'The skis were fast as lightning - so major thanks to all the care and effort you guys do to reach such results. You have done a great job at advancing all of these young men.' - Jonathan Patz, JDP skier's parent.

CXC Junior Development Program

CXC Junior Development Program provides year-round, sport specific, skill-based training program focusing on long-term athlete development directed by high quality coaches.

The vision of the program is to identify talented and motivated junior cross country ski athletes on a continuing and consistent basis; provide high quality program that positively impact performance and develop partnerships with the athlete’s coach and club.

Key components of the program include monthly specific goal oriented training camps alongside the CXC Team, team atmosphere, detailed training plans customized to individual needs and program goals, one-on-one contacts with a full time coach, and race support at selected Midwest/Great Lakes Junior National Qualifying races.

Program Cost


Apply to Program

Contact Information

Andy Keller

Yuriy Gusev

CXC Jr. Deve Program Camps

Coaching Staff

Andy Keller
Andy KellerAndy is a USSA Level 100 Certified Coach in his third year with the CXC TEAM. He has a degree in Exercise Science as well as a Coaching Fundamentals minor from Michigan Technological University. While studying there, he raced on their Varsity Nordic Ski Team where he competed at the regional and national level as both a junior and senior racer. His knowledge and passion for the sport has helped many skiers become some of the top skiers in the Midwest as well as in the nation in just his short time with the team.
CXC Skiing

2014-2015 Camp Schedule (41 total days of camp):

May 23rd – 26th, Madison (WI) Testing Camp
June 11th – 17th, Cable/Hayward (WI) Area
July 13th – 19th, Cable/Hayward (WI) Area
August 10th – 16th, Ironwood (MI)
September 18th – 21st, Madison (WI) Testing Camp
October 3rd – 5th TBD
November 24th – 30th, Ironwood (MI)
December 26th –28th TBD

Training Plans

Athletes will start the season by meeting with CXC coaches and setting short- and long-term goals, based on past performance and current conditions. Plans are personalized within the scope of the team, allowing for both group training and focus on each individual's goals. Regular interpretations of improvements towards goals are made by athletes and coaches.

Race Support

Athletes that participate in the CXC Junior Development Program will have coaching and wax support at selected Midwest/ Great Lakes races if they choose such support.

Personal Coaching

Two-way open communication between CXC coaches, club coaches and athletes is the most important factor for effective preparation, successful and consistent performance. CXC coaches will have direct contact with athletes prior to, during and after each training camp and training session.
Skier Info
Dan Delestry

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Ski Club: Chippewa Valley Ski Team

Skier Info
Gabe Forest

Hometown: Madison, WI
Ski Club: MadNorSki

Skier Info
Henry Gore

Hometown: Madison, WI
Ski Club: MadNorSki

Skier Info
Mack Fitzpatrick

Hometown: Minocqua, WI
Years in the program: Lakeland Ski Team

Skier Info
Ian Liphart

Hometown: Washburn, WI
Ski Club: 4-H Canski

Skie Info
Russell O'Brien

Hometown: Madison, WI
Ski Club: MadNorSki

Skie Info
Derek Kozak

Hometown: Washburn, WI
Ski Club: 4-H Canski

Skie Info
Sarah Lyle

Hometown: Houghton, MI
Ski Club: Copper Country Ski Tigers

Skie Info
Erin Bolger

Hometown: Minoqua, WI
Ski Club: Lakeland Nordic Ski Team

Skie Info
Emma Barnes

Hometown: Amherst, WI
Ski Club: IWSC