Jackrabbits

Youth Multi-Sport Program Registration Open

For a 2nd year CCSAM is partnering with the Speed Skating, Cycling and Triathlon Provincial Sport Organizations and offering a multi-sport opportunity for existing members ages 8 to 12 (as of December 31, 2020).

Goal: Provide Children and parents with an endurance sports training program that encourages skill and fitness progression, while maintaining the multisport variety that helps keep options open and allows kids to connect with multiple experiences and friends.

Delivery: Program delivery will involve four periods, each assigned to a specific sport as follows:

  • Speed Skating – January 28, February 4, and 11
  • Cross-Country Skiing – February 18, 25, and March 3
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – April 21, 28, and May 5
  • Triathlon (duathlon) – May 12, 19, and 26

Workouts will take place on Tuesday evenings, in two sessions – the first group will workout from 5:15 – 6:15 pm, with a second group schedule for 6:45 -7:45 pm.
NOTE – Please be sure to register for the session you wish to attend, as it will not be possible to switch times from week to week.

Venues/Locations:

  • Speed Skating – Susan Auch Oval at Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Windsor Park Nordic Centre
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – Bison Butte Mountain Bike Area
  • Triathlon (duathlon) – King’s Park for May 12 & 19 – Birds Hill Park for event on May 26

NOTE – The summer locations are subject to whatever our spring delivers.  If these areas are too wet, alternatives will be found which are as convenient as possible.

Equipment: Program participants will need to have continued access to a mountain bike (in good working condition) and certified helmet for this program. It is also important they have suitable clothing for outdoor exercise during the winter months.

Cost: $99 per child (+ tax)

Equipment requirements for each phase will be as follows:

  • Speed Skating – Helmet and appropriate clothing. Skates will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Appropriate clothing. Skis, boots, and poles will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Mountain Biking – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike
  • Duathlon – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike

The program is based in Winnipeg and offers athletes 4 different sport opportunities and new skills to aid in their athletic development. The endurance sports training will encourage skills and fitness progression while maintaining the multi-sport variety that helps keep options open and allow the participant to connect with multiple experiences and friends.

Program is limited to 40 athletes and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis!

On Snow Games Video Tutorials

We are thrilled to announce that in collaboration with XC Ski Nation, Nordiq Canada created a video library of 33 on-snow game tutorials to support the development of youth skiers!
The videos will serve as a great tool for Jackrabbit coaches and CC Learning Facilitators, across Canada!

The videos are on the XC Ski Nation Website, in French and in English, but unlike most of the other videos, these are completely open access.

English: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/33-New-Jackrabbit-Games-Videos.aspx?lang=en-CA#.Xcr5iNVlAl0

French: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/33-New-Jackrabbit-Games-Videos.aspx?lang=fr-CA#.Xcr5PNVlAl0

Jackrabbit Program Coordinators Webinar

Information for the Program Coordinators Webinar has been posted to the Nordiq Canada website. Please share with your clubs, coordinators and coaches!

We invite the coordinators from clubs across the country to join us for a forty-five minute online session where we will address the following three broad topics:

  *   Delivering complete and progressive programs that will keep young skiers challenged and engaged while promoting and enhancing a culture of skiing;
  *   Identify and examine the materials and strategies available to Program Coordinators to best effectuate their tasks;
  *   Explore some approaches to managing SDP materials to promote a higher level of engagement and achievement of program goals.

While specifically targeting Program Coordinators, this free and accessible session is by no means restricted. Club administrators and coaches are also invited to attend.

English: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/Program-Coordinators-Webinar.aspx#.XdWajtVlAl0
Nous invitons les coordonnateurs des clubs de tout le pays à se joindre à nous pour une séance en ligne de 45 minutes au cours de laquelle nous aborderons les trois grands sujets suivants :


  *   Offrir des programmes complets et progressifs qui permettront aux jeunes skieurs de demeurer motivés et engagés tout en favorisant et en améliorant la culture du ski ;
  *   Identifier et examiner le matériel et les stratégies à la disposition des coordonnateurs de programme afin qu’ils puissent mieux accomplir leurs tâches ;
  *   Explorer certaines approches de gestion du matériel du programme afin de promouvoir un plus haut niveau d’engagement et d’atteinte des objectifs du programme.
Bien qu’elle s’adresse spécifiquement aux coordonnateurs de programme, cette séance gratuite et accessible n’est aucunement restreinte. Les administrateurs de club et les entraîneurs sont également invités à y assister
Français: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/Program-Coordinators-Webinar.aspx?lang=fr-CA#.XdWZUtVlAl0