Click-on your skis, this year’s Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse will be like no other. If you thought the last couple years were exciting, the 2016 edition will knock your knickerbockers off!
This year, the race will be held on February 27th at Jacques-Cartier Park as part of the Ski Tour Canada FIS World Cup. Guaranteed fun for athletes, family, coaches, and of course, spectators. Guaranteed snow – if El Niño gets in the way, they have what it takes to make snow.
Race info is available here on our brand new website. The race is open to skiers age 8-18 years old as of December 31, 2015. The event is open to everyone!!
ACTION: Early bird registration is now open. Please sign up as soon as possible – it will allow us to better plan.
Exciting skiing. Comradery. Fun competition. Awesome spectator sport as you get to see the whole race. Music. Charles IGA-catered food. Friends and family. You don’t want to miss it!
Please share Events Page with family, friends, other clubs and on Facebook and other social media networks.
Hope to see you there.
The Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse organizing committee
Cette année, la course aura lieu le 27 février au parc Jacques-Cartier sur le parcours des pros de la Coupe du Monde Ski Tour Canada. Du fun pour non seulement les athlètes, mais aussi pour la famille, les entraineurs, et bien sure, les spectateurs! La neige y sera, peut importe les caprices de El Niño – ils ont de l’équipement pour faire de la neige.
Vous trouverez ici, toute l’information pour cet évènement hors-pair. La course est ouverte aux skieurs de 8 à 18 ans (avant le 31 décembre, 2015). L’évènement est ouvert à tous!
ACTION : Rendez-vous à la page d’inscription dès aujourd’hui. Le plus vite que vous inscrivez votre enfant, mieux c’est pour la planification de l’évènement.
Du ski amusant. La camaraderie. Le plaisir. Et n’oubliez pas….c’est un sport excitant pour les spectateurs puisqu’ils peuvent y voir toute la course, du début jusqu’à la fin. De la musique. De la bouffe gracieuseté d’ IGA Charles. Famille, voisins, grand-maman. Ne manquez pas le fun!
SVP partagez la page d’évènement du club avec famille, amis, et autres clubs de la région. N’oubliez pas de partager sur Facebook et autres médias sociaux.
J’espère que vous allez y être.
Le comité organisateur du Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse
The NCD Race Series standings are now available for each category. Local athletes have participated in two fantastic events so far this year, the Kanata Pretzel Sprints at the new home of Kanata Nordic at Wesley Clover Parks and the Coupe Skinouk which featured an exciting skiathlon format. Look to the 2016 NCD Series Standings page after each event during the season for the latest point totals. Remember that awards and prizes will be presented for each category in April at the NCD banquet.
The 2016 NCD Race Series schedule is now available, there are ten races in total and open to all ages from Atom through to Masters athletes. The NCD series is specifically targeted at ages 8 to 14 and enables these athletes to learn about racing and compete in a range of different race formats. Athletes of all ages earn points in each NCD series event raced. The three top athletes in each category with the highest point totals at the end of the series are eligible for prizes at the NCD Awards Banquet in April. There is also a Club Trophy awarded based on total points and participation. Look to the NCD Race Series page for more details.
The following is a list of some of the coaching courses that will be facilitated within the National Capital District this autumn and winter. This is by no means a complete list as two other facilitators may post other course opportunities.
Cross Country Ontario Coaching Course - Ottawa (or NCD), then look for the date. I'm not sure what the course fees will be this year. Last year they were:
ICC - $100
CC - $125
L2T - $250?
The minimum age to take an ICC course is 14 as of the first day of the course. Course materials will be sent to you electronically. The deadline to register will be the Wednesday preceding the start of the course.
The continuum is as follows:
ICC then CC then L2T dry land then L2T on snow.
Introduction to Community Coach #1: Sunday, Nov. 8 at Nakkertok South. 8 to 5 pm
Introduction to Community Coach #2: Sunday, Nov. 15 CANCELLED will be rescheduled to a time in December.
Introduction to Community Coach #3: Sunday, Nov. 22 at Nakkertok South. 8 to 5 pm
Community Coach #1: November 28 and 29. At Nakkertok South 8 to 5 pm
Community Coach #2: December 28 and 29 at Nakkertok South 8 to 5 pm.
L2T dry land: please let me know if anyone in your respective clubs is interested in taking this course. I will then inform the facilitator
L2T on snow: please let me know if anyone in your respective clubs is interested in taking this course. I will then inform the facilitator
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: