For college and post collegiate skier with aspirations to further their skiing career, summer training is a critical element in reaching one’s full potential. Aside from the obvious components for effective dryland training – a solid training plan, an attentive coach and safe yet challenging training terrain, the summer residency program is unique in that athletes eat, train, live and even study together which creates a supportive, focused and overall positive training environment.
Often when skiers end the school year or graduate from their team they have a great training plan to follow, but more often than not, are left to do so by themselves. Without a group of like-minded peers to motivate, push and inspire one another, even the best training plan and intentions to put in hard work can be stifled.
The CXC Summer Residency Program takes this drawback out of the equation.
Since 2007, CXC has held summer residency programs in conjunction with the CXC Team summer training in Cable, Wisconsin. After a successful transition in 2016, the residency program has been able to continue to Marquette, Michigan.
Switching the location to Marquette has allowed program members to live in a college town that is equipped with ideal training terrain for running, roller skiing, mountain and road biking while giving skiers the opportunity to continue their education and take classes for college credit if they desire.
“Our goal is to fill the gap for athletes who are looking for an environment with support and resources that will prepare them for the college race season. The city of Marquette is home to a lot of strong athletes who work together to create a high level training environment…and the results in the winter show for it.” – said CXC Team Coach Andy Keller.
What really sets this specific program apart from others, not only in the Midwest, but also in the United States, is that it allows any athlete participating at the college level or taking a gap year to access a high level training group and provides everything they need to live a balanced lifestyle including food, lodging, continued college education at in-state tuition prices and Olympic training facilities all on one campus, without requiring a qualification process or special invitation. The goal of the program is to develop serious skiers so that they can reach their potential.
“This program will give individuals the chance to train at a top level with other high caliber athletes,” said Keller. “Through this program, athletes will find out what it takes and the training that needs to happened to achieve success.”
From June 13th through August 16th each athlete will be given a clear and concise training plan that caters to them individually in order to improve upon fitness, technique and strength, while complimenting any training plan they may already have in place with their respective club and/or team coaches.
If interested in registering or reserving a spot for this Marquette Training Group please contact Andy Keller at Andy.Keller@cxcskiing.org