Dec. 4, 2017 – Feb. 15, 2018
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
at Quarry Road Trails
race schedule TBD
$100 — program only
$131-$159 with season pass
includes coaching, waxing, and race entry fees
The CMSC middle school team is open to students from all area schools, grade 5-8, who are ready to commit to a more structured team atmosphere focused on building fitness and improving skills.
The season runs from approx Dec 1 through February 15th, with continuation through March NENSA BKL Festival in Gorham, NH encouraged for all.
This is a fun racing team, but committed newcomers are welcome. It is expected that participants will come to all practices with similar expectations of attendance that you would find in other teams for athletes in this age group.
Schedule: The team practices every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m., with a race schedule TBD of 5-6 races. Families work together to transport skiers to races.
Equipment: At this level purchasing gear is highly recommended. More information on team nights and team equipment ordering coming soon.
Transportation: Bus service to Quarry Road Trails is available from some local schools.
Head Coach: Pat Cote
Pat founded the Central Maine Ski Club in 2008. For 12 years, Pat served as program then executive director for the New England Nordic Ski Association, working directly and indirectly to develop a high quality athlete development program in the region. As a skier racer Pat competed successfully at junior nationals, NCAA championships (for UVM and Dartmouth), and at US Nationals. His experience also includes time as a guide for the US Paralympic Team, assistant coach at Colby College, Head Coach at Vermont Academy, and Assistant Coach at Gould Academy. He’s excited to join the coaching staff this year and coach two of his three sons, Beckett and Caden, on this year’s team. In addition to coaching, Pat is a Friends of Quarry Road board member and chair of its snow making committee.
Assistant Coaches: TBD
Less experienced skiers or those not interested in racing may instead choose the CMSC youth program.