"Teaching Cross-Country Skiing" will instruct, reinforce ski skills and build confidence and physical conditioning! This winter get your kids out of the classroom and into the snow with "Teaching Cross-Country Skiing". This complete teaching tool includes foundational information, teaching aides and lesson plans, everything you need to teach this fun and physically active winter activity! "Teaching Cross-Country Skiing" provides 30 detailed lesson plans to progress children and young adults from beginning to advanced levels. Each lesson follows a consistent format, which includes lesson goals, introductory activities, lesson focus, review, games and assessments. For those new to cross-country skiing, this book presents the basics of ski mechanics, history and benefits of cross-country skiing, and clothing and equipment selection information. Detailed illustrations, photos and straightforward descriptions help you understand and convey the critical parts of each skiing skill. Publicity of this title is through relevant publications and websites including "Ski + Board" and "Snow Magazine". Email to contacts interested in skiing.
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Bridget A. Duoos is an associate professor in the department of health and human performance at the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota. Duoos has done extensive research into the biomechanics of cross-country skiing skills, how to teach ski skills, important skill progressions, and methods of assessing student progress. Anne M. Rykken is a graphic designer and Nordic ski coach. Rykken spent 14 years as the head Nordic ski team coach at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Chapter 1. An introduction to cross-country skiing; Chapter 2. Getting ready to ski!; Chapter 3. The science of skis and snow; Chapter 4. The lessons!; Chapter 5. Skills...and the games that teach them; Chapter 6. Games! Games! Games! And the skills they teach.