Workshops/Courses – how to become a Coach or an Official

We are currently looking for coaches for the 2020/2021 Season.  If you are interested in hearing more about the job description and it’s perks please email

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 Nordiq Canada website. The  Cross Country BC website offers resources for coaches.

Upcoming workshops and courses for the 2020/2021 Season:

Sept 9-12, 2020 NCCP LTC (Dryland) Workshop, Whistler

Sept 11-13, 2020 NCCP T2T (Dryland) Workshop, Whistler  

Sept 11-13, 2020 NCCP L2T (Dryland) Workshop, Whistler  

Nov 19-22, 2020 NCCP L2C (On snow) Workshop, Whistler

Nov 20-22, 2020 NCCP T2T (On snow) Workshop, Whistler

Nov 21-22, 2020 NCCP CC Workshop, Whistler

Nov 27-29, 2020 NCCP L2T (On snow) Workshop, Whistler

Nov 28-29, 2020 NCCP CC Workshop, Whistler

Dec 4-6, 2020 NCCP L2T (On snow) Workshop, Whistler

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

How to become a Coach

Here is a  link to help explain how to become a coach.

1st Step
The Introduction of Community Coaching (ICC) is broken down into 2 modules which are both online.  

(1) Initiation into Sport & (2) Intro into Coaching 

Click this link for more info.

After completing the 2 modules online, you will be qualified to coach Bunnies (age 5) and can be a helper coach for Jack Rabbits 1-2 (ages 6-8).

2nd Step
If you want to coach Jack Rabbits or assist with TA (ages 10+), there is another course to complete: the Community Coaching (CC).  This course is in the classroom at WOP and on snow and includes both classic and skate technique.
3rd Step
If you want to coach TA (ages 10+), you need to complete both the L2T Dryland and L2T on snow workshops.
To register for a coaching course you’ll need an NCCP #, which you can register for using the following link
The locker

Coaches will be reimbursed any costs of coaching courses if they commit to a season of coaching with Whistler Nordics.



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 2019-20 in the corridor:

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