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Excerpts — Teaching Cross-Country Skiing

Learn the benefits of cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing can be enjoyed by a wide range of students, from the youngest kindergartners to those secondary students who are so difficult to please.

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Fox and geese creates fun while learning

In this tag game, skiers (geese) must ski in the existing tracks as they move around the circle attempting to avoid being tagged by the It (fox).

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The diagonal stride for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers

The diagonal stride is the technique used most commonly when people are cross-country skiing on classic, or diagonal, skis.

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Lessons to prepare students before heading outside

This lesson is primarily used to prepare students for the rest of the ski lessons. Students will be doing ski, boot, and pole fittings at stations set up around the gym.

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