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September 9-10, 2015, USSA L200 Cross Country Coach Certification Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY ()
Event Info:

USSA L200 Coaches Certification, taught by Byran Fish, USST Development Coach

This USSA Level 200 program is wrapped into an intense 2 day course that will focus primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers.  

Wednesday 9/9/15 at 12noon to Thursday 9/10/15 at 5pm

Cost $110 for materials and on-line exam

Room & Board available at the OTC for $45 per day.  Contact Haley Smith at USSA at: hsmith@ussa.org if interested.

Pre-requisites:  Current L100 Certification (80% or higher on L100 exam, USST approved technique clinic, current first aid/CPR certification, current USSA Coach Membership)

Other questons?  Contact Amie Smith, High Performance Director, at NENSA at: amie@nensa.net

 


Registration:

Click here to register


Contact:Amie Smith at amie@nensa.net
Website:www.nensa.net
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September 11-13, 2015, USSA National Coaches Symposium Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY ()
Event Info:

The 2015 USSA Cross Country Coaches Symposium will be held from Friday 9/11/15 at 1pm through Sunday 9/13/15 at noon, and is open to all coaches. This is a biennial coaches education event featuring a national and international slate of presenters and experts in nordic skiing, coaching and sport science. The symposium is $300 - registration is online through USSA.org

There are 20 spots available for this for the symposium. If you are planning to attend, and would also like to room at the OTC, you should contact Haley Smith at USSA at: hsmith@ussa.org by mid-August. The cost of room and board at the OTC is only $45 per day - what a bargain! For those coaches from the LP area - you can purchase either a facilities access pass for $8 per day, or access and lunch for $22 per day.


Registration:

click here to register at USSA.org


Contact:Amie Smith at amie@nensa.net
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September 19, 2015, NENSA regional coaches technique clinic, at Bowdoin College, ME Bowdoin College & Bike Path, Brunswick, ME ()
Event Info:

Saturday September 19th, 2015
9am - 2pm
at Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04011

Co-taught by Nathan Alsobrook, head coach Bowdoin College Nordic ski team and
Tracey Cote, head coach Colby College Nordic ski team

Meeting location and parking info:

AM Location: Androscoggin River Bicycle Path - it is at the east end of Water St (a dead end road). There's a parking lot that should have plenty of space.

PM Location: After the rollerski segment, we'll head to Farley Fieldhouse on Watson Dr (about 2 miles) for lunch and the indoor segment.

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. An overview of physiology and how to apply this knowledge to training will also be covered.

Participants who complete this entire clinic will receive their NENSA Regional Coaches Certification, level 1.

Please note: the a.m. technique portion of the 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:
9:00 Classic roller ski technique

10:00 Skate roller ski technique

11:00 Technique video review

11:30 Lunch

Noon Coaching communication, goal-setting, physiology overview

2:00 PM Approx. finish

What to bring:
-running shoes
-poles (skate and classic),
-roller skis (skate and classic) - we have a couple loaner pairs available - first come first served
-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 9:00am
For clinic specific questions, contact: Nathan Alsobrook, nalsobro@bowdoin.edu, 207-725-3830

Registration:  $45 for NENSA members, $55 for non-members - see link below to register


Registration:

https://www.nensa.net/reg/index.php?io_view=event.view_event&event_id=1855


Contact:Nathan Alsobrook, nalsobro@bowdoin.edu, 207-725-3830
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September 20, 2015, NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race Whiteface Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY ()
Event Info: The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority invite athletes to the 9th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Sunday, September 20 at 8 AM. The course starts at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial Highway to the castle on the summit of Whiteface Mountain, New York's 5th highest peak with an elevation of 4,867 ft. The race is freestyle technique and athletes will be greeted at the finish with a 360-degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada. Athletes will have excellent road conditions with all new pavement to the summit. NEW this year is a team event! Fastest 3 times will be added together to name a Women's Team Champions and Men's Team Champions Complete race details at NYSEF.ORG
Registration: Online registration closes Friday, September 18 at 9 AM https://www.alpinereg.com/EVENTS/store/XC.cfm
Contact:Margaret Maher margm@nysef.org
Website:http://www.nysef.org/x-c-biathlon/
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October 18, 2015, NENSA regional coaches technique clinic, Dublin NH The Dublin School, Dublin , NH ()
Event Info:

Sunday October 18th, 2015
10am - 3pm
at the Dublin School, Dublin NH, meet at Shonk Recital Hall

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

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. An overview of physiology and how to apply this knowledge to training will also be covered.

Participants who complete this entire clinic will receive their NENSA Regional Coaches Certification, level 1.

Please note: the a.m. technique portion of the 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
• 1:00 PM Coaching communication & goal-setting
• 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: Cost for clinic is $45 for NENSA members and $55 for non members.


Registration:

https://www.nensa.net/reg/index.php?io_view=event.view_event&event_id=1856


Contact:Rob Bradlee at: rbradlee@yahoo.com or 617-320-4646
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November 7, 2015, NENSA regional coaches technique clinic, Sudbury, MA Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA ()
Event Info:

Saturday November 7th, 2015
10am - 3pm
at Lincoln-Sudbury High School
390 Lincoln Rd. Sudbury MA 01776

Co-taught by Rob Bradlee, head coach CSU juniors Nordic ski team and Jim Stock, head coach of EMBKL

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. An overview of physiology and how to apply this knowledge to training will also be covered.

Participants who complete this entire clinic will receive their NENSA Regional Coaches Certification, level 1.

Please note:  the a.m. technique portion of the 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 but as well.

Clinic Schedule:
• 10:00 Classic roller ski technique
• 11:30 Skate roller ski technique
• 12:30 Lunch
• 1:00 PM Coaching communication & goal-setting
• 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 10:00! 
For clinic specific questions, contact Rob Bradlee at rbradlee@yahoo.com.
Registration: Cost for clinic is $45 for NENSA members and $55 for non members.

Register online through link below.
 


Registration:

https://www.nensa.net/reg/index.php?io_view=event.view_event&event_id=1857


Contact:Contact: Rob Bradlee at: rbradlee@yahoo.com, (617) 320-4646
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December 13, 2015, Quarry Road Opener Quarry Road Recreation Area, 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 are 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 Noon Saturday, December 12. Day of race entries: Same price for BKL; $10 late fee added for others. Afternoon skiing/training permitted with purchase of a trail pass, discounted for racers to $5.
Contact:Chad Sisson, cgsisson@roadrunner.com
Website:www.centralmaineskiclub.org
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December 19-20, 2015, NENSA EasternCup Opener - Race Weekend #1 Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT (EC, JNQ)
Event Info:

Event Info Coming Soon


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January 16-17, 2016, NENSA EasternCup Race Weekend #2 Black Mountain, Rumford, ME (EC, JNQ)
Event Info:

Event Info Comng Soon


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January 18, 2016, 43rd Geshmossel Classic Ski Race Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Bretton Woods, NH ()
Event Info: Bretton Woods Nordic Center, 210 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575 15 km classical style Nordic ski race that takes place on the Ammonoosuc trail network at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Race course is designed to challenge top masters’ and U23 racers while still fun for recreational skiers and strong BKL skiers. A short-course BKL event (day-of-race entry only) will also be offered. Please call the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at 603-278-3322 for more information. Cost: Geschmossel - Includes: trail pass, event entry. Pre-registered skiers may ski at Bretton Woods for $15 per day (January 2 – January 17). Pre – register by 11pm on Jan. 16, 2016 (www.skireg.com): $30 (age 23+); $20 (U23) Day-of-Race: $50 (all ages)
Registration: https://www.skireg.com/43rd-geschmossel-classic-ski-race
Contact:Ellen Chandler ellen.chandler@omnihotels.com
Website:www.brettonwoods.com
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January 24, 2016, 15th Annual New England Women's XC Ski Day Jackson Ski Touring Center, Jackson, NH ()
Event Info:

NENSA is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual New England Women’s XC Ski Day will be held at the Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson, NH! This event will happen on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Come spend the weekend in the White Mountains in a picturesque New England village with plenty of beginner terrain and 154+km of trails!

The Wentworth will hold the Saturday night social, as well as yoga and lunch on Sunday. The Wentworth is just a 2 minute walk down the street to the touring center. This hotel only books two night stays on weekends and the prices are $167 for a double and $151 for a single per night. This rate does include breakfast, gratuity and housekeeping fee’s. The Wentworth is usually fully booked during January, so if you and your friends want a room at this elegant inn, book now! For reservations call: 800-637-0013.

Another reason to stay two nights is that the White Mountain Classic 30 km race and ski tour is happening on Saturday January 23rd at the Jackson XC center! Come Friday and enjoy the trails in Jackson all weekend.

Looking forward to another amazing Women's Day weekend of fun, friendship and gliding!


Registration:

Registration for 2016 Women's XC Ski Day will be open on the NENSA website in the fall.


Contact:amber@nensa.net
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January 24, 2016, Mansfield Nordic Masters and BKL Duathlon @ Craftsbury Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT ()
Event Info: More Info. Coming Soon! Masters through U16: 6km classic + 6km skate, 11am. BKL: 1-2km classic + 1-2km skate, 1pm.
Registration: SkiReg.com
Contact:Christine Massey, christine.massey@uvm.edu
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January 30, 2016, Craftsbury Marathon Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common, VT (Marathon series)
Event Info: TBA 25 and 50 km similar to 2015
Registration: TBA www.skireg.com likely
Contact:John Brodhead
Website:www.craftsbury.com
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January 30-31, 2016, NENSA EasternCup Race Weekend #3 / SuperTour Mt. Van Hovenberg, Lake Placid, NY (EC, JNQ, SuperTour)
Event Info:

Event Info Coming Soon


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February 6-7, 2016, NENSA EasternCup Race Weekend #4 / USSA SuperTour / UVM Carnival Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT (EC, JNQ, SuperTour)
Event Info:

Event Info Coming Soon


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March 4-6, 2016, 2016 Bill Koch Festival Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Gorham, NH ()
Event Info:

We are so pleased to announce that Great Glen Trails in Gorham, NH will be the host site for the 2016 Bill Koch Festival! Stay tuned for more details!

The Town & Country Inn and Resort in Gorham, NH is the Host Hotel for the 2016 Festival and site of the Saturday night group dinner, as it was in 2012. PLEASE CALL TO MAKE RESERVATIONS (rather than trying to reserve online), AND MENTION THE BKL FESTIVAL. THE PHONE NUMBER IS 800-325-4386. The Town & Country Inn and Resort is located 8 miles north of Great Glen, along Route 2 on the Gorham-Shelburne town line. 


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March 5, 2016, Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Bretton Woods, NH ()
Event Info: Bretton Woods Nordic Center at Omni Mount Washington Resort invites all Nordic skiers to be part of an epic, classic technique, event to benefit the New England Ski Museum. Staged between the historic Mount Washington Hotel and majestic Mount Washington, the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort has quickly become a North Country winter tradition. This 42-kilometer (and 21-kilometer), classic format, cross country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast. The course layout provides challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities.
Registration: TBD
Contact:Ellen Chandler ellen.chandler@omnihotels.com
Website:www.skimuseum.org
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March 5, 2016, Rangeley Loppet 524 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley, ME (Marathon)
Event Info: 9:05 AM -25K Burt Kettle Classic 9:45 AM -Skate Races in waves 9:55 AM -Tour Registration Details: Until Jan. 31: Race $60, Tour $50 2/1 through 2/20: Race $70, Tour $60 2/21 through 3/3: Race $80, Tour $70 College- HS Team member $50 Entries close 3/3 at 6:00 PM. All entries after 3/3 deadline are $90. Online registration www.skireg.com/rangeley-loppet-2016 Mail in Registration or to register by phone 207-864-4309 Bib pickup: 3/4 4:30 - 6:30 PM at RLTC Yurt 3/5 7:00 - 8:45 AM at RLTC Yurt RAFFLE PRIZES: To speed up the raffle for prizes we will do it as soon as registration is complete. Prizes will be included in registration bags. There will be a TRADE AREA so you will have the opportunity to make trades with other registrants before or after the race. OVERALL AWARDS: Overall trophies/awards will be awarded as soon as we have all 3 winners in each race. Based on previous years’ results, overall awards will be presented at approximately: BURT KETTLE CLASSIC – 11:15AM, 25K – Noon, 50K – 1:00PM AGE GROUP AWARDS can be claimed throughout the day, for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group. There will be no public presentation. Check posted results. You may claim your AG award at the PRIZE AREA. We will try to post results every 15 minutes or so. This year we are using only 7 age groups. Junior 0-19, Senior 20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59 60-69 and 70 and up. We are in the Nensa Marathon Series.
Registration: Registration Details: Until Jan. 31: Race $60, Tour $50 2/11 through 2/20: Race $70, Tour $60 2/21 through 3/3: Race $80, Tour $70 College- HS Team member $50 Entries close 3/3 at 6:00 PM. All entries after 3/3 deadline are $90. Online registration www.skireg.com/rangeley-loppet-2016 Mail in Registration or to register by phone 207-864-4309
Contact:rlxcski@gmail.com; 207-864-4309 in season; 207-864-5161 off season
Website:www.rangeleylakestrailscenter.com/events/loppet.html
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March 6, 2016, 42nd Mt Washington Cup Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Bretton Woods, NH ()
Event Info: Mt. Washington Cup Bretton Woods Nordic Center, 210 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575 Join us for this 42nd annual 10 km freestyle (skate ski) race. Race course is designed to challenge top masters’ and U23 racers while still fun for recreational skiers and strong BKL skiers. A short-course BKL event (day-of-race entry only) will also be offered. Please call the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at 603-278-3322 for more information. Cost: Mt. Washington Cup- Includes: trail pass, event entry. Pre-registered skiers may ski at Bretton Woods for $15 per day (February 21- March 5). Pre – register by 11pm on March 4, 2016 (www.skireg.com): $30 (age 23+); $20 (U23) Day-of-Race: $50 (all ages)
Registration: http://www.skireg.com/42nd-annual-mt-washington-cup-skate-race
Contact:Ellen Chandler ellen.chandler@omnihotels.com
Website:www.brettonwoods.com
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March 11-13, 2016, NENSA U16 Championship Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford, ME (U16)
Event Info:

Event Info Coming Fall 2015


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March 18-20, 2016, NENSA Eastern High School Championship Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton, VT (EHS Championships)
Event Info:

Event Info Coming Fall 2015

www.rikertnordic.com


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