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Dryland

Fall Dryland and Indoor Dryland Sessions

Dryland sessions move indoors and meet once a week starting in mid-October. See the following dates and times for each age group. 

  • U8 and U10:
  • U12 and U14:
  • U16:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 to 6:30 pm from September 8 to October 6, 2022 at Westview Elementary School
    • Saturdays at 10 am to 12 pm from September 10 to October 8, 2022 at Brockton Oval
    • Tuesdays at 7 pm to 8 pm from October 11 to November 29, 2022 at Norgate Gymnasium
    • Thursdays: Online Yoga 

Fall dryland is included in all program fees

 

DRYLAND CHANGES

Fall dryland

Fall dryland is included in all program fees

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm ALL age groups

Location: Westview Elementary School, 641 17th Street West, North Vancouver, BC V7M 0A1

Last Tuesday session: 29 November 2022

Last Thursday session: 24 November 2022

U16: Online yoga on Thursdays

Saturdays:

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ALL age groups

Location: Brockton Oval @ Stanley Park - NW entrance

Last session: 26 November 2022

DRYLAND CHANGES

Growth and maturation research tells us of the importance of acquiring physical skills (agility, balance, coordination, speed) before the big growth spurt kicks in during the teenage years.   This period has to be looked at as an opportunity to expose and teach the youngsters as much general athletic knowledge as possible. 

Furthermore, as they hit puberty, muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons stretch and grow.  During this period it is key to continue working on the above skills if the individual is to adapt to their new bodies and progress to specific athletic skills.   It is also the easiest way to improve your on-snow performance and prevent injuries!

Grouse Mtn Tyee is open to all Tyee racers U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, VST. Kids younger than 8: For safety reasons they should be independent and able to follow coaches' instructions. Each category has their own dryland program.

Sessions will progress in specificity and intensity.  Of course all of the activities will keep motivation and fun factor in mind.

Further reading: on Family Influence/Role in the Physical Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors of Children and Youth

Fitness Testing

Check out our website for updates on fitness testing. Although the kids like comparing their scores to each other, the main focus is to benchmark and measure own fitness improvements in each training block. The coaches also look at the various tests to identify any potential weaknesses and imbalances in the racer’s bodies. There is no cost for the dryland testing and all kids are invited.

The first fitness testing event in all takes place on 11 September 2022 (check out the link on upcoming events at our website or go to the calendar).

More info on fitness testing HERE


Testimonial from parents

Brent Mooder: "As a parent, I appreciate the routine that dryland training provides for very low cost.  There may be some complaining during the first few weeks, but that passes as the routine is set and dryland becomes part of what we do.  I also find that I am more active when my kids are in dryland: I often go for a bike ride, a run, or a walk while they train."

Holly Flynn: "My kids are in great physical shape when they do the Tyee dryland training, and they don't realize how much exercise they are actually doing because they have so much fun.   I also found that my kids got to know their team mates much better during dryland. I highly recommend it for new families to get their "feet wet" with the club."