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CXC ANNOUNCES OPENINGS FOR ATHLETES

Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) announces openings for athletes in the successful CXC Elite Team, the newly created CXC Post Graduate Program, and the updated Junior Development Programs.

CXC ELITE TEAM
CXC is accepting applicants for the CXC Elite Team. The goal of the CXC Elite Team is to support and elevate cross country skiers to be competitive in an elite national and international field as well as develop ambassadors of the sport to spread health and fitness through cross country skiing. Qualified candidates will have a full time commitment to cross country skiing and have a strong background in skiing. Applicants must be willing to provide coaching and support to regional skiers of all ages and abilities.

The CXC Elite Team has two tiers. Qualified applicants are provided the following:

Tier 1:
Professional Coaching
Individual Training Plan
Fully subsidized monthly two-week intensive training camps
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test) every six weeks
Lactate Testing during recovery within specific workouts
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation
Technique Evaluation and Video Analysis within specific workouts
Professional Race and training support at nearly all US SuperTours, US Nationals and Canadian National events.
Equipment Sponsorship (skis, boots, bindings, poles, racing and training apparel)

Tier 2:
Professional Coaching
Individual Training Plan
Monthly two-week intensive training camps (partially subsidized)
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test) every six weeks (partially subsidized)
Lactate Testing during recovery within specific workouts
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation every six weeks
Technique Evaluation and Video Analysis within specific workouts
Professional race and training support at some US SuperTours, US Nationals and Canadian National events.
Equipment Sponsorship (skis, boots, bindings, poles, racing and training apparel)

CXC POST GRADUATE PROGRAM
CXC is introducing a new program and accepting applicants for post high school athletes. The goal of the Post Graduate Program is to provide an opportunity for athletes to train, travel, race and to advance with the CXC Elite Team athletes. Qualified applicants will have similar credentials to the CXC Elite Team athletes within their respective age category. The CXC post graduate program will have the same camp structure as the CXC Elite Team. The program includes a year around program and a three month (June, July and August) training camp program.

The CXC Post Graduate Program has two tiers. Qualified applicants are provided the following:

Tier 1:
Professional Coaching
Individual Training Plan
Monthly two-week intensive training camps (partially subsidized)
Physiology Testing – VO2/CO2 Test (partially subsidized)
Lactate Testing during recovery within specific workouts
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation every six weeks
Technique Evaluation and Video Analysis within specific workouts
Professional race and training support at some US SuperTours, US Nationals and Canadian National events.

Tier 2:
Professional Coaching (partially subsidized)
3 month summer two-week intensive training camps (partially subsidized)
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Lactate Testing during recovery within specific workouts
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation
Technique Evaluation and Video Analysis within specific workouts
Physiology Testing (partially subsidized) redundant from point #3 or something different?
Camps (partially subsidized)

For further information on the Elite Team and Post Graduate Program or to discuss the options please contact Bryan Fish, Head Coach, at bryanfish.cxc@gmail.com 715 558 4684

CXC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
CXC Junior Development Program is either a 12-month year round or a 3 month summer commitment to initiate a logical progression toward goals in Nordic ski training and ski racing.

The two key components of coaching for junior progression that are presented in the four tiers of this program are (1) personal coaching and (2) team camps. The individual plans and goals for this progression are developed jointly by the athlete and the coaches. The team camps are critical for individual contact and assessments of athlete progression. The theory of team camps is to bring athletes, their club/HS coaches and regional and national staff together for training, education and team building. Both components are essential for individual progression and athletic advancement.

The CXC coaching and administrative staff has developed four different tiers of junior development programs for junior progression in the Central Division. The four tiers address the varied needs of juniors and their coaches.

The two tiers without individual CXC coaching (Tiers 3 and 4) are designed for athletes already training year round with continuous coaching.

Tier One: ($6500)
12-month Professional Coaching
Individual Goal Assessment and Training Plan
6 Training Camps (May1 to Dec1)
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test) three times
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation three times
Technique Evaluation and Video Analysis within specific workouts
Coaching and wax support at all MW JOQs
Complete training and racing equipment package (see below)
Race suit

Tier Two: ($3200)
12-month Professional Coaching
Individual Goal Assessment and Training Plan
3 Training Camps (June1 to August 15)
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation
Race suit

Tier Three: ($3200)
3 Training Camps (June1 to August 15)
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation
Complete training and racing equipment package (see below)
Race suit

Tier Four: ($1400)
3 Training Camps (June1 to August 15)
Physiology Testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Strength and Conditioning Evaluation
Race suit

Junior Training Camp Schedule for 2008

Camp 1: May 9 to 11 – Hayward, WI (Welcome and Testing Camp)
Physiology testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Power, strength & conditioning evaluation
Technique evaluation & video analysis
Coaches: Bill Pierce, Yuriy Gusev, Scott Wilson

Camp 2: June 8 to 14 – Twin Cities, MN (Volume Camp)
Volume/strength training
Technique evaluation & video analysis
Coaches: Bill Pierce, Yuriy Gusev
Guest coaches: Igor Badamshin, Bryan Fish

Camp 3: June 28 to July 4 – Hayward, WI (Team Building Camp)
Physiology testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Power, strength & conditioning evaluation
Technique evaluation & video analysis
Coaches: Bill Pierce, Yuriy Gusev, Scott Wilson
Guest Coaches: Pete Vordenberg, Matt Whitcomb, Bryan Fish

Camp 4: August 2 to 10 – Marquette, MI (Volume/intensity Camp)
Volume/intensity training
Technique evaluation & video analysis
Coaches: Bill Pierce, Yuriy Gusev, Bryan Fish

Camp 5: October 17 to 19 – Hayward, WI (Intensity Camp)
Physiology testing (VO2/CO2 Test)
Power, strength & conditioning evaluation
Technique evaluation & video analysis
Intensity training
Coaches: Bill Pierce, Yuriy Gusev, Scott Wilson
Guest Coach: Bryan Fish

Camp 6: November 20 to 30 – West Yellowstone, MT (On Snow Volume Camp)
Volume training
On snow technique evaluation & video analysis
Ski testing
Coaches: Bill Pierce, Yuriy Gusev, Scott Wilson
Guest Coach: Bryan Fish

JDP Training and Racing Equipment Package:
– Marwe 610 skate skis and Salomon bindings
– Marwe classic skis and Salomon bindings
– Salomon skate equip 10 skis
– Salomon classic equip 10 skis
– Salomon pilot bindings
– Salomon S-Lab skate boots
– Salomon S-Lab classic boots
– One Way Diamond Storm classic and skate poles
– Polar RS400 Heart Rate Computer
– Race suit

For further information on the Junior Development Program or to discuss the options please contact Bill Pierce, Head Coach, at ctx52616@centurytel.net 715 634 7940

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