Greetings NENSA Community!

NENSA's popular online annual Auction has started! Click HERE and start shopping today! Tons of great items - see box below for a few we have featured here today. Thanks in advance for supporting our annual online Auction so we can keep providing New England with all the programing we do, from youth through masters!

November is the perfect time to renew your NENSA Membership. Here are the links to RENEW or JOIN. Memberships are an important part of our annual operating budget, and we thank you in advance for supporting NENSA with your annual membership today!

If you are in the Freeport Maine area, be sure to check out the LL Bean Team Night on 11/29. There is still time to join NENSA for our TD & Event Organizers weekend in Craftsbury on 12/1 & 12/2. And, registration has opened for our popular New England Women's Day on 1/20/19. See boxes below for more information on all these events and how to sign up.

Check out all the NENSA NEWS from the Field in the boxes below, as well as our events calendar at the bottom of this eNewletter.

With early season snow on the ground, I look forward to seeing you out on the trails soon!


Amie W. Smith
Executive Director
New England Nordic Ski Association

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NENSA News from the Field
Highlights and Notes from NENSA and the Nordic World
NENSA Online Auction Is Open For Business!
NENSA's annual online 32Auctions site is open with great items from LL Bean, SWIX, Rossi, Trapp Family Lodge, Highland Lodge, Hosmer Wines, VT Plank Flooring, private coaching sessions, USA Olympic swag from PyeongChang, a Maine island getaway, and so much more! Bid early and bid often!

Autographed USST photo, from Craftsbury and Reese Brown, with Olympians and retiring USST members taken last March in Craftsbury during the Supertour Finals
Amie's Organic Nutty High Performance Granola - one quart - the perfect breakfast to fuel you through that morning ski or race!
Great opportunity to upgrade your home flooring - one 250 sq. ft. room done in this exquisite VT wide plank flooring (retail vaule $1750)
Technical Delegate & Event Organizer Weekend December 1&2
Ever dreamed of becoming a TD?? Join NENSA and our crew of experienced TD's and TD wannabes, along with our NENSA Event Organizers for this coming season, for an informative weekend of learning and sharing best practices. Registration is now open on (nominal $5 fee). This weekend is being held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and a speical room rate is available to all those attending this training weekend.
Woman's Day Registration is OPEN! January 20th in Waterville, NH
Sign up now! Go to to register! Go to for more information on this very popular event!
PARK CITY, Utah (November 13, 2018) – Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) leads the 16-member 2018-19 U.S. Cross Country Team, announced today by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, with a strong focus on the 2019 World Cross Country Championships. The team kicks off the 2018-19 FIS World Cup Cross Country season in Ruka, Finland, Nov. 24-25.

“The 2018-19 World Cup season has the potential to be one of the best in history for the USA,” said U.S. Cross Country Head Coach Chris Grover. “The athletes who earned 16 of a record 17 World Cup podiums last season are returning and are motivated to pick up where they left off.” Read full story HERE.
Looking for more current Cross Country Ski News?? Check out these links on our website for the latest Social Media, Ski Community News, News at NENSA and ALL back issues of KickZone
SafeSport Program

NENSA has always urged ALL New England coaches, parent volunteers, venue volunteers and anyone working with youth to take the SafeSport on-line course and get certified. NENSA has been requiring this of all our staff and volunteer coaches and wax techs at JN's and REG Camps for several years now. So please take time this fall to be sure all your club volunteers and coaches are SafeSport certified. Do it today.

The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources, including  online education and awareness . All coaches and those in a position of authority over athletes are required to take the online SafeSport course. To create an account with SafeSport, please use the following access code and follow the instructions on the SafeSport registration page. 
Go to , scrool down to the bottom of the home page, and under Governance, click on the SafeSport link.
  • US Ski and Snowboard SafeSport Access code: NBUD-E6QB-WGT3-BW7Z
L.L. Bean Nordic Team Night
Coaches, Teams and Parents
Thursday, November 29th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
L.L. Bean Bike, Boat and Ski Store
 57 Main Street, Freeport, Maine
Information – 207-552-7670 
3:00 p.m.
Ø    Roller Ski Demo with NCAA Colby College Racer Lilly Naimie & Bowdoin College Head Nordic Ski Coach Nathan Alsobrook. (Parking lot behind store)

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Clinics 
Ø Athletes: 
·        Dryland Training with Lilly Naimie *See Bio (Parking lot behind store)
o   Athletes must bring signed Participant Agreement or have a coach present to sign
o    Post Dryland Training stretching co-led by Joel Hinshaw,  Freeport High School Nordic Team Head Coach & L.L. Bean Wellness Employee.   While Lilly and Joel lead stretches, they will also discuss the importance of hydration and nutrition.
o    Snacks, energy bars, and drinks provided after workout
Ø Coaches and Parents (Pick one):
1.       Fundamentals of Efficient Classic Ski Technique with Nathan Alsobrook, Bowdoin College Head Nordic Ski Coach (Ski Store)
o   A detailed analysis of Classic ski technique for Junior level skiers and beyond. 
2.      Bill Koch Ski Leagues: Developing Skills Through Games and Agility with Tom Weir, NENSA Youth and Introductory Program Director
o   Learn how to promote team culture, build lifelong skills, and focus on long term athlete development through deliberate play.

5:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
·       Waxing Clinic by Swix & Toko Professionals (Service Shop)
§   Learn skate and classic waxing techniques that will help improve your performance and enjoyment this season
·       1000 Meter Ergometer Head to Head Sprint Races (Ski Shop 1 st Floor)
§   Challenge yourself against your teammates and World Championship results
·       Get Sized Up- Factory Reps will help you select all the gear you’ll need for a successful season. 
o   Sales reps will be available from Salomon, Rossignol, Fischer, Craft, Swix, Toko, Darn Tough Vermont, Smartwool, Redd Energy Bars & L.L. Bean
o   Special team pricing for team members only on this night!
o   Special deals offered by Craft, Darn Tough Vermont, and Smartwool. 
o   Coaches, this is the time to get your wax order in for the season! Special team night pricing will be available from Swix & Toko. 

L.L.Bean Nordic Ski Team Cards will be distributed to all eligible athletes.   Each card entitles the athlete to 1 free hotbox and a 20% discount throughout the ski season.

There will be several door prizes and raffles. You could even win a U.S. Ski Team hat!!
Renew  your NENSA Membership today, and THANK YOU!

June 1st officially starts our new membership year. Take pride in joining the New England Nordic community with your NENSA membership and in knowing your dues are coming right back to you in the form of NENSA programming and our ongoing support of venues, clubs, athletes and coaches across the region. 

There are more reasons than ever to re-new your NENSA Membership! We now have  NENSA Members Only Benefits & Offers  on our website ~ Check back often as we will be adding more from our wonderful sponsors as the season progresses! Go to our "NENSA Members Only Benefits and Offers" tab, under Membership, on to see the latest offers!

Questions about renewing your membership?? Email  or call (207-688-6503) Preston in our NENSA office - he is there to help you! 

Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead at the NENSA Calendar
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New England Nordic Ski Association
49 Pineland Drive, Suite 301-A, New Gloucester, ME 04260
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