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Editor’s Note:  The new website discussed below appears to serve mainly as a directory, listing organizations that offer training courses, and a list of coaching education products for sale, organized by type.  Cross-country skiing is not one of the sports on the site, though Alpine skiing is.  The USSA Alpine education programs are listed.  There is no information that would help a coach evaluate specific materials or courses for sale. COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The U.S....

USSA has officially launched the XC Coaches Certification.  The course manual and excel training plan are now available for purchase from the USSA website.  The test is available at here. The 2009 clinic schedule will begin with the Regional Elite Group camps throughout the U.S. If you’ve participated in a U.S. Ski Team clinic within the past two years of applying for your Level 100 certification, this category is satisfied. To get started, complete a...

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Nordic Ski Program and The Community School have joined forces to offer college preparatory education and competitive Nordic ski training to high school athletes. Nestled in the mountain town of Sun Valley, Idaho, The Community School offers its students an intellectually challenging and supportive environment in a serene and majestic setting. The Community School’s record of college placement is excellent and the student/teacher ratio is low. Under the leadership...