Igor Legacy Camps: U12 & U14 (ages 10-13)


Igor Legacy Camps 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 **


Coaches:
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, bruce.manske@cxcskiing.org. 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.

What:
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.

Focus:
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.

Cost:
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.

Food:
Each camp will include six meals and snacks: two breakfasts, two lunches, and two suppers, and evening treats. Meals will be served indoors.

Lodging:
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.

Camp Swag:
All athletes will receive CXC swag, an Igor Legacy Camp T-shirt, and other skiing goodies.

Further Information:
For further information or details about the 2017 IGOR LEGACY CAMPS please feel free to contact Bruce Manske bruce.manske@cxcskiing.org or 651.304.0647

Required forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)


Athlete Registration | Parent/Coach Registration


U16 Camps (ages 14-15)


CXC U16 Camps Now in its second summer the CXC U16 Open camps are designed to specifically meet the needs of the U16 age group athletes. The goals of each U16 Camp is to further promote the growth and development of junior cross country ski racers and expose young athletes to the building blocks required for high-level cross country ski racing.

Camp activities will include outdoor games, dry-land activities, roller skiing, and cross training activities. The intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth to further pursue the next level of skiing following the experiences gained at the Igor Legacy Camps,
and before joining the ranks of the CXC Open Junior Development Camps.

The CXC U16 Camps offer 14-15 year-old skiers to integrate with older junior skiers at the CXC Jr. Open Camps while obtaining specific coaching that tailors to their developing needs. This model allows the U16 age group to set their sights on older athletes to envision and motivate their future skiing while training at a level appropriate to their needs.


WISCONSIN May 26-28, 2017 / CXC Center of Excellence, Madison (WI)


WISCONSIN June 10-12, 2017 / Lake Owen Resort, Cable (WI)


MICHIGAN July 16-18, 2017 / NMU U. S. Olympic Training Site, Marquette (MI)


MICHIGAN August 4-7, 2017 / Gogebic Community College, Ironwood (MI)


Focus:
All three camps will include the same focus points: athletic movement for speed, balance, agility, strength, mobility and power, dryland training, roller skiing (helmets mandatory); trail running, games, swimming, biking, technique analysis and educational power-point presentations covering sports physiology, nutrition, goal mapping and psychology. Activities may vary slightly at each camp according to venue availability. A detailed camp itinerary and gear/equipment list will be emailed to registered athletes two weeks before each camp date.

Coaches:
Karmen M. Whitham and assistants; team and club coaches from the Central Division are encouraged to participate. Coaches stipends in addition to food and lodging during the camps are available for Level 100 and Level 200 certified coaches. Please contact Karmen Whitham at karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org or (802) 733-6362 to arrange coaching opportunities.

Cost:
The cost to attend one CXC U16 Camp is $200.00 per athletes; the camp fee includes six meals, lodging and camping fees, t-shirt and/or swag, presentations presented by certified level 200 coaches, social outings and necessary rentals. Athletes are welcome to register for more than one camp. All CXC Jr. Development Program members have three summer camps included with their membership and camps are no additional costs.

Further Information:
For further information or details about the CXC U16 Camps, please feel free to contact Karmen Whitham karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org or (802) 733-6362.

Required forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)


On-line Registration | 2016 Camp Photos | Questions? Let us know.


Summer Open Camp Series (ages 14-19)


CXC - LNR Junior Summer Training Camps The Open Summer Camps are designed to bring committed athletes from collaborating teams and clubs in the Midwest together to train and workout for 3 to 6-day camps during the spring, summer, fall and early winter. The focus of each camp will include learning how to train hard and effectively while maintaining high levels of general health and wellness. Each athlete will work on developing their technique and performance in both classic and skate to reach their top potential in preparation for the winter race season. Previous camps have featured social activities aside from
workouts including group adventures, dinners, town-outings and games.
All athletes within the Central Division are encouraged to attend these camps.


WISCONSIN May 26-28, 2017 / CXC Center of Excellence, Madison (WI)


WISCONSIN June 10-16, 2017 / Lake Owen Resort, Cable (WI)


MICHIGAN July 16-21, 2017 / NMU U. S. Olympic Training Site, Marquette (MI)


MICHIGAN August 4-10, 2017 / Gogebic Community College, Ironwood (MI)



Focus:
All camps will include the same focus points: athletic movement for speed, balance, agility, strength, mobility and power, dryland training, roller skiing (helmets mandatory); trail running, games, swimming, biking, technique analysis and educational power-point presentations covering sports physiology, nutrition, goal mapping and psychology. Some camps will be specific to fitness testing at the CXC Center of Excellence. Activities may vary slightly at each camp according to venue availability. A detailed camp itinerary and gear/equipment list will be emailed to registered athletes two weeks before each camp date.

Coaches:
Karmen M. Whitham and assistants

Team and club coaches from the Central Division are encouraged to participate in the Summer Open Camp series. Coaches stipends in addition to food and lodging during the camps are available for Level 100 and Level 200 certified coaches. Please contact Karmen Whitham at karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org or (802) 733-6362 to arrange coaching opportunities.

Cost:
The cost to attend one Open Summer Camp is $685.00 per athlete. The cost to attend all three Open Sumer Camps is $1850.00 per athlete and includes 16 meals, social outings, supplementary equipment and gear, lodging fees, t-shirts and/or swag, powerpoint presentations presented by certified level 200 coaches and guest speakers, safety equipment and transportation at the camp. Athletes are encouraged to attend all three camps, and work with their individual club coach between camps.


Required Forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)


On-line Registration | 2016 Camp Photos | Questions? Let us know.


Fall/Winter Open Camp Series (ages 14-19)


CXC - LNR Junior Summer Training Camps All athletes ages 14-19 within the Central Division are encouraged to attend these camps.

The Open Fall Camps are a unique opportunity to continue focused attention on ski training around the fall school semester. Though junior skiers have many activities and obligations this time of year, it is a critical phase for race-season preparations. Many skiers have the ability to train very many hours for skiing throughout the summer, but then transition to cross-country running, swimming or other sports.

With the CXC Fall Camps, you can maintain your ski-specific fitness and technical skills so that you can have to season you are hoping for!


SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017 / CXC Center of Excellence / Madison, WI
This camp is an end of the summer fitness testing camp to check-up on how the body has been responding to the summer dryland training. Hopefully we can encounter higher VO2Max values and lower Heart-Rates after a summer of high-volume, endurance based training. This camp will include two nights lodging, six meals along with a: VO2Max, strength, balance, double pole and run test throughout the weekend camp.

Schedule:
Friday - VO2 Max Test
Saturday - 3,000 Meter Run, Double Pole Uphill TT and Distance Ski
Sunday - Strength, Balance and Ski Erg Testing Followed by Distance Workout and/or Rollerski Games


Cost:
$215 (includes food and lodging); commuter price: $170 (includes two lunches);

Further Information:
For further information or details about the OPEN CAMP SERIES please feel free to contact Karmen Whitham karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org / 802.733.6362

Required Forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)

On-line Registration | Fitness Camp Photos
OCTOBER 20-22, 2017 / Cable, WI
The October Open Camp is a great weekend for skiers who have participated in other fall sports such as running, swimming and soccer to reintroduce themselves to ski training and reiterate the muscle memory for flawless ski technique before the snow hits the trails. This year the October Camp will be held in Cable, WI during the CXC Coaches Conference to allow adults and their athletes to escape to northern Wisconsin for a weekend of ski-centric fun.

Schedule:
Friday - classic rollerski: specific strength, yoga, games and an interactive recovery presentation;
Saturday - morning jog, skate rollerski technique clinic and drills with video analysis, trail running and plyometrics, ski-training presentation;
Sunday - distance run/ski workout.


Coaches:
Karmen Whitham

What to Bring:
Running Gear, Classic and Skate Rollerski Equipment, Training Clothes and Toiletries

Cost:
Full lodging, meals and training sessions is $210 per athlete (based on 4 athletes per hotel room);

Further Information:
For further information or details about the OPEN CAMP SERIES please feel free to contact Karmen Whitham karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org / 802.733.6362

Required Forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)

On-line Registration
NOVEMBER 14-19, 2017 / Location: TBD
Focus: On-snow technique and strength sessions, race preparation and strategies for the December JNQ races.


Coaches:
Karmen Whitham and assistant

What to Bring:
Running Gear, Classic and Skate Ski Equipment, Training Clothes and Toiletries

Cost:
TBA

Further Information:
For further information or details about the OPEN CAMP SERIES please feel free to contact Karmen Whitham karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org / 802.733.6362

Required Forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)

On-line Registration
DECEMBER 26-31, 2017 / Location: TBD
Focus: On-snow technique and strength sessions, and race preparation for JNQ competitions. Large volume and intensity sessions while refining on-snow technique to prepare athletes for the remaining race season. Evening presentations will focus on waxing strategies, gear management and race preparations.


Coaches:
Karmen Whitman and Bruce Manske

What to Bring:
Running Gear, Winter Clothing, Classic and Skate Ski Equipment, Training Clothes and Toiletries

Cost:
TBA

Further Information:
For further information or details about the OPEN CAMP SERIES please feel free to contact Karmen Whitham karmen.whitham@cxcskiing.org / 802.733.6362

Required Forms: Medical Release Form (fill out and bring with you to the camp)


On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.


Central (CXC) Regional Elite Group Camp

by invitation


Central (CXC) REG Camp

Central (CXC) Regional Elite Group Camp (REG) brings together the top juniors in our region to train and receive feedback, educational materials, and a glimpse at the bigger picture of Nordic ski racing. The NEG (National Elite Group) athletes are selected from the four REG camps around the country. Athletes selected to the NEG will be invited by U.S. Ski Team to participate in additional camps. Bryan Fish will be U.S. Ski Team coach attending this camp this year.

Dates: July 5-10, 2017

Camp price: $375 (food, lodging and transportation during camp are included)

Location: NMU U. S. Olympic Training Site

Info:

Required Forms:


On-line Registration | 2016 Camp Photos | Questions? Let us know.


Open Masters/Citizen Technique Camps


Citizen Skier Camps Join CXC coaches and fellow Master skiers in the northwoods of Wisconsin for our focused technique training camps. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

The camps focus on drills and workouts that tend to be unique and different from most skiers' normal routines. A fair amount of the work is drills and skills that break down technique to individual movements and that progression helps skiers understand what they must work on the most to improve.

During the days at the camp participants work on agility, balance, dry-land training, ski imitation, and skiing on snow or rollerskiing. The camp is also a great opportunity to learn about training, technique, racing, recovery and more.


DATES:

  • August 18-20 / Technique Camp (Cable, WI) - $200 / Schedule

  • September 20-24 / Training Camp (Lake Placid, NY) - $350 / Schedule

  • October 13-15 / Technique Camp (Cable, WI) - $200 / Schedule

  • November 14-19 / On-Snow Training/Technique Camp (Fairbanks, AK) - $450 / Schedule

  • December 29-31 / New Year's Training Camp (Cable, WI) - $200 / Schedule

  • March 21-25 / On-Snow Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch, CO) - $450 / Schedule


  • * These camps are free to CXC Masters Team (?) members; please RSVP to reserve your spot.
  • * Meals and lodging are not included in the program fee.


  • REQUIRED FORMS:

On-line Registration | Camp Photos | Questions? Let us know.


Open Masters/Citizen Technique Clinics


CXC Technique Clinics CXC Masters Team Chapters meet with a CXC coach several times throughout a year to work on technique, agility and strength.

These clinics are open to master/citizen skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Skiers are divided in small groups based on their level to provide adequate personal attention. Rollerski equipment is available to borrow if requested. Every clinic is presented by a CXC/USSA Level 200 Certified coach.

Participate with a nearby chapter in:

- Rice Lake (WI) Chapter
- Milwaukee (WI) Chapter
- Madison (WI) Chapter
- Chicago (IL) Chapter

Clinic Structure (sample):

- Initial video technique evaluation (all classic and skate techniques)
- Instructional videos to view and take home to shorten your learning time
- Instructional sessions for technique and training development
- End of clinic video analysis to see improvement
- Clinic also covers flexibility, strength and balance assessment

Tentative Schedule:

9am-12pm / Skating Technique
12pm - 1pm / Skating Technique Video Analysis/Review
1pm - 4pm / Classic Technique
4pm - 5pm / Classic Technique Video Analysis/Review

Price:

$75.00 (skate or classic session) / $125.00 (skate and classic sessions)

View Each Chapter's Schedule & Coaches | Read FAQs

Required Forms:


On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.