Cross Country Alberta http://www.xcountryab.net Latest news from Cross County Alberta en-us Copyright 2009, Cross County Alberta cca@xcountryab.net cca@xcountryab.net http://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1302Capital Region Training Group goes to International Training Camphttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1302This August four young high performance cross country ski athletes from the Edmonton region will be heading to Norway to take part in an international training camp hosted by the Norwegian Ski Federation. The camp has been run for several years but this will be the first year a group of Canadian athletes will be attending.Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1299Canadian Birkebeiner Society - Office Administrator Job Postinghttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1299The Canadian Birkebeiner Society (CBS), founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization focused on the planning and provision of the annual Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival that takes place in the greater Edmonton area. The Birkie is the largest strictly classical cross-country ski event in Canada. In the spirit of the Norwegian Birkebeiner legend, the festival consists of five events ranging in distance from 2.5 km to 55 km. In the role of Office Administrator, the successful applicant will be responsible for accounting, database, website and clerical functions for the annual Ski Festival and all related events run by the Society.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1297July Alberta Ski Team Camphttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1297Read on for a story of the last Alberta Ski Team camp, written by AST athlete Tate MacDonald. Sounds like it was a great time!Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1275Coaching the Female Athletehttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1275Dr. Vicki Harber's presentation of Coaching the Female Athlete that she gave at our CCA Annual General Meeting on May 31. Click here for the presentation.Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1276Avoiding the Talent Traphttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1276Dr. Vicki Harber's presentation of Avoiding the Talent Trap that she gave at our CCA Annual General Meeting on May 31. Click here for the presentation.Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1254Two-Time Olympic Skier Daria Gaiazova Calls it a Careerhttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1254It turns out Dasha Gaiazova took her final international cross country ski race where her career all began - in her native Russia at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1232CCA Annual General Meeting and Worskhopshttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1232Cross Country Alberta is hosting workshops and the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 31. It will be a dynamic day, and is not to be missed! We will have three Olympic athletes joining us for talks, as well as a Canadian Sport 4 Life champion leading our workshops, and a high performance coach leading a coaching discussion. Read on for more details. Hope to see you there!Sat, 31 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1235Welcome to our Board of Directorshttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1235Cross Country Alberta would like to welcome the following new board members: Marie-Eve Bilodeau Adrienne Dunbar Roy Strum Aaron Dodds We are happy to have you join our team! And we are grateful to our continuing board members, and are glad that we get to continue to work with you: Les Parsons Tara Whitten Joe Malmsten Patrick Moore Jean Funk Vaughn McGrathSat, 31 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1233CCA Board of Directors Nominationshttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1233Six Board of Directors positions are open for nominations. Read on to see who has been nominated thus far. The positions are: Director of Athlete and Youth Development; Alberta Ski Team Director; Events and Scheduling Director; Human Resources Director; Membership, Communications and Marketing Director; and Treasurer. Voting will occur at the AGM on Saturday, May 31.Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1229Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshophttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1229This workshop is directed at coaches that are working with athletes in the Learning to Compete (L2C) stage of development. This workshop is from Wednesday, September 17 to Sunday, September 21 in Ottawa, ON. Read on for more information.Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1230Nomination of Board Directorshttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1230The Cross Country Alberta Board Nominating Committee is assembling a slate of candidates to be considered for election to the Board of Directors of CCA. This election will take place at the AGM on May 31. There are 6 positions open for Directors of: Events and Scheduling; Alberta Ski Team; Membership, Communications and Marketing; Human Resources; Treasurer; and Youth and Athlete Development. Who would be a good nominee? Read on for more information.Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1228Red Deer Nordic is looking for a new coachhttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1228Red Deer Nordic Ski Club is looking to hire a full time coach to oversee their Learn to Train (L2T), Train to Train (T2T), and Learn to Compete (L2C) program (9-18 year olds) for the 2014-15 season. There are currently 40 athletes in these 3 programs competing at local, provincial and national levels. Read on to see the complete job description and information for applying.Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1223Congratulations!http://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1223Congratulations to Gary and Dorothy Gibson, and Les Parsons, for being inducted to the ACAC Hall of Fame! To celebrate the historic 50th anniversary milestone in 2014-15, the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) is proud to announce the inaugural first 50 Honored Members who will be inducted into the ACAC Hall of Fame. Gary and Dorothy Gibson are Inductees for coaching and team managing cross country skiing for many, many years. Les blames Gary for getting him involved in coaching in the first place! The sport of cross country skiing is better because of these dedicated leaders.Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1224Edmonton Nordic Looking for Junior Coacheshttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1224The Edmonton Nordic Ski Club is looking to hire part time assistant coaches for our Learn to Train (L2T), Train to Train (TT), and Learn to Compete (LC) programs (9-19 year olds). Coaching duties include designing and leading training sessions (weekday evening and weekends), assisting with coaching at training camps, and support at races on some weekends. The positions include coaching dryland and on snow training sessions and working closely with our Head Coach Ulf Kleppe. Read on for more information.Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1217Time for Award Nominations!http://www.xcountryab.net/main.php?p=1217It's time for award nominations! Is there a deserving coach, official or race organizer in your club? Have you been very impressed with a retail staff person, or a ski areas operator? There are deserving people who should be recognized! Take a minute to nominate a person who has made skiing great this year. Click here for an award nomination form and more information.Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EST