Welcome! - Registration for the 2022/2023 Season is Open.
The Great Brook Bill Koch Ski League is a parent-run club introducing kids ages 5-14 (grades K-8) to the fun of cross country skiing through physical exercise, lessons, drills, games, and other outdoor activities.
Practices start December 18, 2022 and run until March 5, 2023, the club has weekly Sunday morning practices from 8:45-10:30 meeting in the field by the pond (see map below) at Great Brook Farm State Park, North Rd., Carlisle, MA, unless announced otherwise. Parking is available in the lot by the Pavillion next to the Pond.
Since winter weather in Carlisle is extremely variable, the club meets regardless of snow cover and may occasionally travel elsewhere in order to be on snow. Parents are encouraged to attend each practice (and it's required if their kids are 6 years old or younger) and volunteer if possible.
The New England Nordic Ski Association (nensa.net) is the parent organization of the Bill Koch Ski League, and the Great Brook BKL is one of many local clubs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. NENSA organizes the annual Bill Koch League Festival, an end-of-season weekend of races and activities open to all BKL club members, in addition to coach development clinics and other events.
REMEMBER: Every year, new and returning skiers/parents need to register
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: While Nordic Skiing is inherently one of the safest activities as identified by the mass.gov COVID-19 Youth sports guidelines, we are still taking precautions to ensure the health of all participants.
Here are a few of the COVID-19 related considerations for the 2022/23 ski season:
1. All skiers will follow the CDC Guidelines related to Outdoor activities and Nordic Skiing.
2. All parents will screen their children each morning for fever or signs of illness before bringing them to practice. Any children (or adults) exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted to attend.
3. Groups sizes will be kept as small as possible.