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September 9-11, 2016, NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT ()
Event Info:

SAVE THE DATES!  NENSA, and Bryan Fish, USST Development Coach, will be leading both a USSA L100 and L200 Coach Certifications this weekend!  Come to the NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium - get your USSA L100 or L200 Certifications, participate in a great Coaches Roundtable, see old friends, make new friends, and network! 

Limited room and board is available at Craftsbury. There are singles and double rooms in Cedar or in the Cottages and new Cabins. The rooms in Cedar are queen or twin beds, the NEW Cabins have either a King, or two twin beds with an additional "window bed" that can also be used. You can sign up for most of these rooms on skireg and there are 4 cottages available by email, that can each fit from anywhere between 4-8 people. Please email amber@nensa.net to reserve your room, request a roommate or send payment for the Cottages.

 


Registration:

Click here for registration on Skireg


Contact:amber@nensa.net
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September 18, 2016, NENSA Regional Coaching Clinic, Bowdoin College Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME ()
Event Info:

Taught by Nathan Alsobrook, head coach of the Bowdoin College Nordic Ski Team

Location: Farley Fieldhouse, Watson Drive, Brunswick, ME. Plenty of parking will be available at the fieldhouse. We will meet outside on the west side of the building (opposite the main entrance).

Please be ready to start right at 9am! 

Event Info: This one-day clinic is open to anyone looking to improve their ski technique, and learn ways to teach others effectively. Classic and skate will be addressed. After the technique segment of the clinic, we will break into two groups to discuss age-specific coaching topics - one group for coaches of younger athletes (BKL/middle school) and one group for coaches of older athletes (HS and up).

Participants who complete this entire clinic will receive their NENSA Regional Coaches Certification. Please note: the AM technique portion of this clinic will satisfy the USSA L100 clinic requirement (to complete the L100 certification, you will also need to take the online course and test). If you have been looking for an L100 clinic to get your USSA L100 certification completed, here is your chance! L100 participants are welcome and encouraged to stay for the afternoon session as well. Clinic

Schedule:

9am - Classic technique (we will start out on foot and then switch to rollerskis)

10:30am - Skate technique 11:30am - Lunch

Noon - Split into two groups: BKL and HS & older.

BKL - Discussion of issues pertaining to a program for younger skiers: practice planning, activities, parent communication, safety issues, etc. -

HS & up - Overview of training theory & planning, team dynamics & psychology, and goal-setting

2pm - Approx. finish

What to bring: - running shoes - skate & classic poles/rollerskis (we have a couple loaner pairs available - please contact Nathan to arrange this in advance) - helmet (mandatory for rollerskiing) - bag lunch

Contact: Nathan Alsobrook, nalsobro@bowdoin.edu, 207 725-3830


Registration:

Click here to register on skireg.com


Contact:Nathan Alsobrook, nalsobro@bowdoin.edu, 207 725-3830
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September 24, 2016, Colby Triathlon, a USAT Sanctioned Sprint Triathlon Colby Hume Center, Sidney, ME ()
Event Info: Where: Colby's Hume Center located on Messalonskee Lake in Sidney, ME What: 400 meter swim, 14.3 mile bike, 5 kilometer run When: 9AM on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 Awards: Followed by completion of race; by age group and overall!! PLEASE come support Colby College's Nordic Ski Team! It will be a fun, community event.
Registration: Register BEFORE September 1 to receive a Colby triathlon singlet great for training and racing! Prices INCREASE after September 15th so please register early! Online registration at colbytriathlon.com Register as... 1) individual participant ($65-$40) 2) 3-person team ($75-$65 for entire team)
Contact:oamber@colby.edu
Website:www.colbytriathlon.com
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September 25, 2016, Stratton Mountain School Elite Team Clinic Hanover, Hanover, NH ()
Event Info:

Come rub shoulders with Olympic athletes and celebrate cross country skiing! 

The Stratton Mountain School Elite Team is hosting two clinics: 

Sunday -  August 21, 2016 at Stratton Mountain School, VT
Sunday - September 25, 2016 in Hanover, NH.

Both clinics start with instruction and training. Clinics end with a video presentation and a Question & Answer period with the team.

Clinics will run from 2:30-4:40 pm. There is no charge for the clinics. All ages welcome. We will split into groups by age. The team mission statement is "International Excellence, Local Inspiration". This is our way to give back to the community that supports us. 


Registration:

For more information on the Stratton clinic, contact:  Sverre Caldwell

For more information on the Hanover clinic, contact:  Scottie Eliassen


Contact:M.Scottie.Eliassen@dartmouth.edu
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October 16, 2016, NENSA Regional Coaching Clinic, Dublin School Dublin School, Dublin, NH ()
Event Info:

Co-taught by Kathy Maddock, Dublin XC & CSU juniors Nordic coach, and Rob Bradlee, head coach CSU juniors Nordic ski team.

Directions: Take Route 101 into Dublin. Turn onto Dublin Road when you get to the Dublin Fire Station. Drive 1/3 of a mile until you get to William North Road and turn left. Park at end of road near buildings. Follow signs across the quad to the Shonk Recital Hall.

Event Info: This one-day clinic is open to anyone looking to improve their ski technique, and learn ways to teach others effectively. Classic and skate will be addressed. After the technique segment of the clinic, we will break into two groups to discuss age-specific coaching topics - one group for coaches of younger athletes (BKL/middle school) and one group for coaches of older athletes (HS and up).

Participants who complete this entire clinic will receive their NENSA Regional Coaches Certification, level 1. Please note: the a.m. technique portion of this clinic will satisfy the USSA L100 clinic requirement. If you have been looking for an L100 clinic, to get your USSA L100 certification completed, here is your chance! L100 participants are welcome and encouraged to stay for the for the afternoon physiology session as well.

Clinic Schedule:

• 10:00 Classic roller ski technique

• 11:30 Skate roller ski technique

• 12:30 Lunch Split into two groups:

1:00 PM Developing Junior Skiers: Training, Communication, and Goal Setting

1:00 BKL: Planning practices, games, physiology and development.

• 3:00 PM Approx. finish

What to bring:

-running shoes

-poles (skate and classic),

-roller skis (skate and classic)

-helmet (mandatory for roller skiing!)

-bag lunch

-high visibility vest or jacket if you have one,

-and a penchant for having fun!

There is a lot of information to cover so please arrive early, ready to start the clinic at 10:00am

For clinic specific questions, contact Rob Bradlee at rbradlee@yahoo.com.


Registration:

Click here to register on skireg.com


Contact:Rob Bradlee at rbradlee@yahoo.com.
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November 5, 2016, NENSA Regional Coaching Clinic, Lincoln-Sudbury High School Lincoln-Sudbury High School, Sudbury, MA ()
Event Info:

Clinic leaders are CSU coaches Rob Bradlee and James Stock, both well known for their coaching enthusiasm and creativity!

This one-day clinic is open to anyone looking to improve their ski technique, and learn ways to teach others effectively. Classic and skate will be addressed. After the technique segment of the clinic, we will break into two groups to discuss age-specific coaching topics - one group for coaches of younger athletes (BKL/middle school) and one group for coaches of older athletes (HS and up). The a.m. technique portion of this clinic will satisfy the USSA L100 clinic requirement. If you have been looking for an L100 clinic to get your certification completed, here is your chance! L100 participants are welcome to stay for the for the afternoon physiology session but not required.

Note: Participants who complete the entire clinic will receive their NENSA Regional Coaches Certification. Clinic

Schedule:

9:00 Classic rollerski technique

10:30 Skate rollerski technique

12:00 Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Split into two groups: BKL and HS & older.

BKL - Discussion of issues pertaining to a program for younger skiers: practice planning, activities, parent communication, safety issues, etc.

HS & up - Overview of training theory & planning, team dynamics & psychology, and goal-setting

2:30 p.m. Approx. finish

What to bring: -running shoes -poles (skate and classic), -roller skis (skate and classic) -helmet (mandatory for rollerskiing!) -bag lunch -high visibility vest or jacket if you have one, -and a penchant for having fun!

There is a lot of information to cover so please arrive early, ready to start the clinic at 9:00!

For clinic specific questions, contact Rob Bradlee at rbradlee@yahoo.com


Registration:

Click here to register on skireg.com


Contact:Rob Bradlee at rbradlee@yahoo.com.
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November 23-27, 2016, Mansfield Nordic Thanksgiving Training Camp Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common, VT (Club)
Event Info:

Each year during the week of Thanksgiving, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center produces man-made snow for (or, if we're lucky, it falls from the clouds!) for skiers to train on. Athletes and teams come from all over to get their first kilometers in. Mansfield Nordic was one of the very first groups to take advantage of Craftsbury's Thanksgiving Week training camp opportunity.

For 5 days (Wed the 23rd through Sunday the 27th), we will be hosting our training camp for Junior level athletes featuring:

-Skiing on real snow!

-Rooms in the Cedar Lodge

-Food in the amazing dining hall

-An incredible Thanksgiving feast in the Outdoor Center

-Awesome nearby dryland training to supplement skiing

-Strength in the great Craftsbury gym

-Technique review, drills, and games

Registrants must hold or obtain an MNC Membership, which can be acquired at www.mansfieldnordic.org. Payment options include $100 deposit (due Oct 15), $425 remainder (due Nov 15) or the full price of $525.


Registration:

Please visit this link... http://www.mansfieldnordic.org/thanksgiving-camp-registration-2016/ ...or visit our homepage - mansfieldnordic.org!


Contact:Adam Terko (adamRterko@gmail.com)
Website:www.mansfieldnordic.org
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December 3-4, 2016, NENSA TD & Event Organizers Training TBD, Waterville, ME ()
Event Info:

Save the date!  More info to come - but his will be the weekend of NENSA's annual Technical Delegiate (TD) & Event Organizer Training.  Anyone interested in becoming a TD, updating your TD skills, or any venue who is hosting a major event this coming season (EasternCup race, U16 or EHS Campionships) must attend.  All other Event Organizers are strongly encouraged to attend.


Registration:

Registraion:  will be on SkiReg.com starting November 1st.  


Contact:Justin Easter at: justinneaster@gmail.com
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December 10, 2016, Quarry Road Opener Quarry Road Trails, Waterville, ME (Zak)
Event Info: Freestyle "LF-only" race. Distances include a no-fee lolllipop event, 2K BKL/middle school race, a 5K for Junior and high school skiers seeking a shorter distance, and a 10K for all other men and women. Scored to the NENSA Zak and Club Series. 9AM Lollipop mass start; 9:15AM 2K individual start; 9:30AM 5K individual start; 10:15AM 10K individual start women; 11:15AM 10k individual start men. What is an "LF-only" race? Like the Craftsbury Opener and EISA Races we’re asking all competitors to keep their wax to low fluoro or hydrocarbon only – no HF, topcoats, powders, or liquids.
Registration: $20 for 10K distance, $15 for 5K, $10 for 2.5K and under. Online registration will remain open until 5PM Friday Noon Saturday. Day of race entries: Same price for BKL; $10 late fee added for all others. Afternoon skiing/training permitted with purchased trail pass discounted for racers to $5. Registration link will be posted on the CMSC website.
Contact:Chad Sisson, cgsisson@roadrunner.com
Website:www.centralmaineskiclub.org
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December 17-18, 2016, EasternCup Opener Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT (EC, JNQ)
Event Info:

December 17-18, EasternCup Opener at Craftsbury VT, hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

A two-day pursuit: 5k/10k.  Classic interval start Saturday, and then pursuit start on Sunday, Skate format.  Starts based on your time back from Saturday's race.  Each race will be scored separately, for JNQ and EC standings.  You should plan on racing BOTH days, as this is a two-day pursuit race.


Registration:

Registration starting November 1st on SkiReg.com


Contact:Ollie Burruss at ollie.burruss@craftsbury.com
Website:www.craftsbury.com
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January 14-15, 2017, EasternCup Weekend #2 Quarry Road Trails, Waterville, ME (EC, JNQ)
Event Info:

January 14-15, 2017, EC #2, at Quarry Road Trails, Waterville ME, hosted by Central Maine Ski Club

Saturday: Skate Sprint (1.3k/1.5k)

Sunday: Classic mass start 10k/15k (5k for U16)

 


Registration:

Registraion starts November 1st on SkiReg.com


Contact:Chad Sisson at cgsisson@roadrunner.com
Website:quarryroad.org
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January 22, 2017, New England Women's XC Ski Day Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel , ME ()
Event Info:

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 New Enlgand Women's XC Ski Day will be held at the Bethel Inn & Resort in Bethel Maine! Click here for more info on the day.

Make your lodging reservations now at the host Hotel:

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Registration:
Contact:amber@nensa.net
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January 28-29, 2017, EasternCup Weekend #3 Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton, VT (EC, JNQ)
Event Info:

January 28-29, 2017, EC #3 at Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton VT, hosted by Frost Mountain Ski Club

Saturday: Classic Sprint (1.3k/1.5k)

Sunday: Skate interval start 10k/15k (5k for U16)


Registration:

Registration opens November 1st on SkiReg.com


Contact:Barney Hodges at BHodges@sunriseorchards.com
Website:www.rikertnordic.com
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January 28, 2017, Craftsbury Marathon Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common , VT (Zak, NEMS)
Event Info:

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to host the 36th Annual Craftsbury Marathon. This classic New England ski marathon starts and finishes at the Craftsbury outdoor Center winding through open fields and wooded hillsides, showcasing quintessential Vermont countryside. There is a 25km option for those just trying a marathon for the first time and a 50km for returning marathoners who are ready to go the distance. Each distance starts in its own mass start wave. The course will likely be a 12.5k loop that starts and finishes at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and features challenging climbs, exciting descents, and rolling trails that showcase the best that New England skiing has to offer. For BKL racers we also have a single-loop tour option. We will also continue to host the 12.5k high school relay option in 2017 (4 skiers per team, one 12.5k lap per skier). Feed stations dot the route every 4 to 7 kilometers. After the finish, all participants are treated to a hearty post race meal and awards. The top racer in each 5 year age/gender/distance class is awarded a locally handcrafted pottery bowl.


Registration:

Registration opens November 1st at www.skireg.com


Contact:Ollie Burruss - ollie.burruss (at) craftsbury.com / 802.586.7767
Website:www.craftsbury.com
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February 4, 2017, Flying Moose Classic Pine Hill Competition Trails, Bethel, ME (Zak, Club)
Event Info: Event Info: Classic technique, mass start and finish Pine Hill Competition Trails off of Grover Hill Road, Bethel, ME, including: a 22 km, 10 km, and youth distances of 2.5 km and lollipop. Registration at Gould Academy Field House, Church Street, Bethel, Maine, from 9-10:30am. (Youth wishing to ski longer timed distances must enter the adult event and pay the adult fee). All events are at 11 A.M with the exception of the lollipop which will start at 10:45. The Moose is a New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) sanctioned event and part of the Zak Cup and Club Series. Adult participants who are not NENSA members will be asked to purchase a one day license for $5 at registration. See photos and more on Facebook.
Registration: $30 in advance at www.skireg.com/flying-moose-classic. $40 Day of Race. Youth races $5. BOC members pay $20 for 10 km or 22 km entries paid by cash or check on or before February 2, 2017; mail to BOC, PO Box 637, Bethel ME 04217
Contact:Jim Reuter, (207) 824-7237, jim@smithreuter.com
Website:www.bethelouting.org
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February 11, 2017, EasternCup Weekend #4 - Day One Dartmouth XC Ski Center at Oak Hill, Hanover, NH (EC, JNQ, Zak)
Event Info:

February 11, 2017, EC #4 at the Dartmouth XC Ski Center at Oak Hill, Hanover NH. A combined EasternCup/Dartmouth Carnival/Silver Fox Trot race hosted by Ford Sayre Ski Club and Dartmouth College. 

Saturday: Classic interval start 5k/10k 


Registration:

Registration starts November 1st on SkiReg.com


Contact:Dennis Donahue at dennisd499@gmail.com
Website:http://outdoors.dartmouth.edu/services/xc_ski_center.html
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February 12, 2017, EasternCup Weekend #4 - Day Two Holderness School, Holderness, NH (EC, JNQ)
Event Info:

February 12, 2017, EC #4 Cheri Walsh Memorial Race at Holderness School, Holderness NH, hosted by the Holderness School Nordic Club.

Sunday: Skate interval start 5k/10k


Registration:

Registration starts November 1st on SkiReg.com


Contact:Peter Hendel at phendel@holderness.org
Website:https://www.holderness.org/nordic-skiing
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March 4-5, 2017, Bill Koch League Festival Gould Academy Trails, Bethel, ME ()
Event Info:

The Bethel Outing Club will be hosting the 2017 Bill Koch League Festival from March 4-5th. Book your rooms now and stay close to all the action happening on the Gould Academy Campus.

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Registration:
Contact:amber@nensa.net
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March 10-12, 2017, U16 Championships Titcomb Mountain, Farmington, ME ()
Event Info:

The Host Hotel is: Comfort Inn - 1026 US Rt. 2, Wilton, ME 04294, you can contact Tammy Hutchinson (Mgr.) thutchinson@lafrancehospitality.com

Other hotels:

Colonial Valley Motel and Mount Blue Motel

http://www.colonialvalleymotel.com or http://mountbluemotel.com

(207) 778-3391 or 778-6004

contact: Michelle Masse

 

Wilson Lake Inn (quieter- also offer some kitchen facility suites and waxing in basement or garage, but a bit further away)

http://www.wilsonlakeinn.com

(207) 645-3721

contact: Tom

 

Farmington Motel

http://www.farmingtonmotel.com

(207) 778-4680 or (201) 563-6474

contact: Andy

 


Registration:

Click here for more information and a list of the State Team Leaders 


Contact:amber@nensa.net
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March 17-19, 2017, Eastern High School Championships Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden, VT ()
Event Info:

Please contact Mike Howe, the Mountain Top Sales Manager for all lodging inquiries. He can be reached at (802) 483-2311 extension 215, or at sales@mountaintopinn.com


Registration:

Click here for more information and for the list of State Team Leaders


Contact:amber@nensa.net
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March 19, 2017, Craftsbury Spring Fling Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common, VT (Zak)
Event Info:

Our spring citizen's race offers 15k or 30k of freestyle fun. Our unique 15k loop course utilizes many of our core trails and the Craftsbury classics of Ruthie's and Sam's. Post-race, skiers will enjoy a spring BBQ on the deck of our new Activity Center as you await awards, all included in your entry fee. (The BBQ is a part of the Volunteer/Landowner Cookout - so bring any family or friends who fall into either of those categories too). Awards will be food and/or merchandise for overall awards, plus age/gender groups (though we reserve the right to combine categories in the event of low turnout). Craftsbury houseguests race for free, so if you're looking to make it a weekend, contact the office to book your stay - stay(at)craftsbury.com.


Registration:

Registration will happen online via www.skireg.com as the race date approaches. $25 online or $35 day of race. BKL skiers can register for $10.


Contact:Ollie Burruss - ollie.burruss (at) craftsbury.com / 802.586.7767
Website:www.craftsbury.com
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March 26, 2017, 2nd Annual Dublin Hill Climb Climb to Summit of Beech Hill, Dublin, NH ()
Event Info:

Climb 600 feet in 7 kilometers to summit of Beech Hill, Dublin, New Hampshire

BKL Event: 1/2 course at 10:00 am
10:00 am freestyle individual start (full & 1/2 course)
11:00 am fat bike individual start
11:30 am snowshoe individual start

 



Registration:

Entry Fee & Deadline Dates: $30 to Dublin XC by 03/18/2017
D.O.R. $35

Register for the race online at: http://dublinxc.com


Contact:bbates@dublinschool.org
Website:www.dublinxc.com
Register: Link to Registration Page
Results:Link to Results Page for this Event
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