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1 Nakkertok Nordic Cross Country Ski Club Learn-To-Ski Program Leaders/Assistants Information Session December 2012

2 Agenda Nakkertok Nakkertok Responsibilities Responsibilities Learn-to-Ski (LTS) program overview Learn-to-Ski (LTS) program overview Coach development Coach development Coaching tips Coaching tips Skills and evaluation Skills and evaluation Weather, safety, facilities Weather, safety, facilities Open forum, questions Open forum, questions

3 Who is Nakkertok? Nakkertok is a Cooperative Association Nakkertok is a Cooperative Association Trails, cabins, coaching and organization is, almost, all done by the members Trails, cabins, coaching and organization is, almost, all done by the members Nakkertok is the largest x-c ski club in Canada Nakkertok is the largest x-c ski club in Canada 1400 members with 75 kilometres of trails in two locations (North, South) 1400 members with 75 kilometres of trails in two locations (North, South) Founded in 1971 and has focused on creating facilities and programs that develops all levels and types of skiers Founded in 1971 and has focused on creating facilities and programs that develops all levels and types of skiers ~400 LTS children ~400 LTS children ~200 Racers and Canadian Club Champion in 2010, 2011 ~200 Racers and Canadian Club Champion in 2010, 2011 Have held and are holding Eastern Canadian Championships with 600+ entrants Have held and are holding Eastern Canadian Championships with 600+ entrants Events: Fall Adventure Run, Boxing Day Burn-off, Weber loppet, Cookie Race, Thea’s Race Events: Fall Adventure Run, Boxing Day Burn-off, Weber loppet, Cookie Race, Thea’s Race

4 Nakkertok Governance Board of Directors President, Marten Burns VP, Programs Director, Thom Lyon Treasurer, Michael Koros Secretary, Ian Mackay Communications Director, Peter Hadwen LTS Director, Noel Harrington Racing Director, Jen Tomlinson Trails and Facilities Director, Marten Burns Competitive Events Director, Kim Merrett

5 Nakkertok Programs Learn-To-Ski Learn-To-Ski Bunnyrabbit/Jackrabbit: 4-12 yrs Bunnyrabbit/Jackrabbit: 4-12 yrs Mud Monsters: 4-12 yrs, fall training at Nakkertok South Mud Monsters: 4-12 yrs, fall training at Nakkertok South LTS+: 7-9 yrs, matching Racing Rabbits practices LTS+: 7-9 yrs, matching Racing Rabbits practices Adventure Adventure yrs and L yrs and L3 Autumn (2x wk), winter (2x week) Autumn (2x wk), winter (2x week) Adirondacks, orienteering, back-country safety, winter camping, Loppets, etc. Adirondacks, orienteering, back-country safety, winter camping, Loppets, etc. Racing Racing Learn-To-Train (Racing Rabbits): 9-12 yrs and completed L3, 2x week Learn-To-Train (Racing Rabbits): 9-12 yrs and completed L3, 2x week Train-To-Train (Midgets): yrs Train-To-Train (Midgets): yrs Learn-To-Compete, Train-To-Compete, Compete-to-Win: 16+ yrs Learn-To-Compete, Train-To-Compete, Compete-to-Win: 16+ yrs

6 nakkertok.ca

7 Responsibilities

8 LTS – Who We Are Nakkertok Learn To Ski Team Nakkertok Learn To Ski Team Administrator Administrator François Blain: François Blain: Director Director Noel Harrington: Noel Harrington: Day Coordinators Day Coordinators Saturday AM: Jean Frenette Saturday AM: Jean Frenette Saturday PM: Luk Arbuckle Saturday PM: Luk Arbuckle Sunday PM: Andrew Bachelor Sunday PM: Andrew Bachelor Sponsorship/Coach Nights: Kelsey Robin Sponsorship/Coach Nights: Kelsey Robin Coaches – Leaders and Assistants Coaches – Leaders and Assistants Other Helpers Other Helpers Barn Parents, Photo Day, Birkebeiner (North cookout), end-of-season picnic Barn Parents, Photo Day, Birkebeiner (North cookout), end-of-season picnic Canadian Ski Patrol Canadian Ski Patrol Parents Parents Kids Kids

9 Director Spokesperson for the Learn-to-Ski programs (Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit, Adult, Mud Monsters, LTS Plus) Spokesperson for the Learn-to-Ski programs (Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit, Adult, Mud Monsters, LTS Plus) Set the goals and direction for the LTS program Set the goals and direction for the LTS program LTS representative at Nakkertok Board meetings LTS representative at Nakkertok Board meetings Recruiting individuals for the LTS administrative positions Recruiting individuals for the LTS administrative positions Creation and tracking of Learn-to-Ski budget Creation and tracking of Learn-to-Ski budget Set the calendar in consultation with the Nakkertok Board and LTS Admin team Set the calendar in consultation with the Nakkertok Board and LTS Admin team Oversee the LTS programs to ensure that they are running smoothly Oversee the LTS programs to ensure that they are running smoothly Ensure trails & grooming staff have trails track set appropriately Ensure trails & grooming staff have trails track set appropriately

10 Administrator Paid administrator to provide a central point of contact and reduce volunteer requirements Paid administrator to provide a central point of contact and reduce volunteer requirements Roles related to LTS Roles related to LTS Registrar – verifying and fixing data Registrar – verifying and fixing data Correspondence – respond to s and information requests from CCC, CCO and SFQ Correspondence – respond to s and information requests from CCC, CCO and Create/assist with first versions of class lists Create/assist with first versions of class lists Order materials and goodies from CCO and SFQ Order materials and goodies from CCO and SFQ

11 Day Coordinator Coordination of ski lessons Coordination of ski lessons Primary contact for coaches Primary contact for coaches Grooming requests Grooming requests Class cancellation Class cancellation Communications Communications Class List Class List Finding volunteers: Finding volunteers: Coaches Coaches signs signs Barn parents Barn parents Birkebeiner Birkebeiner Photo Day Photo Day End of Year Picnic End of Year Picnic Be a member of the LTS administration Team Be a member of the LTS administration Team

12 Coaches – Leaders/Assistants Provide a fun, safe but yet challenging environment where young skiers can learn FUNdamental skills Provide a fun, safe but yet challenging environment where young skiers can learn FUNdamental skills Create a season plan and lesson plans Create a season plan and lesson plans Know what you are instructing and how to evaluate Know what you are instructing and how to evaluate Be mindful of the safety risks Be mindful of the safety risks Communicate Communicate Introduction to parents Introduction to parents Weekly to parents Weekly to parents Ongoing feedback to skiers Ongoing feedback to skiers Responsibility Responsibility For the skiers while coaching For the skiers while coaching To cover their own absences To cover their own absences Skier evaluations Skier evaluations To complete Police Records Check To complete Police Records Check

13 Parental Responsibilities Be an active participant in the program Be an active participant in the program Nakkertok is a cooperative; not a drop-off program Nakkertok is a cooperative; not a drop-off program Participate with classes (a couple of times per year) Participate with classes (a couple of times per year) Help out with program activities and special events Help out with program activities and special events Communicate with the leader Communicate with the leader Let the leader know how your child is feeling on that day Let the leader know how your child is feeling on that day Inform the leader if your child cannot attend a class Inform the leader if your child cannot attend a class Help make skiing fun for the children Help make skiing fun for the children Ensure the skiers have correct equipment, clothing, snacks and drinks snack for skiing Ensure the skiers have correct equipment, clothing, snacks and drinks snack for skiing Ski for fun with their child (ren) Ski for fun with their child (ren) Arrive on time! Arrive on time! Leave enough time to have children skiing at lesson time Leave enough time to have children skiing at lesson time Pick up children on time Pick up children on time

14 Other Helpers/Roles Barn Parent Barn Parent Photo Day photographer and helpers Photo Day photographer and helpers Light Fires at Nakkertok North Light Fires at Nakkertok North Birkebeiner organizers Birkebeiner organizers End-of-season picnic organizer and helpers End-of-season picnic organizer and helpers Canadian Ski Patrol Canadian Ski Patrol Parking attendant (Saturday AM only & major club activities) Parking attendant (Saturday AM only & major club activities)

15 Learn-to-Ski Program Overview

16 Bunnyrabbits (~4-5 years old) Jackrabbits (~6-12 years old)

17 CS4L – Canadian Sport For Life LTAD – Long Term Athlete Development Model LTAD – Long Term Athlete Development Model Where we fit? Active Start & FUNdamentals Where we fit? Active Start & FUNdamentals important for competitive and recreational (Active For Life) important for competitive and recreational (Active For Life)

18 CS4L - Physical Literacy The learning and practice of fundamental movement skills is the basic building block for the development of physical literacy Critical if children are to feel confident when they engage in physical activity for fun and for health or for competition and the pursuit of excellence.

19 Learn-to-Ski Program Learn To Ski: follows Cross-Country Canada athlete development Learn To Ski: follows Cross-Country Canada athlete development Bunnyrabbits: (~ ages 4-5) Bunnyrabbits: (~ ages 4-5) enjoy structured ski fun enjoy structured ski fun basic technique through games, and action songs that reinforce skiing skills basic technique through games, and action songs that reinforce skiing skills après-ski. (1.5 h ski + 30 min après-ski till parents arrive) après-ski. (1.5 h ski + 30 min après-ski till parents arrive) Active Start Active Start Jackrabbits (~ ages 6-12) Jackrabbits (~ ages 6-12) enjoy structured ski adventures. enjoy structured ski adventures. more complex ski techniques through games, drills and challenges. more complex ski techniques through games, drills and challenges. explore the trail system by skiing longer distances each session explore the trail system by skiing longer distances each session FUNdamentals FUNdamentals Wapoos (~ ages 11 and up- completed L4). Wapoos (~ ages 11 and up- completed L4). completed the Jackrabbit program completed the Jackrabbit program comfortable with classic and skate skiing, but do not wish the Racing or Adventure Programs comfortable with classic and skate skiing, but do not wish the Racing or Adventure Programs Active For Life Active For Life Adult Adult Beginner: classic (JR1-JR2 skills) Beginner: classic (JR1-JR2 skills)

20 Learn-to-Ski Program Learn To Ski and Club Policies: Learn To Ski and Club Policies: Screening Policy Screening Policy Medium-level trust positions – police records check Medium-level trust positions – police records check Privacy Privacy How we collect, manage, store and destroy personal information. How we collect, manage, store and destroy personal information.Photography No photos list No photos list

21 Coach Development

22 Our programs don’t succeed without qualified and skilled coaches at all levels: Our programs don’t succeed without qualified and skilled coaches at all levels: LTS, Racing, Adventure LTS, Racing, Adventure Minimum requirement from CCC: Minimum requirement from CCC: Coaches must be active NCCP Community Coaches "in training" (ICC) in order to supervise, instruct or coach ski activities for children six years of age and younger, or assist with the supervising, instructing or coaching of ski activities for children six to nine years of age Coaches must be active, "trained" NCCP Community Coaches (CC) in order to supervise, instruct or coach ski activities for children six to nine years of age, or assist with the supervising, instructing or coaching of ski activities for children nine to sixteen years of age;

23 Coach Development Old Model Old Model NCCP L1 … L3 for coaching junior ski teams (12+) NCCP L1 … L3 for coaching junior ski teams (12+) NCCP L4 and L5 for coaching national + international NCCP L4 and L5 for coaching national + international New Model New Model Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) for Active Start ages 4-6 (Bunnyrabbit) Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) for Active Start ages 4-6 (Bunnyrabbit) Community Coaching (CC) for FUNdamentals ages 6-9 (Jackrabbit) Community Coaching (CC) for FUNdamentals ages 6-9 (Jackrabbit) CCI for Learn-To-Train ages 8-12 (Racing Rabbits) CCI for Learn-To-Train ages 8-12 (Racing Rabbits) Other levels for older skiers Other levels for older skiers

24 Coach Development ICC/CC Courses: ICC/CC Courses: Games that teach technique Games that teach technique Developing successful lesson plans Developing successful lesson plans Safety Safety Appropriate equipment Appropriate equipment Skill improvement Skill improvement Trainer/Facilitator Trainer/Facilitator Geoff Tomlinson Head Coach for our Nakkertok Train-to-Train Athletes Geoff Tomlinson Head Coach for our Nakkertok Train-to-Train

25 Coach Development Returning this January…..Coach Night Returning this January…..Coach Night Free Technique Sessions with Geoff Tomlinson Free Technique Sessions with Geoff Tomlinson 4 sessions in January: 4 sessions in January: Sunday January 6 th Skate - Beginner to Advanced (11am-1pm) Sunday January 6 th Skate - Beginner to Advanced (11am-1pm) Wednesday January 9th Skate - Beginner to Advanced (7-9pm) Wednesday January 9th Skate - Beginner to Advanced (7-9pm) Wednesday January 16th Classic - Intermediate to Advanced (7- 9pm) Wednesday January 16th Classic - Intermediate to Advanced (7- 9pm) TBD TBD Sign-ups will happen by to Kelsey Robin at the week before each session. Maximum of 12 participants per session Sign-ups will happen by to Kelsey Robin at the week before each session. Maximum of 12 participants per session

26 Coaching Tips First Day First Day Wear something distinctive Wear something distinctive Arrive early Arrive early Select a site in the stadium and post your class’ sign Select a site in the stadium and post your class’ sign Name tags for kids Name tags for kids Speak with parents – allergies, health concerns Speak with parents – allergies, health concerns Evaluate class – skill level, speed, endurance Evaluate class – skill level, speed, endurance Check equipment and clothing Check equipment and clothing Check every child has water bottle and snack in a pack Check every child has water bottle and snack in a pack

27 Coaching Tips Every Day Every Day Welcome child and determine if OK/not so OK Welcome child and determine if OK/not so OK Have one of the assistant coach play with kids while waiting to start Have one of the assistant coach play with kids while waiting to start Start on time Start on time Know the trails Know the trails One leader at front and one at back, minimum of 2 adults with class One leader at front and one at back, minimum of 2 adults with class Parent volunteer to ski with class Parent volunteer to ski with class Bunnyrabbit skiing ends at 11:30/3:00 and then snack with coaches until 12:00/3:30. Parent snack schedule. Bunnyrabbit skiing ends at 11:30/3:00 and then snack with coaches until 12:00/3:30. Parent snack schedule.

28 Coaching Tips Equipment/supplies Equipment/supplies Extra mitts, socks Extra mitts, socks Socks with holes cut to fit over boots Socks with holes cut to fit over boots Emergency blanket Emergency blanket Hand warmers Hand warmers Whistle Whistle Map Map Duct tape Duct tape First aid-kit First aid-kit Wax: recommended plus 1 warmer, 2 colder, cork/scraper Wax: recommended plus 1 warmer, 2 colder, cork/scraper Bribes/treats: gummy bears Bribes/treats: gummy bears Petroleum jelly for cold weather Petroleum jelly for cold weather

29 Coaching Tips End of Class End of Class Finish on time Finish on time Make sure every child has found a parent Make sure every child has found a parent When appropriate, let parent know if any, good things or issues that arose in the class When appropriate, let parent know if any, good things or issues that arose in the class Pass info along for the next week (e.g. Nak North, skating/classic) Pass info along for the next week (e.g. Nak North, skating/classic)

30 Coaching Tips Bored, frustrated skier waiting Bored, frustrated skier waiting Prevention: game for those who show up early, brief explanations and demonstrations, long enough (time) loop for drills Prevention: game for those who show up early, brief explanations and demonstrations, long enough (time) loop for drills Games, Games, Games Games, Games, Games Wax not working Wax not working Ensure wax works for the day Ensure wax works for the day Carry extra wax Carry extra wax Educate parents, remind them of the free wax cliniques Educate parents, remind them of the free wax cliniques

31 Coaching Tips Leader’s Golden Notes Leader’s Golden Notes Skill Levels and Evaluations Skill Levels and Evaluations Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit Games Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit Games Wax Guide Wax Guide

32 Skills and Evaluation

33 Sport Specific Fundamentals LevelGeneral Description Primary Skills Covered Classic Skate Bunny rabbit Ski on easy terrain (flats and slight hills), change direction, and getting up from falls Movement on skis, falling & rising, side stepping, star turn, - ski 2km during class 100% (no poles) No Jack Rabbit L1 Can ski the trails below the escarpment (Charron's Chute) with some assistance Herringbone, snowplow braking, diagonal stride, free glide, falling and rising - ski 3km during class 100% (very limited poles) No Jack rabbit L2 Ability to classic ski in control almost all trails at Nakkertok South including up, and down, bigger hills such as Charron's Chute (1) and Powerline Herringbone, diagonal stride, snowplow turn, snowplow stop, double pole - ski 5km during class 90% + (with poles) < 10% Jack Rabbit L3 Weight transfer and extension in all techniques. Ability to skate ski on easier terrain. Diagonal stride, double pole, Free skate, diagonal skate, one skate - ski 6km during class ~50% Jack rabbit L3/4 Weight transfer and extension in all techniques. Ability to skate ski on most terrain. Diagonal stride, double pole, Free skate, diagonal skate, one skate, two skate, skate turn - ski 7.5km during class ~40% ~60% Jack rabbit L4 Very high level of proficiency in both techniques Uphill diagonal, one-step double pole, offset, one skate, two skate, skate turn, step turn, parallel side slip, - ski 10km during class ~20% ~80%

34 Evaluating Skills Why? Why? Improvements in FUNdamentals Improvements in FUNdamentals Safety Safety Evaluation Spreadsheet Evaluation Spreadsheet Falling & Rising 1) Getting up from falling on flat trails by themselves (Good level) 2) IMPORTANT: Intentionally falling on downhills when getting out of control. Sit down to one side of the skis. On moderate to steep slopes. (Good level) 3) Getting up with assistance on downhills (help them get into the correct position with feet perpendicular to the hill and below them) (Basic level) 1) On trail 1 from Junction C to Junction B (falling on downhills) 2) Bottom of Powerline (#18) 3) Later in year on trail 10 from trail 16 to Junction Y (Gopher Gully) with spotting by leaders at bottom only once you are confident they know how to fall safely.

35 Evaluation Rubric LevelDescriptionComments Start Starting to learn skill - low success rate (can repeat motion) (<50%) - skill motion is not accurate or fluid yet No pass Learning Has acquired basic motion of skill - Success rate (can repeat motion) moderate (<75%) - Not yet completing full motion of skill - Coordination of skill is still unsteady - With assistance No pass, but getting closer Basic Has acquired basic motions of skill or general concept - Success rate (can repeat motion) high (>80%). - Skill motion is generally correct - Skill motion is not fully correct yet - Power is limited - With limited assistance For some skills at some levels Basic proficiency is adequate: L2 double pole, L3 1 step double pole Good Fluid and effective motion with good power - Success rate high (>80%) - Skill motion is fully correct using all muscles required in correct order - With no assistance Pass Excellent Very fluid and effective motion with good power on differing terrain and conditions - Success rate very high (>95%) Pass

36 Evaluation How To 1st class ensure the skiers are at the appropriate level 1st class ensure the skiers are at the appropriate level Safety and ability to keep up - can be moved to another class Safety and ability to keep up - can be moved to another class *Note: There are variations in skills in each class and per day per child Keep notes on each child for each technique Keep notes on each child for each technique Strengths Strengths Areas for improvement Areas for improvement Have a 100m time trial (Becky Scott Award) Have a 100m time trial (Becky Scott Award) Get an estimate on the number of hours skied outside class (Richard Weber Award) Get an estimate on the number of hours skied outside class (Richard Weber Award) Pierre Harvey “Hat Trick” Award Pierre Harvey “Hat Trick” Award Be TOUGH but fair!!! Be TOUGH but fair!!!

37 Evaluation How To

38 Weather, Safety, Equipment, Facilities

39 Weather Class may be cancelled or delayed due to ice, snow, cold, etc. Class may be cancelled or delayed due to ice, snow, cold, etc. Decision is made by the Day Coordinator Decision is made by the Day Coordinator Communication with parents Communication with parents It is important your lesson plans be adapted to the weather conditions It is important your lesson plans be adapted to the weather conditions

40 Safety Injured skier Injured skier Learning how to fall, appropriate terrain, we are here cones Learning how to fall, appropriate terrain, we are here cones Canadian Ski Patrol – cell phones Canadian Ski Patrol – cell phones Hospital Hospital Cold injuries – Hypothermia, frostbite Cold injuries – Hypothermia, frostbite Proper clothing, food, water, “emergency kit”, stay out of wind, warm- up break Proper clothing, food, water, “emergency kit”, stay out of wind, warm- up break Allergy – Use of Epi-pen Allergy – Use of Epi-pen Lost skier or coach Lost skier or coach Coach at front and back (+ parent), stop at intersections, ski in pairs, count kids Coach at front and back (+ parent), stop at intersections, ski in pairs, count kids Know the map, carry a map, give out maps! Know the map, carry a map, give out maps! Other : Other : Rocks on trail, fireplace, snow falling off Johannsenhus or Ostromhus Rocks on trail, fireplace, snow falling off Johannsenhus or Ostromhus

41 Hospital (From North, same hospitals apply) C.H. Gatineau (~10min) Ottawa Hospital, General Campus and CHEO (~25min) Nakkertok South

42 Emergency Action Plan For Lost Skier Stay Calm! Ensure you don’t endanger yourself or group members when managing this crisis In the event of a Lost skier: If a patroller is on duty during LTS classes, send someone to the Barn to call the patroller (or call # posted on whiteboard outside Barn) Trails are not usually patrolled, so follow these steps: Quickly establish a search Coordinator Secure group members Go to the Learn-to-Ski mailboxes in the back of the Barn. On the side of these boxes is a slot with an envelope entitled, “Nakkertok Missing Person Search: Steps to Follow” Follow the instructions on the front of the envelope. At the conclusion of the “Hasty Search” if the missing person was not successfully found, the Coordinator should call Police at 911. Information gathered on the Missing Person Report form (white form) should also be shared with the Police. Since hypothermia is a real risk, outside help should be mobilized at this time. Directions to Nakk: 900 Gatineau Ave (take lane to parking area at end)

43 Emergency Action Plan for Injured Skier Stay Calm! Ensure you don’t endanger yourself or group members when managing this crisis In the event of an injured skier If a patroller is on duty during LTS classes, send someone to the Barn to call the patroller (or call # posted on whiteboard outside Barn) Trails are not usually patrolled, so follow these steps: Can ski or walk out? Secure group members Immobile or unconscious If possible head or spinal injury DO NOT MOVE PATIENT Directions to Nakk: 900 Gatineau Ave (take lane to parking area at end) 1.Monitor ABCs Airway Breathing, Circulation 2.Give first aid (kits are in cabins) and prevent hypothermia (excessive heat loss) 3. call 911 and send skier to parking area to guide EMS (ensure this person has details about patient) 1 administer first aid (kits are in cabins) and prevent hypothermia (excessive heat loss) by putting insulating layer underneath 2.Nearest hospital is Gatineau Hospital (819) directions: take Gatineau Ave to LaVerendrye. Turn left and proceed 3km.

44 Physical Comfort Cold, Hot Prevention Cold, Hot Prevention Properly sized boots Properly sized boots Non-cotton socks and undergarments Non-cotton socks and undergarments Mitts vs gloves when cold out Mitts vs gloves when cold out Snowsuit for BR, layers for older. Snowsuit for BR, layers for older. Leader “emergency kit” (extra gloves, balaclava, over sock) Leader “emergency kit” (extra gloves, balaclava, over sock) START ON TIME!!! (coach must be early and be prepared) START ON TIME!!! (coach must be early and be prepared) Hungry Hungry food breaks, ensure they come to class fed food breaks, ensure they come to class fed Tired Tired Treats Treats Challenges Challenges Pull rope to bring them back Pull rope to bring them back Happy Happy Don’t worry Don’t worry

45 Equipment BR, JR1, JR2 BR, JR1, JR2 Ski length is child height to wrist above head??? Ski length is child height to wrist above head??? Fish scales are okay (not ideal) Fish scales are okay (not ideal) 3 Pin binding is okay (not ideal) 3 Pin binding is okay (not ideal) No poles needed for BR No poles needed for BR Limited pole usage in JR1 and JR2 (length: underarm) Limited pole usage in JR1 and JR2 (length: underarm) Pole straps must be adjusted Pole straps must be adjusted JR3, JR4 JR3, JR4 Combi skis are fine – between 5cm above head to wrist above head. Combi skis are fine – between 5cm above head to wrist above head. Must be waxable skis (no fish scales) Must be waxable skis (no fish scales) No 3-pin bindings for skating No 3-pin bindings for skating Two sets of poles (underarm for classic, chin for skating) Two sets of poles (underarm for classic, chin for skating) Check equipment at first lesson!!! Check equipment at first lesson!!! Resource: Resource:

46 Nakkertok Facilities

47 Nakkertok South Buildings Nakkertok South Buildings Chalet (notice board and cubbies/mailboxes) Chalet (notice board and cubbies/mailboxes) Learn To Ski Equipment Shack Learn To Ski Equipment Shack New Building (Groomer and Waxing) New Building (Groomer and Waxing) Ski Patrol Hut Ski Patrol Hut Johannsenhus Johannsenhus Owl Cabin Owl Cabin Nakkertok North Nakkertok North New chalet New chalet Nakkertok South Trails Class signs Stadium Bunny Bumps Plateau Play Park Sprint courses Owl Pond Johansenhus field

48 Class Construction Based on skill level, speed, endurance, age, gender, friends, previous class, which class a parent wishes to coach Based on skill level, speed, endurance, age, gender, friends, previous class, which class a parent wishes to coach Previous evaluations and parent comments used to put classes together 1:4 ratio is the goal of JR 1:3 ratio is the goal for BR Class lists communicated to Leaders/Assistants

49 Leader/Class Communications Shutterfly will be used for the first time this year by each day coordinators Each day session as a separate Shutterfly website Intended restrictions have been set-up Automatic reminders will be sent few days prior to an event The idea is to reduce the number of s and to ensure all the information pertaining to a session is available at one location We encourage you to use to provide us with feedback and to suggest postings such as lesson plans that would benefit new coaches

50 LTS Program Schedule Jan 5/6 Lesson #1 Jan 5/6 Lesson #1 Jan 12/13 Lesson #2, Rossignol Ski Demo Day Jan 12/13 Lesson #2, Rossignol Ski Demo Day Jan 19/20Lesson #3 Jan 19/20Lesson #3 Jan 26/27Lesson #4 Jan 26/27Lesson #4 Feb 2/3Lesson #5, North (Birkebeiner/cookout) Feb 2/3Lesson #5, North (Birkebeiner/cookout) Eastern Canadian Championships Feb 9/10 Lesson #6 Feb 9/10 Lesson #6 Feb 16/17Lesson #7 Feb 16/17Lesson #7 Feb 23/24Lesson #8 Feb 23/24Lesson #8 Cookie Race / Weber Nakkertloppet Mar 2/3Lesson #9, Year-end Picnic Mar 2/3Lesson #9, Year-end Picnic

51 Questions?? and wrap up Questions?? and wrap up


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