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2019 ON Team Programming & Athlete Development Opportunities

The High Performance Committee of XCSO is excited to launch a new direction for competitive xc skiing in Ontario.

From XCSO HPC Chair Jack Sasseville: “This new program will increase grassroots development while at the same time be more inclusive to post secondary high school skiers. We are thrilled to continue to enhance our high performance teams in conjunction with the NTDC in Thunder Bay.”

More information here.

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Ontario Team Structure Changes

Please read this notice regarding changes to the Ontario Team structure for 2018-2019.  Please direct any questions to Jack Sasseville High Performance Chair at [email protected] or Victor Wiltmann XCSO Technical Director at [email protected]

Job Opportunity at CCC

Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada is hiring.  More information is here.

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Ontario Athlete Exchange

Are you interested in training with like-minded athletes? Cross Country Ski Ontario would like to help connect you through an athlete exchange.  Please complete the following registration and we will work to connect you with training partners across the province.  The rest is up to you!  Questions?  Please contact [email protected]

Program Outline:  Participants from around the province will be matched based on age and training hours. We hope this can facilitate a positive training exchange amongst athletes in the province!

Program Expectations:  Program participants are expected to be willing to host as well as travel to a partner location within the province. All travel and arrangements must be agreed upon between the two (or more) host families.

​Please note:  All expenses/costs incurred for this is the athlete’s responsibility.

Please register here!  Athletes will be ‘matched’ on an ongoing basis.







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New! Regional Development Squad Application

XCSO is now accepting applications for the Regional Development Squad (YOB 2004).  Please use & submit the fillable PDF here following the instructions by March 31st, 2018.  Program information is on page 6 & 16 of the ON Team Selection document.

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Para-Nordic Talent Development Camp

The Ontario Para-Nordic Talent Development Camp has been moved to Horseshoe Resort.   Click here to register.

NTDC Easterns Wax Room Collaboration

Looking to gain experience in the waxroom.  Check out this opportunity to collaborate with NTDC Thunder Bay at Easterns.  Deadline for applications is December 23.  Click here for more information.

Soft Launch of New Online Coach Initiation Module

Athletes with at least 2 years provincial and national racing experience (as demonstrated by 2 years of distance CPL ranking) wishing to start their coach training in the Comp-Intro. context (CCI-L2T) will be allowed to do so by doing the Coaching Initiation e-learning module and signing CCC Coaches’ code of conduct.

Full Details on CCC website

Coaches: Do you need NCCP Professional Development points?

Sign up for the new Coach Initiation Module:
It is free of charge until the end of January 2017 and you will earn 5 PD points. It takes about 1 hour to complete. It doesn’t matter what your coaching level, you just need a NCCP coaching number.
If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]