Information for EMXC Youth Coaches
Whether you are a seasoned cross-country ski coach, or this is your first foray into coaching this great sport, the below links offer super-useful information and helpful reminders and tutorials.
- NENSA’s BKL Resource Page. A wonderful collection of resources, including the newly edited BKL Youth Ski League Manual (a treasure trove of useful information), and links to many helpful videos.
- EMXC Youth Games Manual. Our home-grown manual of games for Youth practices. Tried and true.
- Nordic Ski Lab. This is a subscription service with well narrated technique videos for beginners through advanced skiers. There are also FREE videos available, which are geared for beginners, including a wonderful collection of game ideas for coaching children.
- SkiTube by Skiku. 13 episodes (thus far) from Skiku, an organization that promotes cross country skiing in Alaska. These are fun and well done.
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- USSA L100 Technique Clinic teaches the following progression drills.
- Additional coaching videos that demonstrate EMXC Youth basic progression.
- Youth XC ski instruction 1: Introduction and dryland skate progression
- Youth XC ski instruction 2: Skate progression: no-poles skiing
- Youth XC ski instruction 3: Skate progression: V2-alternate
- Youth XC ski instruction 4: Skate progression: V2
- Youth XC ski instruction 5: Skate progression: drills for V2 and V2-alternate
- Youth XC ski instruction 6: Skate progression: V1 and V1 drills
- Youth XC ski instruction 7: Classic progression: dryland preparation
- Youth XC ski instruction 8: Classic progression: scooter drill and no-poles skiing
- Youth XC ski instruction 9: Classic progression: striding with poles, double pole, and double-pole kick