The ASC Training Center’s Comp and Devo Teams are fun-filled and challenging programs directed toward dedicated skiers ages 12-19 who are looking to progress their ski skills and fitness for nordic racing.
2016-17 Comp/Devo Program Info
Comp Team (ages 14-19)
The ASC Training Center Competition Ski Team is a part of Far West Nordic’s racing division and is open to athletes ages 14 to 19 (age groups U16, U18, and U20) who are interested in high level cross-country skiing. This program is designed to turn proficient skiers into competitive racers. Our many focuses include fitness and training, technique development, and participation in local, regional, and national level racing (and we have a lot of fun as well). We aim to prepare athletes for competition at the Junior National level and try to spur a life-long interest in the sport. We believe that training is fundamental to success in winter racing, and have programs to help athletes reach their goals.
For more information contact Head Nordic Coach Gus Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior National Championships:
A perennial goal of the Comp team is to qualify and attend the USSA Junior National Championships. Comp team members should familiarize themselves with the qualification standards in order to attend. http://farwestnordic.org/junior-programs/junior-nationals/
We are, of course, supportive of a wide range of goals in skiing, and will help guide each athlete to progress in the sport. ASC is highly supportive of high school skiing goals as well.
Devo Team (ages 12-15)
Each athlete will participate in exciting activities that lead into successful skiing and racing as the winter approaches. We will hike to the summits of mountains, roller ski, mtn. bike, and nordic bound to build ski specific strength. Once the snow falls, training sessions switch to specific on snow workouts designed to maximize each athletes potential. Coaches will also provide race day waxing and pre-race advice to the athlete to allow them to perform at the highest level. We will have the opportunity to train with other regional ski clubs and build friendships and good-natured rivalries with our fellow skiers. Experienced coaches will educate the athletes in physiology relevant to skiing, give technique instruction for efficient movement on snow, and help athletes achieve their personal skiing goals.
Far West U14 Championships:
A big goal of our devo skiers is to race locally in the region and attend at least one race-trip in a year. We have several trips, training camps, and races available for devo skiers to test the waters of competition and training, so that they can continue in their development to being the best racers they can be. Our older Devo skiers often chase points and competitions in the Far West U14 Cup and Championships, but we are highly supportive of middle-school skiing goals as well.
Devo 2 Day Winter $700
Devo 1 Day Winter $500
OPTIONAL ‘Drop In” Single Day. We offer single day drop in rates to accommodate busy schedules. Cost $35/day. All drop ins must have paperwork and a payment plan on file before attending practice. Come and join us for an array of fun and challenging fall and winter activities that get you fit and ready for when the snow flies. Activities include: Hiking, biking, rollerskiing, running, soccer, ultimate-frisbee, strength training in the fall. Once the snow is on the ground we will transitions to on snow ski training to prep skiers for fast and fun racing.
Drop ins must RSVP to email@example.com 48hrs in advance.
Registration Online Here
ASC Comp and Devo will be participating in various training camps this season. Some camps we will be running ourselves, and some we will be participating in as a part of our larger Far West regional camps (these are not run through ASC, but often we encourage our athletes and coaches to attend).
ASC Trip to USSA Sernior Nationals at Soldier Hollow (more info coming soon)
World Juniors Spectator Trip (Jan 29-Feb 5) More info coming soon
2016 World Juniors Spectating Trip Registration (Deadline Jan 15th)
ASC Comp and Devo program dues are directly subsidized by fundraising efforts, as we operate these programs at a loss. Participation and volunteering at our fundraising events is critical to keeping the cost of your program low. It is the expectation that Comp and Devo program participants and parents will be able to participate and volunteer for one or more of our fundraising or racing events.
Want to make a donation to the team, check out our ASC Wish List
Talk with our knowledgeable staff about what is best for you.
Racing Licenses and other Memberships:
ASC Comp level skiers with aspirations of qualifying for Junior Nationals need to have a USSA Competitor Membership ($95) with Far West and Auburn Ski Club designated as your division and club affiliation. They also need to hold a Far West Junior Racing Membership ($30) or Family Membership. Contact Coach Gus Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions. USSA Membership: http://my.ussa.org/membership/start Far West Nordic Membership: http://farwestnordic.org/contact-us/forms/farwest-nordic-online-membership-form/
ASC Devo level skiers should consider becoming members of Far West Nordic, our regional umbrella organization. Far West supports, promotes, and develops nordic skiing projects in our area, offers camps and trips for Juniors to allows them to develop their skiing. A Far West membership is required for scoring/points towards the Far West U14 Cup or making the Junior National team when devo skiers become comp skiers, so it’s good to start thinking in that direction. With lots of activities, events and member benefits, it is a fun be a part of the Far West community. Become a member here: http://farwestnordic.org/contact-us/forms/farwest-nordic-online-membership-form/
Social Media and Contact Info
Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/ascnordic Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuburnSkiClubNordic/timeline For more info or questions contact Head Nordic Coach Gus Johnson email@example.com Auburn Ski Club Training Center, P. O. Box 829, Soda Springs, CA, 95728 Questions? Call us at 530-426-3313