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International Coach Seminar in Romania - Basic Skills on Roller Skis

3-5 May 2019 in Cheile Gradistei in Romania

Basic Skills/Agility training/Parcour  - Fun Activities on Roller skis
From Children to Junior level

FIS Sub. Committee Cross-Country Youth & Children's Questions together with THE ROMANIAN SKI FEDERATION  invite coaches in Romania and nearby nations to an International Coach Seminar in CHEILE GRADISTEI in Romania. 

Coaches from other nations are also welcome to participate and the seminar will be suitable for all Nordic disciplines.


  • All nations have to pay their own traveling cost and accommodation
  • The seminar is for free
  • All participants have to bring their own roller ski equipment
  • The seminar is of course also for those who don't want to practice on roller skis
  • The Seminar will take place from
    • FRIDAY 3 May lunchtime - to SUNDAY 5 May lunchtime
    • A more detailed program will follow
  • The seminar will be practically based and all coaches will be involved in the activity, discussions and learning sessions
  • We will work in groups/plenum to discuss and share knowledge between nations
  • We will use the seminar to collect 'best practice' and good ideas and make video tips we can share between nations and coaches after the seminar
  • The seminar will be in English
  • Coaches from different nations (Norway, Germany, etc.) will be responsible for the seminar
    • So far: Georg Zipfel from Germany and Brit Baldishol, Brynhild Sætha and Helen Ingebretsen from The Norwegian Ski Federation, will be present and responsible.


Friday May  3rd
12:00                   Arrival and check in at the hotel
13:00                   Registration     
13:30                   Welcome/presentation/Info - Meeting Room at the hotel
14:30 – 17.30     Practical session on roller skis
17:30 – 18:00     Discussions/summarizing
19:00                   Dinner

Saturday May 4th
08:00                          Breakfast
09:00 – 12:00           Practical session on roller skis (also with children)
12:00 – 13:00            Lunch   
13:00 – 17:30             Practical session and some theoretical discussions/lessons
17:30 – 18:00            Discussions/summarizing
19:00                           Dinner

Sunday May 5th
08:00                         Breakfast
09:00 – 11:00           Practical session on roller skis
11:00 -   12:00          Discussions/summarizing

Brit Baldishol from The Norwegian Ski Federation and Georg Zipfel from Germany will be in charge of the program, but you will all be involved in the learning process. The course will be built upon the step by step Development Plan made by the Norwegian Ski Federations for learning Cross Country. We will have a mix of practical lessons, discussions, theoretical lessons and some balance training inside the gym.During the Course we will cover subjects from beginner level up to junior level.

You need to bring your roller skis, poles, helmet and gloves.

We contact those of you who want transport from the Airport directly

Brynhild Sætha: +47 414 18 977         Brit Baldishol: +47 951 78 884        Helen Ingebretsen: + 47 976 71 221

Whats App – We have a closed group, you may also contact us there.

ACCOMMODATION – Cheile Gradistei

  •  60 Euro/ person/day - double room  
  •  70 Euro/ person/ day - single room
    (incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner)

We will have access to Conference Room, Gym, Sports Fields, Swimming Pool, Sauna and Jacuzzi.
The seminar will be held in the nice Roller ski Arena outside.


Airport transfer – extra cost

  • We organize transport by bus/minibus with luggage trailer from the Airport to Cheile Gradistei
  • Bus from the Airport to Cheile Gradistei take approx. 4 hours.
  • More info about the extra cost will come when we see from the Registration Form how many who needs transport.

Registration deadline: It's still open.
NB! New registration deadline
If you want to join but need more time to register, please send us an email and let us know.

If you have further questions about the Seminar, feel free to contact us at post@skiforbundet.no 
This is the Norwegian Ski Federation's email. We will administer the Seminar together with colleagues from other nations.

DIRECT CONTACT - Cheile Gradistei:
In case you need more information about Cheile Gradistei, please contact them directly at:
Complexul Turistic Cheile Gradistei Brasov
Carmen Corneanu
Tel. 0040.743.056.050

tel: 0723.315.582 - Receptie Moeciu
tel. 0724.372.257 - Reception Fundata
fax: 0368. 710.640

This is cooperation between different nations/working group in the FIS Sub Committee Youth and Children Cross Country.
Hope to see you in Romania!

To be inspired and learn more about basic skills training in roller skis, you can visit our closed facebook group FIS Youth and Children Activities 
Here you'll find different videos from different nations. If not member, please ask to become one.
Or have a look at this youtuve video
Cross Country Ski Agility Test Skills - Girls

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