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Below are some useful documents and coach training materials. Note, some documents are quite large and may take a while to download.
The documents below are a collection of useful materials written by coaches or the coaching committee over the years.
- Classic Exercises
A listing of some useful exercises for practicing various classic technique skills.
- Games for Cross Country Skiing
A collection of games that can be used for improving cross country skiing technique and becoming comfortable on skis.
- Never Ever Lesson
A method of starting off someone who has never ever skied before.
- Waxing Course Info
Written by Jake Weaver based on a waxing course that he took in November, 2003. It contains some good information regarding the waxing of cross country skis.
These documents are from various organizations that contain material relevant to coaching cross country skiers.
- Programmers Guidedbook for Cross Country Canada's Skill Development Program for Children
Published December 11, 2006 by Cross Country Canada. This document provides a good overview of the Skill Development Program and surrounding structures (club structure, parents, etc.).
- Developing Physical Literacy - A Guide For Parents Of Children Ages 0 to 12
Published by Canadian Sport Centres, this document describes developing sport for life and the Long-Term Athlete Development model, which form the basis of Cross Country Canada's training programs that we use.
- The Role of Adequate Nutrition for Performance and Health for Female Cross Country Skiers
Published November, 2003 by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
More information coming soon.