Nordic Development Team

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The Development Team is an intermediate-level cross-country ski training program designed to support individuals who enjoy being outside with their friends. Its for athletes who want to develop their skiing skills and passion for the outdoors in a positive team environment. Team members will learn through games, drills, and goal-setting along with members of the Competition Team. Racing is not required.

Entry fees, coaching fees, travel, and accommodations related to competitions are not covered by the program fee.

The Development Team trains three (3) days per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from November 22, 2022 – March 15, 2023.

This option is for athletes 11 years old or older (or who were on the Competition Team or Development Team last season) and runs from September 6, 2022, through November 20, 2022. The option incorporates strength training, intervals, and games.

No. There are a number of local races and travel races. You should just come to whichever you want. If you don’t want to do any competition but still come to all the trainings that is more than ok!

The travel races are in cool places, and a great way to bond with the team. It is a great way to have a fun weekend, even if you don’t want to raise the competitive level. That being said, if you are trying to race at a higher level, coming to the races is the best option.

Download the TeamReach app. Get the appropriate team code (Club, Devo, or Comp) from the Nordic head coach.

Starting in the 2021-22 season, we’re investing in skis for juniors that can be rented for the season for $50. Please contact us at nordic@bssef.com if you are interested in renting a pair.

USSA age categories are generally in two year increments. For example, the U14 category includes athletes aged 12 and 13 as of December 31st of the current season.

If you are thinking of racing for points (U16 and older), you’ll need a USSA Competitor membership. If you are younger, you can get a general USSA membership.

The default meeting location for the Club Team is the Big Sky Nordic Center. The meeting locations for the Development Team and Competition Team will be posted daily to TeamReach.

Check out the Equipment page for information regarding the equipment you’ll need for each of the Nordic teams.

As BSSEF has become active year-round, we’ve been compelled to push the Early Season pricing deadline earlier in the year for planning and cash flow purposes. However, we recognize that taking advantage of Early Season pricing might cause a cash crunch for some families. So, we offer installment payment options on a limited basis.

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