Parent Coaching 101
Many questions arise from parents who are new to cross-country skiing as well as for many of the seasoned veterans.
Parents may not realize how their support can enhance their child’s skiing experience and few may know where to solicit support and information, whether you only wish for your young skier to have fun outdoors in winter or to establish a foundation for your developing athlete.
Cross-Country Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, has established an easily accessible coaching development pathway that all cross-country ski coaches must follow.
The starting point is a combination of two online learning courses that can be done from anywhere at the learner’s own pace.
While these courses were specifically developed for aspiring community coaches, many parents (coaches or not) have expressed how useful and valuable taking this training has been for them.
Parents of young skiers inevitably become the coach’s assistants!