2021-2022 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

Coaches can now start signing up for their 2021-22 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year must sign up for the 2021-22 Nordiq Canada Coaching License before starting to coach from July 1st 2021 to June 30th 2022 in order to continue benefiting from Nordiq Canada liability insurance coverage and other benefits.

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The Nordiq Canada coaching license is mandatory for all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching at least 7 hours per year with a registered cross country ski club (with their division).
An “active” coach is anyone who performs typical coaching tasks with a registered club, including delivering practices or assisting with delivery of practices, with any age group, for at least 7 hours per year.

Personal information collected is kept private and may only be used for risk management, planning and communication purposes between Nordiq Canada, the coach’s club and division.

The license is renewable on a yearly basis, starting June 15th and effective July 1st of each year.

Go to the NC Coaching License page for more details and registration.

Mental Health in Sport – Free eLearning Module

Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health. 

Sport is linked to a range of positive outcomes, including improved mental health and well-being. Coaches have a great deal of influence over participants’ mental health.  

This eLearning module will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete, and is available free of charge in the Locker. 

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