August 13, 2015

Core Training for Facilitators and Evaluators


In conjunction with National Coaches Week, Coaching NL will be offering Core Training for Learning Facilitators (LF) and Evaluators in St. John’s on September 19 and 20 to interested individuals.

This training is the first step to anyone who wants to become an LF and/or evaluator in their sport and is also great professional development for any current LF or Evaluator who would like to sharpen their skills.

Coaching NL is pleased to invest in coaching development by offering by trainings free of charge. Please see attached documents for full information for the trainings. 


Bill Taggart
Project Leader- Canadian Sport 4 Life

1296A Kenmount Road
Paradise, NL
A1L 1N3

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XCNL Corner Brook dry land camp July 31 to August 2

August 5, 2015

This camp was advertised by email to approx 180 people in the NL skiing community and was also advertised on Facebook through the BMD website. The announcement of the camp date was somewhat short notice given my late appointment of coach. I believe the short notice is partially why attendance was low (12 athletes). Greater effort needs to be made in the future to provide parents and athletes with enough time to plan for camps. It should also be noted that athletes are very busy at this time of year with other commitments, and that a lower attendance was anticipated.

For those who attended the camp it was a great success. The athletes were a predominantly younger age group of about 13 to 15 years. Lessons included freestyle technique, training plan structure, classic ski striding, and a session about injury and prevention with a physiotherapist guest speaker. Athletes were attentive and enthusiastic during lessons. Activities included running, swimming, striding, skiing, 3200m running race, 400m roller ski relay race, 6 station obstacle course on roller skis, strength testing and interval style hill bounding. In addition, the group did the “spider challenge” at marble mountain. This was the highlight of the camp for most, and definitely a good team building exercise with an emphasis on balance and upper body strength.

Volunteers included Brian Dunphy, Christine Campbell, Angela Foster, and Justin Whittle. Christine Campbell was the only parent to volunteer for the weekend and I hope to see this number increase at future events.

Accomodations were ideal for the camp as each person had their own bed and only two people per toilet/shower. Proximity to walking trails and parks was ideal and a short drive to Steady Brook provided excellent location for roller skiing, spider challenge and marble mountain hill bounding. An excellent location for a camp and will be strongly considered in the future.


Luke Dunphy

Head Coach Position at Avalon Nordic Ski Club

The Avalon Nordic Ski Club is one of 3 clubs in Canada awarded the AltaGas Club Coaching Support Program Award. This provides support from AltaGas for the club to hire a full time head coach for 3 years. Avalon Nordic is moving forward with hiring and invites applicants for this exciting position.

HEAD COACH
AVALON NORDIC SKI CLUB
Avalon Nordic Ski Club (ANSC) services the Cities of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Conception Bay South, and numerous additional smaller towns and communities in Eastern Newfoundland. ASNC is the only Nordic club on the Avalon Peninsula and serves a diverse and dispersed area of almost 263,000 residents (approximately 51% of Newfoundland and Labradors Population). The Club operates Nordic skiing, fitness and related programs year round for club members, the community and the region. The recreational and competitive Nordic ski programs includes a Bunny and track attack program for children 9 years and under, Track Attack for 10-12 year olds, Challenge group for 12-15 year olds, the Club Ski Team for athletes aged 15 and above, adult and masters programs, and touring programs. Additionally, the club will be introducing a Junior and High School team program in the fall 2015. The club attends numerous races and events within and outside of the Province. These events typically include National Championships, Eastern Championships, Provincial Championships, the Provincial Midget Championships, and provincially and regionally run skier development camps.
The Avalon Nordic Ski Club is looking for a passionate and dynamic full-time head coach to work with the various programs and services offered. The responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to the following general areas:
·         Managing and delivery of ski programs
·         Coaching the ski teams
·         Recruiting athletes
·         Generating revenue
·         Liaising with the community and other ski organizations/clubs
·         Working with parents, volunteers and executive
This position is a full-time position with an expectation of 35 hours per week, and the flexibility to work additional hours through in season and high activity periods. The position has a maximum of 1800 expected annual hours.  The position has an anticipated start date of September 15 – 30, 2015 (negotiable). Further details and a complete job description are available via email from Avalon.nordic@gmail.com or online at http://avalonnordic.ca/Documents/ANSC_FulltimeHeadCoach_August2015.pdf


Submit cover letter and resume via email to:
Attention:  Club Coach Hiring Committee
Digital submissions only with the position title in the subject line.
Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Deadline for Applications – August 28, 2015

July 15, 2015

Announcing New Head Coach CCNL Ski Division


 Luke Dunphy has recently accepted the role of head coach for the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Ski team. He has been skiing for 26 years and can confidently say that skiing is his favorite activity and true passion. He was a member of the Provincial NL  ski team in the early 2000’s and has competed at the national level. Luke says “The sport is great fun, an excellent way to meet friends and there is no better workout. “
We look forward to working with Luke and I am sure he will have a lot to contribute to the continuing success of NL Provincial Cross Country Ski Team.
We wish Luke well in his new role and I am confident there will be lots of help from our coaches, administrator,team and parents to ensure smooth tracks ahead.
Happy Trails,
Gerry Rideout
President CCNL

May 12, 2015

CCNL Hall of Fame Inductee


Dudley Wheeler inducted into CCNL Hall of Fame. From the left 
Gerry Rideout, Dudley Wheeler and Nick Soper

May 8, 2015

Winners of the Premier's Athletic Award

Hi Guys,

The following have been selected to receive the Premier’s Athletic 
Awards next Thursday.  Letters and invites were sent out last week 
with an RSVP to me by tomorrow.  No response from either one 
yet so just a heads up and maybe you can connect with them to 
RSVP me.   If they can’t attend, we’ll mail out their awards after 
the presentations.   


Cross Country Skiing
Mcilroy
Emily
45 Hughs Pond Road
St. Phillips
Cross Country Skiing
Mcilroy
Patrick
45 Hughs Pond Road
St. Phillips
Cross Country Skiing
Hudson
Makaila
513 Bartlett Drive
Labrador City
Cross Country Skiing
Taylor
Jake
8 Windycove Lane
Conception Bay South



Dave Feener
Sport and Recreation Consultant
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development

March 20, 2015

2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships Notice of Race- Updated Notice

2015 Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships
Notice of Race

Event                           2015 Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships
Dates                           March 21-22, 2015
Location                      Clarenville Nordic Ski Club, White Hills Road, Clarenville
Sanction                      Cross Country Canada (CCC) & Cross Country
Newfoundland & Labrador (CCNL)
Event Headquarters       Lee Churchill Lodge, White Hills Road, Clarenville
Competition Secretary  Kim Taylor (kim@tamarackgeographic.ca)
Contacts                      Kim Taylor / Colin Taylor
Phone: (709) 834-8347
kim@tamarackgeographic.ca
or
Richard Churchill
Phone: (709) 743-4253
churchill.richard@gmail.com
Course                         Races will take place on the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club
competition trails and sprint course at White Hills Road,
Clarenville.
Eligibility                    All races will require a CCC Racing License or CCC Day
License with the exception of Novice, Atom and
Pee Wee Categories.
Event Schedule           Medium Distance Classic
Interval Start @ 15 Seconds
10:00am, Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mixed Team Classic Sprint
Teams of 2 each skiing 3x 800m course
2:00pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015 2pm
Long Distance Free
Mass Start
9:00 am, Sunday, March 22, 2015
Banquet / Social          There will be a banquet / social held on Saturday night,
March 21, 2015 at 6:30pm, at Riverside Elementary, 22
Thomas Place, Shoal Harbour. The awards ceremony for
the Saturday events will take place during the
banquet/social. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Registration                 Registration will be online at Zone4 only at the following
                                    link: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=8388
Registration will open January 21, 2015 at 12noon
Late registrations will be accepted, but will receive a start
time after all other competitors and will pay 2x the normal
registration fee
                                     All entries must be completed with signed waivers and all
registration fees paid prior to a race bib being issued.
Bib pickup will take place on the morning of the races
commencing at 7:30am.
Registration Deadline  The deadline for registration is Midnight, March 21, 2015
Entry Fees                    Race Registration Fees must be paid for each race entered.
Competitive Categories: $20 per race
Recreational Categories: $10 per race
Novice, Atom, and Peewee Categories: $10 per race
HST and online registration included.
A CCC race license or CCC Day license is required for 
each day racing for all Competitive Categories Midget 
and Above.
CCC Day licenses will be available at a cost of $5 per day 
as part of the Zone4 registration. A race license is not 
required for recreational, peewee, atom, and novice, 
however each participant must be a member in good 
standing with club recognized by CCNL / CCC.
Draw                            6pm, Friday, March 20, 2015 @ Lee Churchill Lodge
Bib pickup will take place on the morning of the races
commencing at 7:30am.
Coaches Meeting        7pm, Friday, March 20, 2015 @ Lee Churchill Lodge
5:30pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ Riverside Elementary
Awards                        Medals for first, second, and third place for Atom, Peewee,
Midget, Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Masters categories in 
the Competitive Categories. Participation ribbons for 
Novices and Recreational categories. Awards for 
Saturdays medium distance and team sprint will be 
awarded Saturday evening at the Banquet. Awards for 
Sundays long distance race will be presented 
approximately one (1) hour after the final race is 
completed on Sunday and the race results are 
declared official. 
New this year is the Gordon Brewer Memorial Trophy to be
awarded to the club with the highest points over the series 
of three races. Athletes participating in the youth and 
competitive categories will be awarded points based on 
their placing in their respective categories.
The presentation of the Gordon Brewer Memorial Trophy 
for the Provincial Club Champions will take place 
following the presentation of the long distance race 
awards on Sunday.

Accommodations        Accommodations are available at the following locations:
Clarenville Inn - 134 Trans-Canada Highway, Clarenville,
NL (709) 466-7911
St. Judes - 247 Trans-canada Highway, Clarenville,
NL (709) 466-1717
Wave Motel - Blackmore Avenue, Clarenville, NL
(709) 466-7946
Restland - 262 Memorial Drive, Clarenville,
NL (709) 466-7636
Seacrest Suites – 141 Memorial Dr, Clarenville, NL
1-866-466-6803 http://www.seacrestsuites.com
If people experience problems reserving accommodations
please contact the race secretary or Richard Churchill at churchill.richard@gmail.com
Billets                          Billets can be requested from Richard Churchill via email at churchill.richard@gmail.com
Travel Subsidy           Please find below links to travel subsidy policies and
applications offered by CCNL:
                            JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CLAIM FORM FOR CLUB SUBSIDY

RACE CATEGORIES AND DISTANCES


Competitive Divisions Category
Year of Birth
Team Sprint
Classic Technique
Medium Distance
Classic Technique
Long Distance Free Technique
Midget Girls
2000-2001
6 x 400m
3.75 km
5 km
Juvenile Girls
1999-2000
6 x 800m
3.75 km
5 km
Junior Girls
1997-1998
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Junior Women
1995-1996
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Senior Women
1994 & earlier
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 1
1984 – 1975
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 2
1974 – 1965
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 3
1964-1955
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 4
1954 and up
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Midget Boys
2000-2002
6 x 400m
3.75 km
5km
Juvenile Boys
1999-2000
6 x 800m
3.75 km
5km
JuniorBoys
1997-1998
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Junior Men
1995-1996
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Senior Men
1994-1985
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 1
1984–1975
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 2
1974–1965
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 3
1964-1955
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 4
1954 and up
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km

Youth Divisions

Category


Year of Birth


Team Sprint
Classic Technique


Medium Distance
Classic Technique


Long Distance Free Technique
Novice Girls
2008 and later
NA
500 m
500 m
Atom Girls
2006 – 2007
6 x 400m
1 km
1 km
Pee Wee Girls
2004 – 2005
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km
Mini-Midget Girls
2002 - 2003
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km
Novice Boys
2008 and later
NA
500 m
500 m
Atom Boys
2006 – 2007
6 x 400m
1 km
1 km
Pee Wee Boys
2002 – 2005
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km
Mini-Midget Boys
2002 - 2003
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km

Recreational Divisions
Category          Year of Birth      Team Sprint        Medium Distance      Long Distance
                                                  Classic Technique   Classic Technique     Free Technique
Recreation       Open                     NA                         3.75 km                      5 km
Women
Recreation       Open                     NA                         3.75 km                      5 km
Male




March 11, 2015

Winners of the CCNL Junior Development Ticket Draw

1St Prize, A Bundle including The new Apple iPod, iPhone 6 choice of X Box 1 or PS 4  
Value $1800.00
 Matthew Morgan, Stephenville, NL Seller Brian Dunphy 


2nd prize, PAl $1000.00 Gift Certificate  Donated by PAL 
Dorothy Dredge, Black Duck Cove 
 
3rd prize: $500.00 Cash Damien Budgell, fort McMurray, Alberta 
 
4th Prize; 42 inch Flat Screen TV Bev Kirby, 8 Birch Drive, Kippens, NL  
 
5th Prize: Gift Certificate - $200.00 Donated by The Outfitters 
Duncan Marche, Port au Port 


6th Prize: Frozen Shrimp Value $200.00 Donated by St. Anthony Seafoods 
Cooper, Stephenville, NL  
 
7th Prize: Gift Certificate, Value $200.00 Donated by CWT Harvey's Travel 
Hailey Russell,9 Cheshire Cres. 
 
8th Prize: Metal Snow Shoes, Value: $150.00 Donated by CWT Harvey's Travel 
Keirston Gould, Bear Cove 
 
9th Prize: Gift Certificate, Value: $100.00 Donated by Parski Sports, Labrador City 
Kelly Burke, 4 Chester Pl.  



10th Prize: Gift Certificate, Vlaue $100.00 Donated by Menihek Ski Club 
Don Gale, Stephenville, NL

Congratulations to the Winners & Thank you to all the 
Seller and those who purchased tickets to support Junior Development