Nordic Program Philosophy
NYSEF athletes are encouraged to become “good skiers” as well as “good racers”; good technique is the key to racing fast at the higher levels. Our coaching staff helps to instill a passion and love for skiing with their athletes to make skiing and racing a life-long and enjoyable activity. Our program philosophy is based on developing and mastering proper fundamental skills, then challenging them in a competitive environment.
Programs range from 1 day/week in the winter to multi-day, full year offerings in order to meet the varying needs of athletes and families. We strive to create an environment in which each athlete learns the essential skills to reach their potential in their sport.
We want each NYSEF athlete to be the best that they can be and have fun doing it! The friendships and valuable connections your children will make through skiing will last a lifetime.
Cross-Country Program Goals
NYSEF teaches year-round cross-country ski education to the aspiring young athlete. Two teams are offered: the Junior Race Team and the Devo Race Team. In both teams, athletes develop the skills needed for progressive training and ski racing.Both classic and freestyle ski techniques are an emphasis and on-going project at daily practice. Nordic Combined and Biathlon are parallel programs, and the athletes often train together.
Healthy learning through sport experience includes time management, sportsmanship, self-discipline and determination. Promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and a lifelong love for the Nordic sports are major goals of the program. This program provides a solid platform toward continued excellence at the collegiate level and beyond.
NYSEF athletes have gone on to compete for the US Ski Team, US Biathlon Team, NCAA Division I colleges and USCSA colleges.
Equipment Portal for NYSEF Families
NYSEF families are always looking for equipment for their growing athlete (or their athlete getting into the sport)! NYSEF Nordic has put together a community sheet for families to sell and purchase equipment.
Selling equipment: Please contact Cross-Country coaches, Shane MacDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Julianne Stemp (email@example.com) to appraise, list and upload your equipment.
Purchasing equipment: Interested buyers contact the seller on the NYSEF Nordic equipment portal directly.
To view available equipment, please visit the NYSEF Nordic equipment portal.