3. Beginner Kick Double Pole Progressions

Course Overview:

Find the updated progression here: Learn Kick Double Pole

Prerequisite: This course assumes you have already learned Double Pole and Diagonal Stride techniques.

Beginners will know how to Kick Double Pole after completing these drills and progressions.

Lesson/Video 1: Lyle explains his progression and favourite drills for Kick Double Pole technique.

Lesson/Video 2: Kim’s “Double Dip-Double Pole” progression (based on Lyle’s ideas)

Coach Credit

Lyle Wilson

  • First time on XC skis – 1962 in Winnipeg
  • Raced in Manitoba throughout the 1970s
  • Started Fresh Air Experience ski shops in 1972
  • CANSI President and Technical Director 1976 – 1986, Level IV National Examiner
  • NCCP Level 5 Certified Coach
  • British Columbia Provincial Coach 1981 – 83
  • Alberta Provincial Coach 1984 – 87
  • National Ski Team Coach – 1988- 95
  • Masters racer, winning 15 National championships & 3 World Masters podiums
  • 1979 – present, Owner and Manager Nipika Mountain Resort
  • Cancer survivor, 2017