Grades 5-8 – Middle School XC Ski Program
2020/2021 MS SKI REGISTRATION will re-open Oct. 1.
You may register participants, rent race suits (MS & HS Programs only), support ASC through donations, Sweatshirt and Sticker Fundraisers!
Deadline for registration: November 15th, 2020 (for 2020/2021 programs)
The Middle School Ski Program is open to all skiers in grades 5-8.
2020/2021 Cost $340. Includes program Fee + (*ALL Program Skiers Must join USSA), coaching, race / training passes (when training w/ team on weekend), ski wax, ASC Membership, awards banquet. Middle School Ski Program is for Grades 5-8 Registration deadline is Nov. 15.
*Important: USSA Membership is required for all skiers in Agamenticus Ski programs for Club General Liability Purposes. Go here to join or renew. Must join at General Membership Level or Competition level (if racer planning to race in NENSA/ USSA Sanctioned Regional Races). Please join or renew before registering for ASC Programs. Here is the direct link: https://my.ussa.org/membership/become-member-online
Does not include transportation costs. A bus or van rental may be required.
PRACTICE DATES FOR 2020/2021 Ski Season:
(2019/2020 Practice schedule)
November 26 – December 21st, 2019: M, T, Th
January – February: “Dryland or On-Snow”: M, W
Race Days: Th &/or Sat (Jan – Feb.)
***MANDATORY Parent-Skier Informational Meeting at York Middle School on November TBA.
At least 1 Parent & the registered skier must attend prior to first practice session.
Open to participants in Grades 5-8 and is a York School Sanctioned Program. This program is designed to introduce and improve (for returning skiers) participants in grades 5th-8th (U12-U14 classes) to train and try nordic skiing & racing. The program focuses on developing and improving ski technique, general on-ski skills and continuation/development of classic & skate skiing. Skiers can also look forward to an occasional fun “backcountry ski” and optional weekend longer day ski trips at significantly discounted rates.
The goal is to empower new and returning skiers to truly enjoy the sport for many years to come in a traditional Maine outdoor winter sport.
Skiers are highly encouraged to compete in MPA Sanctioned Maine Middle School sanctioned races (age appropriate distances) and to carpool/travel weekly events. Please note: 5th grade skiers will NOT be allowed to race in MPA Sanctioned Maine Middle School sanctioned races, but do have the opportunity (if interested) to practice and compete in any “open” ski race opportunities (typically on Saturdays).
Ski training begins the first week of December through the beginning of March. We provide the opportunity for Jr. Athletes to learn the benefits of long-term commitment to a challenging set of skills that involve self-discipline, outdoor preparedness, and a love of the outdoors. At the finish of the ski season we celebrate with an on snow family barbecue and recognition of all skiers!
Extra Ski Coaching Sessions
Extra ski coaching is available to expand on basic Nordic skiing skills (classic and skate skiing). Providing more intermediate to advanced coaching in classic and skate technique, racing guidance, more technical knowledge of ski maintenance/waxing theory and practice + coaching guidance on regional racing opportunities. Please contact us for more detail.
Programs are organized by Agamenticus Ski Club, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit regional ski club which provides educational ski coaching & programming, locally groomed XC ski trails and opportunities for regional skiers. Agamenticus Ski club is also NENSA affiliated ski club and provides an early link into regional youth XC ski racing opportunities within New England and additional coaching opportunities for those children and families interested. Please see the Agamenticus Ski Club website at: http://agamenticusski.org for more information.