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NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium: Including US Ski & Snowboard L100 technique clinic & L200 Courses

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Join NENSA staff, guest speakers, and US Development Coach, Bryan Fish, for a full weekend of Coaches Education and information sharing. 

Registration is now OPEN: https://www.skireg.com/nensa-fall-coaches-symposium

Hosted by the Dublin School.

Directions: Dublin, NH.

*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.

NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium Weekend the Dublin School ~ 3 options available:

1.  Join NENSA Coaches and Bryan Fish, USST Development Coach, for a full weekend (Saturday 9/22 and Sunday 9/23) of clinics, classroom sessions, hands on learning and more, and get certified as a US Ski & Snowboard L200 Coach!  A US Ski & Snowboard and NENSA Coach Membership are required. Registration includes all weekend activities including lunch on Saturday and Sunday, Dinner and refreshments Saturday night before an evening of Keynote Speakers.

2.  Join us on Saturday 9/22 from 2-5pm in the afternoon to take the L100 Technique clinic.  This clinic is a requirement for getting your US Ski & Snowboard L100 coaching certificaiton, OR, it is also a great technique clinic to brush up on your fundementals before the snow flies.  We encourage both Coaches and Masters to come participate.  You then have the option to join NENSA for an evening of Keynote Speakers.

3.  An Evening with NENSA and Keynote Speakers Saturday 9/22.  USST World Cup Coach, Matt Whitcomb will present on “Coaches Philosophy and Building a Team.”  Adam Terko of Mansfield Nordic will share his experiences and offer insight into “Club Development.”  Justin Beckwith, the NENSA Competitive Program Director and US World Junior Wax Tech, will present on “Playing Defense in the Wax Room.”  The evening will kickoff with dinner and refreshments in the Dublin Outdoor Club followed by presentations in the Academic Center.


Matt Whitcomb (USST), Rob Bradlee (CSU), Justin Beckwith (NENSA) and Kathy Maddock (Dublin XC) will be teaching the L100 Technique Clinic on Saturday afternoon including dryland and rollerski components.

The US Ski & Snowboard Level 200 program, lead by Bryan Fish, is wrapped into an intense 2 day course that will focus primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers. Pre-requisites: Current US Ski & Snowboard L100 Certification (includes: 80% or higher on L100 exam, USST approved technique clinic, current First Aid/CPR Certification, current US Ski & Snowboard Coach Membership).  The L200 concludes with a hand-in training plan assignment and an exam.

For L200 course, and for the L100 Technique Clinic, please bring running shoes, rollerski equipment (skate and classic), helmet and high vis shirt, waterbottle and holder.  Rollerskis are required for L100 Technique Clinic, and encouraged for L200 participants if they want to participate in the Agility.

Lodging options include the Courtyard by Marriott in Keene (20′ drive from campus):
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mhtdt-courtyard-keene-downtown/, Little River B&B, the Fitzwilliam Inn, and a dormitory option at the Dublin School (providing your own bedding and towels).

US Ski & Snowboard Level 200 Coursework and Level 100 Technique Clinic Schedule

Saturday September 22nd

Breakfast OYO

9:00-10:30am – Programming  (Classroom)

10:30-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm – Lunch (provided at Dublin)

1:30-3:00pm – Technical & Tactical

2:00-5:00pm – Level 100 Technique Clinic (Yankee Magazine Parking Lot)

3:00-4:00pm – Equipment

4:15-5:00pm – Psychology

5:30-6:00pm – TD presentation (Jim Rodrigues – FIS TD) and Q and A with Prizes (Dublin Outing Club)

An Evening with NENSA and Keynote Speakers (Academic Center)

6:00pm – Dinner (Dublin Outing Club)

6:55pm – Introduction to Dublin – Brad Bates, Headmaster, Slideshow of Dublin XC in Argentina – Kathy Maddock

7:00-7:55pm – Matt Whitcomb – US Ski Team World Cup Coach

“Coaches Philosophy and Building a Team” followed by 5 minutes Q and A

8:00-8:30pm – Adam Terko – Mansfield Nordic

“Club Development and Activation” followed by 5 minutes Q and A

8:35-9:00pm – Justin Beckwith – Comp. Program Director and US WJC Wax Tech

“Playing Defense in the Wax Room.” followed by 5 minutes Q and A

Sunday September 23rd

Breakfast OYO

7:30am – Kathy Maddock will take runners on a tour and give them a sneak peak of the proposed EC courses.  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.

9:00-10:30am – Games Approach to Coaching Skiing (Yankee Magazine Parking Lot)

10:30-11:15am – Competition

11:15-12:00pm – Introduce Group Training Plan

12:00pm – Lunch in respective groups (provided at Dublin)

12:45-1:30pm – Finish and Discuss Training Plans

1:30pm – Closing Remarks – Coaches Discussion


Please contact Justin Beckwith, [email protected], with any questions about the event.
Membership questions? Contact Preston Noon, [email protected]


September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018


Justin Beckwith


Dublin School
18 Lehmann Way
Dublin, NH 03444 United States
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