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Deadline Extension- XCSO Mentorship Program including Provincial Coaching Experiences (PCE’s)

The application deadline for the XCSO Mentorship including Provincial Coaching Experiences (PCE’S) has been extended to June 28th.  Application HERE Detailed program information found on our website HERE Through this program, coaches will: develop their own learning objectives share experiences exchange ideas refine their understanding of coaching principles and strategies participate in coaching immersion activities […]

Apply to the XCSO Para Mentorship Program

“You coach a person, not a sport” “We are now accepting applications for the XCSO 2024-25 Para mentorship program. The aim of this program is to facilitate connections , partnerships and knowledge transfer for current and new Para Nordic coaches. More details and application can be found HERE

Development Team DEADLINE is June 1st!!!!

Applications are due by June 1st for Team Ontario Development Program! Link to Application Why join the Development Team? Meet skiers from across Ontario! Be part of an XCSO Excellence Camp Learn skills that will enhance your skiing Access to virtual group sessions (example: nutrition, mental performance and technique) Team Ontario clothing item (upon successful […]

2024-25 Team Ontario Rosters Announced!

Apply NOW for XCSO Mentorship Program!

“The biggest myth in coaching is that you can do it all by yourself.” -Cody Royle Second Set of Eyes Cross Country Ski Ontario is continuing its Coach Mentorship Program for the 2024-25 season! The aim of this program is to facilitate partnerships, knowledge transfer and support coaches in reaching their potential. Full program details […]

Jul
7
Sun
2024 NOD July 7 – Classic Technique Strength and Power Camp – Sudbury ON @ Delki Dozzy
Jul 7 all-day

Registration: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=35904&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Ages: Open to all coaches and athletes U14 and up

Updates and last minute info on whats app:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/IRh6RJC17ZWKQvO27XPDzM

[ 10am ] Arrival – meet and greet everyone at the parking lot below the soccer field at Delki Dozzi in Sudbury.

The idea is to work with kids and coaches in a safe environment but in somewhat uncertain conditions. So we are inviting u14 to u18 aged skiers to join as well as any coaches to come and stay with the younger ones.

Gear required:

Please ask for stuff in advance if you don’t have something, we will try to bring that if you let us know

  • Roller skis classic
  • Ski boots
  • Classic and walking poles
  • Bike helmet
  • High visibility attire, for example bright colored shirt
  • Running shoes
  • Shades
  • 2 complete sets of clothing plus one dry outfit for going home in.
  • Rain gear
  • Lunch and snacks, you provide your own.

Objectives:

Connecting strength and power to better technique.

[10:15] Warmup – dynamic

[10:30] Strength and power elements – on and off roller skis.

12:00] Lunch

Reflections on what strength exercise you find helpful improving your technical skill in striding and double poling

[12:30] Your technical change from low to high speed, capturing that on video.

[1:30] Long easy classic ski

[3:30] Going home

XCSO: Alex Roger

Lead Coach: Peter Wiltmann

Club Coaches: tbd

LSSD Excellence Camp @ Centennial Park
Jul 7 all-day

Details and Registration coming soon.

Camp Focus: Community, Mentorship, Enhanced DTE

Camp Leader: Alexander Maycock
Camp Staff: Alexander Maycock, and TBD
XCSO Staff: Alex Roger

XCSO Club Excellence Camps: a series of camps designed to provide training opportunities and exposure to a high performance training and learning environment for Ontario athletes and coaches.

Who: Open Camp for athletes 13 and older. Participants are expected to gauge their own suitability for the demands of the camp. Attending athletes under the age of 18 must be supported by a club coach. Ideally, the ratio of coaches/parents to athletes will be 1-5, where possible.

Attending coaches/parents are expected to be engaged and help support the delivery of the Excellence Camp.

  • Club coaches
  • Open to all athletes, no selection process.
  • Mandatory attendance at one of the District Excellence Camp for athletes on the following teams:
    • Team Ontario Development
    • Ontario Junior Ski Team (OJST)
    • Ontario Ski Team (OST)
Aug
9
Fri
NOD Excellence Camp @ McDougall Recreation Center
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Details and Registration coming soon.

Camp Focus: Community, Mentorship, Strength Session, Enhanced DTE

Camp Leader: Peter Wiltmann
Camp Staff: Peter Wiltmann, Alexander Maycock, Sophia Marshall, Mya Marshall
XCSO Staff: Alex Roger

XCSO Club Excellence Camps: a series of camps designed to provide training opportunities and exposure to a high performance training and learning environment for Ontario athletes and coaches.

Who: Open Camp for athletes 13 and older. Participants are expected to gauge their own suitability for the demands of the camp. Attending athletes under the age of 18 must be supported by a club coach. Ideally, the ratio of coaches/parents to athletes will be 1-5, where possible.

Attending coaches/parents are expected to be engaged and help support the delivery of the Excellence Camp.

  • Club coaches
  • Open to all athletes, no selection process.
  • Mandatory attendance at one of the District Excellence Camp for athletes on the following teams:
    • Team Ontario Development
    • Ontario Junior Ski Team (OJST)
    • Ontario Ski Team (OST)
Aug
10
Sat
SOD – XCSO Excellence Camp @ Huntsville
Aug 10 all-day

Details and Registration coming soon.

Camp Focus: Community, Mentorship, Enhanced DTE, Nutrition

Camp Leader: Holly Strickland
Camp Staff: Holly Strickland, John Strickland, Alexander Maycock, Sophia Marshall, Mya Marshall
XCSO Staff: Alex Roger

XCSO Club Excellence Camps: a series of camps designed to provide training opportunities and exposure to a high performance training and learning environment for Ontario athletes and coaches.

Who: Open Camp for athletes 13 and older. Participants are expected to gauge their own suitability for the demands of the camp. Attending athletes under the age of 18 must be supported by a club coach. Ideally, the ratio of coaches/parents to athletes will be 1-5, where possible.

Attending coaches/parents are expected to be engaged and help support the delivery of the Excellence Camp.

  • Club coaches
  • Open to all athletes, no selection process.
  • Mandatory attendance at one of the District Excellence Camp for athletes on the following teams:
    • Team Ontario Development
    • Ontario Junior Ski Team (OJST)
    • Ontario Ski Team (OST)
Aug
26
Mon
NCD XCSO Excellence Camp
Aug 26 – Aug 30 all-day

Adventure Camp
Emphasis on: Emphasis on Values, Actions & Decision Making. Nutrition/Sport Psychology. 

Coaching Staff: Geoff Tomlinson and Nolan Scheier
XCSO Staff: Alex Roger

Details and registration link coming soon.

XCSO Club Excellence Camps: a series of camps designed to provide training opportunities and exposure to a high performance training and learning environment for Ontario athletes and coaches. These camps aim to provide system development alongside athlete development.

Dec
13
Fri
Candy Cane Cup and OCUP/QCUP #1 @ Nakkertok Nordic Centre
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day

Formats TBD

Jan
3
Fri
World Junior Trials and OCUP#2 @ Lappe Ski Center
Jan 3 – Jan 5 all-day

Lakehead Superior Nordic Association is excited to present the WJT and OCUP#2 from January 3 to 5, 2024. Details coming soon.

Jan
31
Fri
Eastern Canadian Championships OCUP/QCUP#4 @ Mont Ste. Anne
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day

Formats TBD

Feb
12
Wed
Ontario University Championships – OUAs – Dates TBD @ Algoma U
Feb 12 all-day
Ontario University Championships - OUAs - Dates TBD @ Algoma U

Algoma University is excited to host OUAs this year. The dates are TO BE CONFIRMED.

Information will be added as it becomes available.