We just wrapped up our second annual Team New Hampshire High School Camp at Dublin School. Head Coach Pat Casey from Holderness School created a fully immersive nordic experience for the 22 campers in attendance. Joining Pat were coaches Christina Casey, Peter Hendel, Jeff Husmann, Andrew Havey, Kathy Maddock, Alison Weber, Sam Merrens and Brad Bates.
The camp started Thursday afternoon with a double pole workshop on the great backroads around Dublin, NH. The athletes practiced technique while the coaches spread out and offered immediate video feedback on their iPads and smartphones. Once everyone had locked in their perfect technique they went for a 6 mile double pole tour around the lakes in Harrisville, NH. Click on the images below to scroll through them.
After dinner and the first of many swims in Dublin Lake the crew headed back to the dormitory for an evening technique session.
After an early morning ski simulation workout and breakfast the team jogged down the street to the Dublin School Nordic Center for some interval work on the famous (or infamous) Rope Tow Hill--the big "A" Hill on the Chamonix Loop. The athletes bounded up and over the hills and "wogged"--or walk/jogged the flats and downhills to recover. The group kept the session going for forty minutes before jogging home.
After yoga with Coach Maddock, lunch and a nap we headed to a large parking lot in Keene for an awesome agility session. The athletes warmed up with games of basketball and ultimate frisbee.
The agility course had lots of slalom, an off road section, backwards skating, an awesome jump, good old fashioned marathon skating, one legged skating and much more.
The athletes were ready for a good swim after ten trips through the circuit. A night of ice cream, technique analysis, and Andy Newell films wrapped up a good, tough, fun day. Everyone slept well before the last morning workout and a hike up Mount Monadnock before one last swim. Thank you to our awesome athletes and coaches for making it such an fun week. We are already excited to plan next year's camp.