Cross Country Skiing

Head Coach:  Ellen Cooper Email:  email:   xcski@somdmontgomery.org

Season: November to February

Training: Sat fitness training at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg Saturdays from 9-11 starting Nov 5 2016.  On snow training as available. Coach will notify athletes of dates.

Where: to be announced (hope for snow!) We have tentatively planned ski trips for the weekends of ? depending on snow conditions.  Of course, if snow comes on other weekends, we will schedule more “impromptu” trips.

Competition:  Pennsylvania has invited us to join them again this year… their games are January 29 – 31, 2017. The XC skiing site is at Seven Springs Resort this season. 

SOPA will once again have Winter Games at Seven Springs Resort in Somerset County. Everyone will stay at 7 Springs. All special events will be at the resort (Opening, Dance, Olympic Village, Healthy Athlete, all meals).  All Skiing events will be at the resort.

Cross Country Skiing is a winter sport which promotes superior physical conditioning while providing enjoyment for athletes of all ages. Special Olympics cross country skiing events are designed to be appropriate for athletes of every ability level. Individual events offered in cross country skiing range from the 500 meter race to the 10K. In addition to these traditional events, Special Olympics offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic cross country skiing skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to longer competitive events.

All athletes/volunteers must sign up for sport training prior to attending practice. Please sign up online as soon as possible so that we can make plans for coaching needs.

Athlete and volunteer application’s must be current UP TO THE date of the State Games for your sport. If you are unsure of a person’s status, click HERE to see list of names and expiration dates.

ATHLETES – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required Athlete Application (also know as Athlete Medical) already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

VOLUNTEERS – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required volunteer application already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

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