Central Cross Country Skiing & The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
Central Cross Country Skiing with the support of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce â€œCXC Teamâ€. An Olympic Development Program which will take off on April 1st 2006.
The vision of CXC Team is to close the gap between junior and senior athlete development by providing professional world class training and coaching opportunities. The vision objectives are critical elements toward the drive for the United States Ski Team’s achievement of Cross Country Olympic podiums by 2010 and Olympic Gold by 2014.
CXC Team will include up to 12 athletes two coaches and a wax technician. CXC Team will have an equal number of male and female athletes. Athletes will be selected based primarily on the USSA national ranking list among the applicants. Selected athletes will establish residence in the Central Region for their contract period.
CXC Team athletes will be ambassadors of cross country skiing and will be involved in the local ski communities by assisting at least once a week with the local junior and adult programs through spring, summer, and fall. Coaches will be selected following an international search.
The vision of CXC Team includes the provision of simultaneous athletic and job career advancement. Athletes may be allowed to continue their professional career advancement while competing.
Central Cross Country Ski Association
Verona, WI 53593