Track Attack

Track Attack

TRACK ATTACK: Learn to Train 1 (L2T 1) – Cross-Country & Biathlon

Track Attack (TA) continues where Jackrabbits left off. Certified coaches will lead Track Attackers in developing their endurance, fitness, and fundamental ski basics in a fun environment of games and activities. Both skate & classic ski techniques will be taught during the autumn dryland sessions and on snow in the winter months. TA provides coach support for those wanting to take part in loppets and races.

In other words:

  • Fitness! Fun! Teamwork!
  • Improve cross country ski technique
  • Explore and enjoy many fun off trail ski activities
  • Learn how to wax skis, race with confidence, and learn about safety



  • The TA program is for those who have completed the Jackrabbits ski program, or can demonstrate equivalent ability in classic and skate skiing.
  • Suggested Age: 10-12 years


Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.


NEW! Track Attack Thursdays (TA+) – Learn to Train 2 (L2T 2)


This year we are offering an extra training day for TA’s who want a greater challenge. Thursday evenings will provide a progression for more experienced TA’s getting ready to transition to Youth Development. Learn to Train is part of Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan. In the Learn to Train stage of development, athletes focus on enhancing basic skills to excel in cross-country skiing.


Note: A minimum of 6 participants is required to hold this program.

  • Prior to registering, please make sure this is a good fit and contact Head Coach Ulf Kleppe (



  • TA skiers who are already registered in the Track Attack program on Tuesday and/or Saturdays.
  • TA skiers who want to increase their frequency and intensity of training.



September 5, 2017 –March 24, 2018

  • TA Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM
  • TA Saturdays 9-11 am, following November 11, 2017 practice will move to 10am-12pm
  • TA+ Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM


*Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.


  • Coaching by certified and experienced coaches
  • Dryland and on-snow sessions
  • Planned training sessions based on the Cross Country Canada (CCC) Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model
  • Team bonding events (e.g. Scare “O” orienteering, year-end celebration)
  • Coach support at events (loppets and races)
  • Ski Camp during Christmas Break



  • $200 1 x week *For Biathletes only
  • $400 2 x week Tuesday AND Saturday
  • $600 3 x week Tuesday AND Saturday plus TA Thursdays
  • Plus ENSC Club Membership (Click HERE for link to Membership benefits)


NOTE: The following are NOT included

  • Wax fees for racing are NOT included in registration fees calculated and charged separately. It is the expectation that parents help wax skis for races/events.
  • The ENSC Lake Louise Camp will be held November 10-12, 2017. The camp is not included in registration and ENSC will NOT have pre-booked rooms for participants. You will be responsible for finding your own accommodations with HI-Hostel Lake Louise or nearby hotels. Track Attackers must be accompanied by an adult as transportation and accommodations are the direct responsibility of the parent.


  • Dryland locations will vary: Hawrelak Park, Goldbar, Edmonton Ski Club
  • On-snow @ Goldbar. We can now expect a longer snow season with snowmaking capabilities at Goldbar!

*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather. Please keep up to date with training information on TEAM SNAP.


  • Boots: combi or combination (skate and classic) boots are acceptable, but Combi skis are not suitable, as we sometimes work on both ski techniques in the same session.
  • Skis: 1 pair of classic skis, 1 pair of skate skis
  • Poles: 1 pair of classic length poles, 1 pair of skate length poles
  • Ski striding poles for dryland training (7-10 cm shorter than your classic poles)
  • Basic Wax Kit. Click HERE for the content of the Basic Wax Kit
  • “Rock” skis are not mandatory but can be useful for early and late season training.