Bill Koch League Youth Program
ORN strives to support our next generation of skiers by creating a fun-filled environment where nordic skiing can be learned, enjoyed, and respected as a lifelong sport. Our kids' program, called the Bill Koch League (BKL), meets on Saturday mornings when experienced club members, with help from parents of the participants, provide hands-on instruction and guidance for kids of all ages and abilities. Read more about our program below and then Click Here to Register for the Saturday BKL program online.
Saturday Morning Kids' Program
For all levels of skiers, aged 5 to 13 (K-8th grade), this weekly program will develop the technique, agility and balance of young skiers through drills, games, and exploration of ski trails at U-32. (Please note that for the youngest beginner skiers (K-1st grade), a parent or guardian is required to accompany the child. At that age they may need one-on-one assistance.) We focus primarily on the classic technique during the Saturday sessions. We rely on parent volunteers to help at these sessions, so please sign up to help on the registration page!
December 8th, 2018-February 23rd, 2019
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Place: U-32 High School Fields
(Multiple Child Discount available, see registration form)
Middle School Team
For committed junior skiers, grades 5-8, who are ready for a more challenging program that features both classic and skating techniques, as well as the chance to gain some racing experience. We will be joining in with the existing Middle School team at U32. Practices will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 3 to 5. Transportation will be necessary to and from practice. Races are a mix of week-day and weekends and across Central Vermont.
November 26 - ~March 15
Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00pm
Place: U-32 Middle and High Schools, East Montpelier
Cost: $75 for lease packages; $50 for race fees
Stay tuned for more details