Coaching FAQs

01 Sep 2018

Bruce Wurtele

Have some questions on coaching at Kawartha Nordic? We've answered the most common Frequently Asked Questions below. Feel free to get in touch with us at

Q: When do the programs run?

A: January 5- February 23 2019


Q: What time do the programs run?

A: Starting this year all programs  (not including ADP) will run from 1:00-3:00


Q: What are the time commitments?

A: Outside of the 2 hour lesson for the 8 weeks , there is usually 10-15 mins before and  after to help clean up equipment.


Q: I don’t think my skiing is very good enough to coach, is that a concern?

A: For our younger skiers the focus is on FUNdamentals of movement and general skill development. The Bunnies and Jackrabbits 5-8 are still practicing general ski movements mostly through games and the motivation to make it to the sugar shack.


Q: I haven’t coached before, how will I know what to do?

A: Over the past few years we have been able to pair a new coach with a returning coach to provide mentoring and team coaching


Q: Is there any training offered to new coaches?

A: Coaches are at the core of the Athlete Development system as they have the most influence and responsibilities in developing athletes. As such it is critical for Cross Country Canada (CCC) and divisions to have complete standardized and reliable data in regards to who is an active coach, how many there are and what their coach training/ National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP) statuses is. Please read this post to review the training and certification requirements.