Elite/HS Juniors Teams
For Age 15-24
Alaska Winter Stars provides programs for junior skiers at all levels, from the newest beginners to internationally ranked elite ski racers. This year we will work towards individually and specifically designed workouts for each athlete. Our main objective is to provide year-round professional training for cross country skiers and to improve not only their skiing level but also to provide physical education and activities in addition to junior sport programs at school. An active lifestyle is important for young people to develop good motor skills, and for masters to stay in good shape, extend mobility of joints, and exercise their cardiovascular system. Cross-country skiing provides an exercise for all major muscle groups, and it is one of the most beneficial forms of sports activity. For some athletes, our program will be just a fun form of sport activity in their daily life, and for some it will be in pursuit of a more serious cross-country career.
AWS has consistently produced many of the United States' best cross country skiers for over 19 years. National Champions, NCAA Champions, World Junior and U-23 Championship members, and many Junior National Champions such as Tyler Kornfield, Eric Packer, Scott and Caitlin Patterson, Marion Woods, Patrick Johnson, Stephanie Kirk, Amy Glen, and many others grew up skiing for Alaska Winter Stars as juniors and through college.
The Winter Stars program is known for having more organized workouts than any other team in the country. We believe athletes benefit from training with coaches who interact with them almost daily to track their progress in fitness and technique, as well as forming tight bonds with their training partners who push and inspire each other to be their best each day.
Athletes interested in reaching high levels of skiing success should be enrolled in AWS programs throughout the winter, as our athletes' training plans involve specific and individualized workouts through the ski season to ensure they are including appropriate and relevant training during and in addition to high school practices. Alaska Winter Stars coaches monitor training logs and communicate directly with each athlete throughout the season to make sure strength, technique, rest, and additional training is being accounted for. Even if your school does not have an AWS ski coach, we are always there to support you, without undermining the coaching from your high school coach. The bottom line is that athletes hoping to qualify or do well at Junior Nationals need to put in more work than just regular high school practices to keep up with the level of training from elite juniors throughout the country.
Technique and skill development and improvement
Strength and endurance training
Training camps: summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks
Coaching at local, regional, national competitions
Year-round coaching support
Group workouts 6-8 times a week
Specific sport education and testing
Training logs monitoring
2019-2020 Pricing & Session Schedule
*Fall-Winter Session (Fall session, Thanksgiving Camp, Christmad Camp, Besh Cups, US Nationals support/Super Tour US Dist Nationals Late Fall-Winter
**(XC-runner-late fall, Thanksgiving Camp, Christmas Camp, Besh Cups, US Nationals support/ Super Tour US Dist Nationals)
***Year Round College (Summer, Christmas Camp, Besh Cups #1-2, US Nationals Waxing/training analysis via internet or phone)
2020 US Nationals - January (all year round members only, price TBA)
2020 March Super Tour Race support (all year members free waxing, TBA)
Lactate Test Prices:
AWS All Year members (top 10 US Seniors Nationals, top 3 JN's 2017, or member US Team JWCH 2016 /U18-FREE
AWS All Year members (paid yearly fee) $40
AWS Members $60
HS Juniors Summer Session- May 29-Aug 12
Spring Session April 16-May 26
Family (3) Year around option:
The payment can be split into two payments, the first $2500 is due before the first day of practice (April 15th) and the second $2000 due September 15th