2011-2012 Australian Team Selection

The Ski & Snowboard Australia Cross Country Committee (SAXC) has just updated selection policies for National Teams for 2011-2012. The following National Teams will be selected  for 2011-2012 following the 2011 Australian race season:

  • World Cup Team
  • Continental Cup Team
  • National Squad
  • Australian Junior Team

The full selection policies will be posted soon on this site, in the meantime the selection standards can be summarised below: Continue reading

XC Ski & Bushwalking Sale – May 29

The Melbourne Nordic Ski Club is organising a sale of XC ski and bushwalking gear in Melbourne on May 29, 2011. The sale is open from 2pm to 4pm at 1 Mark Place Nunawading. See the event flyer below and also the MNSC website for more details.

Level 1 Coaching Course – June 25/26

A Level 1 Cross Country Skiing Coaching Course will be held in Canberra on the weekend of June 25/26, 2011. The 2-day course is designed to educate coaches about how to train skiers for competition at  junior or beginner levels.

In addition to the weekend course the Level 1 Coach will need to complete the ASC on-line Beginning Coaching General Principles course and to demonstrate their coaching competency in different areas. Continue reading

Lake Mountain Sprint-X on Opening Weekend

The cross country racing season is starting early this year, with Lake Mountain just announcing a new sprint event to be held on Opening Weekend. Following on the style of the Nordic-X events that have been held in Europe (and even at Perisher) the Lake Mountain Sprint-X on Saturday June 11 is set to feature tight turns and jumps and should be quite a spectacle. See the event flyer for mroe details:

Sprint-X-2011

Expressions of Intererest – High Performance Development Coordinator

The Ski & Snowboard Australia Cross Country Committee (SAXC) is seeking expressions of interest for a High Performance Development Coordinator to work with the National Cross Country Ski Team. The role will also involve additional work on several SAXC projects. The position will be part-time from June 1 to October 30 2011 and will work directly to the National Team Coach and High Performance Manager.

Responsibilities with the High Performance program include coordination of National Team training camps, monitoring of junior team training, equipment and uniform distribution, liaison with state team coaches/managers and coordination of coach education. Additional SAXC projects will likely include coordination of an update of competition rules, publication of a cross country competition handbook, and coordination of a Cross Country Ski Congress.

Interested persons should contact Finn Marsland on finn.marsland@gmail.com or 0408 147940.

2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games – Selection Update

Ski & Snowboard Australia’s cross country skiing selection policy for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games has been updated to include the details of the selection events that will be held in August 2011. The full nomination and selection policy can be viewed here on the AOC website. Continue reading

2011 Australian Race Calendar

The 2011 Australian Race Calendar is available for download:

2011 Australian Cross Country Race Calendar – Update June 9

As for 2010, most championship events will use an online entry system. When these entries are active links will be posted on the calendar page.