Bay Nordic Junior Team – MS & HS


Important Info

  • Click on our Junior Handbook 2016-17 for complete information on our Junior Team including What to Expect, Team Member Expectations, Practice & Training Information, and Race Information.
  • October 10th, 2016.  Informational Meeting at the Pines Building (across from NEW ZOO). 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Registration Open & Ski Boot Exchange; contact Sara Beno-Chambers ( more info.
  • REGISTRATION FORMS.  Please complete the following forms  and mail forms with payment to Sara Beno-Chambers (address on forms):

Junior Team Handbook 2016-17



Bay Nordic  MS HS Race Form 2016-17 

About the Team

Students and athletes from any school district are welcome to join the Bay Nordic’s Junior Team.  Our team welcomes and supports all athletes with or without experience in Nordic skiing.  Team members are given an opportunity to set goals for their level of participation, whether it’s to develop a lifelong healthy lifestyle, state-level racing, or pursue junior competition at the highest level.

The Junior Team is composed of two teams:

  1. High School (HS) Team – Includes grades 9th through 12th.
  2. Middle School (MS) Team – Open to grades 5th through 8th.

Both programs begin mid-October when the team begins “dryland” practices 3 to 5 days a week and transition to snow in December (Fall sport athletes join us at the end of their season!)

Athletes are able to set goals and progress through three different areas of focus & training programs within the team:

  1. Sport (Fitness Level & Beginning Skiers) – Introduction to skiing and skiing as a lifestyle. Emphasis is on learning to ski and developing functional ski fitness.
  2. Competition (State-Level Race Team) – Represent Bay Nordic in MS/HS level races throughout the State and participate in WI State Championships.
  3. JNQ Team – Top-level age group racing with goal of qualifying for Junior Nationals in March.

Coaching Staff & Contact Info

Program Coordinator/Coach – Noel Versch;

Team Managers – Sara Beno-Chambers;

Assistant Coaches & Practice Leaders – Volunteer assistant coaches support the MS and HS Program! Each practice include multiples coaches that bring a wide range of Nordic skiing talent; including Collegiate Alumni, Master Racers, and fitness gurus!


2016-2017 Junior Team Schedule

  • October 10th, 2016 – Informational meeting for Bay Nordic @ Pines Building NEW ZOO (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm). Registration opens and on-site registration available. **** There will also be a boot swap at this time. If interested please bring your boots labeled with name and price. All sales will be cash.
  • October 17, 2016 – Official Start of Fall Practice for all Skiers. Dry land training sessions until snow flies.
  • November 4th, 2016 – Last day of registration for the season.
  • November 2016 – Snow Equipment Pickup.
  • December 2016 through February 2017 – On-snow skiing, training and weekend races or practices per schedule.
  • End of February 2017 – “Official” practices end. Optional funs skis until snow is gone in March.
  • Spring/Summer/Fall Training Camps and Plans available to those interested.