Ski Lessons and Coaching

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Ski Lessons
Jackrabbit lessons will be offered this season. 
Children must be members of the club.  Please refer to Membership Information page.
There are 9 sessions and the classes are planned every Sunday @1:30PM from January into March 2017.
 
Age as of January 1, 2017.
$25 for Children 4yrs  - Bunnyrabbit.
$25 for Children 6yrs and older - Jackrabbit.
  

 

 
Skill Development Programs for Children
The Skill Development Program (SDP) is comprised of three levels or stages, Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit and Track Attack. The overall objective of the program is to assist children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical skills and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment.
 
 The Bunnyrabbit Program (five and under) is directed at children in the ‘Active Start’ stage of development. This is the first level of the program. The objective is to introduce cross-country skiing and a healthy lifestyle associated with organized activity and active play. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills (with a focus on balance and agility), coordination, self confidence, imagination and social skills. It encourages children to be active and helps them develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment. Coaches are trained to meet the needs of children at this stage of development by taking the Intro to Community Coaching NCCP workshop.
 
The Jackrabbit Program (six-nine years) is directed at children in the ‘FUNdamentals’ stage of development. This is the second level of the program. The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills, build overall motor skills, confidence and social skills, and encourage fun and participation.  At this level, low-key competitions may be introduced, as are inter-club social, skill and fitness oriented ski activities (e.g. on-snow ski camps). Coaches are trained to meet the needs of athletes at this stage of development by taking the Community Coaching NCCP workshop.
 
The Track Attack Program (normally ten - twelve years) is directed at children in the ‘Learning to Train’ stage of development. This is the third level of the program. The objective is for the participants to become technically competent cross-country skiers and to utilize those skills to explore a wide range of cross-country ski activities, from back country excursions to Ski Tournaments. The program is designed to further develop and refine all the cross-country ski skills. Develop skills, speed, power and aerobic fitness, develop strength and flexibility as well as good ski habits, building adventure based activities into the seasonal plan e.g camps on and off snow. Coaches are trained to meet the needs of athletes at this stage of development by taking the Competition Introduction NCCP Workshop.

 

Coaching Courses

Please contact mmnsclub@gmail.com to register your interest in becoming a coach.

NCCP Context

LTAD Stage

Athlete age

Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC)

Active Start

0 - 6

Community Coaching (CC)

FUNdamentals

6 – 9 males
6 – 8 females


Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC) (10 hours)
The workshop is designed to teach parents and other beginning coaches how to deliver a series of age-appropriate skill development sessions under the supervision of more experienced coaches. The orientation is for skiers of all age groups with an emphasis on working with children under six years of age. Coaches will be 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 16 years.

Community Coaching (CC) (16 hours)
This workshop is the second step in the NCCP progression. It provides essential training for coaches delivering an effective skill development program to children six to nine years of age (the FUNdamentals stage of skier development). It is designed to train coaches to teach children intermediate technical skills in an enjoyable way so that it is FUN to learn, to select games that reinforce the technical skills being taught, to design and lead on-snow sessions, and to select and prepare equipment for young children. Successful completion of the NCCP Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop is a prerequisite.




Here are some links for information:

http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Coaching-Development/National-Coaching-Certification-Program/Community-Coach.aspx

http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/