The BUNNIES Program
The Bunnies Program is for children 4-7 years of age. The objective of the program is to introduce cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play.
Goals of CRAZY MARE BUNNIES Program
Help children develop a positive self-image
Provide children with the opportunity to make ski-friends
Develop fundamental movement skills
elp children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment
The Jackrabbit Program is designed for the “FUNdamentals” stage of development (children 6-9 years of age) This is the second level of the skill development program. It has been developed in parallel with the second level of the competency-based NCCP, which provides coaching materials specific to the needs of skiers this age. Program materials include an enrolment kit (a toque made by Sauce), an age appropriate poster which provides a comprehensive record of the young skier’s ski career, and program award stickers to chart the different levels of achievement. The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health.
Goals of CRAZY MARE JACKRABBIT Program
Encourage FUN and participation,
Develop ABC’s. Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.
Frequent cross-country skiing during the season.
Good technique habits developed through repeated practice using the Jackrabbit program awards
Utilize games and ski playgrounds to develop technique, speed skills and fitness.
Well structured programs.
Develop linear, lateral and multi directional speed.
Develop a team/social atmosphere.
Introduce competition in a team environment whenever possible.
Encourage inter-club social, skill and fitness orientated ski activities e.g. camps