Nordic Pro Team
PG Team

Community - Driven Olympic Development

ABOUT THE TEAMS

The BSF Nordic Pro Team is a community-supported Olympic development program that gives talented, committed skiers the opportunity to reach their full athletic potential. Pro Team members are selected and trained to compete on the national and international stage. Athletes are self-funded and rely on the support of sponsors, BSF, and the Bozeman community to offset their racing expenses.

The BSF Post Grad (PG) Team provides motivated U20 and U23 skiers an opportunity to continue their development. This program is well suited for high school graduates taking a gap year or college students taking a semester/year off from school. It is a good fit for athletes who have experience training year-round and are planning to race for a NCAA college program in the future and want to achieve Junior National success and/or World Junior/U23 Championships qualification.
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*Those interested in the Pro Team should send a letter of interest, as detailed below.

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2020-21 Pro Team ATHLETES

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The Pro Team's mission is to work closely with junior skiers and serve as role models for the Bozeman community while creating a fun and professional training environment that provides a clear development pipeline for youth racers to become US Ski Team and Olympic-level competitors.

General Requirements

Pro Team members are selected based on their potential for international racing success in World Cup, U23, and Olympic-level competition. Team members are expected to base themselves out of Bozeman for the majority of the training year, help with BSF junior and Master's practices, fundraise for the club, and attend BSF Pro Team training camps.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pro Team members are selected on a year-by-year basis and sign a contract with BSF May 1st - April.

Pro Team members must meet the following criteria:

  • Show potential for qualifying for international racing trips
  • Be team-players and work well with groups
  • Feel comfortable coaching and working with kids
  • Sufficient in fundraising, social media, and writing

APPLICATION WINDOW: MARCH 1ST - APRIL 1ST 2021

Please email your athlete resume to Andy Newell Andrew.k.newell@gmail.com if you are interested in applying to be a Pro Team member.

About the PG Program

The BSF Post Grad (PG) Team provides motivated U20 and U23 skiers an opportunity to continue their development. This program is well suited for high school graduates taking a gap year or college students taking a semester/year off from school. It is a good fit for athletes who have experience training year-round and are planning to race for a NCAA college program in the future and want to achieve Junior National success and/or World Junior/U23 Championships qualification in the meantime.  

You can expect a high level of professionalism and hard work (and fun) at practice, and race support at US Nationals, US Super Tours, as well as some regional JNQs, as well one to two summer/fall training camps. 

The PG program is designed to offer a high level of training, building upon the athlete’s foundation of training to support college and national-level success. You can expect personalized attention and accountability to build upon your weaknesses and become a more confident, well-rounded, and self-aware athlete. Goals for athletes coming out of their PG year at BSF include having ownership of their training, awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as an athlete, and attention to the process that leads to successful racing. 

PG athletes train as a group and also have many joint workouts with the BSF Pro Team (to learn from older athletes) and the Junior Team (to be leaders for the younger athletes). The PG training plan is tailored to individualized training hours (typically 500-700), and emphasizes base building and common-sense training. 

SCHEDULE: 

We train in 3-4 week cycle, and days change depending on the flavor of the week, but a typical week looks like this: 

Monday: OFF

Tuesday: 8:30 AM team practice, PM oyo

Wednesday: 8:30 AM team practice (typically interval day), 3:00PM team strength at The Mountain Project

Thursday: 8:30 AM team practice, PM oyo

Friday: oyo

Saturday: 8:30 AM team practice (typically interval day), 3:00PM team strength at The Mountain Project

Sunday: 8:30 AM team practice (typically OD day)

LIMITED SPACE FOR 2021-22

The PG/College Group will be limited to 12 athletes for the fall and winter of 2021-2022. Registration will open June 1, 2021 for confirmed athletes. Confirmed athletes are athletes that have submitted their application and met with/had confirmation from Heather. We will fill any remaining spots after June 1 on a rolling basis.

**April 20, 2021 update** There are only three remaining spots for the 2021-2022 PG program. Please contact Heather ASAP if you would like to guarantee a spot on the team!

If there are more than 12 interested athletes, priority will take coaches’ discretion, USSA/FIS ranking and order of expressed interest into account.

Email us to indicate you are interested in this program, and fill out and send the application below to: hmooney27@gmail.com and andrew.morehouse.bsf@gmail.com

Download the PG Team application here.


SUMMER TRAINING

PG's interested in training for the summer will need to apply to the Summer Collegiate Training Group. We will have limited space for a few year-round PG athletes who do not meet the criteria for the summer training group on a case-by-case basis.


COSTS

  • September 1 - March 31: $2995
  • September to December, or December to March : athletes admitted on a case-by-case basis

Payment plans available.

Your training fee covers coaching, daily van travel, training wax, and gym use. Race trips and camps are billed separately. In a typical year with travel to West Yellowstone for Thanksgiving Camp, U.S. Nationals, Super Tours, and Spring Series, you can expect to pay an additional $3,000-$5,000 in race/trip expenses.


COACHING STAFF

Heather Mooney will be your designated group coach and go-to person on a daily basis. You'll also work occasionally with Pro Team Coach Andy Newell and BSF Head Coach Andrew Morehouse.

POLICIES

See the resources page for BSF policies and other information.

NORDIC LICENSES:

Intermountain (IMD) License

U.S. Ski & SnowboardLicense

FIS License

ABOUT THE COACHES

Andrew Newell, Nordic Pro Team Coach
Andy Newell is a 4x Olympian and 16-year member of the US Ski Team. His passion for ski training and racing has brought him to the start line of over 200 World Cup races and to several World Cup Podiums. Newell believes in being a student of the sport and continuing to learn the latest in training theory while keeping things simple, fun, and straight forward. Considered one of the best technical skiers in the World he enjoys teaching technique to skiers of all ages. Newell has an experienced background in ski training, race preparation, strength and conditioning for skiing, mental training, and team building. In addition to coaching for BSF, he runs Nordic Team Solutions.
Hannah Cole, PG Team Coach
Looking for a bridge between the cross country running and track seasons, Hannah traded her hockey skates for cross country skis her sophomore year of high school. She went on to compete as a three-sport athlete for Williams College, where she studied chemistry and helped the cross country team to an NCAA Championship, represented the Ephs at multiple skiing championships, and finished as the national runner-up in the 3k steeplechase. In 2017, she moved to Bozeman, MT, to continue pursuing excellence as a professional skier. Having spent the past four years training, learning, and racing with the Bridger Ski Foundation and Crosscut Mountain Sports Center elite teams, she’s ready to carry her inquisitiveness, love of the process, and passion for community-founded success to her role as a coach and support athletes in their individual journeys through the sport.