by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 2, 2020
Are you interested in learning to ski more efficiently? Would you like to learn some simple tricks to keep a group of youngsters entertained, while learning valuable cross-country ski skills through play? Would you like to assist a coach at your local club? Consider enrolling in the online Introduction to Community Coaching module (ICC). You’ll be able to learn at your own pace and pause the delivery of content, at any time.
Community Coaching Introduction training is completed in two steps, taken in order.
Coach Initiation in Sport: This one-hour online multisport course is delivered by the Coaching Association of Canada in the Locker .
Introduction to Community Coaching: Also delivered in the Locker , this four-hour online course teaches parents and entry-level coaches how to safely deliver skill development sessions to children in the Active Start stage of development (Bunnyrabbits). Topics include:
- ethics in sport
- coach responsibilities
- setting up an effective ski playground
- using terrain to teach technique
- ski equipment and clothing needs for children
Nordiq Canada is offering the Introduction to Community Coaching module free to members from November 20, 2020 – January 15, 2021. Participants will still need to complete the multi-sport Coach Initiation in Sport online module first at the cost of $15.
Community Coaching Grant – Nordiq Canada
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.