Cross Country Canada is proud to add another online training resource to its expanding e-learning portfolio, hosted in the Locker (Coaching Association of Canada).
The module will be free for any coaches with Intro to Community Coach training and $12 for any other person interested in improving their waxing skills and knowledge. You don’t have to be a coach nor have any NCCP training to do this online waxing clinic.
If you do not have a Locker account already, you can create one easily and then access the online waxing clinic under the e-learning tab.
Throughout this online training module you will find a series of videos and other information on the following skills:
Applying and ironing parafin glide wax
Scraping and brushing parafin glide wax
Tools and tool care
Powders: application and ironing
Powders: rotocorking and finishing
Blocks and pucks
Liquids and gels
Kick zone sanding and binder
Applying kick wax
Removing kick wax
Tips for klister
Travel wax and hot scraping
Stone grinding and new ski prep
While pertinent to all avid skiers (racers or not), these skills and processes are the same used by technicians working at the top levels of racing. In this online module they are presented by Joel Jaques, the technical services coordinator for CCC’s National Ski Team.
Certified coaches completing this training module will automatically be credited 3 Professional Development Points to their Locker account.
This new online resource has been produced in collaboration with XC Ski Nation. You can visit their website to access a vast amount of cross country ski related technical videos and ski related content: https://xcskination.com
Many questions arise from parents who are new to cross-country skiing as well as for many of the seasoned veterans.
Parents may not realize how their support can enhance their child’s skiing experience and few may know where to solicit support and information, whether you only wish for your young skier to have fun outdoors in winter or to establish a foundation for your developing athlete.
Cross-Country Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, has established an easily accessible coaching development pathway that all cross-country ski coaches must follow.
The starting point is a combination of two online learning courses that can be done from anywhere at the learner’s own pace.
While these courses were specifically developed for aspiring community coaches, many parents (coaches or not) have expressed how useful and valuable taking this training has been for them.
Parents of young skiers inevitably become the coach’s assistants!
Spirit North is a charitable organization committed to improving the health and well being of Indigenous youth through the transformative power of sport & play.
Spirit North is expanding to Manitoba and seeking 4 enthusiastic people to fill the roles of Community Outreach Leads and deliver ski programs in Nelson House, Berens River, Wanipigow & Black River. Join the Spirit North team!