The Tahoe XC Junior Development (DEVO) Team is a year-round program geared towards young athletes interested in more specific cross-country ski training and/or racing.
Extensive ski experience is not necessary, but an interest in being outside, being active and having fun is!
Program activities include skate and classic skiing, running, mountain biking, ski walking, bounding, roller skiing, games and strength training. Training sessions are held 2-3 days a week to allow athletes to participate in multiple sports.
The Tahoe XC Devo team exists to help athletes achieve their dreams, whether that’s excelling on the school cross-country team, qualifying for Junior Nationals, competing in college or making the US Olympic Team!
- Open to athletes age 12-19.
- Sessions are divided by ability to ensure appropriate workouts while maintaining a cohesive team environment.
Athletes meet at Tahoe Cross-Country (Tahoe XC) and will be transported to workouts in the team van. On some occasions, parent volunteers will be required to help transport athletes on training days. Locations range from Tahoe City to West Shore to Truckee area.
Athletes need classic skis, skate skis, poles, ski boots, trail running shoes, all weather clothing, water bottle holder, helmet, pads and snacks. Contact the Tahoe XC Devo coach for a full list of requirements.
Press Release: October 2017
After diligently seeking to hire a coach to continue the DEVO program into the winter, Tahoe XC has come up short. We’ve learned of a nationwide lack of coaches and too many coaching jobs available. Due to this, the Tahoe XC Junior Development and Competition Program (DEVO) will be on “sabbatical” until May 2018.
We encourage any interested junior athletes to join the excellent development team at Auburn Ski Club (ASC) on Donner Summit. ASC has been a top-quality training center for nordic skiing for many years and currently has a fantastic, committed coaching staff. We are happy to know our athletes are in good hands and appreciate ASC looking after them while we rebuild our infrastructure this winter.
Meanwhile, Tahoe XC is on the hunt for a full-time, year-round coach to take up the reins and lead the frothing herd of skiing youngsters into a bright future. Our commitment to provide a top-notch Junior Development and Competition Program for North Tahoe is strong, for we have seen what good coaching does for our athletes. We will spend this winter actively looking for a full-time coach to hire for spring 2018.
We cannot express how much we appreciate the families and community that have supported this program for the past several years. We look forward to continuing our efforts to help it grow.