Latest Provincial Program News – CCSAM News Archives
The CCSAM Provincial Coach & Athlete Development Program (Provincial Development Program or PDP, previously known as the High Performance Program) is a comprehensive program designed to promote excellence in the sport of cross country skiing in Manitoba. To this end, training, testing, and competition guidelines outlined in Cross Country Canada’s Competition Model will be followed.
The PDP aims to help bridge the gap between entry level racing and higher level regional and national competition. Programs (including training camps and race support) aim to bring together skiers and coaches from across the province to foster a sense of community, to share information, and to build a stronger ski racing community
CCSAM is committed to the continued development and implementation of a coach and athlete development system in Manitoba that supports clubs, club coaches and club athletes in the pursuit of sport excellence. The PDP is intended to function within the existing club-based system and will include components to foster coach development at training camps and at competitions.
- The CCSAM PDP is for athletes in the Train to Train (T2T) through Train to Win (T2W) stages of development. Masters athletes are not eligible.
- From a chronological perspective athletes typically enter the Train to Train stage at 12 years of age.
- This program is not for beginners, but for skiers who have some racing experience in the prior season. This includes events such as local Manitoba Cup races and Wednesday Night ski races. Athletes should be committed to an annual training & competition plan managed by a personal &/or club coach.
- Athletes and parents should consult with their club coach to discuss whether registration in the PDP is appropriate. Further information can be obtained through discussion with the CCSAM Executive Director or other members of the PDP Committee.
- Athletes must register online via the Zone4 web link provided below.
- All athletes must also be registered members in good standing of a registered CCSAM club.
- All athletes competing in the Juvenile through Senior categories and planning to race in nationally sanctioned (CCC Tier 1 or Tier 2) events, such as Nationals, Westerns, Easterns, some Ontario Cups & Alberta Cups, need to purchase or renew their CCC race license here: http://www.cccski.com/Events/
CCC LICENSES EXPIRE JULY 1st. DO NOT PURCHASE OR RENEW BEFORE THIS DATE.
- Athletes must read, understand and agree to the PDP Athlete Code of Conduct.
- There is no deadline for registration; however, please note that the ski season begins with dryland training in the spring. For planning, logistics & communications reasons we ask that athletes register by May 1st each year.
- Athlete Agreement & Code of Conduct
- CCSAM Provincial Development Program 2018-2019
- 2018-2019 Athlete Achievement Record
- Athlete Expression of Interest – Team Trips 2018-19
- Team Trip Support Staff Expression of Interest – 2018-19
- Percent Behind Winner – Results spreadsheet
- CANADA WINTER GAMES 2019 – SELECTION CRITERIA
- Low Fluoro Glide Waxing Protocol
- Race Categories – 2019 Competitive Season
- CCC Competition Model
- Student Athlete Guide – CCC Education Committee
- Fitness Testing Policy & Procedures – Information resource for conducting CCC national strength & critical speed testing standards.