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. This program is designed to be a skier’s primary ski team. 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 20 skiers and is contingent upon previous Nordic racing experience and consultation with the coaches. The program runs Nov through March. A summer training program runs late June through mid August (separate registration in June).

COVID Adjustments — The 20/21 race season will probably look very different from years’ past. At this point, we are making an educated guess that racing will be day-trip only, without transportation or housing support from Ford Sayre. These costs, which have been included in the program fee, will not be included in this year’s fee. This year’s fee covers coaching, wax support, trail passes for travel-to-snow practices, and a few other misc. expenses. NENSA and Ford Sayre are committed to creating racing opportunities this winter, but are anticipating smaller competition fields, more individual start formats and less travel across state lines. With High-School winter sport seasons also a big question mark, we are engaged in on-going conversations with local high school programs about how we can support those motivated skiers; high school skiers who are curious about JNT programming for 20/21 should contact the Nordic Head Coach (hilary@fordsayre.org) to discuss the possibilities. 

Program Fee: $1000 base program fee covers coaching, trail passes for venues other than Oak Hill, waxing, and miscellaneous expenses. 

Additional out-of-pocket costs will be associated with races and/or training camps (should they occur), including travel, lodging, and food. Should JNT staff coordinate and pay for these logistics, these expenses will be assessed based on the actual costs for the team to attend these events and subsequently charged to participants.  

Program Fee: $1000 base program fee
NENSA Fee: $35 (join on your own, choose “Ford Sayre” as your club: www.nensa.net)
USSS Fee: $95 (join on your own, choose “Ford Sayre” as your club, choose the “Competitor U16 and up option): usskiandsnowboard.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: TBA
Place: Oak Hill, Hanover, NH
Head Coach: Hilary McNamee  hilary@fordsayre.org
Program Head: Scott May  JNT@FordSayre.org

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

Scholarships are available.