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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $25 per person
Location: Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa Building D, Banquet room Salon A
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 Time: 10 am ET
Bib pick up: Sunday 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.
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.
For a detailed season calendar click here
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.
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)
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
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/
Please note that this course is offered in English only.
For any questions please contact Jim McCarty at email@example.com
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.
CCO Annual Coaching Seminar, June 4/5, 2016 in Ottawa
We have an amazing line up of presenters and activities for this weekend. This is a MUST for all coaches.
Presenters: George Chiappa, Mike Vieira, Joel Jacques, Kieran Jones, Sheila Kealey, Robin McKeever (sponsored by Team Hardwood), Suzanne Reid, Sue Holloway
Registration is now open on zone 4. Deadline May 27, 2016
Cost: Full conference participation: $85.00 (includes lunches and dinner)
Saturday only with dinner $60.00
Saturday only without dinner $40.00
Sunday only $40.00
Saturday, June 4, 2016
George Chiappa Using energy systems to maximize strength improvement
Mike Vieira Developing lactate tolerance
Joel Jacques Ski Selection
Kieran Jones Periodization: When Theory Meets Reality
Sheila Kealey Nutrition for Endurance Athletes
High Performance Round Table
Sunday, June 5, 2016 Gatineau Park
Robin McKeever Technique Analysis double pole
Suzanne Reid Active recovery
Sue Holloway Female Athletes: Weight
Coaching course: L2T Dryland May7-8
The NCD will be hosting a L2T dryland course on May 7/8 in Cantley/Gatineau. You must have completed your Community Coach course in order to attend.
The course will run for two full days (8:30 to 4:30) and involves the following topics:
Registration closes on May 4th – register now http://new.zone4.ca
We need at least six people to run the course so tell your friends!
NCD Capital Grant Application Guidelines
The National Capital Division of Cross Country Ontario will offer up to two grants for a combined value of up to $1,000 each. Grants will be paid out in the time period from August 01, 2015 to July 31, 2016.
Intent: The grants are intended to assist NCD Clubs to purchase major capital assets that will enhance facilities and/or programs provided for NCD Club members.
Payment by NCD:
Application: Applications should describe the capital asset, the need, and how it will benefit club members. Applicants are to include actual cost of the asset, and the amount for which funding is requested. Applications must be received before 8:00 p.m. on February 29, 2016 and are to be submitted to the NCD Treasurer (segoodyearstein.com) copied to the Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) and NCD Secretary (email@example.com).
Award: All eligible applications will be reviewed by three members of the NCD Board appointed for this purpose, including one of which must be the Treasurer. Successful proponents will be advised at the March 7th, 2016 meeting of the NCD.
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