Nakkertok is hiring!

Nakkertok Racing Program is seeking a part time Coach – more info

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XCSO Skill Development Programs Materials – Request for Proposals Extended

XCSO invites an interested club to bid on the management of our Skill Development Program Materials inquiries, ordering and handling.  The contract will be awarded to a responsive club/individual well integrated in the Ontario cross country ski community sharing a common vision of engaging youth in sport and promoting cross country skiing as a life long activity.  Please see our Request for Proposal for more information. DEADLINE extended to September 1, 2020

 

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Ontario Cup Bids for 2020/2021 now being accepted!

Event hosts:  Please see the Officials page for details on the Ontario Cup bid package!  Deadline for bids submissions is Monday July 13, 2020.

Rowan’s Law – Phase 2 Implementation Delayed

Phase 2 of Rowan’s Law  has been delayed to January 1, 2021.  Phase 2 makes it mandatory that all sport organizations establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol.  Please visit our Rowan’s Law webpage for more information.

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Community Update #2

JOIN CROSS COUNTRY SKI ONTARIO for a COMMUNITY UPDATE
May 7 @8:00pm EDT


Access audio via conference call 1-855-392-2520 / 5955447
Follow the presentation/visuals at meet.jit.si/XCSO#config.startSilent=true
(Jitsi Meet is available as a mobile app or requires a Google Chrome or Firefox browser)
Please mute your computer or mobile device’s microphone on Jitsi


Password will be shared over the conference line and on WhatsApp via XCSO Coach Info Line
The presentation will be available after the call upon request.

Agenda:

XCSO COVID-19 Response
Programming and Calendar Updates
Remote Training Guidelines Answers
Questions

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2020-21 SOD Team Nominations

It is our pleasure to announce the following athlete nominations for the 2020-21 SOD Team!

2020-21 SOD Team Nomination List

A special thanks to all the coaches, race volunteers, parents, and supporters of this seasons SOD Paraffin Series.  Your continued enthusiasm and passion for our sport is vital to providing our youth with such meaningful opportunities.

Coaches and athletes will receive additional communication from Scott Dowling, SOD Team Coordinator as to your next steps in the nomination process.

Congratulations to all skiers competing this past season!

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Community Update #1

JOIN CROSS COUNTRY SKI ONTARIO for a COMMUNITY UPDATE
Thursday, April 16 @8:00pm EDT


Access audio via conference call 1-855-392-2520 / 5955447
Follow the presentation/visuals at meet.jit.si/XCSO#config.startSilent=true
(Jitsi Meet is available as a mobile app or requires a Google Chrome or Firefox browser)
Please mute your computer or mobile device’s microphone on Jitsi


Password will be shared over the conference line and on WhatsApp via XCSO Coach Info Line
The presentation will be available after the call upon request.

Agenda:
XCSO’s response to COVID-19
Programming and Calendar Updates
Updates to Rowan’s Law
Safe Sport Training and E-Learning
Questions

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Katie McMahon Hired as XCSO Performance Coach

Cross Country Ski Ontario is excited to announce the hiring of Katie McMahon as the XCSO Performance Coach beginning on May 4.  Welcome to the XCSO Team Katie!

Originally from Chelsea Québec, Katie is making her way back East to join the excellent coaching team at Cross Country Ski Ontario. From being pulled along in a pulk by her parents through the Gatineau Park, to racing around on the NCD circuit, NorAms and Nationals; the Canadian ski community has played a huge part in Katie’s upbringing. After completing her degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Katie accidentally fell into coaching and has never looked back. What began as a way to give back to her community developed into coaching career that began with Chelsa Nordique and was followed up with many high performance coaching development opportunities including a European B-Tour and World Junior Championships.

This past year, Katie completed a part-time internship with the Canadian National Ski Team connecting her with the best national and international athletes, administrators and coaches. She gained experience coaching on the World Cup and was the Lead Coach for the Canadian squad at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Katie brings a unique perspective to her coaching, sharing qualifications and experience in both cross country skiing and biathlon as well as a Master’s degree in Intervention and Consultation. Along with her coaching, Katie works as a Mental Performance Consultant and is a Professional Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. She is also an active member of Nordiq Canada’s Women’s’ Committee.

To briefly summarize her coaching philosophy, Katie’s goal is to create an environment in which her athletes feel safe, inspired and motivated to strive towards their personal excellence and contribute towards team excellence. Hard work, lots of laughs, sparkles and high fives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

O-Cup #5: Thea’s Race at Nakkertok Nordic.

Join us for O-Cup 5: Thea’s Race in Ottawa. This annual event, offering NCD points for younge skiers in the region, celebrates women in skiing and usually features beautiful spring weather! The O-Cup races and formats provide the ideal tune-up for skiers attending Nationals. In addition, we are offering competitive and recreational events for all other skiers. (This includes parents, siblings and supporters!) Early bird pricing ends at the end of day Sunday March 1.  Registration on Zone4.ca
We also need volunteers to help out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Pick a slot of a few hours or the weekend!
Further information on racing and volunteering is available at: http://nakkertok.ca/event/theas-race/
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Paraffin Series Finals Quickly Approaching!!!

Only two races left in the 2019-20 SOD Paraffin Series!!!

We are busy ordering prizes for TOP 3 athletes in each category.

Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to snag some super awesome  JUST SKI swag!!!!