Athlete Development

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) offers training experiences for athletes led by certified Nordic Ski coaches. ADP has three programs: Learn to Train (L2T); Junior Development; and, Junior Racing. Each program offers a Nordic ski training opportunity for those interested in pursuing or exploring high performance ski racing, skiing for fitness and skill development, or wanting more time on snow to ski with peers.

ADP is a training program for youth aged 10 through 18. Based on year of birth, youth train together to prepare for classic and/or skate ski races. There is a racing element to this training program. There are also elements of outdoor, healthy, active recreation, social interaction, and community building among Nordic skiers.

ADP L2T targets Midget age youth (birth years 2005 & 2006) whereas ADP Junior Racing and ADP Junior Development target Juvenile age youth (birth years 2004 & 2003), and Junior age youth (birth years 2002 & 2001).

A mandatory practice wax kit must be purchased as part of the ADP program (cost $40).

Please note that participants in ADP must be registered as members in Kawartha Nordic. The membership costs are not included in the program rates below. Please see the Rates page for more information.

Learn To Train
(L2T)

ages 10–13

$190 for 16 weeks

Wed 6:30–7:30pm
Sat 1–3pm
 
 

Two practices per week, beginning 4 Nov 2018, for young athletes who will train in the skate and optionally classic techniques. Includes dryland training and use of roller-skis.

Junior
Development

ages 13–18

$375 for 24 weeks

Thr 6–7:30pm
Sat 10am–12pm
Sun 10am–1pm
 

Three practices per week, beginning 7 Oct 2018, for athletes who will train in the classic and/or skate techniques. Includes dryland training and use of roller-skis.

Junior
Racing

ages 13–18

$425 for 30 weeks

Tue 6–7:30pm
Thr 6–7:30pm
Sat 10am–12pm
Sun 10am–1pm

Four practices per week, beginning 9 Sep 2018, for athletes who will train in both the classic and skate techniques. Includes dryland training and use of roller-skis.

Rates do not include HST.

Financial subsidies are available to those in need. Please contact the Membership Coordinator at membership@kawarthanordic.ca in confidence.

Further details can be found in our Youth Program Handbook. Check us out on Twitter @knscadp. If you have any questions please contact us at YouthPrograms@kawarthanordic.ca