Winter Park to host cross-country ski coach certification | SkyHiNews.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Winter Park to host cross-country ski coach certification

Sky-Hi News staff report
A group attends a rollerskiing coaching session in Winter Park. Winter Park Resort will be hosting a Cross Country Level 100 Coaching Certification Practicum on Dec. 19 and 20.
Bruce Manske/Winter Park Competition Center

The Winter Park Competition Center will host a Cross Country Level 100 Coaching Certification Practicum on Dec. 19-20 at Winter Park Resort.

According to a news release, Winter Park Competition Center Nordic Program Director Bruce Manske is the only cross country coach developer in Colorado at this time.

During the clinic, coaches will review the technical and tactical aspects of ski coaching. They will be assessed on their ability to teach, demonstrate and analyze several fundamental skiing skills.



Upon successful completion of the assessment, coaches will complete a course survey and obtain their Level 100 Coach Certificate.

United States Ski and Snowboard has designed the coaching certification program to prepare Nordic coaches to effectively develop beginning athletes in the sport of cross-country skiing. The goal is to get the entire ski coach profession to recognize the training techniques at the National Team level and coordinate efforts.



“We want coaches to be aware of what’s going on nationally, and to develop some similar language in terms of what skiers are learning all around the country,” Manske said in the release.

The L100 Certification will be a requirement of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Coach Membership starting with the 2022-23 season. The certification includes an online module with exam, as well as an in-person practicum with a USSS coach developer, who will lead the practicums.

Skiers enjoy a cross country lesson. Winter Park Resort will be hosting a special session for cross country ski coaches.
Bruce Manske/Winter Park Competition Center

 


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.