Bull Mountain Racers

Information for Parents

Communication with parents is done through email. To be added to the list, email Rob Sutton at skijackrabbit@gmail.com
Our Facebook page can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/.  “Bull Mountain Jackrabbits & Bull Mountain Ski Team”

The team follows Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) and strives to provide age-appropriate instruction and training for all skiers involved. Further information on the LTAD model can be found at crosscountrybc.ca

Ages 9 and up to whatever! Adults welcome too. Younger energetic skiers welcome.

Practices:

Official season startup will be in Nov/Dec at the Bull Mt Ski trails.  In past seasons, we have run dry land training sessions on Wed at 5:30 pm at Sacred Heart until the snow arrives. Check the Facebook Page.

Ski practices will be each Tuesday and Wednesday (from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm). Sundays we will meet at 1:00 pm until 3pm.
We usually alternate weeks between classic and skating techniques.  The Wednesday and Sunday sessions run at the same time as the Skill Development Programs.

Racing:

Racing is introduced during ski practices and skiers are encouraged to develop a sport for life healthy lifestyle in a team atmosphere.

2018-2019 Competition Schedule:

Teck BC Cup 1:  December 29-30, 2018:  Prince George

Teck BC Cup 2:  January 26-27, 2019:  Revelstoke

Teck BC Championships:  March 1-3, 2019:  Salmon Arm

Here is a link to all of the races: http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/competition-schedule

Training Camps:

Training camps are an important part of the program for many skiers. There are age limits and skiers should be registered members of a club program for insurance reasons. Camps consist of age related sport skills, training concepts, exercise and having fun with like-minded co-athletes. Many parents assist with the coaching with these events and costs are kept as a non-profit concept.

Regional Snow and Dryland Camps – For athletes aged ~8-16 from the interior; locations and dates found on the Cross Country BC website.

Cost:

Registration for the Bull Mountain Racers is $90.

Racing Licences:

  • All skiers competing in the National Championships are required to have a current CCC Racing Licence.
  • Skiers in Midget through Open categories, who are planning to compete in the BC Cup Series, Western Canadian Championships or Nor Ams, require either a CCC Racing Licence or a CCC Day Licence.
  • Skiers competing in the Bantam age class and below, who are members in good standing with a CCC/CCBC club, do not require a day licence. However race organizers are responsible for ensuring these younger participants are members in good standing with a CCC/CCBC club.

Coaching:

Athletes are coached primarily by volunteer coaches.  If you are interested in being involved as a coach, contact Rob Sutton at skijackrabbit@gmail.com

Bull Mountain Jackrabbits Coach Contact and other info: tbone_neli@hotmail.com or Lisa Seabourne 250-398-9588

Equipment:

Skiers need skis, poles and boots for both classic and skate skiing.  Combination boots are recommended for younger skiers.  Skiers should also cary a waist-attached water bottle or other hydration system.

The club has some equipment available for Bull Mountain Racers skiers to rent for the season.  Talk to Rob Sutton about this.

 

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