Increase Your Family’s Enjoyment of XC Skiing

by Cross Country Nova Scotia, September 2019

Consider the Introduction to Community Coaching course. Learn techniques to help your youngsters get moving on cross-country skis and enjoying the outdoors.

The Introduction to Community Coaching course is 100% online, enrolment fees are covered by CCNS, and you’ll learn tricks and tips to increase your entire family’s overall enjoyment of the sport.

This introductory course can be completed at your pace and allows users to pause sessions.  Whether you’re interested in gaining skills to help your child have more fun outside in winter, developing an athlete, or systematically increasing your knowledge base of the sport – this course provides a solid foundation.  

We would like to encourage everyone 14 years of age and older to benefit from the Introductory to Community Coaching course.

Coach training opens the door to leadership opportunities, offering a new sense of purpose for skiers aged 14 years through grand master.

Bunny rabbit and jackrabbit lesson participants from around the province.

Club lessons are a terrific way to build a family lifestyle of getting out on skis together. Children will enjoy the company of their new ski friends. Loppets are also fantastic family-friendly cross-country ski events hosted by local clubs.

The Introduction to Community Coaching course is required for volunteers interested in assisting coaches instruct lessons. Becoming involved in your child’s lessons is a great way to meet other club members, and learn the techniques seasoned instructors use to engage participants. Consider connecting with a lesson group at your local club.


1. Coaching Initiation to Sport |Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)

2. Community Coaching:  Introduction | National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Registration Instructions (click here).  Coaching Association of Canada’s “Coaching Initiation to Sport” is a pre-requisite to enrolling in the “Community Coaching:  Introduction”. This course provides strategy for delivering messages to athletes across all ages and abilities. Online delivery, pause course at any time.

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