Youth Winter Program 2018-19
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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 assistant coaches make sure all skiers get the age and ability appropriate attention they need. 

We train on the roads, mountains, and trails surrounding Seattle, including: Snoqualmie Pass, the Issaquah Alps, PCT, Preston, North Bend, Fall City, Mt Rainier, Methow Valley, and many more! There is always opportunity for participating in the camps and races which are held throughout Washington and Oregon.

Participant fees include all coaching, plus wax and logistical support at races. Fees also include transportation for Comp and Devo participants. Race Trip Expenses are not part of our participant fees, since not everyone goes to all races. Our participant fees are made to be as reasonable as possible while allowing sustainable programming.


Momentum Groups

 

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. Groups will train in the same locations. Unsure of what group is right for you? Contact Zach.

 

COMPETITIVE GROUP            
EXPERIENCED ATHLETES AGES 15-18
November 6 to March 16

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 19 weeks, and 80%+ attendance is advised. The Gear List is at the bottom of this page.

  • Thursdays 4pm-6pm

  • Wednesdays 4pm-5:30, 3:45pm-8:30pm once we are on snow

  • Saturdays and Sundays 7:30am-2pm

  • Fee: $2,250 for the 19 weeks - November 6 to March 16

DEVELOPMENT GROUP                  ATHLETES AGES 12-16
November 6 to March 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 be mindful of the safety of all 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 4pm-6pm

  • Wednesdays 4pm-5:30, 3:45pm-8:30pm once we are on snow

  • Saturdays and Sundays 7:30am-2pm

  • Fee: $2,250 for the 19 weeks - November 6 to March 16

DEVO-Lite Group
Newly-Graduated Mavericks, New skiers
Ages 12 and 13
December 4 to March 2

 

Devo-Lite is designed for young skiers who are moving up from Mavericks, as well as skiers who are just entering the game. This program will prepare participants for our Devo Group by giving skiers more time on snow and introducing training elements in fun and diverse ways.

  • Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, dryland training at

  • Saturdays 9am-1pm, skiing at Cabin Creek usually, or another location on the pass

  • Fee: $550 for the 13 weeks* - December 4 to March 2

Devo-Lite does not include transportation to Cabin Creek on Saturdays and dryland training on Tuesdays.

*DevoLite will not have practice on the following dates due to holidays and races: Dec 25, Dec 29, Feb 2, Feb 23, March 2. All participants are encouraged to take part in the Washington Cup Races. Please see the Race Section below for more info.

 

WHERE DO WE MEET?

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Group Comp Devo Comp Comp Comp
Devo Devo Lite Devo Devo
Devo Lite
Meeting Time 7:30 AM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:30/9 AM
Pickup Time 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 6/8:30 PM 6:00 PM 2:00 PM
Meeting Place MIPR Montlake Montlake MIPR MIPR
 

Typically our meeting locations are the Mercer Island Park and Ride (MIPR) and the Montlake Community Center, though locations may be changed or added as needed. From these locations we venture out into the wilds surrounding Seattle. Cabin Creek is our main ski center during the winter. 

Until the snow starts flying we meet at Montlake for practice. However, once there’s enough snow to ski we use Montlake as our pickup point before taking the van up to Cabin Creek.

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.

 

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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.


Races

We encourage all of our skiers to join the team at races. These take place throughout the season and are geared towards new and experienced skiers alike. Because Nordic Skiing is a small but growing sport in Seattle, going to races is the best way for our skiers to experience the wider Nordic world and expand their horizons beyond Cap Hill.

Please visit the Races and Results page for more information about upcoming races. If you’d like to learn more about Races, please see our Resources page linked below.


Have more questions?

Head on over to our Resources page. There you will find more information on:

  • Gear

  • Camps

  • Races

  • Calendar

  • How do races work?

  • How do practices work?

  • …And much more!


Comp, Devo, DevoLite Winter Registration

This is where you register for the Comp/Devo, or DevoLite teams for the 2018-19 Winter Season. Registration closes on November 30th.

You have the option to choose to pay participant fees all at once or to split it up into multiple equally-sized payments. If you opt for the latter, your first payment will be charged once Checkout is completed. Invoices will be sent for subsequent payments.

Dates for payments
Comp and Devo: First payment due upon registration, Second payment due on 12/30/18, Third payment due on 1/30/19
DevoLite (two payments only): First payment due upon registration, Second payment due on 12/30/18

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If you have any questions regarding our winter program please email coach Zach