Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop in Kaslo Sept 17-18

The “ICC” Workshop is designed to teach parents and other beginning coaches with basic information and a feeling of confidence as they begin their role as a coach. It teaches coaches how to deliver a series of age-appropriate skill development sessions under the guidance/supervision of more experienced coaches. The orientation is to skiers of all age groups with an emphasis on working with children under six years of age (the “Active Start” stage of athlete development). Coaches are taught basic coaching skills, how to teach the fundamentals of technique, growth and development considerations, how to create a motivating learning environment and how to set up a ski playground. There are no prerequisites except enthusiasm and the minimum age requirement of 14 years.
More info here.

Workshop Fee: The fee is $80.00 per person for CCBC members and $160.00 per person for non-members. The club must therefore guarantee a minimum payment of $640.00 for the workshop. If less than 8 participants show up, the cost of holding the workshop is still $640.00. If you have 6 or less participants registered the workshop will be rescheduled or cancelled.
The workshop will be in Kaslo on the 17th and 18th… exact location and times are still being worked out. I will be the POC, the best way to reach me is at [email protected], I could also receive phone messages at 250-353-2251.

Dryland Coaching Workshop Sept 23-25

Nelson Nordic is excited to offer the CCI L2T (Dryland) Workshop in September!

Prerequisite: NCCP Community Coaching (CC)

Workshop Fee: $35

Instructor: Doris Hausleitner

Date: Sept 23 (evening), and Sept 24-25 (all day)

Registration Deadline: September 14, 2016

Click here to register

This is the third step in the NCCP coach education program.  Coaches are taught about developmental age, physical literacy, team building, making ethical decisions, athletic components (aerobic fitness, speed, etc.), nutrition, how to design their own sport program, adventure-based activities (year-round), roller-skiing and planning a practice.

The CCI (L2T) program provides tools and develops skills that a coach can use to:

  1. Create a fun, team-oriented environment that will motivate children to achieve their personal goals in sport and develop a lifelong interest in the fitness and health benefits of cross-country skiing
  2.  Deliver a well-rounded sport program with an emphasis on skill development to children nine to 12 years of age (the L2T stage of development).

This course is subsidized thanks to the support of Cross Country BC, viaSport and PacificSport Columbia Basin as part of Coaches Week in BC!

For more information: Cross Country BC coach development workshops

Contact: Louise Poole, [email protected]


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Apex Parking Lot ‘Ski Hill’

Selkirk Paving Limited has built a fine new mini ski hill in the Apex parking lot as they work on the Whitewater road. In return for using the lot, SPL will donate a number of lock blocks  that NNSC will use in it’s ongoing bridge repair project. Thanks to Jerry Phillipo for agreeing to the gravel storage.

Gravel for Whitewater road reconstruction.
Gravel for Whitewater road reconstruction.

Summer News


NNSC applied for a CBT Recreation Infrastructure Grant and received $15,350.  These funds will be matched by NNSC and used to relocate and resurface some of our bridges we ski on to go over creeks along the trails.  We will also be re stabilizing the river’s edge in one area along the Salmo River where the water is washing away the land and our trails.  We really appreciate the support that CBT has provided for this work.

We’ve hired Farm Gate Projects Ltd (Darcy Fear) as a contractor for the project. He is working with Masse Environmental Consultants and Les Thiessen on this project. We’ve also had a generous donation from Selkirk Paving Ltd of lock blocks to support our bridges in the creek and river beds. spl

As well, Yellowhead Road and Bridge are providing us with some fill for the river stabilization.  Thanks to all businesses for their support in helping us upgrade our ski trail bridges. yrb

We’d also like to say thank you to Kalesnikoff Lumber who have been logging along our Busk and Clearwater trails.  They have done a nice job of clearing and widening one of our ski trails and will support us in the fall when they come back to clean up by delimbing some trees to open up the canopy.  They have also provided us with a load of firewood. kalesnikoff

Pictures of the new loop 1 on Clearwater/Busk.Loop1Clearwater Loop1ClearwaterA Loop1Clearwaterb

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