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      Cross Country Ski de fond Canada launches Club Podium ranking and awards

      January 19, 2017


      Club Podium is a National Racing Club Ranking system designed to recognize and promote club successes in regard to HP development specifically. Rankings will be established every spring based on athletes’ progression over the past racing season, the number of clubs’ CCC licensed athletes and coaches, and participation in CCUNC ranking at Nationals.


      Clubs will receive points for the following HP development metrics:

      • Number of CCC licensed athletes (as per final distance CPL)
      • Year Over Year (YOY) progression of athletes on the distance and sprint CPL
      • Athletes meeting International Points Benchmarks for their age on final distance and sprint CPL
      • Number of athletes taking part in CCUNC ranking at Nationals or in a sanctioned Para-Nordic race during the season
      • Number of CCC licensed coaches and their NCCP status


      Several awards will be granted within four tiers of clubs ranked by the number of licensed skiers to account for the size of their racing programs:

      • Overall ranking (total points of all metrics)
      • Most improved clubs overall in % (vs previous year ranking)
      • Highest average CPL pts progression per athlete
      • Highest % increase in pts awarded for the number of licensed skiers in the club (vs previous year ranking)

      Club Podium awards will be presented at CCC’s Annual General Meeting in June of each year to clubs’ officials or their divisional representatives.

       Club Podium benefits:

       Club Podium ranking can be used by all clubs for the following purposes:

      •  Recognition and prestige used to support club recruitment, visibility and sponsorship
      • Sharing of best practices between clubs
      • Setting overall yearly performance objectives expressed in % of pts increases YOY (for example, increase membership points by 10%, athletes’ progression points by 15%, etc)
      Detailed criteria and benchmark club ranking of 2015-16