||Pick Up|
|Monday||Comp and Devo||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
|Tuesday||Comp||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
|Wednesday||Comp and Devo||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
|Thursday||Comp||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
|Friday||Comp and Devo||8:00 AM||MIPR||8:30 AM||1:30 PM||Luther Burbank Park|
US Ski Team Spring Camp, Bend, Oregon, May 23-27
During the US Ski Team camp all campers will attend the camp and there will be no training in Seattle. To register for the camp, click here (details still TBD, stay posted)
Fire and Ice Training Camp, Bend, Oregon, June 15-19
During the Fire and Ice training camp, all campers will attend the camp and there will be no training in Seattle. To register for the camp, click here (details still TBD, stay posted)
Kongsberger, WA, July 22-26
Team up with Plain Valley and Ellensburg for a long weekend of hiking, running, rollerskiing, and epic fun!
Methow Training Camp, Methow Valley, WA, August 14-18
During the Methow Training Camp, all campers will attend the camp, and there will be no training available in Seattle. To register for the camp, click here (details still TBD, stay posted)
US SKI AND SNOWBOARD MEMBERSHIP
US Ski and Snowboard is the governing body for Skiing in the United States. As a US Ski and Snowboard (USS) Club all of our participants need to be at least USS General Members.
If you are planning on racing Junior National Qualifiers this year you will need to register as a USS member for your age group.
What is roller skiing?
Roller skiing is a simulated form of cross-country skiing which utilizes short wheeled
shafts and poles, allowing you to "ski" in either classic or skate technique, on pavement.
It's not a direct replica of skiing but it serves a crucial purpose in keeping athletes connected with the feel and movements of ski technique outside of the winter.
Momentum skiiers rollerski in the Fall as their primary training until the snow arrives.
Roller skiing is a great fitness tool, whether you're a seasoned ski racer or a newcomer.
It is a low-impact and full-body workout, and provides good coordination training which
can translate to a number of different sports. Ultimately, it is one piece of a larger
training puzzle which can help develop strong skiers and other athletes in their off-
We have a fleet of roller skis available for new participants to utilize, so there is no
immediate need to purchase this equipment on your own. However, experienced
athletes will be expected to provide their own roller skis. All athletes will need to provide
their own boots, poles, and helmet, but we'll be there to help you in sourcing these
Summer Program Registration - closes two weeks after the start of each Block
Read the Codes of Conduct and Liability/Concussion Waivers and complete the digital signature form below if you didn't sign the Winter Season Waiver
Download and read the Team Handbook (click for link)
Fill out and submit the Registration Form below