Mission of Training Centre System
Roles of CCC and CCC-Affiliated National Development Centres
The mission of CCC’s training centre system is to produce successful skiers at the World Cup level.
- to deliver CCC’s NST program to selected athletes;
- to facilitate the optimal development of other selected athletes to the Senior NST level; and
- to assist divisions with the development of future generations of HP athletes and coaches by supporting divisions’ HP development programs through specific outreach initiatives and other various levels of collaboration.
- Training centres are defined as follows: “Entities operating on a nationally or regionally-centralized basis that provide HP services and infrastructure to establish an appropriate environment for selected athletes in the L2C and above stages of LTAD to prepare and/or develop optimally.”
- The essence of CCC’s HP program structure will be an updated training centre system that complements and assists with the delivery of the NST program. This system is an athlete development and support vehicle that consists of a National Training Centre operated by CCC in Canmore and up to four additional selfgoverning national development centres (NDCs) that are formally affiliated with CCC.
- The structure will have the advantages of centralization (concentrating athletes, coaches and resources), while still respecting Canada’s geographical and regional imperatives. The NDCs will have both a responsibility and the ability to execute both outreach and inreach, thus enhancing the full HP system down to and including club level.
- NDCs must be mandated and supported by the divisions (i.e. PSOs) in which they are located, with provincial governments being an important source of funding. The ability of NDCs to leverage local/regional support in this way is an important advantage of this strategy.
- There may also be training centres that operate in affiliation with a club or division but not CCC. However, only training centres which are formally affiliated with CCC - through the signing of an agreement respecting role and operating philosophy - will be eligible to function as part of the CCC training centre system.
Training Centre Policy - To view the Strategy that defines the current Training Centre structure and sets out the criteria for establishing new Centres.
For a high level comparison of the four Training Centres, click here. For further details, visit the training centre websites at the links below.
December 5, 2013
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December 4, 2013
Raphaël, 20, is the epitome of a new generation of cross-country skiers. » More
December 2, 2013
Voici donc les objectifs des athlètes du CNEPH qui ne sont pas déjà sélectionnés pour les JO, avec une brève évaluation de Skipresse. » More
November 25, 2013
Pierre Shanks follows the athletes at CNEPH in this photo journal. » More
November 20, 2013
The fourth and final preview from Faster Skier giving an inside look at Canada’s national training centres. » More
November 5, 2013
L’arrivée d’un nouvel entraîneur-chef, un jeune de chez Skibec, allait bouleverser le cours des choses et changer le CNEPH à tout jamais. » More
October 31, 2013
In partnership with NDC Thunder Bay, Cross Country Ontario will be leading a team of Ontario athletes to Oslo, Norway between January 13 - 27.
October 29, 2013
Come and meet the athletes and staff Tuesday November 5.
October 18, 2013
The second of four previews providing an inside look at Canada’s national training centres and their respective senior teams this season. » More
October 17, 2013
The gang at CNEPH entered the Aylmer Dream Team contest and they need your vote! » More