Camp #2 – Comp/Jr Comp In-Town
Who: Comp and Jr Comp Athletes, ages 11 – 19
When: July 21st – 23rd
Where: Salt Lake and surrounding areas
Why: To build skiers for next winter, and to create a team community for ALL athletes and their families
Days: Friday, July 21st through Sunday July 23rd
Additional Info: Activity fees are included, loaner equipment for rollerskiing is provided. Athletes will need to bring snacks and water for the Saturday and Sunday, and lunch money for Saturday.
The Focus is on Fun
Most of all, the focus will be on working together in a group to build a team who help each other achieve their individual and team goals. The emphasis is on how all of this work can be fun when it’s done well, and that’s the plan.
Friday: Meet at Walmart at 2pm. We will go to the Impact Ninja Gym in Sandy, then get a few pizzas and head to a park with a splash pad. Back by 6:30 pm at Walmart.
Saturday: Meet at Walmart at 8:30am – We’ll go to Park City and play and try out rollerskiing. This time for real! We’ll have skate skis and we can borrow boots for those who don’t have any.
Sunday: Meet at Walmart at 8:30am – We’ll go up high for a long adventure hike at Snowbird. Hiking up and tramming down!
Coaches: Julia and Jen (Coach to athlete ratio maximum 1:6).
Julia Richter – Head Coach
Julia joined us for the 2022-23 winter season as Head Coach. She’s a NCAA champion, former German National Team athlete, and U of U Ski Team alumni. Julia holds both USSA L100 and high-level German coaching certifications and is focused on making ski training effective and fun, while avoiding athlete burnout.
Pete Vordenberg – Programs Advisor
After his own two appearances at the Olympics in Nordic skiing, racing on the World Cup, and a NCAA championship, Pete coached the US National Team for ten years. He was instrumental in building the staff at USSA who are currently having the most success in the history of the sport in our country. Pete is passionate about skiing and creating new skiers and is now committed to helping the TUNA Comp and Junior Comp team grow and improve. Pete is a USSA Level 400 Certified coach and is volunteering his time to this program.
Jen Santoro – Programs Administrator
Jen is a former internationally competitive road and cyclocrosser, representing the US in the road and cyclocross World Cups at the elite level. After retirement she taught secondary mathematics for ten years in grades 7 – 12. As a skier, she won a Masters World age group championship in Nordic skiing in 2018 and multiple age group national championships. She has been coaching with TUNA youth programs for six years. Jen is a USSA Level 200 Certified coach.