High Performance

Call Out for Junior Skiers 12 & Older

Cross Country skiers aged 12 and older – CCSAM Provincial Development Program is looking for YOU! 

Our Provincial Development Program (PDP) brings together athletes and coaches from clubs across the province. The program needs a “re-start” after a full year of Covid isolation.

We want to find skiers in clubs across the province who are interested in racing, including those who are new to racing!

If you are unsure if you should sign up, please contact your club coach or call Megan Carter at 204-479-7834 for more information. Signing up is FREE and will get you on our contact list so you know what opportunities are coming up. 

The program provides coordination of provincial training camps & athlete testing. A few of our training camps include opportunities for newer skiers. Additionally, the PDP is responsible for input into:

  • Provincial competition schedule
  • Selection criteria for traveling teams including National Championships and Canada Winter Games
  • Coaching and waxing technical support for traveling teams
  • Financial assistance for athletes & coaches
  • Opportunities for coaching professional development

PARENTS: Find out more about CCSAM’s Provincial Development Program by joining a VIRTUAL INFO SESSION – Thursday May 27th at 7:00 PM.

This session is intended for parents looking for more information on the program. Bring your questions! 

Time: May 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9232255580

Coaching Opportunities – Manitoba and Canada Games

Manitoba Games 2022 is coming up and we need to select Coaches and a Manager for 6 regional teams.

Cross Country Skiing will take place Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2022 in Niverville.

Regional teams of 6 boys and 6 girls aged 11-15 will be selected at regional selection events (dates/location TBD).

Coaches must be 18 or older and have Community Coach training at a minimum. This is a volunteer position. Find out more here: www.games.ccsam.ca

Deadline to apply: September 1, 2021.

Canada Games 2023 is taking place Feb 24 – Mar 5, 2023 in PEI.

We need to select up to 3 Coaches, a Manager and a Wax Technician. The Manitoba team will consist of 6 male and 6 female skiers under 21 years of age (born 2003 or later) and up to 3 Para Nordic skiers (born 1993 or later).

Coaches need to be Certified Competition Development coaches by November 2022. Manager and Wax Tech do not need coach certification. Honorarium to be negotiated.

Deadline to apply: May 17, 2021.

Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches

Building Confidence Through Competence

The Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is very excited to present a High Performance Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches. Featuring seminars on ski fleets, physiology, tactical development, leadership along with panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Presenters include:
*Cari Din – Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
*Jodi Hawley – Pathway Advisor & Physiologist, Own The Podium
*Alasadair Tutt – USSSA Development Coach of the Year 2019, MSc Mid Sweden University
*Judy Buchanan-Mappin and Mike Mappin – Professional ski testers and technicians
and many more!

The Seminar will take place via Zoom over Thursday May 20th and Friday 21st and it’s free! 

The Seminar is for coaches at the Train to Train (In-Training and Certified status) and above with presentations focused on those coaching Junior (U18) athletes and above. While other coaches may request to participate, coaches need to have a good understanding of physiology, training prescription and ski selection to get the most out of the seminar. This will be a great opportunity to improve your competence and gain confidence and earn some PD points while meeting coaches from across the country. 

To register for the seminar complete the form via this link.

If you would like to request to attend please email the Chair of the Women’s Committee Allison McArdle: allison.c.mcardle@gmail.com