GeneralNewsUS Ski TeamTeamToday: Early Season Review and What’s to Come

FasterSkier FasterSkierDecember 26, 2008

416 days until the 2010 Games. 8 weeks and days until the 2009 World Championships. 5 weeks and days until Junior Worlds/U-23.

Outcome goal: podiums.

Process goal: Make each day count – train well, rest well, stay healthy, give everything.

The season is off to a solid start. We believed our preparation would have given us a few better results in the first period of both the World Cup and Continental Cup. Never the less the results were solid, the training was very good, and our confidence looking forward toward the bulk of the season and the season’s biggest goals is as high as ever.

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Important Qualification Notes:

To race a World Cup you must have a sub 90 FIS point race (women) or sub 60 FIS point race (men). To race in the nations group (Whistler WC) you must have sub 120 point FIS race. This is within the last year of the competition to be raced. For the full WC rules:

http://www.fis-ski.com/data/document/rules-cc-0809-eall.pdf

Check your FIS point results and standing:

http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/disciplines/cross-country/fispoints.html

Qualification for Whistler WC, JWC/U23, World Champs, etc:

http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/sports/crosscountry/advancement.html

(scroll down for all Qualification criteria)

To see your USSA rank:

http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/other/quicktools.html?path=2

Selection will be oriented toward short and long term international success. Funding will be tight. Avoid the bubble.

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