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NORTHWESTEL JACKRABBIT/BUNNY PROGRAM

Northwestel Jackrabbit/Bunny Program

Bunny Program

The Bunny Program is the first level of the Active Start stage of development (children 5 years of age and younger). It has been developed in parallel with the first level of the competency-based National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), which now provides coaching materials specific to the needs of this age group. The objective of the program is to introduce cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. In addition, the program is designed to: help children develop a positive self-image, be fun, provide children with the opportunity to make ski-friends, develop fundamental movement skills, help children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.

Jackrabbit Program

The Jackrabbit Program is designed for the “FUNdamentals” stage of development (children 6-9 years of age). This is the second level of the skill development program. It has been developed in parallel with the second level of the competency-based NCCP, which provides coaching materials specific to the needs of skiers this age. The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health.

Goals of this program:

  • Encourage FUN and participation
  • Develop ABC’s: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed
  • Frequent cross-country skiing during the season
  • Good technique habits developed through repeated practice using the Jackrabbit program awards
  • Utilize games and ski playgrounds to develop technique, speed skills and fitness
  • Develop a team/social atmosphere
  • Introduce competition in a team environment whenever possible

Jackrabbit and Bunny Schedule:

  • Sundays: 1:00 - 2:30pm (meet in the Grey Mountain Room) Snack will be served from 2:00 - 2:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 3:30 - 5:00pm (meet in the Grey Mountain Room) Snack will be served between 3:30 - 4:00pm
Details

Age Group: Ages 4 to 9

Date: Starts in January

Fee: $75

Important Information

WCCSC membership required - $32/children under 6, $70/6 yrs or older (if purchased before November 1), $75/6 yrs or older (if purchased November 1 or later). Ski package rentals are available for $75 for JR/B Program only or $100 for unlimited use at Whitehorse Nordic Centre.