Canada Winter Games 2019 – Selecting Team Coaches, Manager & Wax Technician

CCSAM is now accepting applications for the 2019 Canada Winter Games Cross Country Ski Team Support Staff.

FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 3, 2019 (2nd Phase)

The CCSAM High Performance Committee (HPC) will select a support team of up to 5 individuals to travel with the 10 CCSAM athletes selected to compete in the 2015 Canada Winter Games:

  •  1 Male Coach + 1 Female Coach
  • 1 Para Nordic Coach 
  • 1 Wax Technician
  • 1 Manager

The HPC will select the support team based on merit, ability and willingness to carry out the required duties leading up to and including the Games.

Preparing for the 2019 Games

The selected Coaches will be expected to:

  • Assist the HPC with the identification and selection of team athletes,
  • Cooperate with club & personal coaches in the development and implementation of athlete training programs and competition plans leading up to the Games,
  • Assist club & personal coaches with the monitoring and evaluation of core team athletes leading up to the Games.
  • At least one Coach must be Comp Dev (Certified status) by November 2018. All others must be  Comp Dev (Trained).

The selected Wax Technician will be responsible for evaluating the contents of the team wax kit and recommending acquisitions.

The Manager will be responsible for liaising with identified athletes and their parents, support team, the HPC & Sport MB in all areas pertaining to Games preparation.

Honorariums will be negotiated.

All selected individuals must undergo a Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry check or produce copies of recent checks (less than 3 years old).

All selected individuals must complete the Respect in Sport online program.

All selected individuals must read & understand the 2019 Canada Winter Games Technical Package as published for Cross Country Skiing & Para Nordic.


Manitoba Junior Skiers Back On Top

In terms of race results, Manitoba’s next generation of skiers have been climbing higher and higher in the national ranks these past few seasons. The athletes are working so hard, year round, give them a high five the next time you see them (flying past you down the ski trail). Let’s also take a moment and give serious kudos to all of our club coaches from Jackrabbits to the High Performance Program.

The remarkable results at the Haywood NorAm season opener this past weekend in Sovereign Lake, BC by Levi Nadlersmith, Conor McGovern & Lisle Compton are a testament to the dedication, hard work and passion for sport of these athletes and their coaches – past and present.

Read the Haywood Race Report

Dec 12 Results – all three athletes in top 10 (3rd for Levi)
Dec 13 Results – 1st, 2nd & 15th

Wow! Levi Nadlersmith has been chosen to represent Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.