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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


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 5 male and 5 female skiers under 23 years of age and up to 3 Para Nordic skiers.

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


Deadline to submit applications: May 31, 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

Connection 2021: Para Sport for Women

The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s “CONNECTION 2021” program is tailored specifically to women with disabilities who are interested in Para sport. With an all-star female cast of Paralympians, national team athletes, speakers, and hosts ready to engage with female participants, the event aims to ignite the passion for Para sport. 

CONNECTION 2021 is open to women ages 16 and older who have a disability, with or without previous sport experience and who are excited to get involved in Para sport.  We are also welcoming current or former athletes from all levels aiming to explore a new Paralympic sport or discover a new sport that can complement their main discipline. 

The event will be held entirely on Zoom and will consist of two half-day sessions on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 (starting at 11:30PM CDT and ending at 4PM CDT on both days). 

Interested women can submit their expression of interest by May 15, 2021. The maximum number of participants selected will be 25 and participants must be based in Canada.