2023 Coach Development Workshop

by David Hubley, November 1, 2022

Atlantic Canada Coaching Rendezvous

Cross Country Nova Scotia in collaboration with Nordiq Canada and North Highlands Nordic (NHN), are offering a Coach Development Workshop, on March 10th -13th, at North Highlands Nordic in Cape North, Cape Breton Island. Coaches from the Atlantic provinces who instruct intermediate-level skiers, and anyone interested in coaching/instructing at the intermediate level, are encouraged to attend. Logistics have been planned for participants including lodging, all meals, and nightly entertainment from talented East Coast musicians.

There are no fees for CCNS members to attend this workshop – accommodations and meals included. If you are an instructor from outside of Nova Scotia, you can apply to your respective provincial governing body for possible funding. Please contact us if you are not a CCNS member and require fee information, davidhubley@icloud.com.

Enrolment is limited to 20 participants.


To support coaches/instructors of intermediate level skiers (and anyone interested in coaching intermediate level skiers) and to develop a stronger nordic coaching community in Atlantic Canada.


This coach and instructor’s development camp is designed for anyone who instructs or coaches youth or adults at the ‘intermediate’ level (or is interested in coaching at the intermediate level). The workshop will not lead to a formal coaching designation but is loosely based on the design of Nordiq Canada’s  ‘Learn to Train’ coaching course for coaching at the Track Attack level. 


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Program Facilitator

Steven Novosad – Coach Development Manager for Nordiq Canada

Steven Novosad is responsible for designing and delivering coach development training across Canada. This past fall Stephen was in PEI and delivered a roller ski workshop to biathlon and cross country ski coaches from NB, PEI, & NS. His enthusiasm, passion & knowledge was well received by those in attendance. Stephen has an awareness of the opportunities and challenges that are unique to the various regions across the country. 


The workshop coincides with the first weekend of the Nova Scotia March break. North Highland Nordic’s annual loppet is set for Sunday, March 12th.

FRI MAR 107 – 8 pmDiscussion with StephenHighlands Hostel
8 pmMeet and greetHighlands Hostel
SAT MAR 119 – 11:30 amSkate ski sessionNorth Highlands Nordic
11:30 – 1 pmLunch providedNorth Highlands Nordic
1 – 4 pmClassic ski sessionNorth Highlands Nordic
4 pm – onwardsGroup supper and Cape Breton ceilidhHighlands Hostel
SUN MAR 129 – 11 amSession with StephenNorth Highlands Nordic
11 – 12 pmLunch providedNorth Highlands Nordic
12 – 3 pmNHN Highland Loppet. Participation optional, various distances.North Highlands Nordic


>North Highlands Nordic, Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

>Highlands Hostel, Cape North, 1 km from NHN


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>Dave Hubley, davidhubley@icloud.com

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