Junior Nordic Team: U16–U18–U20

The Junior Nordic Team is for 9th through 12th graders who want to continually improve their racing skills and develop a lifelong appreciation of the sport. This program emphasizes skiing improvement, competition, and the development of athletes with skills in all facets of Nordic racing. Skiers with regional and national goals will find the low athlete/coach ratio and team dynamic advantageous. The benefits of this program include: personalized planning, an emphasis on personal responsibility as a young adult, technical instruction, and team logistical support for practices and races coupled with the flexibility to adapt to each skier’s individual goals and schedule.

For most, JNT is a skier’s primary (only) ski team. In some circumstances, it is feasible for JNT to complement a skier’s participation in the local high school program (two weekday sessions). Skiers should plan to participate in the majority of Ford Sayre supported NENSA races (single and multi-day trips across New England) and are expected to keep a training log. Enrollment is limited to 18 skiers and is contingent upon previous Nordic racing experience and consultation with the coaches. The program runs November through March. A
summer training program runs late June through mid-August (separate registration in June).

We are offering an option to sign up for one additional day per week of strength training at Thetford Academy for the first 5 weeks of the season.  These sessions will be held starting on November 18th from 5-6:30pm on Sunday evenings at Thetford Academy. If there is demand, we may offer an additional winter strength add-on program starting in January.

Program Fee: Coming soon
NENSA Fee: $35 (join on your own, choose “Ford Sayre” as your club: www.nensa.net)
USSA Fee: $95 (join on your own, choose “Ford Sayre” as your club, choose the “Competitor U16 and up option): www.ussa.org)
Facilities Fee: Each athlete must have a Dartmouth XC trail pass (purchase on your own or receive via HHS if on the HHS team)
Days/Time: Coming soon
Place: Oak Hill, Hanover, NH
Head Coach: Hilary McNamee (email hilary@fordsayre.org)
Program Head: Jonathan Chipman (email JNT@FordSayre.org)

Register Online for all programs before November 2. No late registration, please.

Scholarships are available.