Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club - Great People, Great Racers since 1929

Last updated 17 May 2018

Summer Dryland Program

Field dryland

Regular summer dryland hours:

TUESDAYS @ Mahon Park, North Vancouver from 6.30 - 8.00 pm  - start: 5 June, last session 24 July

SATURDAYS @ Brockton Oval, Stanley Park from 10 - 12 am - start: 9 June, last session 28 July

Hiking sessions will be scheduled as a family event - keep checking the website for dates.

Schedule HERE


U16 and VST teams will have additional strength training opportunities.

The main goal of summer dryland is to work on endurance, which is a pre-requisite for improving strength and performing well on the mountain. It would be great if we could see you at least once a week. If you have other fitness, sports activities planned, remember - keep running, jumping and playing!

Check out this page regularly for updates on dryland sessions.

Testimonials from parents:

Brent Mooder: "As a parent, I appreciate the routine that dryland training provides for very low cost.  There may be some complaining during the first few weeks, but that passes as the routine is set and dryland becomes part of what we do.  I also find that I am more active when my kids are in dryland: I often go for a bike ride, a run, or a walk while they train."

Holly Flynn: "My kids are in great physical shape when they do the Tyee dryland training, and they don't realize how much exercise they are actually doing because they have so much fun.   I also found that my kids got to know their team mates much better during dryland. I highly recommend it for new families to get their "feet wet" with the club."

Growth and maturation research tells us of the importance of acquiring physical skills (agility, balance, coordination, speed) before the big growth spurt kicks in during the teenage years.   This period has to be looked at as an opportunity to expose and teach the youngsters as much general athletic knowledge as possible.  

Furthermore, as they hit puberty, muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons stretch and grow.  During this period it is key to continue working on the above skills if the individual is to adapt to their new bodies and progress to specific athletic skills.   It is also the easiest way to improve your on-snow performance and prevent injuries!

With that in mind, Grouse Mtn Tyee is proud to announce our dryland training program, open to all Tyee racers U10, U12, U14, U16  VST and Mstars. Kids younger than 8 are welcome to the sessions, however for safety reasons they should be independent and able to follow coaches' instructions. All groups meet at the same location but are then separated into categories according to programs.  Each category has their own dryland program.

Sessions will progress in specificity and intensity.  Of course all of the activities will keep motivation and fun factor in mind. These sessions are designed by Tyee/VST and run in cooperation with other clubs in our zone so you may see your buddies from other clubs. 

Gymnastics/trampoline at Flicka for U12 and U14

Our Tyee led gymnastics program has been very successful and we have again established a timeslot in Flicka's busy schedule. Gymnastics/trampoline sessions will be announced by the program head coaches.  Gymnastics is the root of all athleticism and the base of all sports so this is not one you want to miss! Check out the website regularly on any updates or registration details for this event.

For fall/summer: eligible programs U12 and U14 -  schedule will be announced soon. In summer there is a block at the beginning of July - exact dates TBA

Registration: FIRST sign up Here  You will then get an email with registration details on our website.

 

Gymnastics for 5 - 8 year olds at JUMP!

TBA

 

Fitness Testing

Check out our website for updates on fitness testing. Although the kids like comparing their scores to each other, the main focus is to benchmark and measure own fitness improvements in each training block. The coaches also look at the various tests to identify any potential weaknesses and imbalances in the racer’s bodies. There is no cost for the dryland testing and all kids are invited.

The first fitness testing event in all takes place on 3 June 2018 (check out the link on upcoming events at our website or go to the calendar).

More info on fitness testing HERE

Tyee Mountain Biking

NO mountain bikink scheduled at the moment

If there are parents that have a mountain bike instructor certification, please, let us know at dryland@grousetyee.com.


If your family is already involved in other sports during the school year, we encourage you to pursue those sports 100%. You can use our fitness program as a supplement and expose the kids to ski specific movements.


For any dryland oriented questions, please feel free to email dryland@grousetyee.com.