A few words from our participants:

"I absolutely love being a Momentum athlete; it's a highlight of my life and the teammates and coaches mean so much to me. It is the most fun, supportive and difficult team I have ever had the pleasure of participating in."

"It means a lot to be part of this really supportive team. There are kids my age and my speed and we're all really tight. I'm so happy I joined. I also liked how we helped out as a team with Mavericks and cleaning the Kongsberger cabin, and then we're really independent at races."

 "Being a Momentum athlete means going out and trying my best all the time for my own good but also for the good of the team as well."

 "Being a Momentum athlete means I get a great coach who brings me up to ski every weekend and helps me become a better skier, and I also get to race on a great team with good support."

Check out the latest press on Momentum Northwest!

http://fasterskier.com/blog/article/wednesday-workout-efficient-fundamentals-with-momentum-northwest/ - Featured Momentum NW workout on Fasterskier.com, North America's largest xc skiing website

http://www.westseattleherald.com/2015/11/13/sports/momentum-northwest-offers-youth-cross-country-s - News clip in West Seattle Herald on Momentum NW's wintertime activities for youth

http://fasterskier.com/blog/article/new-program-gains-momentum-in-seattle/ - Introduction to Momentum NW on North America's largest xc skiing website, Fasterskier.com

http://www.bcreflections.com/2015/December/gaining-momentum - Feature article on Momentum NW in the Bellevue Club's magazine, "Reflections"

http://www.seattlecountryday.org/page.cfm?p=601 - Feature article on Momentum NW in Seattle Country Day School's quarterly magazine, "Kinetics" 

What people are saying about Momentum Northwest:

We place the highest emphasis on quality and professionalism in our coaching staff. In addition to being nationally-certified by the United States Ski Association as Level 100 instructors, they have earned the admiration and respect of the athletic community for their prowess. 

 
"I absolutely love being a Momentum athlete; it's a highlight of my life and the teammates and coaches mean so much to me. It is the most fun, supportive and difficult team I have ever had the pleasure of participating in."
 
"It means a lot to be part of this really supportive team. There are kids my age and my speed and we're all really tight. I'm so happy I joined. I also liked how we helped out as a team with Mavericks and cleaning the Kongsberger cabin, and then we're really independent at races."
 
"Being a Momentum athlete means going out and trying my best all the time for my own good but also for the good of the team as well."
 
"Being a Momentum athlete means I get a great coach who brings me up to ski every weekend and helps me become a better skier, and I also get to race on a great team with good support."
I expected Cooper would have fun skiing in this program. What I did not expect was the huge increase in his athletic ability, the increased sense of self and self-confidence, and the amount he learned about balancing academics with the demands of a rigorous athletic program. Cooper has learned more in one ski season from Momentum Northwest than I thought possible.
— C., parent of U14 skier
Reflective solitude, a strong work ethic, the sublimation of ego — these are all elements of success in the wonderful sport of cross-country skiing, where years of focused, year-round hard work are needed and rewarded, where the athlete has to achieve a high degree of honest self-knowledge in order to succeed. Other sports have succumbed to Big Money and have become a business, and in the process become very dubious role models for young athletes. Nordic skiing remains almost pure as a joy, a lifelong sport, a life enhancement, and a school for growth. I can think of no finer path toward self-realization for young athletes, and I count my 40-odd years in the sport as time wonderfully spent.
— Nat Brown; Nat coached cross-country skiing for 16 years before joining the US Biathlon Team as wax technician, switching to the US Cross-Country team in 1989. He was the first American to take over technical services for a foreign team (Slovenia) and worked also for Germany and Sweden. He has coached at 3 Olympics and 14 World Championships, edited Nordic Update for 9 years and Cross-Country Skier for 2. He wrote The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation (Mountaineers Books) which has gone through two editions and a Russian translation.