Category Archives: Coaches’ Blog

The coaches blog is where the coaches and team manager may blog about team activities and successes.

Adult Ski Clinic at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya

Don’t miss the First Annual Bay Nordic Adult Ski Clinic at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. Both Classic and Skating techniques are being offered. Read more in the updated flier (this is a downloadable pdf file)

There will be lots of skiing on the Lakewood trail system, yoga, food, sauna, and expert instruction in both skate and classic skiing. We will stay at the Kress Lodge at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya when we aren’t skiing which will allow us relax, look at video from the day, and  hang out with our current and new skiing friends.

January 9-11th, 2015

Online Registration/Sign Up
November 10 to December 23
$120 per person includes lodging – meals – ski clinics

Here is the schedule:

Friday, January 9 2015

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Arrival/Check in at Kress Lodge
6:00 p.m. Dinner at Camp
7:30 p.m. Snowshoe Tour (the camp has snowshoes if you do not)

Saturday, January 10

8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Camp
9:00 a.m. Travel to Lakewood Ski Trails
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Morning Freestyle Ski Clinic 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Classic Ski Clinic 4:00 p.m. Travel back to YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ski Waxing Demonstration 6:00 p.m. Pasta Dinner at Camp
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Video and Presentations
8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Sauna/Night Ski/Bonfire/Socialize

Sunday, January 11

8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Camp
9:00 a.m. Yoga session
10:30 a.m. Check out and travel to Lakewood Ski Trails 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open Ski (Classic or Freestyle) 1:30 p.m.


2013-14 Season wrap-up

Wow!  This would have been a successful year for any team, but for a brand new race team, it was simply incredible.  Our co-head coaches, Phil Nelson and Nick Reckinger made it possible to have effective practices weekdays and weekends as well as supporting our many races.  A special thanks goes to the masters coaches who assisted them, Kyle Demerath, Catherine Egelhoff, and Gary Kosloski as well as the many parents who also assisted to ensure consistent coaching.

As a recap:  Bay Nordic outfitted a team of 38 kids with Poles, Boots, Back-Country, Skating & Classic skis.  A debt of gratitude goes to Deb and Mark Ernst at In Competition Sports for stretching what dollars we had and making sure we had enough equipment for everyone.  It would be safe to say our team wouldn’t be what it is today without their generous help.  (Side note from Ryan: This is the kind of community ownership that you’ll never get from shopping online.  Shopping Local makes it possible!)

Here is a list of results:

  • Boys MS- Won the Iola & Greenbush meets
  • Hans Ernst took 3rd in the Aspirus Nordic Challenge middle school boys sprint race
  • Boys MS won the relay and individual state sprint championships in team score
  • Had the individual State MS Sprint Champion in Jack Jennings, followed by Hans Ernst in 2nd and Jackson Adler in 4th
  • Two MS athletes, Hans Ernst and Kate Stump had top ten finishes in individual distance races at the State Championships
  • Kate Stumpf took third in the Rhinelander classic middle school race
  • Mei Fredeen won the Greenbush high school girls race

 I’m sure I’ve missed a few there, but as you can see, it was an exciting year in racing!  

The coaches are already planning for next year.   Some of the improvements you can expect to see are several trainings this summer for both athletes and coaches, a push for race skis & more poles, more consistent strength training throughout the season, and a tiered coaching system split by abilities with skill requirements for athletes to move up to the next level coaching group. 

Whether you are a master skier, parent or youth athlete who either loves racing or would like to try, we’d love to have you help our team grow. Email us at and we’ll answer any questions you might have.