Cross Country NWT announces Team NT Cross Country Coaching Staff for the 2020 AWG

Nov 1, 2019 – Cross Country NWT (CCNWT) is pleased to announce the Coaching Staff for the Cross Country Ski Team representing Team NT at the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, YT.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:  Mike Argue

Assistant Coach:  Stephen Dunbar

Manager:  Kerry Wheler

Combined, the Coaching Staff have years of experience with Team NT and with giving back to the NWT ski community – Congratulations!

CCNWT looks forward to the next step in the AWG process – Athlete selection is Dec 12-14 in Yellowknife!

Reminder to athletes – Deadline for AWG Trials registration is November 8th.

Roseanne Allen to be inducted to NWT Sport Hall of Fame

Cross Country NWT is pleased to see Roseanne Allen, an NWT Olympian and trailblazer in her sport, being recognized by her home territory!  Her induction means she remains an inspiration to the next generation of NWT youth and skiers.  The late Roseanne Allen joins fellow skiers Sharon Firth, her sister the late Shirley Firth-Larsson, Antoine Mountain and Sarah Daitch in the NWT Sport Hall of Fame.  A banquet will be held on November 22nd in Yellowknife in honour of the new inductees.

Read more about Roseanne’s accomplishments on CBC.ca.

Call for Coaches: 2020 Arctic Winter Games

Cross Country NWT will select a head coach, assistant coach, and team manager to lead Team NT’s skiers at this major event.

Please read the 2020 Arctic Winter Games Selection Policy in full before applying, to better understand the requirements and format of the Territorial Trials and Arctic Winter Games.

To apply for a coaching position, please fill out this form. The deadline for receipt of coach applications is 10pm MT on October 14, 2019.

Athletes wishing to register for Territorial Trials being held December 12-14 (location to be determined), stay tuned for more information once Sport North opens the registration process.

REQUIREMENTS

Head coach must… 

• Be certified at Competition Coach Introduction Advanced (Train to Train) or equivalent;
• Demonstrate strong skills as a ski coach;
• Demonstrate good ski technique;
• Actively coach for a minimum of one year prior to selection; and
• Have previous race experience as a ski coach.

Assistant coach must…

• Be certified at Competition Coach Introduction (Learn to Train) or equivalent;
• Demonstrate strong skills as a wax technician;
• Demonstrate good ski technique;
• Actively coach for a minimum of one year prior to selection; and
• Have previous race experience as a ski coach or athlete.

Team manager must…

• Have completed the Community Coach workshop;
• Demonstrate the ability to ski;
• Possess some waxing experience or be willing to learn how to wax skis;
• Demonstrate skill in managing athletes who may have a wide range of skiing experience, ability, qualifications, knowledge, and skills; and
• Demonstrate strong organization and communication skills.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of October 24, 2019.

If you have questions, concerns or feedback regarding coach selection for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games, email nwtski@gmail.com.