MS & HS Race Team

Important Info

  • Click on our Junior Handbook 2015-16 for complete information on our Junior Team including What to Expect, Team Member Expectations, Practice & Training Information, and Race Information.
  • October 12th, 2015.  Informational Meeting at the Pines Building (accross from NEW ZOO). 6:30pm to 7:30 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 2015-16



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 near the end of October when the team begins “dryland” practices 3 to 5 days a week and transition to snow in December.

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

  1. Fitness Level & Beginning Skiers – Introduction to skiing and skiing as a lifestyle. Emphasis is on learning to ski, developing functional ski fitness, training with friends, and social activities. Opportunities to gain “race” experience throughout season.
  2. 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;

Lead Coach – Nick Reckinger;

Lead Coach – Mark Ernst;

Lead Coach – Catherine Egelhoff;

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!

Team Managers – Leslie Moss & Sara Beno-Chambers

Leslie Moss; Leslie Moss

Sara Beno-Chambers;

2015-2016 Junior Team Schedule

  • October 12, 2015 – Informational meeting for Bay Nordic @ Pines Building NEW ZOO (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm). 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 12th – Registration open for Fall Program. (Registration closes November 15th for the ski season)
  • October 26, 2015 – Official Start of Fall Practice for all Skiers. Dry land training sessions until snow flies.
  • Early November 2015 – Snow Equipment Pickup.
  • Mid-December 2015 – Racing season starts!
  • December 2015 through February 2016 – On-snow skiing, training and weekend races or practices per schedule.
  • End of February 2016 – “Official” practices end. Optional funs skis until snow is gone in March.
  • Spring/Summer/Fall Training Camps and Plans available to those interested.