“Skiing is fun! Training is fun! Racing is fun! Success is fun!”
If this describes how you feel about Nordic skiing then Team Hardwood is for you!
Team Hardwood’s winter racing program provides seasonal and year-round training, coaching and racing support for nordic ski athletes of all ages and abilities, from midgets to Masters. Athletes work with our team of certified and experienced coaches to improve their fitness, strength and technique in order to achieve their nordic ski racing goals, whether those be to beat friends at the local ski loppet, complete a ski marathon, or compete for medals at high school, provincial, national and international competitions.
Under the supervision of our coaching staff, Team Hardwood athletes follow a carefully designed training program, participate in dryland and on-snow group training sessions, attend specialized testing and training camps, and travel to compete in nordic ski races at the local, provincial, national and international level. Fun group activities and social functions throughout the year ensure that participants and parents have an opportunity to unwind and socialize with skiing friends as well. Team Hardwood’s winter program offers a number of different levels of support, depending on athletes’ goals, time, and degree of commitment (see details below).
Team Hardwood’s nordic racing program is a proven success. Our athletes have achieved hundreds of medals and podium finishes at high school, university, Masters, provincial, national and even international competitions over the last decade. Team Hardwood has been the top nordic ski racing club in Ontario for 6 out of the last 9 years and has placed as high as 2nd at the Canadian Championships. A number of graduates have gone on to placements at National Team training centres and compete at the international and World Cup levels. Just as important to us is the fact that our program succeeds at instilling in all our athletes life skills and lessons that enable them to become successful individuals, as well as a lifelong passion for skiing and outdoor fitness.
Synopsis of Team Hardwood results for 2011-12 season
Ontario Cup Series
- 2 medals
- 13 top tens
- 8th overall club
- Len Valjas
- 3 times on podium on World Cup
- 12th overall on World Cup5
- Scott Hill
- National Jr Boys Champ - 15 km Mass Start
- Overall Aggregate Winner
- Erin Tribe, Nic Monette, Bob Thompson, Jordan Cassganette and Scott Hill selected to National Training Centres