Week 1 for Little Nords involves moving kids between groups. We start with groups in the morning based on the information we have regarding kids' levels. Then we move kids around at lunch as needed. We strive for groups to be similarly skilled and fairly well-matched in terms of speed. We work a lot on downhill skills during age 6-8 so that kids are ready to head up-top by age 8-9. So ability to ski hills in control is often what determines groups at this age.