Provincial Development Program
About The PDP
The CCSAM Provincial Coach & Athlete Development Program (aka PDP) is a comprehensive program designed to promote excellence in the sport of cross country skiing in Manitoba. To this end, training, testing, and competition guidelines outlined in Nordiq Canada’s Competition Model will be followed.
The PDP aims to help bridge the gap between entry level racing and higher level regional and national competition. Programs (including training camps and race support) aim to bring together skiers and coaches from across the province to foster a sense of community, to share information, and to build a stronger ski racing community
CCSAM is committed to the continued development and implementation of a coach and athlete development system in Manitoba that supports clubs, club coaches and club athletes in the pursuit of sport excellence. The PDP is intended to function within the existing club-based system and will include components to foster coach development at training camps and at competitions.
Latest Provincial Program News – CCSAM News Archives
- The CCSAM PDP is for athletes in the Train to Train (T2T) through Train to Win (T2W) stages of development. Masters athletes are not eligible.
- From a chronological perspective athletes typically enter the Train to Train stage at 12 years of age (U14 race category).
- This program is not for beginners, but for skiers who have some racing experience in the prior season. This includes events such as local Manitoba Cup races and Wednesday Night ski races.
- Athletes and parents should consult with their club coach to discuss whether registration in the PDP is appropriate. Further information can be obtained through discussion with the CCSAM Executive Director or other members of the PDP Committee.
- Athletes must register online via the Zone4 web link provided below.
- All athletes must also be registered members in good standing of a registered CCSAM club.
- All athletes competing in the U16 through Senior categories and planning to race in nationally sanctioned (Nordiq Canada Tier 1 or Tier 2) events, such as Nationals, Westerns, Easterns, some Ontario Cups & Alberta Cups, need to purchase or renew their Nordiq Canada race license here: https://nordiqcanada.ca/skiers-and-programs/racing-licenses/
RACE LICENSES EXPIRE JULY 1st. DO NOT PURCHASE OR RENEW BEFORE THIS DATE.
- Athletes must read, understand and agree to the PDP Athlete Code of Conduct.
- Coaches must read, understand and agree to the CCSAM Coaches Agreement.
- There is no deadline for registration; however, please note that the ski season begins with dryland training in the spring. For planning, logistics & communications reasons we ask that athletes and coaches register by May 1st each year.
- Provincial Development Program Manual 2023-2024 – PDF updated Oct 31, 2023
- Athlete Agreement & Code of Conduct – PDF
- Coaches Agreement…coming soon
- Safe Sport…dedicated page coming soon
- Athlete Expression of Interest – Team Trips 2023-2024 – Google Application Form
- Support Staff Expression of Interest Overview – Team Trips 2023-2024 – Google Application Form
- Percent of Winner – Results spreadsheet
- No Fluoro Glide Waxing Protocol – PDF
- Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) CS4L for Parents
- Nordiq Canada Competition Model – PDF revised October 2020. Updated expected in 2024.
- Race Categories
- Nordiq Canada Programs For Post-secondary Students
- Nordiq Canada Funding for Athletes & Coaches
- Robin McKeever’s Letter to Parents “Let Them Choose”
- Nordiq Canada Coaching resources for athlete development
- Nordiq Canada Development Field Testing Manual – simple, repeatable, fitness testing protocols for developing athletes