The National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation has added the discipline of Nordic Combined to its roster of supported Nordic disciplines.
As NCCSEF director David Knoop states “In both Cross Country and Nordic Combined gaining ongoing and consistent quality training, racing, and coaching experiences is the biggest challenge facing developing American skiers who are spread throughout our vast country and live thousands of miles away from Europe, the center of Nordic racing.”
Adding Nordic Combined to its sport’s rosters allows NCCSEF’s proven fundraising and development support program to better compliment the entire USSA Nordic development pipeline.
U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined Head Coach David Jarrett states, “The Nordic Combined sport community is excited that NCCSEF has opened its great fundraising and support structure to Nordic Combined. Providing developing athletes ongoing access to a progression of quality racing, training and coaching experiences represents the biggest funding need and development opportunity at present for our country. We have some great athletes aiming to keep the winning tradition alive for Nordic Combined, but with very limited number of events in the U.S., it is important that they get overseas as much as possible to continue their progress.”
Stay tuned as NCCSEF announces its updated Nordic skiing development plan based on annual support of its Pillar Projects. Funding of the Pillar Projects ensures the nation’s top Nordic skiers, starting at the J2 age group and ending when they reach the World Cup Red Group, gain access to the highest caliber racing, training and coaching experiences.