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Charlie Banks Nordic Ski Coaches Association Relay Wednesday February 10, 2016 Giants Ridge Ski and Golf Resort 1.800.688.SNOW Coaches: Your school is invited to participate in the Minnesota State Nordic Ski Association’s relay to be held on the afternoon preceding the State Nordic Ski Meet. We must limit the entry to this event to 40 teams of boys and 40 teams of girls.

Nordic Academic Award Submission

Submissions due next MONDAY (FEBRUARY 8TH) please!

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Academic awards procedure:

  1. The head coach must be a member of the coaches association. Spread the word to fellow coaches that are not members!

  2. The 4-point GPA system is used for this award. Athletic Directors or coaches must convert their GPA information to the 4-point if another is utilized by the district. If not converted, you are subject to my best attempt after careful research and math.

  3. Take the GPA of the seven section skiers. Average the top 5.

  4. If a team GPA average is 3.75 or above, they receive a gold award. If the GPA is 3.50-3.74, they will receive a silver award.

  5. Individual all-state:

    1. The skier must be a senior on the section team

    2. If GPA is 3.9 or above the skier automatically gets all state academic.

2014-15 Association Awards

Brent Smith - Volunteer of the Year, Glen Sorenson-Coach of the Year and Ben Croft-Asst. Coach of the Year

Coach Of the Year Glen Sorenson, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton - Section 7

Assistant Coach Of the Year Ben Croft, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton - Section 7

Volunteer of the Year Brent Smith, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton - Section 7


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Why join the MNNSCA?

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MN State High School Nordic Ski Coaches’ Association

Mission Statement

1. To develop and promote nordic skiing opportunities for Minnesota high school skiers on a competitive basis.

2. To establish and support uniform and equitable rules for high school athletes in nordic skiing.

3. To act as a vehicle for Minnesota coaches to communicate with the MSHSL regarding rules, regulations, and section and state meet format.

4. To elevate standards of sportsmanship and to provide youth with leadership role models through coaches, administrators, and other adult team personnel.

5. To maintain good communication and relationships with all agencies involved in developing nordic skiing and to unify efforts among these groups.

6. To promote coaches' education and be a source of information for nordic skiing at all levels.

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