Summer Dryland Program
Regular summer dryland hours:
Tuesdays @ Mahon Park, North Vancouver from 6.30 – 8.00 pm and
Saturdays @ Brockton Oval, Stanley Park from 10 – 12 am
We will move dryland on some Saturdays to other locations to make it more interesting. Information will be sent out accordingly
Additional hiking sessions will be scheduled and announced at the above dryland sessions.
U16 and VST teams will have additional strength training opportunities.
Developing agility, balance, coordination and speed is basic to lead a healthy life and excel in any sport. This should happen before the big growth spurt kicks in during the teenage years. This period has to be looked at as an opportunity to expose and teach the youngsters as much general athletic knowledge as possible.
Furthermore, as they hit puberty, muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons stretch and grow. During this period, it is key to continue working on the above skills if the individual is to adapt to their new bodies and progress to specific athletic skills. It is also the easiest way to improve your on-snow performance and prevent injuries!
Dryland is open to U10, U12 U14 and U16 racers. Kids younger than 8 are welcome to the sessions, however for safety reasons they should be independent and able to follow coaches’ instructions. All groups meet at the same location but are then separated into categories according to programs. Each category has their own dryland program. We will be working closely with Grouse Tyee and Mt Seymour, the other two Lower Mainland Ski Clubs.
Check out our calendar for updates on fitness testing. Although the kids like comparing their scores to each other, the main focus is to benchmark and measure own fitness improvements in each training block. The coaches also look at the various tests to identify any potential weaknesses and imbalances in the racer’s bodies. There is no cost for the dryland testing and all kids are invited.
If your family is already involved in other sports during the school year, we encourage you to pursue those sports 100%. You can use our fitness program as a supplement and expose the kids to ski specific movements.
This season there will be a fee of $195 for dryland. This fee covers summer and fall dryland. Please click HERE to pay.
We hope to see a big number of our racers participating!!!