Skiers interested in teaching the general public, or furthering their knowledge of cross-country skiing techniques, are encouraged to pursue instructor certification with the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).
CANSI is a non-profit organization designed to promote and advance the sport of nordic skiing (cross-country and telemark) in Canada, through the provision of high quality instruction.
Founded in 1976, CANSI unified three nordic ski instruction programs which included: Canadian Ski Association, Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, and Ski Quebec. CANSI strives to promote a positive and proactive approach to teaching nordic skiing skills through lesson planning and instruction.
Becoming a CANSI Instructor
CANSI offers four levels of certification in cross-country techniques and three in telemark. Advancement through the levels marks a progression in an individual’s ability to teach more advanced or expert skiers.
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Athlete Development Matrix | NC
Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) | CS4L
Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD), NC
Coach Development Articles| NC
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Coaching Licence | NC
Instructional DVDs | XC Zone | CANSI
Newsletters | CANSI
Coaching Policies and Procedures | NC
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National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) | CAC
Professional Development and Grants | NC
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