The J1 Scandinavia Championship Trip is a fixed piece of the elite athlete and coach development pipeline in the U.S. having been in place as an organized trip for over ten years. Most U.S. Ski Team and many World Junior Team athletes participated in this trip in the past.
The U.S. Ski Team is pleased to announce the 2011 staff:
Matthew Johnson, Head Coach Burke Mountain Academy
Peter Leonard, Head Serviceman FXC – Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks
Kate Barton, Coach Jackson Hole High School
The trip is expected to launch on January 26th and due to return on February 9th. Coaches and athletes will fly into Ostersund, Sweden for a pre-camp and a race opportunity before driving to Ornskoldsvik, Sweden for championship racing on February 4 – 6th.
Qualification criteria for this trip can be found at: www.ussa.org and by clicking “sports” – “cross country” – “advancement”.
Support for this trip, in the form of fully funding the volunteer USSA coaches, comes from financial investment by all ten USSA JO Divisions and along with support by NCCSEF.