Workshops/Courses

Coaching – Free Online Introduction to Community Coaching Course from Sept. 22 – 30 for National Coaches Week!

We are currently looking for coaches for the 2018/2019 Season.  If you are interested in hearing more about the job description and it’s perks please email admin@whistlernordics.com

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program with the objective of developing the abilities of coaches working with athletes at all levels, from the community level through to high-performance sport. Coaching is great opportunity for local skiers to share their passion for Cross Country skiing and gain personal leadership, ski technique, and coaching skills. For a comprehensive overview of NCCP (training, evaluation, certification) for cross country skiing visit the Cross Country Canada website. The Cross County BC website offers resources for coaches. Upcoming workshops and courses for the 2018/2019 Season:

DateWorkshop/CourseLocationPrice & RegistrationNotes
Sept 13-16, 2018NCCP L2C (Dryland)Whistler, BCContact Nancy Beaumont, (250)545-9600
Sept 14-16, 2018NCCP L2T (Dryland)Whistler, BCContact Nancy Beaumont, (250) 545-9600
Oct 19-21, 2018NCCP L2T (Dryland) Vancouver, BCContact Nancy Hill, (604) 790-1637
Nov 23-25, 2018NCCP Community Coaching WorkshopVancouver, BCContact Nancy Hill, (604) 790-1637
Nov 23-25, 2018NCCP L2T (On-Snow)Whistler, BCContact Nancy Hill, (604) 790-1637
Nov 23-25, 2018NCCP T2T (On-Snow)Whistler, BCContact Nancy Beaumont, (250) 545-9600
Nov 23-25, 2018CCBC Ski Prep WkspWhistler, BCContact Nancy Beaumont, (250) 545-9600
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018NCCP CC WorkshopWhistler, BCContact Lynn Ayers, (604) 815-0912

Visit the CCBC Coaching Workshop page for the full schedule across BC.

Officials

Getting close to the action and cheering on athletes at Cross Country races is lots of fun and you can get even more out of race day by volunteering to assist with the event. Roles can be as big or small as you want but they all make the event a success, try your hand at marshaling, counting laps, collecting bibs at the finish line, shepherding skiers at the start line, plunging the timing equipment as each boot crosses the finish line, setting up the event fencing and signs, and handing out hot chocolate to racers… If you are new to volunteering and would like to better understand what you can do at an event Cross Country BC offers a Level 1 Officials workshop through local clubs, minimum age is 16 years. It’s just one day and it will help prepare you for, and inform you about, the volunteer roles at a Cross Country event – many club’s fund the workshop for club members who volunteer, talk with your local club to confirm the arrangement there. Once you’ve volunteered a few times there is a 2 day Level II workshop for volunteer roles with more responsibility and technical knowledge. To learn more about Officials Development visit the Cross Country BC website. Check out the local workshops for 2018-19 in the corridor:

DateCourse/WorkshopLocationContact InfoNotes
Oct 13, 2018Officials Level 1Vernon, BCContact Rae Jensen, (250) 549-2517
Nov 9-11, 2018Officials Level 2Courtenay, BCContact Patty Johnson, (250) 702-0271
Nov 17, 2018
Officials Level 1 Vancouver, BCContact Dirk Rohde, (604) 942-6410

For the full Officials Workshop Schedule in BC visit the Cross Country BC website.