The NNF-supported U16 Camp just wrapped up in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The National Nordic Foundation caught up with one of the camp’s founders, Sun Valley’s Rick Kapala on what the U16 Camp and NNF Pillar Project means in the scope of skiing development.
U.S. Ski Team Development Coach Bryan Fish fields questions from the NNF regarding the Regional Elite Group camps, like what are they, when do they happen, and who gets to go.
National Nordic Foundation Supporting Tomorrow’s Nordic Stars Today Thank you NNF auction supporters! Plan B: The NNF & The USST B Team US B-team member Sophie Caldwell made history this weekend at the freestyle sprint in Lahti when, with a well-timed lunge, she found herself sharing a podium with Kikkan Randall (the winner of the […]
NNF Auction Starts Monday Masters Auction to Meet $100,000 Donor Match The NNF Kicks Off Masters Initiatives With an Online Auction We’re kicking off a new NNF initiative today: our NNF Master’s Auction went live this morning. A fundraising initiative with a $100,000 matching grant attached, the master’s auction aims to raise $20,000 with amazing […]
Supporting Tomorrow’s Nordic Stars Today We’re kicking off a new NNF initiative today: our NNF Master’s Auction went live this morning. A fundraising initiative with a $100,000 matching grant attached, the master’s auction aims to raise $20,000 with amazing gear, and exclusive services. You can see it HERE. As a development organization, we’re primarily focused on […]
Over $100,000 in Skiing Support Awarded SALT LAKE CITY- Following a successful US National Championships last week in Soldier Hollow, Utah, the US Ski Team has named their upcoming squads for the World Junior and Under-23 World Championships, as well as the U18 Development team. “These are the trips that Kikkan Randall and Simi Hamilton […]
The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced today a record level of funding for the 2013/14 season. $305,000 has been allocated to support the NNF’s Pillar Projects thanks to a combination of their grassroots fundraiser, The Drive for 25, a collection of generous donors, charity events and industry support. An increase in the size of the NNF organization and an increased focus on community involvement helped push the total dollars raised to support this level of funding. “We added support staff and lifted our goals and the result was profound,” explained Dave Knoop, director of the NNF, “This funding effort will support our pillar projects in 2014: trips, camps, and outreach that will give junior skiers more exposure to competition and training. It’s a chance to introduce more people to the healthy lifestyle of Nordic skiing and to increase our presence in the sport.”
With one day remaining in the National Nordic Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Drive for 25, more than $198,000 dollars have been raised toward the $275,000-dollar goal to support U.S. cross-country and nordic combined. “Please consider the NNF in your year end giving and in the year to come,” the NNF website states. “Sign up. Become an […]
The U.S. Ski Team and National Nordic Foundation are hiring two service staff and one Trip Leader to this year’s championships in Finland. The positions will be funded by NNF. The position will provide invaluable experience to individual, club, and our developing ski nation. All applicants are welcome. The work is hard and the job is rewarding.
Elite skiers offering a free clinic for participants donating to the National Nordic Foundation MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Brian and Caitlin Gregg, renown Nordic skiers and 2014 Sochi Olympic hopefuls, announced today an event planned for this weekend in support of the National Nordic Foundation, cross country skiing’s grassroots funding organization. “We’re hoping for a flash mob of skiers this […]
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Now in its third year, the National Nordic Foundation’s Drive for 25 (D25) is an annual happening for Nordic ski racers everywhere, a nation wide ski community event focused on ski sport development. “It’s a grassroots effort,” explained NNF Director, Dave Knoop, “It’s the entire skiing community coming together to […]
The Rest Day: Insights from the National Nordic Foundation NAWTA Jessie Diggins On Training With the Best This week, World Champion, Jessie Diggins (SMS T2, USST) joins a collection of the strongest women in nordic skiing in Alaska. Known as the NAWTA (the North American Women’s Training Alliance), the camp brings together the strongest skiers during […]
5 Things: Erik Bjornsen’s Tour de France Erik Bjornsen is putting in a block of training with friends in France in an attempt to increase his comfort with Europe, push his boundaries and get a little summer travel in. The USST and NNF athlete checks in on what has made is trip remarkable so far: […]
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — The National Nordic Foundation is proud to announce the completion two successful fundraising events by the Nordic Combined community in Steamboat Springs, CO. Thanks to a little creative formatting, Steamboat’s well-loved Calcutta Ski Jump competition became a successful money raiser for skiing and competition. Kerry Lynch, Nordic Combined director for the […]
Underscoring the importance of professional development and coaching education, the National Nordic Fund announced new requirements for coaches seeking funding for supported travel, competitive trips and summer camp efforts. Beginning in the 2013-2014 season, only coaches who have completed the USSA Level 100 certification will be eligible for NNF funds.
Are you a college age skier looking to coach after school? Jump start your career by applying to be a NNF U16 National Camp intern!! The coaching staff is looking for help during this camp. This is an excellent opportunity to work with some of the best coaches and young athletes in US skiing. We […]
The National Nordic Foundation, America’s grassroots Nordic foundation, and CXC Academy, an online training subscription service are partnering up for the 2013/14 season. CXC Academy will be contributing 50% of new annual training subscription to the National Nordic Foundation for the coming season.
We are inviting all interested parties to attend an NNF Town Hall meeting May 15th from 3-5pm in the Mountain View Room of the Yarrow Hotel in Park City, Utah. The NNF saw an incredible level of support this season from our American Nordic community allowing us to support our skiers at an unprecedented level. […]
We are inviting all interested parties to attend an NNF Town Hall meeting May 15th from 3-5pm in Park City, Utah. The final location will be announced next week. The NNF saw an incredible level of support this season from our American Nordic community allowing us to support our skiers at an unprecedented level. Now we want […]
The NNF Cup winner for the 2012/2013 season is the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center. The NNF Cup is awarded annually to the top domestic club on the USSA SuperTour circuit. APU showed impressive depth in its program by roughly doubling the points of Craftsbury, the 2nd place team.