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NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium

September 21, 2019 September 22, 2019


  • USS&S L200 Training

  • L100 Technique Clinic

  • TD & Event Organizer training

  • BKL Leader/Parent Clinic

Join NENSA staff, guest speakers, and US Development Coach, Bryan Fish, for a full weekend of Coaches Education and information sharing.  

Registration is OPEN on SkiReg
Hosted by the Dublin School.
Directions: Dublin, NH.

NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium Weekend the Dublin School ~ 5 options available:

1.  Join NENSA Coaches and Bryan Fish, US Ski and Snowboard Sport Develop Manager, for a full weekend of clinics, classroom sessions, hands on learning and more, and get certified as a US Ski & Snowboard L200 Coach!  A US Ski & Snowboard and NENSA Coach Membership are required. Registration includes all weekend activities including lunch on Saturday and Sunday, Dinner and refreshments Saturday night before an evening of Keynote Speakers.

2.  Join us on Saturday afternoon to take the L100 Technique clinic led by Matt Whitcomb, USST World Cup Coach.  This clinic is a requirement for getting your US Ski & Snowboard L100 coaches certification, OR, it is also a great technique clinic to brush up on your fundamentals before the snow flies.  We encourage both Coaches and Masters to come and participate.  You then have the option to join NENSA for an evening of Keynote Speakers.

3.  An Evening with NENSA and Keynote Speakers:

Peter Graves – “Recalling the Sports Early Years.”
Perry Thomas, UVM – “From Junior to Collegiate Racing.”
Justin Beckwith, NENSA – “Sharing experiences from our developing Rollerski programming.” Including a sneek peak into the presentation he will do at the 2019 Cross Country National Coaching Symposium – “#SkiLikeAnAmerican: Ramping Up – Speed and Agility on Rollerskis”

4.  Technical Delegates (TD’s) & Event Organizers:  Join NENSA all day Saturday, Saturday evening and Sunday morning for our annual TD & EO Training weekend.  Classroom & fieldwork on Saturday morning and Sunday morning, with the option to take the L100 Technique clinic on Saturday afternoon.  Please plan on joining everyone for the Saturday dinner and the evening program at the Dublin School.

5.  BKL Parent/Leader training – calling all BKL coaches, leaders, parents and volunteers – please join Tom Weir, our NENSA Youth & Introductory Program Director Saturday morning for a presentation of Long Term Athlete Development and BKL teaching philosophy.  Have the option to say to take the L100 Technique clinic and/or the Saturday dinner and evening program too.  Sign up for one, two or all three programs on Saturday.


The US Ski & Snowboard Level 200 program, lead by Bryan Fish, is wrapped into an intense 2 day course that will focus primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers. Pre-requisites: Current US Ski & Snowboard L100 Certification (includes: 80% or higher on L100 exam, USST approved technique clinic, current First Aid/CPR Certification, current US Ski & Snowboard Coach Membership).  The L200 concludes with a hand-in training plan assignment and an exam.

For L200 course, and for the L100 Technique Clinic, please bring running shoes, rollerski equipment (skate and classic), helmet and high vis shirt, waterbottle and holder.  Rollerskis are required for L100 Technique Clinic, and encouraged for L200 participants if they want to participate in the Agility.  NENSA will provide Swenor Rollerskis for anyone who would like to try our demo fleet of Alutech Classic and Skate Long skis (as well as a few other assorted models).  Please note if you would like this option please sign up as in advance as possible and note your binding norm on registration.

Lodging options include the Courtyard by Marriott in Keene (20′ drive from campus): https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1562599478169&key=CORP&app=resvlink, Little River B&B, the Fitzwilliam Inn, and a dormitory option at the Dublin School (providing your own bedding and towels).

Weekend Schedule (see detailed TD / EO below):

Saturday September 21st

Breakfast On Your Own

9:00-10:30am – Programming  (Classroom)

10:30-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm – Lunch (provided at Dublin)

1:30-3:00pm – Technical & Tactical

9am-12noon TD & EO Training classroom time (with lunch at 12 noon)

9am-12noon BKL Training – classroom and field time

2:00-5:00pm – Level 100 Technique Clinic (Yankee Magazine Parking Lot) – Whitcomb, USST

3:00-4:00pm – Equipment

4:15-5:00pm – Psychology

5:30-6:00pm – TD presentation (Fred Bailey – NENSA’s TD Cooridnator) and Q and A with Prizes (Dublin Outing Club)

An Evening with NENSA and Keynote Speakers (Academic Center) see above

6:00pm – Dinner (Dublin Outing Club)

Sunday September 22nd

Breakfast On Your Own

7:30am – 

9:00-10:30am – Games Approach to Coaching Skiing (Yankee Magazine Parking Lot)

10:30-11:15am – Competition

11:15-12:00pm – Introduce Group Training Plan

12:00pm – Lunch in respective groups (provided at Dublin)

12:45-1:30pm – Finish and Discuss Training Plans

1:30pm – Closing Remarks – Coaches Discussion

TD & EO Training Detailed:


9:00am – Meet and Greet

9:30am – Cross Country Cross (XCX) / Review of concept and Competition Rules – Justin Beckwith

10:00am – Rules Update – Allan Serrano  (including Appeals process for Championship events)

10:30am – Break – Coffee and treats

10:40am – Rollerski Considerations – Amie Smith, NENSA staff

11:20am – Turning Zones classroom – Jim Rodrigues 

12:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Yankee Magazine lot – Turning Technique and XCX demonstration with USST, TD’s and Coaches who want to attend (TD’s will have the ability to ski if they wish – Swenor rollerskis and Rossignol boots provided)

2:00pm – Break 

2:30pm – Further Discussion with TD’s – wrap up turning zone, RS features

3:00pm – 2 Lap Sprint Races – Dustin

4:00pm – Break

4:30pm – Introduction to Bicycle Ramp (opportunity to ski) – Justin Beckwith (Yankee)

5:15pm – Social

6:00pm – Dinner


9:00am – Seeding – Fred Bailey (registration deadlines, jury decisions, NENSA protocol)

9:45am – Event organizer Q & A – Tom Weir / Amie Smith

10:30am – Review of Course changes, trail design and snowmaking at the Dublin Trails – Brad Bates / Fred Bailey 

12:00pm – Lunch

*Dublin will again host the Dublin Double Eastern Cup this season — use this weekend as an added opportunity to get a sneak peak at the courses and venue improvements including a snowmaking pond and leveled stadium.

Dubin School website – includes campus maps, directions and general information about the school.

Please contact Justin Beckwith, [email protected], with any questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact Preston Noon, [email protected].


Justin Beckwith

Dublin School

18 Lehmann Way
Dublin, NH 03444 United States
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