We are looking for coaches with a passion for helping adaptive athletes throughout our region. If you know of a coach, or are interested in coaching adaptive skiing yourself, please reach out to us: email@example.com
2014-2015 Programming Milestones
- Certified 5 Adaptive Coaches at the CXC Coaches Certification Clinic
- Provided equipment (sit skis with mountain-boards and poles) to 6 new adaptive junior skiers
- Providing weekly adaptive ski practices in Madison, WI
- Hosted first junior adaptive camp in September
- Integrating adaptive skiing into the Wisconsin State High School Meet
- Hosting West Yellowstone junior adaptive ski camp
- Introduced and providing programming for 16 children with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
The CXC Junior Adaptive Program works to make cross country skiing accessible to children with physical disabilities and visual impairments. With a little ingenuity and determination, we can get anyone out skiing. We all know the benefits of our sport. We utilize nearly every muscle under our control. Cardiovascular fitness and strength are tested. We recreate, train and compete outdoors. Adaptive skiing is no different, and we believe that reaching out and including people of all abilities strengthens the ski community as a whole.
Winter belongs to everyone!
- by Andrew Poffenberger, CXC Para-Nordic Coach
Bring your old skis to test if they have a good fit for you, learn what conditions they will ski the best and compare them to new skis side by side.
Each CXC Super Fit weekend is about getting advice on ski gear, technique, training and waxing. CXC Team athletes and coaches will also assist in finding your best pair of skis from the store stock.
COMING UP NEXT…
Fontana Sports Weekend
Bike Doc Weekend
Joe’s Ski Shop Weekend
(St. Paul, MN)
NEW THIS YEAR
Come and see the exciting new tools that CXC has developed to further sport science in nordic skiing. The power pole is a wireless device developed to monitor force output from each poling motion. By collecting this data, athletes and coaches are provided with feedback allowing them to adjust cadence or the amount of force being applied on each pole.
CXC has also developed a new double pole erg system. The new system employs a rail system that very accurately simulates double poling on snow and utilizes actual poles. Instead of pulling on a rope, the user pushes on poles which track both horizontally and vertically. Help us test it out!
Saturday, October 25 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm / Mora, Minnesota
Bryan Fish – U.S. Ski Team Development Coach
1:00 PM – Technique Clinic
3:00 PM – Classroom Session
4:30 PM – Test
Mora Nordic Center, Mora, MN
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Sunday, November 16 / 8:00am – 5:00pm / Minnesota, MN
Loppet Foundation HQ
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422
INCLUDED IN CERTIFICATION:
– 2014/15 CXC Coaches Membership
– 2014/15 USSA Membership (upgraded to USSA Coach Membership if participating in the USSA National Events or USST Trips)
– USSA Level 100 Cross Country Coaches Education Manual
– Technique Video Files
– CXC Academy Subscription (www.cxcacademy.com)
– Level 100 On-Line Test
– First Aid and CPR Certification
7:00am – Check-In
8:00am – Level 100 On-Line Test
9:00am – First Aid and CPR Certification
12:30pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm – Level 100 Technique Clinic
5:00pm – Adjourn
WHAT TO BRING
– Laptop (if taking o n-line test)
– Training outfit
– Running shoes
– Classic and skate rollerski equipment
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Kent Eriksen Cycles, HED Cycling and Sram are partnering to support CXC’s Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a dream bike!
The winner will receive a custom designed, hand crafted, titanium road frame built with HED Jet 6 aero wheel set and Sram Rival 11 speed component group. Total MSRP of the bike and included components is $8,500.00.
We are selling 200 tickets for $100 each, keeping the odds in your favor! Delivery of complete bike by April 1, 2015. Need NOT be present to win.
The winner will be selected at the drawing on November 1.
I was honored to receive an invitation from the US Association of Blind Athletes to attend their fall conference as the biathlon expert at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Over four days, attendees visited six stations to participate in adaptive sports for athletes with blindness or visual impairments. The participants were all VA staff members or from adaptive sports organizations from all over the country. The purpose of the conference was to enable and educate participants so that they would be able to introduce any of the six sports to their daily programming.
Along with biathlon, attendees were broken into teams to try out tandem cycling, judo, track and field, rowing, and goalball (a sport developed specifically for blind athletes). While each session was designed to be educational, participants also had to practice in preparation for the USABA Championship. Teams went head to head on the final day of the conference to compete in rowing, biathlon marksmanship and goalball. In the end, the competition was all for fun, but that didn’t stop the teams from getting fired up!
I have to thank the USABA for all the work they did setting up the event. The attendees of this conference serve thousands of injured and disabled veterans. I have no doubt that this conference empowered them to connect with their participants in new and exciting ways through sport. The President of USABA, Mark Lucas, opened the week by asking us what constitutes greatness. This conference was great. Well done USABA.
by Andrew Poffengerger, CXC Para Nordic Coach
USSA Nordic and U.S. Ski Team staff calls for applicants to staff the 2015 FIS Cross-Country Skiing Junior World Ski Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan as well as the U18 trip in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
- JWU23 Staff Posting 2015
- U18 Trip Staff Posting 2015