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 you need to know is that, although many XC Ski Nation members are coaches, we don’t specifically cater to coaches. Our primary goal is, and always will be, 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 strive to avoid dogma and remain open minded.
In general, we believe technique should be based on the fundamentals of sound movement. We follow the lead of the strength and conditioning and physical therapy fields in this regard, but ideas and norms in those fields are continually evolving as well.
Q. Will I agree with all your ideas?
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. Refer to the final question on this page.
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). Our success depends 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?
We will be happy to give you a refund within 30 days of purchase. We would rather refund you, than have you feel disappointed or dissatisfied.