Friday, May 13, 2011
Team "Beast" nearing the finish of the mountain run leg of the 2009 Adventure Race
In August Burke Nordic is offering two training camps here on the BMA campus. The first runs from the 11th through the 14th and is designed for ages 12-16. The emphasis will be on "Fun that Makes You Fit" and will introduce xc ski training through up hill runs, orienteering, kayak races on Lake Willoughby and an all-day team adventure race that will keep people thinking, panting and laughing. Athletes will be introduced to some of the tools they need to be ready for the demands of the sport later on; balance work, base strength training and other things they will be able to take home with them. Athletes will live in Burke dorms and we will do our own good cooking at the dining hall. Attendance is limited to 14 athletes. Cost is $325.
The second camp runs from the 14th through the 18th. It is designed for more experienced skiers in the J1 - OJ categories. and is required for the members of the BMA Nordic Team. We will be on campus for this camp as well, taking advantage of the great training opportunities we have here in the Kingdom. Again, a goal of the camp is to provide the athletes with information and training ideas they can use when they leave the camp. We use a set of XC specific tests that can give a good picture of places needing work, and areas that are on the mark with good skiers of the same age. Roller skis are required for this camp. Again a full day event will keep people challenged. The second camp cost is $425 and it is also limited to 14 athletes. An older J2 could do both camps and the cost would be $600.