Nordiq Canada Community Coaching Grant

In response to the tremendous growth of membership within cross-country ski clubs across the country, Nordiq Canada is committing $100,000 in grant funding to support community coaching.
The funding is aimed at helping Canadian cross-country ski clubs meet the increased demand for the safe delivery of ski programming during the pandemic and beyond by increasing the number of qualified coaches throughout the country.The support seeks first and foremost to provide a response to our current challenges in the aim of reducing ratios when delivering the Skill Development Programs and promoting safe practices;

  • To assist a community that may experience fiscal challenges this season by reducing some of the costs of training coaches;
  • To provided added capacity to a potential increase in demand for initiation into our sport;
  • To offer a complementary pathway to athletes who may not be able to race as much as they might wish and to keep them engaged in the propagation of a healthy ski culture;
  • To reach out to the community that is not directly served by the youth programming.

Summary of how it works:

– New coaches still have to take the multi-sport Coach Initiation Module ($15 e-learning in the Locker)

– Online ICC registration fees will be waived in the Locker between November 20 – January 15

– Community Coaching Fees will be reimbursed to XCSO and then forwarded to clubs or individuals

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee Team Club Culture Grant

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee invites application to the Team Club Culture Grant. Through this grant(s) the committee is looking to provide teams with the resources they need to improve team culture and create a space where female athletes want to be and want to ski.  Deadline for applications is November 30th. Read more

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Second Officials Training – Level 2 Certification Course available online

Our first Level 2 Officials course was so popular, it filled up immediately. We are offering a second course.

This course will be delivered as a webinar. There will be 5 sessions if approximately 2.5 hours each.

The webinar is FREE.

They will be delivered on 2 Mondays and 3 Thursday evenings starting December 2 at 7:00pm. The first session will be entirely for checking access to the webinar and supporting documents.

Wednesday, Dec 2,  7 – 7.30 pm (Intro/Testing equipment)

Thursday, Dec 3, 7 – 9.30 pm

Monday, Dec , 7 – 9.30 pm

Thursday, Dec 10, 7 – 9.30 pm

Monday, Dec 14, 7 – 9.30 pm

Thursday, Dec 17, 7 – 9.30 pm

 

Participants must be Level 1 Certified.

Attendees will be limited to the first 10 to register.

Please register here.

Enrollment code is L2Web222020.

If you have any questions please contact Alan White, Officials and Events Chair, XCSO Board of Directors;  or Katja Mathys

 

 

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NEW: Officials Training – Level 2 Certification Course available online

This Level 2 Officials Certification course will be delivered as a webinar. There will be 5 sessions if approximately 2.5 hours each.

The webinar is FREE.

They will be delivered on 3 Mondays and 3 Thursday evenings starting November 12 at 7:00pm. The first session will be entirely for checking access to the webinar and supporting documents.

Thursday, Nov. 12,  7 – 7.30 pm

Monday, Nov. 16, 7 – 9.30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 – 9.30 pm

Monday, Nov. 23, 7 – 9.30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 26, 7 – 9.30 pm

Monday, Nov. 30, 7 – 9.30 pm

Participants must be Level 1 Certified.

Attendees will be limited to the first 10 to register. We will add another course if this one fills up.

Please register here.

Course ID: L2Web2020

If you have any questions please contact Alan White, Officials and Events Chair, XCSO Board of Directors;  or Katja Mathys

 

 

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XCSO Officials Mentorship Program Application

Cross Country Ski Ontario is introducing an Officials Mentorship Program. The aim of this program is to facilitate growing the pool of officials at the club as well as at the provincial level to support race organizations. Through increased collaboration and knowledge sharing, XCSO aims to improve the officials environment in the province while increasing
connections with other officials. Through this program, officials can share experiences, learn in different environments through exposure at races, apply knowledge in different roles at races in Ontario and become acquainted with various clubs and their venue.
Up to 10 officials will be selected for this program. The program will be administered by Katja Mathys, XCSO Coaching Development Co-ordinator. The mentors will be Alan White (XCSO’s official’s chair), race directors, TD’s, Chief of competitions, etc., depending on the assignments.

Application Form

 

 

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Coaching Seminar – Part 2 Recording Available

Missed Part 2 of our Annual Coaching Seminar?  Here it is!  2020 Annual Coaching Seminar – Part 2

 

 

 

 

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2021 ON Team Programming

The 2021 ON Team Programming information now available.  More information

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Roller Skiing Safety

Athletes & Coaches: Please note that XCSO adopts the Nordiq Canada roller skiing policy with the addition of wearing eye protection whenever possible as an added safety measure.  Please review the policy found on our Athlete page

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Coaching Seminar – Part 1 Recording Available

Missed Part 1 of our Annual Coaching Seminar?  Here it is!  2020 Annual Coaching Seminar – Part 1

Join us for Part 2 on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 – 9:30pm.  Agenda

Phone Numbers

(‪CA‬) ‪+1 289-316-7087‬

 

 

 

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Event Decision Making Framework for OCups during COVID-19

An Event Decision Making Framework, in consultation with Local Organizing Committees, has been established to:

  • Provide a consistent decision making framework with respect to registration opening/closing, refund and decision points
  • Allows clubs/teams to understand how decisions regarding OCups will be made
  • Guide Zone4 registrations and race notices to reflect dates etc

Please note: Timelines may shift slightly should that be necessary throughout the season (ie if teams are negatively impacted by hotel cancellation date deadlines)