Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update: April 30 – May 6

May 13, 2021

CAC launches NEW Mental Health in Sport eLearning!

Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.

The 45-minute module is now available for free in the eLearning section of the Locker. Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP trained or certified status will receive 1 Professional Development (PD) point upon completing this module.



Nominations Due Friday May 7!

The Nordiq Canada Annual Awards provide national recognition to Canada’s most impactful people in our cross-country ski community…

Know someone who should be nominated?  The Nordiq Canada Awards Committee is calling for nominations.

Nominations are due May 7.  Awards will be presented at this year’s AGM June 18/19.



Rough Outline for Canada Cup Series for the Winter

Finer details forthcoming mid-summer.*Please note that this is not a NorAm series. NorAm is the specific name for the Continental Cup Series*

The aim of the series is to address some of the following needs:

  • Development racing opportunities for younger and up and coming skiers
  • Reducing the need to travel across the country
  • More opportunities for venues to host FIS event
  • The challenge for Divisions to fit Provincial Cup series around the dominant NorAm series
  • Cost to host Tier 1 events

More information here.


Building Confidence Through Competence

The Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is very excited to present a High Performance Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches. Featuring seminars on ski fleets, physiology, tactical development, leadership along with panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Presenters include:
*Cari Din – Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
*Jodi Hawley – Pathway Advisor & Physiologist, Own The Podium
*Alasadair Tutt – USSSA Development Coach of the Year 2019, MSc Mid Sweden University
*Judy Buchanan-Mappin and Mike Mappin – Professional ski testers and technicians
and many more!

The Seminar will take place via Zoom over Thursday May 20th and Friday 21st and it’s free!

The Seminar is for coaches at the Train to Train (In-Training and Certified status) and above with presentations focused on those coaching Junior (U18) athletes and above. While other coaches may request to participate, coaches need to have a good understanding of physiology, training prescription and ski selection to get the most out of the seminar. This will be a great opportunity to improve your competence and gain confidence and earn some PD points while meeting coaches from across the country.

To register for the seminar complete the form via this link.

Draft Calendar

If you would like to request to attend please email the Chair of the Women’s Committee Allison McArdle: