INSTRUCTORS

EKATERINA
POSY
ALAN





TEAM DORNEY + REDBRIDGE - intermediate / advanced training programme, 2017-18

Returning this season is our training initiative for developing skiers at Dorney Lake near Windsor, and Redbridge Cycle Circuit in Essex for hill training.

Detail of the programme - click here

Team Dorney is a structured programem of training which takes place in the Autumn and Winter, aimed at developing rollerski skills and building up for the ski season. It is ideal preparation for cross-country ski holidays and racing.  The idea is to have a loose 'team' training together towards winter skiing goals, allowing you to build up skills and fitness.

Coaching at Dorney Lake will take place once or twice a month between October and March, supplemented by 2x sessions at Redbridge Cycle Circuit.  Coaching sessions take place in the morning (skating, 10-12.00) and afternoon (classic, 14-16.00) - you can come for the whole day, and practice or rest between sessions, or just one session and practice before or after. 

Between sessions you are encouraged to practice and train, and team up with others from the group.  This will allow you to benefit more from the coaching. 

Our core team of instructors this year will be Russian super-rollerski instructor Ekaterina Rachel and British Olympic cross-country skier Posy Musgrave. We also hope to have appearances from our on-snow expert Alan Eason and a few others, depending on numbers.  Each coaching session will have a slightly different theme, and will be focused on technique, but will also push you physically.  Team members will most likely be training for Winter holiday goals - holidays, ski marathons, Arctic expeditions.

When you sign up, you select 8x 2-hour sessions from the menu below.  If you wish to change sessions, you can do this, just give us 48 hrs notice to change a session that is coming up.  All members of the programme can borrow equipment to practice with after the morning session, or before the afternoon session.

We recommend you try to make it to Redbridge Cycle Circuit for at least one session. The tarmac is even better than at Dorney Lake, and the hills offer a chance to practice good uphill and downhill technique.

We will also provide everyone with a special Team Dorney t-shirt, and a pair of Craft cross-country ski socks. The total cost of the programme is £242.

We have a Junior / Youth discount here.

Any questions or comments, please get in touch - iain@rollerski.co.uk or katya@rollerski.co.uk

Team Dorney + Redbridge

October '17 - March '18

 

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Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Session 8
Shoe size (UK)
T-shirt size



Directions to Dorney | Redbridge

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Team Dorney Programme

This is an outline of the plan for Team Dorney & Redbridge. We may well tweak it a bit, but this gives an idea of what we have planned. When you sign up above, you specify the 10.00 or 14.00 session, but you can also come to the middle session from 12.30-13.30 as well (whether you sign up for either session, or both). Sometimes the middle session will be skating, and sometimes it will be classic -

NB THIS WILL CHANGE SLIGHTLY, BASED ON THE OBJECTIVES OF THOSE WHO SIGN UP.

 

Session 1: 10.00-12.00 Session 2: 12.30-13.30 Session 3: 14.00-16.00
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Dorney
Skating Classic Classic
- Skate 2 - technique: balance, glide length, timing, pole planting, compression / extension ski acceleration - Technique focus (diagonal stride, kick double pole, double pole) - Diagonal stride: balance, glide length
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Redbridge
Skating Skating Classic
- Skate 1: timing, pole planting (gearing), both sides + change
- gradient change / Uphill work
- using body weight to create momentum up the hill
- Downhill on roller skis: ski safety and agility ("snow plough", step turn, corners)
- uphill strengh (free skate)

- diagonal stride with/without poles
- uphill work

- or 'Devil Race' (classic or skating)

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Dorney
Skating Skating Classic
- Free skate: jumps, corners
- ski agility
- All styles (free skate, Skate 1/2/3)
Distance + time trial around lake
- Diagonal stride: balance, glide length
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Dorney
Skating Classic Classic
- Skate 2 – Strength: side kick / push, compression / extension, core / upper body work - All styles (diagonal stride, kick-double pole, double pole)
- Distance
- Diagonal stride: strength (working individually and in pairs)
Sunday, December 3, 2017 Redbridge
Skating Skating Classic
- Skate 1: timing, pole planting (gearing), both sides + change
- gradient change / Uphill work
- using body weight to create momentum up the hill
- Downhill on roller skis: ski safety and agility ("snow plough", step turn, corners)
- uphill strengh (free skate)
- diagonal stride with/without poles
- Kick-double pole with/without poles
- uphill work
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Dorney
Skating Skating Classic

- Skate 3:  balance, angle between skis, poling on both sides +  change

- distance

- Skating circuits: core stability and strength - Kick - double pole: direction of kick, ski loading/unloading, drive forwards (with/without poles)
- distance
Sunday, January 07, 2018 Dorney
Skating Classic Classic

- All styles : free skate, Skate 1/2/3, change between styles

- Distance + Pacing

- Double pole: timing, using body weight, drive forwards
- track change (witout braking the rhythm)
- distance
- Kick - double pole: direction of kick, ski loading/unloading, drive forwards (with/without poles)
- distance
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Redbridge
Skating Skating Classic
- Skate 1: timing, pole planting (gearing), both sides + change
- gradient change / Uphill work
- using body weight to create momentum up the hill
- Skate 2 - technique: balance, glide length, timing, pole planting, compression / extension
- uphill work
- diagonal stride with/without poles
- Kick-double pole with/without poles
- uphill work / running the hill (explosive run)
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Dorney
Skating Skating Classic

- All styles : free skate, Skate 1/2/3, change between styles

- Distance + Pacing

need classic skis for skate session

- Ski strength (working individually and in pairs)

possibly parachutes, weather permitting

- All styles - distance
- track change
- pacing
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Dorney
Skating Classic Classic
- Skate 2 - technique: balance, glide length, timing, pole planting, compression / extension, ski acceleration - Double pole: timing, using body weight, drive forwards
- track change (witout braking the rhythm)
- distance
- Kick - double pole: direction of kick, ski loading/unloading, drive forwards (with/without poles)
- distance
Sunday, February 18, 2018 Dorney
Skating Skating Classic
- Free skate
- balance
- glide length
- flat ski - skating on classic skis
- Free skate: leg strength, kick power
- skate 2 / skate 1: strength
- balance
- glide length
- forwards drive (classic and skate skis)
need classic skis for skate session possibly parachutes, weather p need skating skis for classic session
Sunday, March 04, 2018 Dorney
Skating Skating Classic
- All styles (free skate, Skate 1/2/3)
Distance + pacing
- Skating circuits: core stability and strength - All styles (diagonal stride, kick-double pole, double pole)
- Distance + pacing