Help make a difference in an athlete’s life today by joining the team of program volunteers and coaches who directly provide training for athletes in cross country skiing. They work with athletes to improve basic motor skills and prepare athletes for competition. The time commitment is one to two sessions each week for 1 to 2 1⁄2 hours (up to the coach). Some weekends are required for competition. Be a part of athletes achieving their goals and capture the spirit of Special Olympics!
We are currently searching for a Head Coach (or 2 people to Co-Head Coach) in the Winnipeg Region to be able to start up our cross country skiing program. Appropriate training and screening measures will be provided.
- Able to work in a team setting as well as one-on-one with athletes.
- Have some knowledge about cross country skiing.
- Some coaching experience is preferred.
- Able to communicate instructions effectively.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Plan club activities for the season.
- Regularly communicate with athletes, volunteers, and caregivers.
- Facilitate practices with assistant coaches with the safety and well-being of the athletes always coming first.
- Attend competitions with athletes regularly.
For more information on the role, please contact Kayla Kasian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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.
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.