The fantastic Junior Racers on their home turf in January 2013.
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The Junior Racing Team is a competitive program that guides dedicated athletes towards the pursuit of excellence in nordic sports. This team consists of 13-19 year old athletes interested in pursuing the skills necessary to participate and compete at the provincial Junior level and beyond.
Junior Racers work hard on a daily basis and follow a monitored and comprehensive program that is designed to meet each individual’s goals.
These athletes are shown that through hard work, perseverance, and teamwork anything is possible.
Junior Racers use general, multisport, and specific training modalities to achieve exceptional fitness. Team members develop self-discipline and great work ethics as they continually challenge themselves.
This year-round program consists of both summer and winter sessions.
Head Coach Dave Battison works with this team along with Assistant Coach Andrea Stapff. Coach Dave has worked as a professional NCCP coach for 16 years. He has worked with National Teams at World JR and World U23 championships. Coach Dave has also been the assistant coach for multiple World Junior Championships held in Germany, Sweden, Norway, and France. He was also Head Coach for the “Rocky Mountain Racers,” a high performance race team garnering eighteen National Medals.
Assistant Coach Andrea Stapff has an athletic background in rowing. Andrea was on the Canadian National Rowing team for 12 years. She competed at 9 World Championship, 2 Olympic Games (1984 – 4th place), and 1 Commonwealth Games (gold medal). Andrea also has a coaching background in rowing that includes coaching at Canada Summer Games, Western Canada Summer Games, and numerous Junior National Championships. In cross-country skiing, Andrea is currently completing Cross Country Canada’s Training to Train certification.
Coach Dave Battison and Assistant Coach Andrea Stapff
Contact us for more information. info@StrathconaNordics.com