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  • Ontario University Nordic Camp Ottawa 2017

    A fun summer training camp will be held in Ottawa starting Aug.18th.  The training camp is for university students and also welcomes senior high school athletes who have completed or are entering grade 12 who want to learn more about ski racing programs in university and college. 

    Date: August 18-20   Location for Meet and Greet:  Arboretum near Carleton

    Accommodation:  Billeting at homes of the local Ottawa athletes and/or camping. 

    Food:   Potluck Friday Night. Dinner provided Saturday evening. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are athlete's responsibility.

    Cost:  25$

    Registration:   registration link

    Here is also the link to the OUNC site we created where all this information is available:   http://ounc.weebly.com 

    Planned schedule:  

    1) Friday night: Games and potluck dinner 
    2) Saturday morning: adventure run in Gatineau Park
    3) Saturday afternoon: rock climbing at vertical reality
    4) Saturday evening: games/yoga/spaghetti dinner
    5) Sunday morning: Rollerski Time Trial in Gatineau Park. 

    And the link to our Facebook page that has up to date information: 
    If anyone has questions they can email either ouncteam@gmail.com or sinclml@mcmaster.ca
    Posted Jul 28, 2017, 5:02 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT (L2C) DRYLAND WORKSHOP

      REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

      DATES: Thursday 14th September 2017 (09:00) to Sunday 17th September 2017 (17:00)

      LOCATION: Nakkertok, Gatineau, QC

      REGISTRATION: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1701

      400$ per coach (includes workshop materials, four complete days of training, 2 snacks per day); all other expenses are the responsibility of the participants. *Note that the workshop may be cancelled for lack of registrations

      PRE-REQUISITES: Competition Introduction-Advanced (T2T) “trained” (both CCI-T2T dryland and on snow workshops completed)

      COURSE CONTENT: The course topics will include: Developing athletic abilities (energy systems development including strength training for L2C athletes); Analyzing technique (biomechanics analysis of ski technique); Performance planning (designing YTP for L2C). NST/NDC IST specialists will be attending the workshop and providing insight on training NST and training center athletes. Note that the Prevention and Recovery module is now part of the on snow workshop.

      LOGISTICS: Participants are responsible for booking their own flights, ground transportation and accommodation.

      PRE-WORKSHOP MATERIALS AND ASSIGNMENT: Upon receiving registrations, some reading materials and a pre-workshop assignment (mandatory) will be forwarded to participants with details and deadlines
    Posted Jul 26, 2017, 6:45 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Competition Coach T2T Drylands Course June 24-25
    When:    June 24 & 25  8:00am - 5:00pm
    Where:    Nakkertok South, 900 Avenue Gatineau, Gatineau, QC 
    Workshop facilitator:  Mike Vieira
    Registration Link:    Information & Registration

    PRE-REQUISITES: NCCP Trained Comp Int status (completed ICC, CC and L2T workshops).

    COURSE CONTENT: This workshop is directed at coaches working with athletes 12 to 16 years of age.

    Modules of the Course

    • Growth and Maturation
    • Dryland Techniques
    • Energy Systems
    • Managing a Sport Program
    • Flexibility Training
    • Exercise Performance and Health
    • Designing a Training Program
    • Strength Training
    • From YTP to Practice Plan
    • Practice Coaching Session
    • Dryland Workshop
    Posted Jun 11, 2017, 3:55 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Development Coaches Needed for The Nakkertok Racing Program – 2017/18 Season

    The Nakkertok Nordic Racing Program would like to hire up to 3 enthusiastic and committed individuals to assist in the delivery and implementation of the periodized training programs (dryland and on-snow) for the midget, juvenile and junior programs.

    3 part time positions:

    • 1 with the Junior program
    • 2 with the Midget/Juvenile program

    Primary responsibilities are:

    Work with the program Lead Coach to support two practices sessions per week. While some flexibility will be possible, it’s expected that coaches would establish a regular schedule and consistently attend the same two practice sessions each week. Tuesday/Thursday evenings or Sunday/Saturday mornings. At each training session, work with the volunteer coaches and the athletes to effectively achieve the training session objectives, while mentoring the athletes to help them develop their sense of ownership in the process of their development as an athlete and person.

    For more information, see the Nakkertok web posting.

    Posted May 20, 2017, 5:09 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • 2017 NCD Banquet - Wednesday May 17
    The annual NCD Banquet will take place at a new location this year at Algonquin College on Wednesday, May 17.  Please join your teammates and friends as we celebrate all the participants of the NCD Race Series and look back at the fantastic events we enjoyed this season. There will be an awards ceremony to recognize the top athletes in each of the categories and award their NCD medals. The dinner will be prepared and served by the Algonquin College Banquet services.

    Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Time:  6:00pm     dinner served at 6:30pm, awards to follow
    RSVP:  please email Carla Tomlinson at  carlatomlinson115@gmail.com
    Cost:  $25 per person
    Location:   Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa    Building D, Banquet room Salon A
    Dinner Menu
    Assorted rolls w/butter
    Tossed green salad w/dressing
    Chicken cacciatore w/roasted potatoes
    Penne pasta w/marinara sauce
    Seasoned vegetables
    Individual fruit tarts
    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 4:45 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • 2016 Candy Cane Cup
    To celebrate the start of the 2016-17 ski season and the inaugural year of the Nakkerrtok snow loop we invite you to test yourself against our loop and the clock in an interval start skate race.
    Event: Nakkertok Nordic Candy Cane Cup.
    When: Sunday December 18, 2016
    Where: Nakkertok South, 900 Gatineau Ave, Cantley, Quebec 
    Race Start Time10 am ET
    Bib pick upSunday December 18th between 8:30 and 10:30 am ET on site.
    Technique: Skate--interval start
    Sanction: This is not a sanctioned event.  The event will not be seeded. 
    Registration:   registration link
    The registration deadline will be Friday December 16th at 23h59 ET
    Posted Dec 11, 2016, 12:29 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • NCD Race Series 2016/2017
    Continuing a decades long tradition in the national capital region, this season's NCD Race Series includes many exciting and challenging events for athletes of all ages. There are a total of seven events that feature both distance and sprint competitions that include classic and skate technique. Check out the Race Calendar page through the season for links to registration and race notices for all the races in our region.

     Date   Event         LocationFormat
     Jan 15 Kanata Nordic Pretzel SprintsWesley Clover Parks Sprint Skate
     Jan 21-22 Coupe Skinouk
    Gatineau (Skinouk, Le Relais)

     Classic Int  / Skate mass
     Jan 28 Silver SpoonDRXC  Deep River Classic Register by Jan 25
     Feb 3-5
     Haywood NorAM Eastern Canadian Championships

    Nakkertok South
     Classic int / Classic int / Skate mass Register by Jan 25

     Fev 25
     Nakkertok Juniors ("Cookie Race")
     Nakkertok South Skate - Register by Feb 20
     Fev 26 Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse Meredith Centre, Chelsea Sprint Skate - Register by Feb 22
     Mar. 5 Thea's Race Nakkertok South Classic team sprint Register By Mar 2

    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 2:56 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Coaching Courses added for 2016/17 season
    Several excellent coaching courses are scheduled for this season to help prepare both new and experienced coaches to gain the skills and training to become a successful ski coach.

    Introduction to community coach
    This course is for people who are just joining the cross country ski coaching continuum and for those coaching the 0 to 6 age group. Topics will include: Safety, planning, games, the community, resources and more. Participants must be 14 years old at the end of the course. Note there will be some pre-course reading to complete. 

    Date:    Sunday Nov. 20
    Time:    8:30am to 5 pm
    Registration deadline is Thursday Nov. 17
    Location:   Nakkertok South     Olympic Room
    Equipment to bring:   skis, running shoes, outdoor clothing, note pad, pencil, laptop or tablet with power cord, lunch and snacks.
    Topics will include: Safety, planning, games, the community, resources, etc. 

    Community Coach
    The Community Coach course is offered in the new year over the Jan. 6-8 weekend.  
    Topics will include:  Ethics, waxing, classic skills, skate skills, hill skills, games, competition, annual plan and them based programming
    Equipment required:  skis (classic and skate), running shoes, outdoor clothing, note pad, pencil, laptop or tablet with power cord, lunch and snacks.
            prerequisite =  have taken the ICC course.  Must be 14 years old at the end of the course
    Location:    Nakkertok South - Blue Room and trails
    Date and Time:       
         Jan. 6    7pm to 930 pm  indoor             
         Jan. 7    1pm to 5 pm  outdoor (skate) and indoor
         Jan. 8    9am to 5 pm  indoor and outdoor (classic)

    L2T Dryland:
    Date:    Nov. 12/13  at Nakkertok and Gatineau Park
    Prerequisites: Must have done CC course  (Community Coach Trained)
    All information about this course is on the registration link. This course is also scheduled for May 6-7 in the spring at Nakkertok/Gatineau Park.

    L2T on Snow
    Date:  March 11/12 at Nakkertok South
    Posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:15 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Officials Course Nov. 19-20 Combined Level 1 and 2

    On November 19 and 20, Nakkertok will be hosting a Combined Level 1 and 2 officiating course open to members of all clubs in the national capital region. The course will be led by Jim McCarthy, along with Dirk Van Wijk, Jeff Pouw and Emil Jacobson


    Date and Time:     November 19th and 20th from 9am until approximately 4pm  

    Place:                   Nakkertok South in the Blue Room above the barn

    This two-day course covers Level 1 and Level 2 and will address the different race formats and techniques, key race functions, Cross Country Canada Rules and Regulations, and will teach you how to interpret the rules for a specific level of competition, organize and officiate an interval start, pursuit, mass start and relay competitions and make organizational decisions which take into account the athlete and risk management.  Since the course covers two levels you will not need any prerequisites to register.  An added bonus is that the course is FREE!
    Register as follows:

    Go to CCC's Officials Website at https://cccofficials.moonami.com/
    Scroll down the "Available Courses" section to find the course titled CCC Officials Level 2 Certification Nakkertok [This does cover both levels 1 and 2] led by Jim McCarthy and click on the title.   Follow the instructions to create an account. When you are asked to enter a registration key it is as follows: 20161119.
    Please note that this course is offered in English only. 
    For any questions please contact Jim McCarty at jamesgrahammccarthy@gmail.com

    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:43 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Coaching Courses L2T Dryland and On-Snow
    L2T dryland and on-snow courses are scheduled over the coming months, to be held at Nakkertok South and Gatineau Park. Registration will open closer to the course date on Zone4.

    L2T Dryland
    November 12/13  2016 at Nakkertok/Gatineau Park
    May 6/7 2017  at Nakkertok/Gatineau Park

    L2T On-Snow
    March 11/12 at Nakkertok 
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:28 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
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