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.
3x/ week vs. 5x/week - Development vs. Competitive Group Summer Placement
All participants 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.
Blocks 1 and 2 – weekdays and weekends
May 4 to May 27 and June 1 to June 28
Wednesdays – 4:15- 6:15pm, Montlake Community Center
Saturdays & Sundays – 8am-1:30pm Mercer Island Park and Ride
COMP ONLY: Tuesdays, Thursdays @ Mercer Island Park and Ride
These days are extra during Block 1 at a rate of $35/day
Blocks 3 and 4 - only weekdays
June 29 to July 26 and July 29 to August 18
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8am – 1:30pm Mercer Island Park and Ride
COMP ONLY: Tuesdays, Thursdays 8am-1:30pm @ Mercer Island Park and Ride
DevoLite Summer Experience
For our Mavericks who might be looking at moving into DevoLite this winter or just want to have a lot of ski fun with their ski friends, the Summer Experience gives our younger skiers the opportunity to see what it’s like to ski in the Summer! Perfect for ages 10-13.
Intensives run for 2 weeks, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:00am to 1:30pm
Intensive 1: July 8-July 19,
Intensive 2: July 29- August 9
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 19||$ 700.00|
|4||July 22- August 18||$ 595.00|
|Devo||1||May 4- May 29||$ 600.00|
|2||June 1- June 29||$ 440.00|
|3||July 1- July 19||$ 480.00|
|4||July 22- 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 14-18
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, TBD
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)
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