by Andrew Poffenberger (CXC Para Nordic Coach)
The summer got off to a fast start with back to back masters clinic weekends in Milwaukee and Chicago. The Milwaukee group found a new home in the River Hills neighborhood just north of Downtown. Smooth roads and low traffic. At both chapters we focused on locking in the fundamentals of our double poling as well as applying these skills to the V2 Technique.
The CXC ParaTeam conducted their second camp of the season with three athletes in attendance. I was especially encouraged to see that we are attracting the interest of very serious para athletes. One attendee of the camp, a paralympian, is strongly considering moving to the area because of the strength of our program and the support we are offering. I am excited with the progress we are making on the recruitment front. CXC will be hosting a youth adaptive camp in early August to begin cultivating a new generation of paralympians.
The tempo of summer isn’t looking to slow. In the upcoming months we are reestablishing clinics at the two Chicago VA Hospitals, multiple VA events at the firing range, more masters clinics and much more. I am currently writing this at our REG camp while enjoying an opportunity to train hard, meet our next generation of skiers and take a daily dip in the lake. Feeling ready for the rest of the summer!