On Friday, after checking in, the men from the masters camp
got together with Garrott Kuzzy, Justin Easter and Jason Cork and rollerskied,
working on skate technique. One of our main focuses was on good body position;
the group worked both dryland and on skis to get high, forward hips. That
evening, we enjoyed a nice dinner (fresh walleye was an option â€“ we were in the
Northwoods, after all) and then watched a slideshow put together by Garrott on
the Olympic experience. It was cool for the group to get an inside view of the
Saturday, after a thorough flexibility/strength early
morning session led by Steve Merlin, the men headed out for a classic ski.
Again, good body position was a focus, along with committing to a gliding ski
and working on strong kicking and poling. That afternoon, the guys had some
options for training â€“ road biking, mountain biking (led by Garrott) or
running. For dinner, we headed over to the Lakewoods Golf Course and again had
a great dinner and presentation â€“ this time, Nina Gavrilyuk spoke on growing up
and racing the USSR/Russia, and then we watched some Olympic races she medaled
in. Afterwards, Nina casually passed around some Olympic and World Championship
golds to the group to look at â€“ pretty cool.
On the last day of the camp, Sunday, the group started the
day with some light morning warm-ups, and then rollerskied both classic and
skate, this time with video. After the morning skate session, we broke into
small groups to go over technique, and we repeated the process for classic
skiing in the afternoon.
All in all, there were a lot of positive things about the
camp: good attitudes about skiing and making changes in technique, great
attitudes from the skiers, excellent food and a lot of fun socializing. For the
campers, seeing themselves on video allowed them to see exactly what the
coaches were talking about. Skiing is an ever evolving process â€“ itâ€™s important
to get input on technique and training from time to time. The CXC Masters camp
provided an opportunity to get that feedback.
Camp dates: August 13-15, 2010 - Looking for your best jump start for the upcoming season and a great vacation as well? CXC now offers a summer camp for master skiers of all abilities and levels. This camp is filled with technique group instructions, individual lessons, presentations, moderate training, evening seminars, and a lake side evening barbecue with the CXC Team Vertical Limit. Other activities include road and mountain biking, paddling, and running or hiking on the Birkie Trail and.
At the end of a great day of technique
training, participants can enjoy the pool, spa and sauna located in the lodge.
Lakewoods Resort also offers outdoor and indoor pools, a hot tub, sand beach,
tennis and volleyball courts. Participants will also enjoy outstanding food
through the meal plan at the Lakeside Restaurant.
21540 Country Road M
Cable, WI 54821
Program 1: Beginner Interested in getting on skis for the first time, or just starting to get the hang of it? This camp program emphasizes sound fundamentals, from proper body position to essentials of movement in all techniques.
Program 2: Intermediate If you've already got the skills, here's how to take them to the next level. For master skiers who want to improve their Birkie results, this challenging camp program features advanced drills, physical training and frequent video analysis.
Program 3: Advanced This option is for master skiers who have made a commitment to ski in the Elite and first wave at the Birkie. Challenging and intense, this camp will provide you with a unique opportunity of elite coaching and sports science support.
Coaches: Jason Cork - CXC Team Vertical Limit Head Coach Igor Badamshin - CXC Junior Development Coach and 1993 Nordic World Championships Bronze medalist Yuriy Gusev - CXC Athletic Director
Matt Liebsch - CXC Team Vertical Limit athlete, and 2009 American Birkebeiner Champion
Camp Schedule: Friday, August 13:
10:00AM to 12:00PM - Arrival and Check In (Lakewoods Resort lobby)
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Lunch (Lakeside Restaurant, Lakewoods Resort)
2:00PM to 4:00PM - Skate Technique Progressions
5:00PM to 6:00PM - Ski Selection Seminar (Bryan Fish)
6:30PM to 7:30PM - Dinner and presentation with the 2010 Olympic Team member Caitlin Compton
8:00PM to 9:00PM - Ski Flex Testing and Demo of 3D Nordic Pressure Mat (bring your own skis to test)
Saturday, August 14:
7:00AM to 7:30AM - Morning Stretching
7:30AM to 8:30AM â€“ Breakfast
9:00AM to 11:00AM - Classic Technique Progressions
12:00AM to 1:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM to 3:00PM - Birkie Trail Run/Hike or Road Bike or Mountain Bike or Pool Workout
4:30PM to 6:30PM - Barbeque and presentation with 2010 Olympic Team members Garrott Kuzzy
Sunday, August 15:
7:00AM to 7:30AM - Morning Core Strength
7:30AM to 8:30AM - Breakfast
9:00AM to 11:00AM - Skate Technique Progressions Preview and Video Analyses
11:30PM to 12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM to 3:00PM - Classic Technique Progressions Preview and Video Analyses
3:00PM to 4:00PM - Departure and Check Out
Note: Participants will be divided into groups based on ability and gender as needed. Each group will work independently with assigned coaches for technique sessions.
Camp Fees (including all meals): Program 1: Beginner - $250 w/out lodging or $330 w/double occupancy lodging or $410 w/single occupancy lodging Program 2: Intermediate - $325 w/out lodging or $405 w/double occupancy lodging or $485 w/single occupancy lodging Program 3: Advanced - $400 w/out lodging or $480 w/double occupancy lodging or $560 w/single occupancy lodging