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About Junior Summer Training

For many years the Mansfield Nordic summer programs have been the bread-and-butter of the club. This summer our options for great training are similar to the programs of years past, with scheduling and pricing much the same.  To help support our skiers and these programs, MNC also offers low cost roller ski rentals on a first come first serve basis. For any questions on the programs or sign-ups please contact Coach Adam at .

All MNC skiers and anyone planning to ski with the club must hold a Mansfield Nordic Club Membership. For MNC Membership information and to register CLICK HERE

2-Day Team

The 2-day/week  program will be focused on athletes new to rollerskiing, with sessions at the car-free paved loop at the Ethan Allen Firing Range. Athletes in this program will develop skills like balance, agility and safe handling of rollerskis, and have the opportunity to work with experienced coaches. Practices will not be rollerski focused, however, and there will be ample opportunity to also train alongside Comp Team athletes and take part in runs, drills, games and strength-building.  More experienced rollerskiers and athletes that can’t commit to the 5-Day Comp team are welcome to sign up under this option as well and take part in either our morning or afternoon Tues/Thurs sessions.

Comp Team

The 5-day/week Comp program will be focused on high-level training for more experienced rollerskiers and athletes with strong training backgrounds. Workouts will take place alongside the 2-Day team at the Range on Tues/Thurs, and across Chittenden County and beyond during other days.  This group will build a strong fitness base through intervals, long-distance workouts, strength sessions and cross-training opportunities.

*athlete-maintained training log is mandatory for all Comp Team athletes

This does not include:

  • Training camps and team trips (i.e. Mountain Camp, Thanksgiving Camp, individual Eastern Cup overnight team trips)
  • Race entry fees and licenses (USSA, NENSA)

Summer fees and registration

To complete signup, please visit the MNC Registration page

$TBA 5-Day Comp Team (Summer ’18 dates pending)
$TBA 2-Day Tues/Thurs Team (Summer ’18 dates pending)

Note: fees for both programs increase by $25 on July 1

2-Day Team registration includes training T-shirt

5-Day Comp Team registration includes training T-shirt, online training log, and full-year training plan

All payments are easier than ever thanks to PayPal integration: use a secure checkout for PayPal or Credit/Debit card payment!

2018 sample week

Tuesday 8AM-10:30AM Skate rollerskiing with intervals at the Range

Tuesday 3PM-4:30PM Mobility warmup and strength training at Planet Fitness in Essex

Wednesday 8AM-10AM Running with poles on the dirt roads and trails in Richmond

Thursday 8AM-10:30AM Classic rollerskiing with double poling distance training at the Range

Thursday 3PM-4:30PM Mobility warmup and strength training at Planet Fitness in Essex

Friday 8AM-10AM Trail run or mountain biking at Sleepy Hollow

Saturday 9AM-12PM Skiwalking and hillbounding in Stowe, with a swim afterward

Sunday 9AM-12PM Bonus day: Overdistance trail run on the Long Trail near Bolton

For detailed schedule of training and events, click here to visit the MNC Summer Calendar.

Additional program notes

Passionate and knowledgeable coaches

Our professional coaching staff have many years of experience as endurance athletes and coaches. Head Coach Adam Terko has the highest level ski coaching certification available from the United States Ski Association and has coached at the High School, Junior National and Collegiate level! MNC coaches are some of the most knowledgeable in the area, often having raced at the highest levels of the collegiate ranks and/or having achieved the USSA Level 100 coaching certification.

Celebrity guest coaches:

We regularly invite celebrity guest coaches to build the motivation and excitement. In the past, our guest coaches have included: Ida Sargeant (2014 Olympian / US Ski Team), Ben Lustgarten (Burlington, VT / 2017 US National Champion), Skyler Davis (Jericho, VT / former US Ski Team), Jennie Bender (BSF Elite Team, Multi-tume National Champion), and other top coaches and athletes from around the region!

Training frequency and communication:

For Summer 2017, we will offer at least 7 training sessions per week. 2nd year U16 athletes and older who have spent at least 1 year with the club are expected to train twice a day at least 1-2 times per week at minimum. This does not necessarily mean attendance is mandatory when MNC has two sessions scheduled in a day, but it does require athlete commitment to a professional-level of preparation.

In this vein, all athletes participating in the 5-day Comp Program will be required to maintain a training log. Athletes participating in the 2-day program will also be provided training logs. These logs help coaches immensely by providing insight into athlete feedback and actual vs. planned training calculations.

Training logs and plans will be provided via email to athletes at the beginning of each new training season. The training season traditionally starts the first week of May, but athletes are encouraged to log training year-round.

What makes MNC different?

Mansfield Nordic offers one of the most comprehensive summer training programs available in the country. By structuring up to 7+ coached sessions in a week, MNC athletes train and prepare at a professional level in every respect. Skiers that participate in the 5-Day Comp team program train at the level of top ski academies for a fraction of the cost, while still living in their hometowns embracing and engaging in the culture of the sport in our area.

Skiers that participate in the 2-Day program benefit from ski-specific instruction and training that is a critical stepping-stone to higher-level racing in the winter months and preparation for championship events beyond local high school competition.

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