National Nordic Rendezvous

December 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Northstar California
5001 Northstar Dr
Truckee, CA 96161
1-day for $120, 2-days for $200, 3-days for $280, Optional Saturday banquet dinner for $30
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This year’s Nordic Rendezvous will be supercharged with the energy of the PSIA  National Team members. On Friday, December 14 to Sunday the 16th, National Team members will be presenting clinics on skiing skills and teaching techniques. Clinics in Telemark will also be available, clinics will be taught by: Stephen McDonald, Aaron Pearlman, Walter Edberg, Dale Drennan, Will Ortman, and Urmas Franosch. This is your opportunity to take your skiing and teaching to the next level. An apres ski social on Friday night, and a Saturday night social banquet is also being planned. Mark the three days on your calendar so you can make plans now.


PSIA Nordic Team Fall Rendezvous

North Lake Tahoe, California

December 14-16, 2018


David Lawrence

Coach, XC Specialist

David Lawrence, current PSIA National Nordic Team coach, 2 term PSIA Nordic Team Cross Country specialist, Owner and contributor to the online video blog, Snow sports director at Lookout Pass, Idaho, and author of dozens articles in magazines like Master Skier, 32 Degrees, Trax and Cross Country Skier. He is also a PSIA Northwest Cross Country examiner, divisional clinic leader, alpine level 3, telemark level 2, XC level 3 and children’s specialist level 1. Owner of Pangaea River Rafting, Inc.

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Emily Lovett

XC Specialist

Emily Lovett lives in Steamboat Springs Colorado. She is a PSIA-AASI National Nordic Team Cross Country Specialist,  Co-director of West Yellowstone Ski Festival Camp and the Steamboat Nordic Camp, Ski school director and women’s program lead at Lake Catamount Touring Center,  Head Coach, Steamboat Springs High School Ski Team (2009 – 14), PSIA Rocky Mountain Cross Country education staff, examiner, XC level 3 and rocky mountain trainer, Trip developer and guide for biking and hiking trips in North America and Europe.

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Clinic Topics

Motor Learning, Agility & Skills Model  (classic and skate) with Emily – The concepts of Motor Learning are well established in the fields of Kinesiology and teaching human movement. In this clinic,  we will explore some of the ways we can use Motor Learning concepts to help structure our lessons. We will approach this topic through the use of different on-snow agility tasks and connect these tasks with our Skills Model and Motor Learning.

Uphill Technique  (classic and skate) With Emily- Cross country skiing is a human powered sport and does not have the luxury of having chair lifts to get us to the top of each hill. Refining our technique of skiing uphill will allows us to be more efficient and possibly even look forward to skiing the uphills. We will address V1 technique while skating and striding and herringbone while classic skiing. This will be a combination of personal ski improvement as well as teaching strategies for instructing students on uphill skiing technique.

Skier Improvement w/ & Movement Analysis (classic and skate) – Movement Analysis is a valuable tool for skill improvement.  How do we execute this process with success and build excitement for the learning process?  We’ll practice Movement Analysis with each other in a safe and stimulating environment. Emily

Downhill Technique (skate) – What comes up must come down. Get ready for an exciting, fun and low pressure clinic about how we navigate hills and turns on our cross country skis. We’ll cover everything from the basic snowplow turn to the more advanced skate turn. David

Games, Drills and Skills for Kids (classic or skate) – if your coaching or teaching kids on skis, you know the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure they learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll learn a variety of games and drills that will keep the fun level high and the learning continuous. David

Teaching Improvement (classic and skate) – We all love to improve our own technique, but what about our teaching and coaching? During this clinic, we’ll break down the key components all great teaching shares. Bring your ideas, drills and exercises. We’ll examine and explore how we can further our craft! David