The Concord Nordic Bill Koch Ski League is in full swing. The Bill Koch Ski League operates under the umbrella of the New England Nordic Ski Association and is organized locally by the Concord N.H. Nordic Club. The BKL teaches the fundamentals of cross-country skiing to kids at a young age; however, its ultimate goal is to build a love of skiing and outdoor sports through family participation and having fun.
Amber Dodge, director of BKL programs in New England, says the league helps to build the foundation for an active, outdoor lifestyle that can last a lifetime, and parent involvement is key to its success. Not only do parents coach the Bill Kochers, but they are paramount in keeping the kids active and skiing outside of practice time. Leading an active lifestyle is a family affair. There are 46 leagues throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, with more than 1,000 kids enrolled in the program annually. So find a local group and enroll today!
Registration for our local Bill Koch Ski League is offered through the Concord Recreation Department for kids 5-13. They meet Fridays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Memorial Field from Jan. 9 to Feb.13. Practices involve informal games and play on cross-country skis. (I hear they even make ice cream!)
The Capital Area Wellness Coalition meets in the Smile Building on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. For more information, visit capwellness.org.