The Junior Competition Ski Team is a part of The Utah Nordic Alliance’s racing program and is open to middle school kids from 11-14. It is for those skiers with an interest in developing their skiing skills through formal ski training and games that emphasize the fundamentals of balance, technique, strength and endurance – geared towards athletes who are anticipating participating in cross country ski racing. Skiers younger than 11 years-old will be asked to register for the Devo Team, which is the appropriate developmental program for children under 11.
Skiers should be proficient in both classic and skating techniques. Athletes are encouraged to sign up for the 3 day/week program, however we also offer a 2 day/week program for those with other commitments. Jr. Comp athletes are also encouraged to race at Wasatch Citizens Series races and IMD Series races.
This includes coming prepared with the correct equipment, and a positive attitude. During the season, athletes are expected to race one JNQ and most of the Wasatch Citizens Series races. Although two pair of ski boots (one classic and one skate) is recommended, one good pair of combi boots will work and one pair of classic skis and one pair of skate skis and poles are required.
The Jr. Comp teams meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:15-5:45 pm primarily at Mtn. Dell, but also at other venues in the Salt Lake Valley and Park City.
TUNA is an all-volunteer organization, is continually in need of volunteers, and requests that the parents or guardians of each participant perform a certain amount of service hours at TUNA sponsored events or functions.
For skiers in the Comp/Jr. Comp program, you will receive a $250 refund if you complete 15 hours of volunteer service plus one 3 1/2 hour shift of greeting and pass sales at Mountain Dell per enrolled athlete. We will have many more volunteer opportunities open for 2022-2023.
At the conclusion of the season, parents who complete the 15 hours will be given a refund of $250 from the cost of the program.
We would highly encourage parents to consider taking on another greeting shift as Mountain Dell daily pass sales are vital to the health of TUNA Jr. Programs and the organization as a whole. Extra greeting shifts can be credited against needed volunteer hours.
Volunteer refund procedure: After completing volunteer hours for the season, submit your hours to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 25th following the ski season.
Additional volunteer information, here.
TUNA plans to proceed with caution this year again.
Do not bring your child to the program session if your child:
- Has a positive COVID test