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2021-2022 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

Coaches can now start signing up for their 2021-22 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year must sign up for the 2021-22 Nordiq Canada Coaching License before starting to coach from July 1st 2021 to June 30th 2022 in order to continue benefiting from Nordiq Canada liability insurance coverage and other benefits.

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The Nordiq Canada coaching license is mandatory for all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching at least 7 hours per year with a registered cross country ski club (with their division).
An “active” coach is anyone who performs typical coaching tasks with a registered club, including delivering practices or assisting with delivery of practices, with any age group, for at least 7 hours per year.

Personal information collected is kept private and may only be used for risk management, planning and communication purposes between Nordiq Canada, the coach’s club and division.

The license is renewable on a yearly basis, starting June 15th and effective July 1st of each year.

Go to the NC Coaching License page for more details and registration.

Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022

Nordiq Canada invites all Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2022 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers across Canada!

Get your ideas ready…here is the template for your design: Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022.

The criteria for entering the contest is as follows:

  • Contestants must be currently enrolled in a Nordiq Canada Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit program
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5-9
  • Artwork must be of original work

Selection process and timelines:

  • Designs should be submitted to Ilona Gyapay: igyapay@nordiqcanada.ca by 1:00 PM, CST on March 11, 2021.
  • Nordiq Canada will select 10 final designs and voting will occur via Survey Monkey. The voting period will run from March 12 to March 19, 2021 until 1:00 PM (CST). Please remember that only Nordiq Canada members are eligible to vote!
  • Announcement of the ‘winning’ toque design will be posted on Nordiq Canada’s Facebook page and website.

Questions: Ilona Gyapay, igyapay@nordiqcanada.ca

Nordiq Canada Annual Club Fundraiser

Ski Local, Support Local

Last year we celebrated over $200,000 raised for our annual club fundraiser. This year we’ll Ski Local, Support Local as more Canadians than ever before are heading to their local ski trails to experience the welcoming nature of cross-country skiing.

The goal of this year’s campaign is to raise $250,000 in support of cross-country skiing across Canada by the close of March 19, 2021.

95% of funds raised by clubs will go back to their local projects.

Annual Club Fundraiser Invitation – Ski Local, Support Local
Application to Participate in the Annual Club Fundraiser
Vendor Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Request Form

FREE Community Coach Workshops until January 15th

Thanks to Nordiq Canada, the online Intro to Community Coaching workshop and Community Coaching workshops are now available at no cost!
 
Between now and January 15th, 2021 there is NO FEE for the Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) workshop in the e-Learning section of The Locker: https://thelocker.coach.ca/
 
You must first complete the Coach Initiation in Sport e-Learning module to gain access to the ICC. That $15 fee cannot be waived but if you create an account with Decathlon Community you will receive a discount code for $3 off.
 
Register now for a FREE Community Coaching workshop.
Saturday December 12th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Registrants will receive the Zoom invite from Learning Facilitator Kenton Frith.
 
This is a virtual workshop to complete the classroom components of the Community Coaching context. There will be an on-snow component to complete at a later date TBD.
 
Registration deadline: Wed Dec 9th at midnight.
But don’t wait to register as there is HOMEWORK to do prior to the workshop.
Link to course materials will be sent to you after you register.
 
Learn more about our coaching development pathway here: https://www.ccsam.ca/competitive-skiing/coaching-nccp/