SSWSC XC offers dry land training opportunities beginning the end of April each year for athletes 14 years and older. For age 13 and younger our programming begins after school lets out in June. Necessarily, Cross Country athletes train more annual hours than many other athletes by comparison. It is the nature of the sport which requires a large training load to be competitive as one matures and it is a simple formula to plan for. Fortunately, an assortment of training forms can be used to change it up, keep it fun and fresh, and fill the many training hours needed.
Our weekly training schedule could include running, roller skiing (skate and classic), cycling, strength training, plyometrics, hiking, group games. For our older athletes we offer 4 x 2 hour training sessions per week in the spring and 7 x 2 hour training sessions per week in the summer. For the 13 and younger athlete there is one roller ski session per week and then a suggested 2-3 x per week strength + conditioning program offered.
Our goal is to instill a passion for training in all forms. Consistent training is the fundamental element for success in Cross Country skiing. Without the constraints of school, summer training can reach volume levels not achievable in the fall and winter. This is where an athlete can make significant gains in all aspects of their sport. We do offer a variety of schedule options for those athletes who need to balance summer work and other sports.
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