Youth Winter Program 2018-19 (more info COMING SOON)
Program dates - November 6 to March 16 - 19 weeks
Momentum Northwest's Winter program is designed for skiers ages 12-18 and includes all levels of experience, from new skiers to athletes looking to podium at Junior Nationals. Our Head Coach, Zach, and his team of volunteers make sure all skiers get the age- and ability-appropriate attention they need.
We encourage all of our skiers to join the team at races, which take place throughout the season. Because Nordic Skiing is, in Seattle, a small but growing sport, going to races is the best way for our skiers to experience the wider Nordic world. Races also offer a great opportunity to expand their horizons beyond Cap Hill.
Participant fees include all coaching, transportation to and from team meet up locations, plus wax and logistical support at races. Race Trip Expenses, however, are not part of our participant fees, since not everyone goes to all races.
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.
Both groups will train in the same locations. Fees are based on costs of coaching, transportation, and program development, and are made to be as reasonable as possible while allowing sustainable programming. 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.
- Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-6pm
- Wednesday 4pm-5:30, 3:45pm-8:30pm once we are on snow
- Saturdays and Sundays 8am-2pm
- Fee: $2,900 for the 19 weeks
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.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5:30, 3:45pm-8:30pm once we are on snow
- Saturdays and Sundays 8am-2pm
- Fee: $1,900 for the 19 weeks
WHERE DO WE MEET?
Typically, our meeting location is the Mercer Island Park and Ride, though locations may be changed or added as needed. From these locations, 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.
Wednesdays we meet at Montlake Community Center. From there we have access to ton of great areas, such as the Arboretum and UW trails.
WHERE DO WE TRAIN?
We travel the roads, mountains, and trails surrounding Seattle, including: Snoqualmie Pass, Cabin Creek, 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.