National Coaching Symposium in Twin Cities

Available Live and Recorded

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Symposium will be available to watch live and recorded.



CXC coaches, we have a fabulous opportunity later this month to gain some education insight that can be a big asset for your club and athletes.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Symposium will be held right here in Central Region, Sept. 27-29 in the Twin Cities.

The weekend features a series of nationally-acclaimed presenters, as well as a chance to see the sprint course at nearby Theodore Wirth Park which will be used for the World Cup sprints on March 17.

Here’s a snapshot of the presentations. You can see that each of them brings great value to you as a coach or program leader.

Norway’s Brit Baldishol has two decades of experience with the Norwegian Ski Federation. She will lead two presentations including A Focus on Long Term Success: Norwegian Model for Under-20 and Under-23 Skier Development. This presentation can positively impact every CXC club.

Dr. Nocole M. LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, will focus on Women in Coaching and Developing Physically Active Girls.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Bryan Fish will present a Review of the U.S. National Development System Performance Data. He will provide valuable observations tracking junior progress in America and how we might evolve in the future.

The U.S. Ski Team’s High Performance Dietitian Allen Tran has had a huge impact on athletic success. He’ll speak on the importance of high-quality foods to fuel athletes.

Club Development Manager Ellen Adams is responsible for the strong growth of U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s club certification program, which is providing a roadmap of excellence for clubs around the country. She’ll speak on Principles and Practices for High Performing Ski Programs.

NENSA Competitive Program Director Justin Beckwith will provide insights on rollerskiiing with his #SkiLikeAnAmerican: Ramping Up – Speed and Agility on Rollerskis.

Allan Serrano is known to many in CXC for his work with the Birkie. A technical delegate since 2006, Serrano is a technical advisor for U.S. Ski & Snowboard.  He’ll present A Closer Look at Classic Technique: Navigating Turning Zones and Diagonal Technique Zones.

CXC’s own BethAnn Chamberlain has emerged as a real leader within the Paralympic community in America. She’ll speak on the benefits of integrating adaptive programs in your club. CXC’s initiatives in this area have made the regional a positive example of the importance of adaptive programs.

In his tenure to pro sports teams and U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Mike Bahn has gained acclaim as a strength and performance coach. His Building Robust Athletes: Teaching Skiers General Movement Literacy to Excel in Skiing (& other Sports) will provide insightful tips you can take into your program.

The program will also feature key coaches from the national team including Chris GroverMatt WhitcombJason CorkBryan Fish, and Bernadette Nelson.

The conference will be held at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center, just west of downtown Minneapolis. Attendees will also receive free admission to ROCtoberfest, a Bavarian-themed fall festival at the Center featuring live music and food trucks. The entire weekend is just $300.

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