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Detroit Lakes Youth Nordic Ski Club
Welcome to the MYSL in Detroit Lakes!
What do we do? To teach cross country skiing skills we do various activities and play games on skis to get kids more comfortable, learning, and most importantly having fun! Never skied? No problem! Kids will be split into groups by skill level and age so they ski with kids as close as possible to their ability level.
We will be cross country skiing at Detroit Mountain! Click the link for directions.
Register Online: www.mysl.org/registration
**Onsite registration not available; please register online. Please note online registration works best on a compter, not a mobile device** If you have questions, please contact group organizer Nikki Caulfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-234-5938 before Jan 7th.
Registration is $40, Trail Passes are $15, and Rental (if needed) is $25 for the entire season.
What do we do? Check out the description of Ski Sparks! https://www.mysl.org/skisparks
Head Coach/Organizer: Nikki Caulfield: 218-234-5938 or email@example.com
Practice Conditions: We will cancel practice if the temp is below 0 degrees, or the wind-chill below -5. We will make the call by noon of that day if the weather is questionable and I will post it on this website's blog, as well as ask KDLM to announce it. For weather information you can check out http://www.noaa.gov, as this is the site we will use to determine temperature.
Clothing: Please dress appropriately for outdoor winter activities. Make sure you are warm enough but still able to move freely. Layers are best, and synthetic fabrics (NOT cotton!) are best for the layer right against your skin. You may want to consider a lighter jacket for warm days (20 degrees or warmer) as the kids will be moving around a lot and tend to get hot- I would rather have them wearing a light jacket then get too hot and try to take their jacket off all together!
Weekly Practices: We will meet at the trailhead or indoors if it's cold, then go to ski as a group. Practice will be from 1:30-3:00 in the afternoon. Parents: please come and ski too! Skiing is a great family activity. If your children are 6 or younger we require that you stay with your child. Please arrive on time. Practice starts at 1:30, so you may want to arrive early to get ready. If you are late, you may not be able to see where your child's group has gone if they are skiing on the trails.
Levels: There are five levels of skiing that MYSL has put together. When you have mastered the 10 or so goals at the end of each season you may move up to the next group.
Coaching and Volunteering: You are the reason for the success of this program! No experience is needed, curriculum is laid out for each practice and Nikki will be available to help out if you’re not sure how to do something. We need at least to 2-3 coaches to make this club function well, and the more coaches we have, the easier it is if you can't come one day. (2 adults per group is ideal.) We are 100% volunteer based; all coaches kindly give of their time to help the kids who want to ski.
Skis: We have a very limited number available for rental. As the club grows so will our collection of skis. (This is what your registration fee goes towards!) We will do the best we can to accommodate anyone who needs to rent. The skis will remain with the coach during the week. If you are planning on investing in skis please talk to Nikki for suggested equipment, retailers and deals.
Ski buying suggestions:
We suggest the NNN II binding system for resale and sharing purposes, as well as integration with the high school skiing program. The ski should be slightly taller than your child. If anything, buy them too long and they can grow into them. Poles should be up to their shoulders. Again, buy too tall and they will grow into them as they get taller. It's better to have poles too long than too short. For this program waxless classic skis are ideal, though they will need different skis if they progress into the high school/middle school ski program.
We Need Kids Skis!
Please call Nikki at 218-234-5938 if you have children's cross country skis to donate to the club. We appreciate any old skis you might have! Broken? We may be able to repair them. Please no three pin binding skis. Thanks!