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Snow-how for Parents
Every skier must bring the equipment listed below to every club meeting.
MYSL is a volunteer run organization. We are always looking for club leaders and coaches. The larger league has needs as well! If any of these volunteer roles interest you, please contact email@example.com.
The Minnesota Youth Ski League has been introducing young skiers to rollerskiing through our Skiwerx: Ski for Sport program for almost a decade. More information on Skiwerx, can be found here. We provide rollerskis for our spring, summer and fall programs.
Kids can track their kilometers throughout the season to earn kilometer award pins. This is an incentive to get out and ski during our brief winter! Clubs set their own standards for awards (gold, silver and bronze). A sample from the Hyland Club is 100k gold, 50k silver and 25k bronze.
The overall Top 10 skiers from our SkiSparks and Skiwerx K Counters are invited to our MYSL/Skiwerx Banquet in March to recieve special recognition.
Kids can log all of their skiing kilometers (not just MYSL sessions). We close the K Counter after the first full weekend in March.
"Winter is not a season, it's a celebration." -Anamika Mishra
"There is no bad weather, only bad clothing" -Swedish Proverb
Does your skier have the right clothing?
Age 0-5 no taller than child
Age 6-8 child's height
Age 9-12 10cm taller than child
We don't recommend that children skate before age 9.
See our full sizing chart as a pdf below.
See SkiSparks Skill Levels. You can edit your children's skill level in the "Household Info" section of the registration process (even after you register). It would be very unusual to go out of the suggested age-ranges and many children stay in a level for more than one season. Peer groupings of similar age are often more important than specfic skiing ability, except in the case of an older beginner (age 11-14). If your skier has never skied before and is 11+, please register for level 3.
The MYSL is a league of clubs around the midwest that meet weekly in the winter (usually eight times) for skiing activities based on a curriculum with six skill levels. Clubs provide community and exposure to like-minded families and are "more than just lessons". Coaches are volunteers (mostly parents) and all of the local club functions (leadership, bib and snack organization, for example) are performed by volunteers.
New members recieve the famous MYSL fleece hat, and colored level-pins are given to all skiers at the end of each season.