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:
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In spite of heavy rain and soft conditions, the first annual SFU7 event saw impressive turnout and a festive atmosphere. Thanks to everyone for coming out, and to all the volunteers who made it happen, and special thanks to the NNSC staff who put in an extra effort!