Level 1 Coaching Course – June 25/26

A Level 1 Cross Country Skiing Coaching Course will be held in Canberra on the weekend of June 25/26, 2011. The 2-day course is designed to educate coaches about how to train skiers for competition at  junior or beginner levels.

In addition to the weekend course the Level 1 Coach will need to complete the ASC on-line Beginning Coaching General Principles course and to demonstrate their coaching competency in different areas. An accredited Level 1 Coach should be able to:

  • Plan and review coaching sessions for beginner level athletes
  • Conduct appropriate on-snow and dryland training sessions
  • Plan, implement and review an Australian season  training program
  • Apply basic conditioning principles when developing training plans and conducting training session
  • Provide advice to athletes and parents on the selection and maintenance of XC skiing equipment
  • Provide basic waxing support at club or state level competition
  • Provide appropriate advice to athletes regarding nutrition and fluid intake
  • Identify, demonstrate and teach cross country skiing techniques at a basic level
  • Provide athletes with advice with goal setting and mental training strategies
  • Implement and review race preparation strategies
  • Advise athletes and parents on competition rules

The cost of the course is $250 and covers administration, presenter fees and some resource material. For more information and application forms prospective coaches should contact Finn Marsland on 0408147940 or via finn.marsland@gmail.com.

2 Responses

  1. Does the coaching course replace Level one APSI instructor qualification or do you still need that to be an instructor?
    Paul Waller

  2. Hi,
    Would it be possible to add an entry about the event sponsored by Melbourne Nordic Ski Club?

    XC (& Bushwalking) Gear Sale May 29th
    The second hand gear sale (including bushwalking gear) will be in the scout hall at 1 Mark Place, Nunawading on Sunday May 29th from 2PM to 4PM. Put it in your calendar. Contact John Banks on 0425 784 177 for more information.

    Check our web site:

    thanks Meg Bate

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