Get Your Nordic On! Clinic Recap
June 13, 2010
The 2010 rollerski season is underway! The Rochester Nordic Club (RASC) hosted a great early summer rollerski clinic led by 2010 Olympian and CXC Elite skier Garrott Kuzzy on Sunday, June 13.
The Rochester Nordic Club made up of silent sport enthusiasts in the Rochester area. In only a few years, they’ve developed an extensive trail network with the help of a great volunteer workforce, allowing local skiers to ski on only minimal amounts of snow. In addition to the trail network, they’ve grown their junior program to over 100 skiers, led by about 12 volunteer coaches. The enthusiasm for skiing in Rochester is infectious; look for the club to expand both their trail network and skier base in the coming years.
During the clinic, Kuzzy led skiers through a progression of dryland drills, both on foot and on rollerskis, to develop a strong technique base upon which to build over the summer and fall. They also worked on new balance, strength, and agility exercises to improve their skiing. The coaches at the clinic will be able to use many of these drills when coaching their skiers this fall and winter. The skiers at the clinic will have skills to master throughout the summer so they are ready to fly when they get on snow this winter. A big thanks to the Rochester Nordic Club for doing a great job getting the clinic organized and even hosting informal rollerski practices over the past couple of weeks to get newcomers comfortable on their rollerskis before the clinic.
Following the clinic for coaches and master skiers, Kuzzy also led a clinic for the junior skiers in the Rochester area. Although their team is a club team and cannot compete at the Minnesota State meet, the Rochester juniors spend a lot of time training together in the summer and skiing in the winter.
For more information on getting a clinic for your Nordic Club this summer or fall, contact Garrott Kuzzy – firstname.lastname@example.org.