There will be a CCO coaching workshop for T2T Dryland taking place Oct. 3rd and 4th at Nakkertok South in Gatineau. Mike
Vieira is the workshop instructor and he is the Manager of Coaching Development for Cross Country Canada. Mike will lead participants through a two day schedule that combines classroom activities and outdoor participation to better equip coaches with methods and techniques in coaching T2T age athletes.
There will be a Level 2 Officials' course held in NCD on Saturday October 31 and November 1.
This course is open to members of all clubs and there will be no charge to individuals or clubs. It is not necessary to have taken a Level 1 course, although previous experience volunteering at a race is helpful. This course leads to Level 2 Officials' certification and the course provides a more detailed version of the Level 1 course.
The instructors will be Jim McCarthy along with Jeff Pouw delivering the sections on Course and Richard McKenna covering the Timing sections.
Location: Nakkertok South, Blue Room 1200 Avenue Gatineau, Gatineau, QC
A new series of coaching workshops will be facilitated by professionals with the focus on training and development. The series will run from June 2015 to January 2016. The first two workshops are scheduled for June 1 and June 13. A registration link is found at the end of this post.
Monday June 1, 2015 Strength training for the endurance athlete
George Chiappa is CSAD founder and strength consultant for Nakkertok and the OST.
What is strength?
The purpose of strength training
Types of strength and strength training
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm @ CSAD
Place: Unit 1, 1665 Russell Rd, Ottawa Phone: 613 866-1626
Saturday June 13, 2015 Active Recovery Techniques
Physiotherapist and XC ski coach Suzanne Reid will lead you in a hands-on workshop about active recovery.
use of foam roller
post training stretching
Bring: athletic wear, yoga mat, foam roller
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am
Place: Nakkertok South - Blue room
Other workshops in the series will include:
strength training - basic techniques (squat, deadlift. etc)
fundamental movement skills
basic gymnastics skills for athletes
biomechanics of skiing
nutrition for endurance athletes
You can register for the June 1 and June 13 workshops here:
Don’t miss the year-end celebration of ski racing in the Ottawa/Outaouais region. The NCD is organizing its annual banquet to be held at Camp Fortune’s Main Lodge. Awards and prizes will be given out for the final standings in the NCD race series. The standings may be found here
Here is a summary of the Banquet’s details.
Event: NCD Awards Banquet
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Place: Camp Fortune Main Lodge
$25.00 Children 12 years and under
·Reserve by April 2nd, 2015.
To reserve tickets for the banquet, email Carla Tomlinson to indicate your commitment: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then email your cheque to Carla at 115 Hobart Crescent, Nepean Ontario K2H 5S3.
All of the official events in our Region are now complete. The final totals for the NCD awards are coming soon - just waiting for the results from Thea's.
As the more senior racers prepare for Nationals, everyone else has a great opportunity to get some more time on snow!! With the warm sun and good night time temperatures - we are shaping up for a most excellent crust skiing season. Go and explore!!!
Also planning has started for the banquet....Mark April 11th in your calendars for the End of Season celebration and NCD Race Series Awards. MORE details will be coming soon.