USSA National J2 Talent Camp Starts Saturday in Craftsbury

Alex KochonAugust 3, 2012

USSA National J2 Talent Camp Aug 4 – 11 Agenda

(National Nordic Foundation press release)

The 3rd annual National J2 Talent Camp is set to kick off Saturday, August 4 in Vermont at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The camp will provide a great opportunity for many of the nation’s top 14-15 year old nordic racers listed here (who qualified on results from the 2012 USSA Junior Cross Country Ski Championships) to train together, and learn from USST staff and top club coaches. The collaboration from regional coaches along with substantial support from USSA, and $4500 in support from the National Nordic Foundation (NNF) enabled this camp to continue and to grow. NNF’s strategic investment offsets many camp costs and ensures some of the top coaches listed here in the country will be guiding these young athletes. In addition to the J2 training camp there will be a USSA L100/NENSA L1 coaches clinic on Friday August 10th at the Outdoor Center. Coaches interested in participating should contact Janice Sibilia at


Weekly Agenda: Athletes will have an opportunity to try out some of the same workouts that the Eastern REG campers recently participated in, such as the strength assessment, rollerski agility and uphill run.


Date                                   AM Workout                                    PM Workout                                    Evening

Saturday Aug 4th            Athletes arrive                                    Easy run & stretch                        Camp overview

Sunday Aug 5th               CL DP (Closed road).                   Strength Assessment                        Presentation

Monday Aug 6th              Elmore Hill Climb                      Skate Rollerski (E. Albany)               Presentation

Tuesday Aug 7th               CL R Ski Speeds (Jericho)           Skate rollerski (Jericho)                 Presentation

Wednesday Aug 8th        Hillbounding/Spenst                         Easy recovery                                 Presentation

Thursday Aug 9th              SK RSki- agility (Glover)                  Run/Strength                                Presentation

Friday Aug 10th                  OD- RSki/Run                                    Easy / L100 Clinic                       Camp Wrap up


Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon ( is a former FasterSkier editor and roving reporter who never really lost touch with the nordic scene. A freelance writer, editor, and outdoor-loving mom of two, she lives in northeastern New York and enjoys adventuring in the Adirondacks. She shares her passion for sports and recreation as the co-founder of "Ride On! Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and a sales and content contributor at When she's not skiing or chasing her kids around, Alex assists authors as a production and marketing coordinator for iPub Global Connection.

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