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Program Philosophy

The general philosophy of AVSC Nordic programs is to provide all youth in the Roaring Fork Valley with the opportunity to experience cross country skiing as a fun and competitive sport. Opportunities will be provided by the availability of need-based scholarships and fostered by a dynamic pipeline of progressive development programs intended to advance athletes of all ages and ability levels. AVSC Nordic believes that commitment, teamwork, and integrity are an essential part of the competitive sport experience. All AVSC Nordic coaches, staff, volunteers and athletes are expected to learn and live by a strict code of values emphasizing character, work ethic, healthy competition, leadership, and inclusion. Ultimately, the AVSC Nordic program aims to achieve national and international success by utilizing world class facilities, executing science based training, providing exceptional coaching support, and hosting high quality events.

The AVSC Nordic program’s main focus will always be on the best interest of our student-athletes and fostering a love for cross country skiing. Our goal is to create healthy athletes that always put forth their best attitude and effort, live each day with intention, and strive for personal excellence. 

Nordic program success can be measured by athlete participation at all levels, athlete community involvement, alumni community involvement, results, representation at major championship events (Junior Nationals, Scando Cups, and World Juniors), and placement of athletes onto College teams, post-grad teams, and/or the USST.

Parent Handbook

Please follow the link below to access our Parent Handbook

2021-22 Parent Handbook

Helping Your Skier to Thrive


 

Program Recommendations 2021/22

AVSC’s Nordic Programs are designed for children to progress in ability and commitment from our Base Camp programs through the high school Team programs. Coaching staff recommendations based on age and ability are listed below. There is some purposeful age overlap built into program descriptions for parent discretion. Parents are encouraged to discuss their son or daughter’s preferences with a coach.
 
 

Age Group 

Birth Year 

Ability 

Program Recommendation 

U8 

2014 and 2015 

All 

One Day BK Program 

U10 

2012 and 2013 

Beginner 

One or Two-day BK Program 

U10 

2012 and 2013 

Advanced 

Two-day BK Program 

U12 

2010 and 2011 

Beginner 

Two-day BK Program or Devo Team  

U12 

2010 and 2011 

Advanced 

Devo Team  

U14 

2008 and 2009 

All 

Devo Team  

U16 

2006 and 2007 

Beginner 

National Comp (if in 9th grade or Devo team if in 8th Grade) 

U16  

2006 and 2007 

Advanced 

National Comp Team  

U18 & U20 

2002 to 2005 

Beginner 

National Comp Team 

U18 & U20 

2002 to 2005 

Advanced 

National Comp Team 

 


**age groups are defined by your child’s age on December 31st, 2021