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 2017-18 Season:

DateWorkshop/CourseLocationPrice & RegistrationNotes
Sept 14-17, 2017NCCP L2C (Dryland)Whistler, BCContact Cathy Harris, (403) 678-6791
Oct 13-15, 2017NCCP L2T (Dryland)North Vancouver, BCContact Nancy Hill, (604) 790-1637
Oct 21-22, 2017NCCP Intro to Community CoachingNorth Vancouver, BCContact Nancy Hill, (604) 790-1637
Oct 27-28, 2017NCCP Intro to Community CoachingWhistler, BCContact Delores Franz Los, (604) 894-6182Hosted by Spud Valley and Whistler Nordics
Nov 24-26, 2017NCCP CCI-T2T (On-Snow) WorkshopWhistler, BCCCC/CCBC members: $125. Non-CCC/CCBC members: $250.
Download the Registration Form.
Registration Deadline: Mon, Nov 13, 2017. Registration Contact: Nancy Beaumont.
Facilitator: Maria Lundgren. Prerequisite: T2T (Dryland) Workshop
17.5 hrs / workshop
More details on CCBC website.
Nov 18-19, 2017NCCP Community CoachWhistler Olympic Park, Biathlon Building, BCCost: $105 for CCBC members ($200 for non-members). Contact Lynn Ayers, (604) 815-0912. Registration open, click hereDate & Time: 16 hours over 2 days, Saturday Nov 18 and Sunday Nov 19, 8:30-4:30. Facilitator: Morna Fraser
Nov 17-19, 2017NCCP L2T (On-Snow)North Vancouver/Whistler, BCContact Nancy Hill, (604) 790-1637
2018 Dates TBC

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


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 2017-18 in the corridor:

DateCourse/WorkshopLocationPrice & RegistrationNotes
Nov 4-5, 2017Zone 4Vernon, BC$150. Zone4 Registration Page. please contact Troy Hudson, SLNC General Manager, (250) 558-8916The focus of the course will cover event registration page creation through to posting of results for races in all formats. This course is designed for race committees, Club Executive and clubs wishing to offer Sanctioned events in the future. Website Info Page
Nov 18, 2017: 9AM-6:30PMOfficials Level 1800 – 609 Granville Street, Vancouver (Offices of New Hippo Health)$85 for CCBC Members, $190 for non-members. Registration: Online at
Registration Deadline: November 12, 2017.
Contact Dirk Rohde, (604) 942-6410
Nov 18-19, 2017: 9AM-5PM
Officials Level 2 Whistler Olympic Park, 5 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler$100 for CCBC Members. $200 for non-members. Register online. Registration closes Nov 11 noon.

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