2013 BSF Nordic Youth Ski League (YSL)
The season in underway! If you are still interested in registering, contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BSF Office at 406.587.2445 and ask for Christine.
The Bridger Ski Foundation Nordic Youth Ski League (YSL) is designed to provide opportunities for youth ages 5-12 to have fun while learning to cross country ski with experienced coaches. Nordic YSL is a non-competitive league, however, there will be race opportunities for those interested. We will encourage all children to learn classic cross-country technique, but we will also teach beginning skate technique for older children who are interested and have the correct skate skiing equipment.
Registration for Nordic YSL will be available online by September 10.
5-12 years old.
Athletes must be second year J7s (5 years old as of Jan. 1, 2013) or older to participate in BSF Nordic Youth Ski League.
MEETING DAYS AND TIMES:
Wednesdays at Lindley Pavilion, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Begins Wednesday, January 9, 2013, runs through Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Saturdays at Lindley Pavilion, 10:00am-11:15am
Saturdays at Bohart Ranch, 10:00am-11:30am
Begins Saturday, January 12, 2013, runs through Saturday, March 2, 2013.
You may choose either a Wednesdy or Saturday Session or a combination of both days. Please note that Saturday session locations are not interchangeable, you will remian at the same location for the entire season.
BSF NORDIC YSL FEES:
Wednesday only at Lindley Pavilion - $120
Saturday only at Lindley Pavilion - $120
Saturday only at Bohart Ranch - $120 + $50 Bohart Ranch Junior Pass*
Wednesday at Lindley Pavilion and Saturday at Lindley Pavilion - $240
Wednesday at Lindley Pavilion and Saturday at Bohart Ranch - $240 + $50 Bohart Ranch Junior Pass*
Included in your registration fee this year is a BSF Nordic YSL ski hat!
*Saturday Bohart Ranch participants must have a Bohart Ranch trail pass. Bohart Ranch offers a Junior Season Pass for BSF Nordic YSL Participants at a special rate of $50/year (allowing access to Bohart trails the entire season). If you wish to register for one of the Bohart options but already have a Bohart family pass, please contact the BSF office to register w/o the junior pass included in the program fee. Call 406-587-2445.
Each participant must bring his/her own skis, boots, and poles. We recommend that skiers dress in layered clothing. Remember that most clothing designed for alpine skiing may not be appropriate for cross-country skiing as it restricts movement and causes the child to overheat.
For skis/bindings, we do not recommend three-pin bindings, as they tend to rub against the tracks and make it harder for the skis to glide. For younger, less-experienced children who will be focusing on classic technique, we recommend waxless/fishscaled skis. For older children who might be interested in learning skate technique as well, we recommend “combi” skis that may be waxed for sessions when we will teach classic technique.
A representative from BSF Nordic will be available to consult with you at the BSF Ski Swap should you have questions while shopping there. New equipment may be purchased from the Bozeman-based website company Nordic Ski Source, as well as at Bangtail Ski Shop, Northern Lights Trading Company, Homestake Lodge, REI and Bob Wards. For skiers in the Saturday program at Bohart, you may rent skis, boots, and poles at the warming hut. Please call ahead to Bohart Ranch if you plan to rent and arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the lesson.
As a rough guide for pole and ski length, the following may be helpful: Ski length should be 1-3 inches longer than the child’s height. Poles should reach from the ground to the top of the child’s shoulder. Combi boots and bindings are available for older children interested in skate technique.
• Lessons will only be canceled due to temperatures of 10°F or lower.
• Sessions will not be canceled or postponed due to lack of snow or snow conditions, notices will be posted with instructions for dry land training (ski specific activities on dry land when snow is not available).
• Notices about program updates will be posted under YSL Updates.
• YSL skiers are encouraged to take part in the Lindley World Cup Races!
Nordic Youth Ski League Director - Robyn Egloff, email@example.com