CXC YOUTH CUP

The CXC Youth Cup is sanctioned and scored by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and features a series of exciting events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Since its beginning in the winter of 2014, the Cup promotes the growth and development of junior cross country ski racers, helping young athletes acquire the fundamental skills and positive mind-set required for cross country ski racing.

The series provides a fun, encouraging environment that motivates junior athletes ages 10-13 (U12 and U14 age divisions) to succeed in attaining their goals. Participating athletes meet many new Nordic friends, and learn how to successfully progress through the competitive skiing pipeline with the support of friends, families, and race organizers.



CXC Youth Cup


CXC Youth Cup

IMPORTANT CHANGES Midwest Division States:
Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South and North Dakota
Great Lakes Division States:
Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio


In order to see more balance in our region and strive for excellence in cross country skiing, the Central Region has realigned the divisions starting with the 2019-2020 season. Wisconsin is now part of the Great Lakes Division. We hope this change gives more skiers the opportunity to achieve their goals and strive for excellence.

CXC YOUTH CUP SCHEDULE


GREAT LAKES DIVISION EVENTS


CXC Cup Season Opener / December 14-15, 2019 *
Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Duluth (MN)

Races: Freestyle Mass Start and Classic Sprint



Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Pre US Nationals CXC Cup / December 21-22, 2019
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton (MI)

Races: Freestyle Sprint and Classic Mass Start

Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Gitchi Gami Games / January 25-26, 2020
Birkie Trailhead, Cable (WI)

Races: Freestyle Sprint and Classic Individual Start

Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Championships CXC Cup / February 15-16, 2020
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton (MI)

Races: Freestyle Individual Start and Classic Mass Start

Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Junior Birkie / February 20, 2020 *
ABSF, Hayward (WI)

Race: Freestyle Mass Start
Awards / Age Groups: U8, U10, U12, U14 (only U12/U14 are scored)



Register | Event Website

MyXC Festival and Championships / March 14-15, 2020 *
Wirth Park, Minneapolis (MN)

Races: Classic Individual Start, Freestyle Mass Start, Ski X *
Awards / Age Groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 (only U12/U14 are scored)



Register | Event Website

MIDWEST DIVISION EVENTS


CXC Cup Season Opener / December 14-15, 2019 *
Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Duluth (MN)

Races: Freestyle Mass Start and Classic Sprint



Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Mt. Itasca Invitational / January 18-19, 2019
Mt. Itasca Biathlon Center, Coleraine (MN)

Races: Freestyle Individual Start and Classic Mass Start

Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Mayor's XC Challenge / (Sunday - Monday!) February 16-17, 2020
Wirth Park, Minneapolis (MN)

Races: Freestyle Sprint and Classic Individual Start

Register | Event Website | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Junior Birkie / February 20, 2020 *
ABSF, Hayward (WI)

Race: Freestyle Mass Start
Awards / Age Groups: U8, U10, U12, U14 (only U12/U14 are scored)



Register | Event Website

MyXC Festival and Championships / March 14-15, 2020 *
Wirth Park, Minneapolis (MN)

Races: Classic Individual Start, Freestyle Mass Start, Ski X *
Awards / Age Groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 (only U12/U14 are scored)



Register | Event Website

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

1. No membership is required to score points in any of the CXC Youth Cup events.

2. All CXC Youth Cup events are restricted to non-fluorinated glide waxes.

3. Youth Cup races will have U12 and U14 age groups and may have U8 and U10 age groups depending on time and ability to manage added age classes. Please check race organizers' websites for more information.

4. All CXC Youth Cup races being run in conjunction with the CXC Junior Cup have the same registration deadlines. Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 11:59 pm.
View Points and Rankings

Youth Cup & Dream Camp Qualifying | Age Classifications


EASY TO BEGIN


If you are in between the ages of 7-13, you're welcome to take part in this fun and exciting series. No membership is required to score points in any of the CXC Youth Cup events, however, to have a seeded start position based on previously accumulated points, you will need a CXC Youth General Membership or be a member of a CXC Club in good standing.

* All youth skiers with a CXC Youth General Membership receive a CXC Youth Cup hat.


YOUTH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP


CXC Youth General Membership



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DREAM CAMP


Annual Dream Camp

Top 12 U14 boys and top 12 U14 girls from the final points list will be invited to participate in a Dream Camp.



DATES / LOCATION
July 5-9 (primary) and August 8-12 (plan b)
Gogebic Community College in Ironwood (MI)


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