Coach development opportunities this fall

National Coaches Week

As National Coaches Week continues, Cross Country NWT is proud to offer the following series of coach development events in the coming months.

If you would like to know more about any of these events, click the link or email us for details. Follow the links shown to sign up for each event. Coach development courses are subsidized by Cross Country NWT and clubs, but a small registration fee may apply.

October 20-22: CCI-T2T Dryland Workshop, Yellowknife

This is the fifth step in the NCCP progression. Coaches are taught about growth and maturation, energy systems, training intensities, monitoring and recovery, strength, speed, flexibility, exercise performance and health, roller-skiing and other dryland ski simulation techniques, etc.

Prerequisites: Coaches taking this course must have CCI (L2T) Coach “trained” status. (Email us to check if you’re not sure.)

Register: Register for this course on here.

November 12: Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop, Yellowknife

New coach? Start here! This workshop is designed to teach parents and other beginning coaches how to deliver a series of age-appropriate skill development sessions under the supervision of more experienced coaches. The orientation is for skiers of all age groups with an emphasis on working with children under six years of age. Coaches will be taught basic coaching skills, how to teach the fundamentals of technique, growth and development considerations, how to create a motivating learning environment and how to set up a ski playground.

Prerequisites: The minimum age requirement is 14 years. Coaches are asked to complete the online Coach Initiation in Sport e-learning module (available here, cost $15) before participating in this course.

Register: Register for this course on here.

December 1-3: Community Coaching Workshop, Yellowknife

This workshop is the second step in the NCCP progression. It provides essential training for coaches delivering an effective skill development program to children six to nine years of age (the FUNdamentals stage of skier development). It is designed to train coaches to teach children intermediate technical skills in an enjoyable way so that it is FUN to learn, to select games that reinforce the technical skills being taught, to design and lead on-snow sessions, and to select and prepare equipment for young children.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop above (or at an earlier date).

Register: Register for this course on here.

Coach training is one of our core responsibilities. Funding can be made available to support coaches travelling to these courses from other communities – please contact us for more information.

We are committed to working with all of our member clubs, and the NWT communities as a whole, to offer programming in a range of locations. To request a training opportunity near you, contact us.

Alongside the above events, we’re excited to send Inuvik’s Holly Jones to Fort Saskatchewan later this month for learning facilitator and evaluator training. This will support Holly’s personal development as a ski coach and facilitator, while Cross Country NWT will benefit from the presence of a new facilitator in the Beaufort Delta – making it easier than ever to develop coaching capacity in the region.