If you’re a coach you likely have questions unique to your situation. If you don’t find your answers here, send us an email.

The main thing to know is that even though many XC Ski Nation members are coaches, we don’t specifically cater to coaches. Our primary goal is to help people ski better.


Q. What is your coaching philosophy?

We don’t pretend to have all the answers. XC Ski Nation is a work in progress and our thoughts about ski technique are evolving. We do our best to avoid dogma and remain open minded.

As a general rule, we believe ski techniques should be based on the principles of good movement. But, as you well know, ideas and norms about "good movement" are debatable and continue to evolve.

Q. Will I agree with all your ideas?

Not likely.

Q. Will I learn anything new from XC Ski Nation?

Hard to say. Our coach members enjoy the chance to see how other coaches interpret technique and explain different drills and ideas. They integrate our ideas into their own and come up with something that works for them.

If you sign up but find the resource is too elementary, just ask for a refund. We would rather refund you than have you feel disappointed or dissatisfied.

Q. Can I submit video of my athletes for technique analysis?

No. The person in the video has to sign off permission for us to use the video. This is all done electronically and assumes the account holder is the person in the video (or at least a member of the same household).

Q. Can I share my login with my club members/athletes?

Please, please, please, we beg you not to do that! We are coaches just like you and XC Ski Nation demands a lot of our resources (time and money). We rely on members not sharing their login details outside of their household.

Q. Can I show your videos to my athletes?

Sure, as long as you are with them for the viewing. Many of our coach members use our videos with their athletes. Our demo videos are great for this purpose.

Q. What if I regret joining XC Ski Nation?

As we said above, we will be happy to give you a refund within 30 days of your purchase. We would rather refund you than have you feel disappointed or dissatisfied.