Juniors Kick Off Dryland Training at CXC Center of Excellence

The CXC Center of Excellence in Madison, Wisconsin was hopping with activity this past weekend. Athletes from seven CXC clubs were there with athletes for the first junior camp of the season under the leadership of CXC Development Coach Joe Haggenmiller.

It was an opportunity for U20, U18 and U16 athletes to establish benchmarks with VO2 max testing using the technology tools available to CXC clubs at the Center of Excellence. Haggenmiller also put the athletes through technique drills on the unique oversized roller ski treadmill.

Among the clubs were Bay Nordic, Blackhawk Ski Club, Ishpeming Ski Club, Lakeland Ski Team, Madison Nordic Ski Club, Peak Nordic and Wausau Ski Club. Local coaches from Blackhawk and MadNorSki also worked side-by-side with Haggenmiller.

“The May camp is important for junior athletes just like it is for elite teams,” said Haggenmiller. “Getting benchmarks down with things like VO2 max testing is an important tool in establishing personal training programs for athletes. CXC is fortunate to have the capability in our training center.”

The camp is the first of many on the schedule for the junior skiers around the region and CXC Junior Development Program this summer.

Additional camps for U20, U18 and U16 athletes are coming up this summer with three-day programs starting June 10 in Cable, Wisconsin, July 15 at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota and August 3 at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Michigan.

For a complete outline of CXC camps this summer, go to:
http://cxcskiing.org/pages/events/camps/cxc-training-camps

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