This summer begins the 4th season of the Igor Legacy Camps in the Midwest thanks to the support of Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), Wisconsin Nordic Development Group (WNDG), the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), and two Nordic ski shops: FinnSisu (St. Paul, MN) and Out There Nordic (Rice Lake, WI).
The focus goals of the three 2017 Igor Legacy Camps are to promote growth and development of junior cross country ski racers and to expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for
successful cross-country ski racing, as well
as summer training with teammates,
and meeting new Nordic friends.
Camp activities include an introduction to ski specific dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities; such as agility and obstacle courses, pole hiking and bounding, and outdoor games.
Igor Badamshin was instrumental in developing senior and junior performance programs for CXC from 2008-2014; Igor helped many athletes and coaches gain experience and skills in the sport of cross country skiing; his love for skiing, coaching, youth development has left a legacy of success. The intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth, in Igor Badamshin's honor because his positive and playful approach to coaching has touched and inspired skiers of all ages.
WISCONSIN June 16-18, 2017 / Standing Rocks County Park
MINNESOTA July 14-16, 2017 / Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Center
MICHIGAN August 11-13, 2017 / Gogebic Community College
** EACH IGOR LEGACY CAMP IS CAPPED AT 50 PARTICIPANTS **
The main coach contact for Igor Legacy Camps is Bruce Manske, CXC Community Olympic Development Program Coordinator; additional USSA Level 100 & 200 coaches and Nordic guests, including coaches, sport trainers, equipment representatives, and advisors from across the Midwest will also be present.
Volunteer Parents and Coaches:
Parent support will be limited to six (6) selected parents per camp.
Coaches must be certified USSA Level 100 or 200, and be limited to six (6) selected coaches per camp.
Interested parents and coaches should submit a letter of interest and short biography to Bruce Manske, email@example.com. Camp fees for parents and coaches are the same fee as for athletes ($95.00 per camp); USSA Level 100 & 200 coaches will be compensated with a coaching stipend. Parents and coaches will be assigned camp roles and responsibilities upon selection. If you are NOT selected to attend as a parent or coach, your credit card will be reimbursed for camp fees paid.
Three different Igor Legacy Igor Nordic ski camps, for athletes U12 (ages 10-11) and U14 (ages 12-13) interested in the sport of cross country skiing. The age groups are guidelines and have room for flexibility.
Each camp will include similar focus points: athletic movements for balance, agility, strength, mobility, and power. Camp activities will include dryland training, roller skiing, pole trekking, hiking, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and much, much more. Activities may vary slightly at each camp due to the terrain and features at each venue. A detailed camp schedule and equipment list will be emailed to registered athletes two weeks prior to each camp start date.
The cost to attend an Igor Legacy Camp is $95.00 per person (athlete, parent, and coach); includes facility and lodging fee, six meals, coaching, camp T-shirt, and Nordic swag. Athletes are welcome to register for more than one camp.
Each camp will include six meals and snacks: two breakfasts, two lunches, and two suppers, and evening treats. Meals will be served indoors.
Athletes will bring their own tents, sleeping bags, and camping supplies to the June and July camps; if a camping buddy is needed, CXC will help with arrangements. During the August camp at Gogebic Community College, participants will be assigned dorms and bedding is supplied.
All athletes will receive CXC swag, an Igor Legacy Camp T-shirt, and other skiing goodies.
For further information or details about the 2017 IGOR LEGACY CAMPS please feel free to contact Bruce Manske firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.304.0647
Required forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)
Athlete Registration | Parent/Coach Registration