After a year hiatus we are very happy to be back on the road visiting clubs all across our Eastern region! In collaboration with head club leaders, we have organized and conducted 3 Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKYSL) clinics so far this season reaching a total of 5 clubs. These leader clinics are an engaging way to discuss the mission and philosophy of the BKYSL; talk about some best practices as club and/or group leaders; learn, practice, and review some ski skills; try out some fun games; and connect with and learn from other BKYSL leaders. NENSA enjoys connecting in-person with the dedicated people across the East who make the BKYSL possible and get children out on snow, and we always welcome feedback on what we can do better as an organization to support your efforts.
If your youth ski club is a NENSA member club, or would like to become a member club here, and you want to arrange a clinic, reach out to our Youth & Introductory Program Director Kait Miller ([email protected]). She is scheduling clinics on weekdays and will do her very best to accommodate as many clubs as she can. If you are brand new to the BKYSL and starting up a club, reach out to Kait ([email protected]) and also check out our Leader Manual here.
If you’re curious about some of what’s covered in our leader clinics, below are a few videos as well as our mission and teaching philosophy. If you are a parent/caretaker and want to sign up your child for the BKYSL, you can find the ski club nearest you by visiting our Club Directory HERE. Contact the listed leader for registration details.
BKYSL Mission: The mission of the Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKYSL) is to introduce young people to the lifelong sport of cross-country skiing, and the many associated health, fitness, and social benefits, in a fun, inclusive, and safe environment.
BKYSL Teaching Philosophy: All Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKYSL) activities and competitions are designed to teach young people to participate to the best of their respective abilities. The foundation of the BKYSL is centered on the belief that having fun is at the core of learning to cross-country ski and that children can develop physically, psychologically, and socially in a safe, healthy, respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment.