Central Cross Country Ski Association invites talented and motivated athletes to apply for CXC Team.

CXC Team LogoCXC Team was officially established in 2007 as a way to provide support to the athletes who showed potential and drive to progress towards athletic excellence at the National and International level of competition.

Since that time, the CXC Team athletes won multiple U.S. National titles, National Nordic Foundation (NNF) Cup, SuperTours, American Birkebeiner, and other popular marathon races. Many CXC Team athletes have also represented the U.S. at the Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, World Cups, World Championships, Winter Olympic Games, – with a few climbing to the podium at these events and having been named to the U.S. Ski Team.

CXC Team has received the “Cross Country Club of the Year” Award by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (2007 and 2012).

ABOUT THE TEAM

CXC Team’s goal is to provide coaching, training and modest financial support to a select few individuals that possess the skill, drive and dedication to pursue a goal to represent the U.S. in J1 Scando Cup, Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, World Cup, World Championships and Winter Olympic Games.

The vision of the program is to develop athletes who are ambassadors and role models that spread awareness, knowledge and enthusiasm to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase cross country ski participation.

CXC Team has developed a camp training structure consistent with many national ski teams as well as professional cycling teams. This structure consists of one camp per month lasting for approximately 1-2 weeks in the months between May and November. The intent is to provide focused team training and support within camp and then provide athletes with the opportunity to go home and work on personal training components pointed out during the previous camp. This format provides a good blend of focused attention that revolves around organized training with other strong athletes and coaching support followed by the opportunity to go home and train independently.

DOMESTIC SUPPORT

–  Professional Coaching

–  Monthly Training Camps

– Race service to select competitions:

+ Western SuperTours

+ U.S. National Championships

+ Central SuperTours

+ American Birkiebeiner

+ SuperTour Finals/ U.S. Distance National Championships

– Training/Travel Stipend

This stipend is available to athletes ranked in the top10 on the end of the year NRL list (sprint or distance). Athlete are eligible to receive up to $1,500 in Training/Travel Stipend (on reimbursement bases) to be applied towards expenses that will benefit athlete performance and approved by the Head Coach.

– Sports Science

+  2-3 times a year sports science testing and biomechanics analyses on rollerski treadmill (VO2 Testing, Lactate Testing, Upper Body Power Output)

+  Access to and Individual use of rollerski treadmill for training and technique

+  Access to and Individual use of Power Pole for training, technique efficiency and testing

+  Training on rollerski treadmill with programedSki World Championship and Olympic Trail Profiles

+  Access to and individual use of CXC altitude tent.

–  Equipment (provided by CXC Team sponsors and suppliers)

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

Athletes who qualified to compete at the J1 Scando Cup, Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, World Cup, World Championships, or Winter Olympic Games are eligible for stipends.

World Cup Stipend

Athlete can qualify to receive up to $2,500 on reimbursement bases towards expenses (travel, room and board) associated with participating in the World cup if approved by the Head Coach.

Pre World Championships/Olympic Games Training Camp Stipend

Athlete can qualify to receive up to $2,000 on reimbursement bases towards expenses (travel, room and board) associated with participating in the Training Camp prior World Championships if approved by the Head Coach.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Senior/U23 Athletes (100% funded):

–  top 3 at the SuperTour final list or U.S. National Championships

–  top 10 on the overall USSA final points list

–  member of World Championship or Olympic Team

– coaches discretion

U21 Athletes (100% funded):

–  member of Junior World or U23 World Championships Team

–  podium finisher at Junior National Championships

–  top 20 finisher at NCAA Championships

–  coaches discretion

U19 Athletes (100% funded):

–  member of J1 Scando Cup or Junior World Team

–  1 top 5 finish or 2 top 10 finishes at the Junior National Championships

–  top 5 finisher at the Junior Worlds trials

–  coaches discretion

IMPORTANT NOTE: athletes that do not qualify by the published qualification criteria can be accepted to the CXC Team but will be subject to the program fee based on their standing on the overall USSA final points list or coaches discretion. $3,500 program fee for the athletes in the top 30 on the overall USSA final points list (about 50% of training/racing expenses for a year). $7,000 program fee for all other athletes (about 100% of training/racing expenses for a year).

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UXdIA0Gzrjunh4prWvOTHpgDknE2L_YcwXxbsYQkuFw/viewform

PRINTABLE APPLICATION FORM

https://www.box.com/shared/static/qas57gz0bl.pdf

APPLICATION DEADLINE

May 1, 2013

CXC TEAM POINTS OF CONTACT:

Head Coach – Igor Badamshin – 715.439.3879 – igor@cxcskiing.org

Assistant Coach – Andy Keller – 612.590.1739 – andy.keller@cxcskiing.org

Director – Yuriy Gusev – 608.385.8864 – yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s