The Competition Ski Team is part of The Utah Nordic Alliance’s racing program and is open to skiers ages 14 to 19 (age groups U16, U18, and U20) who are interested in a higher level of training, technique development, and participation in local and regional races. The Comp Team’s goal is preparing athletes for competition at the Junior National level and eventual long-term success in a Collegiate racing environment. The Comp Team meets every weekday at 4:00pm, Saturdays at 9:00am, and also includes some weekend activities, such as special clinics, participation in local and regional races, and other events. Winter session begins in November and continues through the end of March.
The Comp training program is designed around a training schedule of 6 days per week, and includes the expectation of competing in the local and regional races we travel to throughout the winter. While athletes are strongly encouraged to participate 6 days a week and attend as many practices and races as possible, we realize that there can be schedule conflicts and other obligations for our athletes so we also offer a part-time program with 3-4 practices per week (you may come more infrequently, we just encourage at least 3 to get the best impact from our program.)
Further details about the Comp Team can be found in the Comp section of the website, including news, race info, and results. For more information or for any questions, please contact TUNA’s coaching staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUNA is an all-volunteer organization, is continually in need of volunteers, and requests that the parents or guardians of each participant perform a certain amount of service hours at TUNA sponsored events or functions.
For skiers in the Comp/Jr. Comp program, TUNA requires 15 hours of volunteer service plus one 3 1/2 hour shift of greeting and pass sales at Mountain Dell per enrolled athlete.
At the conclusion of the season, parents who complete the 15 hours will be given a refund of $250 from the cost of the program.
We would highly encourage parents to consider taking on another greeting shift as Mountain Dell daily pass sales are vital to the health of TUNA Jr. Programs and the organization as a whole. Extra greeting shifts can be credited against needed volunteer hours.
Volunteer refund procedure: After completing volunteer hours for the season, submit your hours to Eric Swanson at email@example.com no later than June 25th following the ski season.
Additional volunteer information, here.
TUNA plans to proceed with caution this year again.
Do not bring your child to the program session if your child:
- Is exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. Symptoms range from mild to severe illness and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, including: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Have been in close, sustained contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Athletes and staff should bring their own filled water bottle- water bottles with straws or tube-style nozzles will make drinking with a face covering easier and safer.
- Athletes and staff should bring a mask that covers mouth and nose. A Buff is not a mask.
- Athletes and staff should come to the program location in clean clothes for each session.
- Athletes and staff should wear a mask at any time OUTDOORS when face-to-face, or when 6 feet of distance is not possible. Masks can be moved for strenuous training when distanced.
- Athletes and staff should wear a mask at all times during INDOOR training.
- Athletes and staff should disinfect all equipment prior to use, in between use, and once training has concluded.