The Track Attack Program, which is directed at skiers in the “Learning to Train” stage of development (skiers 10 to 12), is the third level of the new program. It has been developed in parallel with the third level of the new National Coaching Certification Program system. Program materials include a program-specific enrollment kit, an age-appropriate booklet, and coaching materials specific to this stage in the skier development progression. The objective is for the participants to become technically competent cross-country skiers, and to use their skills to explore a wide range of cross-country ski activities, from backcountry excursions to ski tournaments. In addition, it is designed to:
- Develop fitness through active play, games and other activities.
- Provide children an opportunity to be part of a sport “team”.
- Develop competence in cross-country ski skills.
- Expose children to a variety of “adventure-based” cross-country ski activities.
Athletes may begin dry-land training in the summer, fall, or choose to start when the on-snow season starts.