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

Last updated 4 September 2019

FALL Dryland Program

Field dryland

Regular fall dryland hours for ALL age groups:

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS @ Mahon Park, North Vancouver from 6.00 - 7.30 pm  - start: 10 September, ends 28 November - NO dryland on Halloween night!!

SATURDAYS @ Brockton Oval, Stanley Park from 10 - 12 am - start: 7 September, ends 23 November

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

Gymnastics/trampoline sessions see below.

Starting in mid October U8,U10, U12 and U14 will move indoors on one of the mid-week dryland days (the other session remain at the same location):

U12/U14 schedule indoor

Date

Time

School

Thu, 24 October

6.45 - 8 pm

Ridgeway School

 

Thu, 7 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Lynnmour School

Thu, 14 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Lynnmour School

Thu, 21 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Lynnmour School

Thu, 28 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Lynnmour School

Tue, 10 December

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary School

Thu, 19 December

5.45 - 7 pm

Ridgeway School

Lynnmour elem. school: 800 Forsman Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2G6; Ridgeway elem. school: 420 8th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1Z5; Boundary elem. school: 750 26th Street East, North Vancouver, BC V7K 1A4

U8/U10 Indoor schedule

Date

Time

School

Tue, 22 October

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

Tue, 29 October

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

Tue, 5 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

Tue, 12 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

Tue, 19 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

Tue, 26 November

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

Tue, 3 December

6.45 - 8 pm

Boundary elem. school

 

Boundary Elem. school: 750 26th Street East, North Vancouver, BC V7K 1A4


U16 and VST teams will have additional strength training opportunities.

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: TBD

 

Gymnastics for 6 - 7 year olds (U8) at JUMP! Resumes in fall

The program offered to Tyee kids runs only.
 
Start date: Friday Sept 14th, at Jump Gymnastics, Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver www.jumpgymnastics.ca
Every Friday until 2 November
 
Time 6.30 - 7.30 pm

If you are interested, please fill in questionnaire HERE - at the moment there is a waitlist

Gymnastics for 8 and 9 year olds (U10)

At West Vancouver Gymnastic Centre - session 1 is full

Session 2: Mondays, Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (excludes October 14 and November 11 stats)

7:30-9:00pm

Course number #62079

Please call 604-925-7270 to register or HERE

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 second fitness testing event in all takes place on 8 September 2019 (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 biking 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.