In 2008 Anwatin middle school started a cross country ski program through the support of the US Olympic Committee’s Urban Development Program. Anwatin middle school rests on the edge of Theodore Wirth Park. With running, biking and skiing trails the school is an ideal location for a ski program. The goal of the program is to help introduce more inner-city youth to skiing.
John, the coach for the past two years, recently moved to a new job in Michigan leaving the program without a leader. With two weeks left to train for the City of Lakes Trail Loppett 5km, the program Caitlin and I helped run a few practices.
Ingrid, Muah, Mike, Issac, Anja ,Adia, Glory, and Caitlin
We found the world’s largest dog on our pole hike
Seriously, have you ever seen a dog this big?
You never know what you might find out on the trails in the woods.
Agility and Plyometric training with jumpropes
Check out the City of Lakes Loppet website for a nice write-up on the training sessions: http://www.loppet.org/blog/2011/09/06/the-greggs-guest-coach-the-anwatin-ski-team/