USSA Junior National -Cross Country Championships


2015 Midwest Junior National Team Applications

25 SEPT 2014

The coaching positions for the Midwest Junior National Team are for 2015 US Junior Nationals in Truckee, CA. The trip time frame is from March 5, 2015-March 15, 2015. Available positions:

Head Coach, Glide and Kick Wax Coaches (2), General Coaching Staff (6) - View Requirements


2014 Midwest Junior National Team

17 FEB 2014

The preliminary roster for the 2014 Midwest Junior National Ski Team has been announced after the completion of the last Junior National qualifying event. Additional athlete spots will be named once the Central NCAA (CCSA) junior qualifiers are determined during the last weekend in February.

2014 Midwest Junior National Team: view the team
Trip Information: view trip info


2014 Midwest Jr. National Team Coaching Staff

8 JANUARY 2014
This year over 20 coaches applied to volunteer their time on the Junior Nationals and NENSA U16 Trips. The Midwest Executive Committee thanks everyone for their applications and interest.

The following coaches will serve as support staff:

Junior Nationals Trip
Feb 28-March 9
Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT


Ried Lutter St.Paul/Loppet Nordic Racing
Bill Pierce Hayward/CXC
Bony Kask Duluth East HS
Chris Harvey Burnsville/Loppet Nordic Racing
Igor Badamshin Wausau/ CXC
Julia Curry Nordicwerks
Jeremy Hecker Endurance United/Sisu
Deno Johnson Forest Lake/Nordicwerks
Dave Kask Duluth East HS
Nicole Lipinski Burnsville/Loppet Nordic Racing


Midwest Junior Committee By-Laws

5 DECEMBER 2013
The Midwest Junior Committee By-Laws have been updated, - view the By-Laws


2014 Junior Nationals Head Wax Coaches Announced

6 NOVEMBER 2013

Midwest Junior Nationals Head Coach and Trip Leader have selected the head wax coaches for the 2014 Junior Nationals in Stowe, VT. Bill Pierce with CXC will be the head kick wax coach and Chris Harvey with LNR will be the head glide coach.

Applications are still being accepted for the remaining six positions on the Midwest coaching staff until Nov. 15th.

- The Midwest Junior Committee


2014 Midwest Jr. National Coaching Application

17 OCTOBER 2013

Application deadline: November 15, 2013

The Midwest Junior Committee Chairman/Head Coach, Trip Leader and Head Wax Coaches will review the applicants and notify selected coaches by December 1, 2013. Please complete the application thoroughly, use an additional sheet if necessary. This will help us make decisions as we have many qualified applicants and only a few positions.

Terms: The Midwest JN Team will pay for your travel, room, board, and uniform jacket. Any personal expenses (phone calls, souvenirs, nights out) you will have to cover.

Prospective Applicants,
This is a week of hard and exciting work, late nights and exceptional experience. It is incredible and rewarding to see athletes perform at their best while representing our division. It is vital that you can communicate well with your fellow coaches and athletes.

Download Application


2014 Midwest Jr. National Wax Coaching Application

17 OCTOBER 2013

Application deadline: October 15, 2013

The Midwest Junior Committee Team leader and Head Coach will review the applicants and notify selected coaches by October 21, 2013. Please complete the application thoroughly, use an additional sheet if necessary. This will help us make decisions as we have many qualified applicants and only a few positions.

Terms: The Midwest JN Team will pay for your travel, room, board, and uniform jacket. Any personal expenses (phone calls, souvenirs, nights out) you will have to cover.

Prospective Applicants,
This is a week of hard and exciting work, late nights and exceptional experience. It is incredible and rewarding to see athletes perform at their best while representing our division. It is vital that you can communicate well with your fellow coaches and athletes.

Download Application


2013 Midwest Junior National Team

1 MARCH 2013

The 2013 Midwest Junior National Ski Team has been named, - view the team


2013 Midwest Junior National Team Announced

28 JANUARY 2013

The 2013 Midwest Junior National Ski Team has been named after the completion of the last JN qualifying event at Theodore Wirth Park on January 27, 2013.

Additional athlete spots will be named once the Central NCAA (CCSA) junior qualifiers are determined during the last weekend in February. Alternates and potential additional qualifiers will also be named or notified of their position.

2013 Midwest Junior National Team: view the team


Team Announcement and Legal Forms

24 JANUARY 2013

The 2013 Midwest Junior National Ski Team will be named after the completion of the last JN qualifying event at Theodore Wirth Park on January 27, 2013. The team will be named in the upstairs of the Theodore Wirth Lodge approximately 1 hour after the results are official.

The Midwest Head Coach will name 42 athletes plus prequalified athletes on January 27th. Additional athlete spots will be named once the Central NCAA (CCSA) junior qualifiers are determined during the last weekend in February. Alternates and potential additional qualifiers will also be named or notified of their position.

The cost of this trip must be paid at the time of naming of the team.

Required Forms:
- Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form
- Athlete Emergency Information
- Athlete Participation Form yes
- Behavior Contract
- Midwest Junior National Team Announcement

Download: view all forms


Midwest Jr. National Team Coaching Staff

5 DECEMBER 2012

Midwest Junior National Team coaching staff has been selected. Congratulations to selected coaches!

Head Coach - Reid Lutter
Trip Leader - Bill Pierce
Head Kick Coach - Igor Badamshin
Head Glide Coach - James Kyes
Brian Abery - Dist. 196 HS
Chris Harvey - Loppet Nordic racing/Burnsvile HS
Deno Johnson - Forest Lake/Nordicwerks
Bonnie Kask - Duluth XC/Duluth East HS
Jason Kask - SISU
Andrew Poffenberger - Lakeville HS/ULLR


2013 Midwest Junior National Coaching Application

15 OCTOBER 2012

Application deadline: November 1

The Midwest Junior Committee Chairman/Head Coach, Trip Leader and Head Wax Coach will review the applicants and notify selected coaches by November 15, 2012.

Terms: The Midwest JN Team will pay for your travel, room, board, and uniform jacket. Any personal expenses (phone calls, souvenirs, nights out) you will have to cover.

Prospective Applicants,
This is a week of hard and exciting work, late nights and exceptional experience. It is incredible and rewarding to see athletes perform at their best while representing our division. It is vital that you can communicate well with your fellow coaches and athletes.

Download Application

  • If you are named you are expected to...

    1. Become a coaching member of the United State Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA). Required (approx. $110). www.ussa.org

    2. Become a coaching member of Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC). Required (approx. $35).

    3. Be working towards USSA Level 100 Coaching Certification if you have not already been certified.

    4. Promote the Junior National program to athletes in your area.

    5. Attend at least two qualifiers with athletes from your team (you will not be required to work with Midwest juniors in general at the qualifiers).

    6. Attend Midwest Junior Committee meeting at Season Opener Junior National Qualifier.

    7. Attend spring Midwest Junior Committee meeting (following Junior National Championships).

    8. Attend CXC Regional Elite Group Camp in the first part of July in 2013.

    9. Travel with the Midwest Junior National Team and do whatever is asked of you at Junior Nationals.


Wax Coaches

26 JULY 2012

The Midwest Junior National team is happy to announce the selection of their head wax coaches for the Midwest JN team trip to Fairbanks, Alaska in March 2013.

Igor Badamshin - CXC Ski/Wausau has been selected as the kick head coach.
James Kyes - Lake Superior Ski Club has been selected as the glide head coach.

Applications for the remaining six coaching positions will be filled in the fall. Coaches on the Midwest Junior National trip volunteer their time to coach the best in the Midwest in the end of season Junior National Championships competition. Any USSA and CXC licensed coach is invited to apply for the trip.

Thank you,

Reid Lutter
Midwest Head Coach

Bill PIerce
Midwest Trip Leader


Wax Coaching Application

15 JUNE 2012

Application deadline: July 1

The Midwest Junior Committee Chairman/Head Coach members will review the applicants and notify selected coaches by July 15, 2012.

Terms: The Midwest JN Team will pay for your travel, room, board, and uniform jacket.

It is a week of hard and exciting work, late nights and exceptional experience. It is incredible and rewarding to see athletes perform at their best while representing our division.

Download Application

  • If you are named you are expected to...

    1. Become a coaching member of the United State Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA). Required (approx. $110). www.ussa.org

    2. Become a coaching member of Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC). Required (approx. $35).

    3. Be working towards USSA Level 100 Coaching Certification if you have not already been certified.

    4. Promote the Junior National program to athletes in your area.

    5. Attend at least two qualifiers with athletes from your team (you will not be required to work with Midwest juniors in general at the qualifiers).

    6. Attend Midwest Junior Committee meeting at Season Opener Junior National Qualifier.

    7. Attend spring Midwest Junior Committee meeting (following Junior National Championships).

    8. Travel with the Midwest Junior National Team and do whatever is asked of you at Junior Nationals.