Youth Program

Grades 1-5 XC Ski – Youth Ski Program

2017/2018 Youth SKI REGISTRATION Will OPEN in October 2017.

2017 Cost $90 per youth skier includes coaching, ski wax, & Agamenticus Ski Club Membership,  plus an end of season recognition/ski celebration.

All Skiers must be USSA Members (Cost $15 per skier) for Club General Liability purposes.

MANDATORY Parent Information Night TBD in the York Middle School Cafeteria.
This meeting is immediately after Ski Rental Fit Night by York Parks and Recreation Department.

Ski rentals are available through York Parks and Rec. Department.  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER & Pay HERE for the Rentals before FIT NIGHT on Nov. 30th with York Parks and Rec.  Go here to Register for Ski Rentals through the York Parks and Recreation Department (a program by the Outdoor Sports Institute – ME Healthy Hometowns).

PRACTICE DAYS:
Mondays Only: 4-5 pm.
Practices Begin in December and run until Mid March, 2018.

NEW SKIERS must request login to register – email: Scott Doughty or Amy Fullerton for TeamSnap login invite.  Once invited via email – please create a login/password – set up your child’s profile, pay directly online.  Scheduling and information is provided through TeamSnap for the season.

RETURNING SKIER – please use existing login/password, update your profile, and pay the program fee online.

To Register go to —>ASC Youth Ski Program Registration. Open to all regional skiers in grades 1-5.   Registration deadline is Dec. 1.

BKL Youth Ski Festival is March 4-5, 2017 at Bethel Ski Touring Center, Maine. Host Hotel is Bethel Inn, Maine.  Southern Maine Team Leader – Laura Creagan has reserved rooms. Please contact Laura to hold – one of the 5 Family rooms at the Bethel Inn that she has reserved for the Southern Maine BKL Team at the festival.  Rooms Must be claimed by Dec. 10th – or rooms will be released.  Bethel Inn, Maine is this years host!  Super fun events!

SKI EQUIPMENT:   Proper xc skiing equipment is important & renting is the best way for your child to learn to ski!  Registration deadline is December 1, 2016 for the Rental Equipment.  Go to York Parks and Recreation Department for Rental equipment through the Healthy Hometown Ski Rental Program.

 

Overview:
10 week-long program with the opportunity for skiers culminating with participation in the BKL Youth Ski Festival in March.

In cooperation with the York Parks and Recreation is a Youth XC Ski Program for Grades 1-4.  We create a fun learning atmosphere through on & off-snow games that teach children the basics of classic and skate skiing, balance development through play, movement on skis, and a sense of accomplishment & appreciation of a lifelong sport of Nordic Skiing.    We provide an opportunity for children to learn the benefits of long-term commitment, outdoor preparedness, and a solid love of the outdoors!

Head Coach: Scott Doughty
Assistant Coaches: Amy Fullerton & Sean McLaughlin.
Scott is the Co-Founder of the Agamenticus Ski Club and a former USA Biathlon Team Skier as well as a UNH Ski Team Member.
All ASC coaches have a very supportive and positive attitude and love to share their passion of skiing with children.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

It is highly recommended that Youth Skiers Rent skis, boots and poles!!  Rental equipment is available through the Maine Healthy Hometown Ski Rental Program (see listing in this catalog and sign-up early!!).  The rental program is separate from the grade 1- 4 ski program itself.  The rental program is the best way of getting your children started with minimal out-of-pocket purchases and on the RIGHT equipment for maximum enjoyment.  Rental equipment does NOT have “fish scales” on the bottom – so children are unimpeded in the learning process and are free to glide and kick properly.  Renting is the way to go!

*Optional ski days (on weekend days) require additional trail pass fee. (Harris Farm Trails, Dayton, ME, Pineland Ski Center, and Gunstock will be made available to skiers, if necessary, in the event of no local snow.)

SKI for K’s and Win Prizes!!!

For racers and non-racers alike, this exciting program allows you to keep track of your kilometers as you have fun skiing!  Here’s how it works: At the beginning of the ski season, those who choose to participate set personal goals they wish to achieve in terms of distance (or time) on skis. If you ski enough Ks, at the end of the season you’ll receive a special award recognizing your accomplishment.

Keep track of your Ks using the below logsheet. Don’t worry if you don’t know how long a kilometer is, just estimate the time you spend on skis each day, whether at Agamenticus Ski Club practices, skiing on weekends, touring with your family, playing in the woods, jumping, or racing. Then convert time to kilometers according to the table on the logsheet.

HAVE FUN!!
Download the ASC Ski for ks log sheet

Extra Ski Sessions with a coach

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.

 

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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.

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