TRAIL KIDS SUMMER TRAINING
TRAIL KIDS teaches youth ages 8-13 outdoor literacy and a connection to nature through activities like mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, and paddling in the spring, summer, and fall; then moving into cross country skiing throughout the winter.
Coaches: Julie Rieth, Liza Dawley
Dates: 6.11.18 - 8.8.18*
*No sessions will be held July 2-8.
1 Day Per Week: $170
2 Days Per Week: $250
*Includes summer training shirt!
6.11.18 - 7.9.18 - Trail Running/Orienteering
Locations: Battle Creek Rec Center, Lake Elmo
7.16.18 - 8.6.18 - Rollerskiing
Location: Battle Creek Water Park
When: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
What: The first four weeks will be trail running/orienteering. The final four weeks we will work on ski specific technique and roller skiing.
Equipment: Participants will need to provide their own rollerskis, poles, boots, helmet, and water bottle for rollerski nights. Contact us if you do not currently own rollerskis. Rollerblades are an acceptable substitute for this age group. Running shoes and water bottles will required for running/orienteering nights.
6.13.18 - 8.8.18 Mountain Biking
Locations: Carver Lake Park, Battle Creek Rec Center
When: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
What: Introducing kids to the fun of the outdoors and trails for a lifetime! Our biggest goal is outdoor fun and enjoyment for all riders, realizing for some kids that might be preparing to compete in a race and for others it might be a leisurely ride with the family.
This program will provide a good intro/intermediate level mountain bike class. We will be starting with the basics and will emphasize safety, fun, skills development, and proper bike maintenance. Kids learn skills best by playing. Our sessions involve teaching skills with cones, pool noodles, boards/skinnies, ramps, and more. Skills taught include the right body positioning, turning, shifting, climbing, and BRAKING - all skills needed to keep your rider safe on a bike.
Equipment: A safe and well maintained bike is required for the best experience for the rider. Front suspension and disc brakes are beneficial, but not required. And, of course, a helmet! Endurance United does not supply participants with mountain bikes.