Join NENSA, guest coaches and speakers, including US Ski Team Staff, Bryan Fish and Matt Whitcomb for a full weekend of cross country ski education and information sharing at the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire. Registration and detailed notes on the event can be found by clicking here.
We have built upon our traditional offerings from past Coaches Symposiums to create engaging programming for all of our adult members. In addition to offering US Ski and Snowboard Educational programs (L100 clinic and L200 coursework) we have tailored our technique clinic to our broader masters community and added an evening of guest speakers.
The technique clinic on Saturday afternoon from 2:00-5:00pm will feature four instructors including Matt Whitcomb (USST), Justin Beckwith (NENSA), Rob Bradlee (CSU) and Kathy Maddock (Dublin XC). Attendees will be led through dryland progressions and rollerski drills for both classic and skate. Learn to find a dynamic body position and challenge yourself to improve or update your technique. Whether you aspire to inspire the next generation of World Cup skiers or you just want to improve your placement in the Zak or Marathon Series – this clinic is for YOU!! And if that wasn’t enough come see what the “rollerski bicycle” is all about – learn to be a better skier through “skill based” or “games approach” activities.
Bryan Fish, 2018 US Ski and Snowboard “International Coach of the Year,” and recently promoted, Cross Country Sport Development Manager, will lead the in depth Level 200 curriculum throughout the weekend. The course is presented as chapters covering a broad range of topics from psychology to equipment. Discussion, group work, and a challenging “open book” exam make this a fantastic opportunity to build your coaching skills.
On Saturday evening we have created a social setting that begins with a Q and A with our Eastern TD Regional Coordinator, Jim Rodrigues. Participants should send potential questions or topics of discussion to firstname.lastname@example.org and be prepared to be rewarded with fun schwag for correct answers! We will then have a dinner and beverages hosted by Dublin before an exciting evening of presentations. Matt Whitcomb, the USST Women’s Coach who was integral in building the Team Culture that for now has culminated with an Olympic Gold, will present for one hour on, “Coaches Philosophy and Building a Team.” He will be followed by Adam Terko of Mansfield Nordic, who will share his experiences and offer insight into “Club Development.” Our own Competitive Program Director, Justin Beckwith, will wrap up the evening speaking to his experiences leading World Junior and Junior National wax staffs, and “Playing Defense in the Wax Room.”
Whether you are looking to advance your coaching credentials or just want to have a great outing with your XC buddies getting inspired for the winter — you don’t want to miss this weekend. NENSA will have a table set up to purchase T-shirts from our ongoing Rollerski Programs and we will have several raffles throughout the weekend to celebrate our skiers and generous sponsors.
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*Dublin is the host to of the seventh and eighth (of nine) Eastern Cups this season — use this weekend as an added opportunity to get a sneak peak at the courses. Kathy Maddock will take runners on a tour and give them a sneak peak of the proposed EC courses 7:30am on Sunday morning.