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Vasa Ski Club
Welcome to Nordic Rocks 2.0 in Traverse City, Michigan!
The 2017 season will be a great year for the kids in Traverse City. This is an after school program that gives kids the chance to learn cross-country skiing. Please see more information here: https://tcaps.ce.eleyo.com/course/55/winter-2017/nordic-rocks-2-0#nordic-skiing-eastern
Schedule and location
Vasa SkiSparks will meet for 8 Mondays beginning with our first meeting Monday, December 11 from 4:00-5:15 at Eastern Elementary (at Bertha Vox - 3723 Shore Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690). We will meet the following Mondays:
- Monday, December 11th
- Monday, December 18th
- Monday, January 8th
- Monday, January 22nd
- Monday, January 29th
- Monday, February 5th
- Monday February 12th
- Monday, February 26th
Please note class will not be help during Winter Break and Days that School is closed.
Weather and cancellation policy
We will not ski if the air temperature is below -2˚ F or the wind chill is below -10˚ F, or at the leader’s discretion.
Children should be dressed in layers. A moisture wicking under layer, an insulating layer, and a wind proof layer are typically appropriate. Please use your discretion noting your child’s activity level and the outside temperature/wind chill. Often a winter jacket and snow pants or a snowsuit are too warm once the child gets skiing unless they are young and in the beginner group.
Skiers will be provided skis and poles. The bindings on the skis fit any winter boots.
This is a volunteer run club. The success and affordability of this program comes directly from your contributions of time, energy, and talent. By registering for this club, you are committing to the club’s success and are agreeing to volunteer.
Following are some suggested areas of volunteer service:
We really need your help! This is our biggest need and is one of the most rewarding ways in which you can help the club. Kids get more out of the program when the coach-to-kid ratio is low, and coaches need not be experienced skiers to volunteer. The MYSL program makes it easy for a coach to know what to do. An eight week curriculum has been prepared for every class level and each day's lesson is printed on a card that can be carried in your pocket. The pocket guide also provides many helpful tips and games to keep classes enjoyable and interesting. You do not have to be an elite level skier to be a coach. All you need is a desire to help kids and have fun. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
High-school aged skiers, we need you! We rely heavily on high school volunteers, who are fun, friendly and in far better shape than most of us. Coaching for Vasa SkiSparks qualifies as a service commitment for NHS. Think about how great this will look on a college application! Contact us at email@example.com to sign up.
Assistant and Sub Coaches:
As an assistant coach, you can support a coach by accompanying the group on the trails and helping skiers. If you feel like your skiing level is at the same level as the level your kids are signed up for, you would be a fantastic assistant coach! You are not in charge of the instruction, rather you are there to make sure the kids are safe, have an adult to bring them to the bathroom, and can assist with activities.
If you are a sub coach, you can fill in when a coach isn’t able to make it to ski club.
Set up sign-up for parents to bring weekly snacks and send reminders. Be available on ski days to help organize and clean up snacks. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
If you have ideas about how to help kids learn to ski, now is your chance to make it happen.
Please email John Kostrzewa at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org