Tuesday Adult SKATE Clinic – All Levels
Coach: Barry Makarewicz and Rich Vroom
TUNA offers adult clinics on Tuesday afternoons for parents of Junior Program skiers and other interested adults. We anticipate beginner and intermediate groups. Sessions will be held at Mountain Dell from 4:30 to 5:30, beginning January 5 and continuing through March 2.
Student/teacher mix will be no more than 8/1. Instructors are all experienced Nordic coaches. This clinic is for skate skiing, so skate skiing equipment is required.
Wednesday Adult CLASSIC Clinic – All Levels
Coach: Jeff Minnema
TUNA offers coached classic ski sessions on Wednesday afternoons for adults. These sessions are ideal for all ability levels from beginners to advanced skiers and Citizen Series racers. We will focus on improving classic ski technique in order to become faster, more efficient and confident skiers. The program will also have a social element to develop a community that engages in a healthy activity together.
Eight sessions will be held at Mountain Dell from 4:15 to 5:45, from January 6 to February 24.
Student/teacher mix will be no more than 8/1. Instructors are all experienced Nordic coaches. Participants must bring functional classic skis, boots and poles. This gear is available for rent or purchase at local shops. Fish scale or skin skis are required for the first session. Participants may switch to waxable classic skis only upon coaches approval.
Program fees are $125 for the session (all proceeds after paying coaching expenses will go to support Junior Programs activities). Program fees DO NOT include a Mountain Dell trail pass.
Wednesday Afternoon Training Group
Coach: Laurie Humbert
The training sessions will focus on the following: Improving fitness, technique, transition work, waxing, race strategy, etc. Each session will include a warm-up, ski specific strength drills, and a technique and fitness goal to achieve during interval sessions. The session will end with fun speed drills (relays) and a cool-down. Sessions will include skate and classic technique and are open to all skiers with experience.
ABOUT THE COACH: Laurie has coached Nordic skiing for over 25 years, she was on the US Biathlon Olympic Team, the Rossignol Marathon Team, and she is a former Cat 1, semi-pro cyclist. Her experiences and knowledge have helped her create a strong coaching platform with technique expertise as well as quality training methods. These ski sessions are also perfect for those that are cross training for summer sports such as running or cycling! For those that feel they are not ready for this type of workout/training session Laurie also offers private and group ski lessons.