Eric Groeneveld

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Head Cross-Country Coach

Eric has been coaching high performance athletes since 2007. Eric spent six years as the assistant coach at the Alberta World Cup Academy receiving mentorship under Canada’s best Olympic Coaches.  

In 2012 he started coaching with Foothills Nordic Ski Club. During this time he has helped FNSC grow into the top club in Alberta and one of the top three clubs in the country. Eric’s progressive coaching style and decade of experience helps introductory to high performance athletes excel.

COACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Head Cross Country Coach, Foothills Nordic Ski Club (Current)
  • Head Para-Nordic, Coach Canada Winter Games 2015
  • Head Coach, Foothills Nordic Ski Club (2012-2017)
  • Alberta World Cup Academy Assistant Coach (2007-2012)
  • Various Cross Country Alberta Camps as Team Leader
  • Team Leader, USA SuperTour 2011
  • Assistant Wax Technician, Biathlon World Cup 2011
  • Team Leader, Europe Tour 2010
  • Assistant Coach Europe Tour 2010
Skiing Experience
  • 8 years high performance skiing
Recognition
  • Cross Country Alberta Coach of the Year (2017)
CERTIFICATIONS
  • NCCP#: 1174106
  • Trained Learning 2 Compete Coach (CCD)
  • In Training Training 2 Compete Coach (CDAG)
  • 80hr Wilderness First Aid & Healthcare Provider CPR
  • ACMG Member – Apprentice Hiking Guide
  • Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance Level 1