The Wausau Night Gliders (ages 9 to 14 &/or 8th grade) are just one of the many ski programs supported by the Wausau Nordic Ski Club. Other programs are the Snow Striders (ages 4-9), and the High School Team Wausau Nordic United. The Night Gliders have been in existence since 1998 and have grown in number each year. The program is open to anyone in the greater Wausau//Central WI area. Night Glider coaches are volunteers from our ski club and provide coaching twice a week as well as race day coaching/support. We have four Levels of Proficiency that are defined within the NG program with written criteria for each group. Athletes need to meet the proficiencies before moving on to the next group. We provide a high quality program at a very low cost to encourage entry into Nordic skiing. Our philosophy is to promote an inclusive sport environment for all youth to develop a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical Nordic ski skills, and a good level of physical fitness for life.