CXC Coaches Supplemental Clinics

Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) is pleased to roll out Coaches Supplemental Clinics this fall. The clinics are half day +/- clinics for coaches to supplement their Level 100 and/or 200 Education and brush up on their knowledge of the sport.

All coaches should continue to learn, these clinics are meant to facilitate the learning about our great sport both through the information presented and networking with other participants.

CXC Coaches Supplemental Clinics

Each clinic will cover the same topics, but will be a bit unique in that some clinics will be only lecture/presentation and some may be lecture/presentation and participation in the field. The format of each particular clinic is dependent upon the hosting facility and time available. Each clinic session will also welcome and encourage follow up questions. These Q&A sessions may also add an important component to the knowledge shared in any particular session.

PRIMARY TOPICS FOR SESSIONS THIS FALL ARE:

– What we can learn from Norwegian “Red Cord” – Use of TRX style straps in strength training;
– An overview/reminder of how training works and the importance of recovery;
– Technique Overview, Fundamentals and Video review from recent World Cups;
– Race Day Routines and the importance of a well packed backpack for both training and racing;

Depending on the desires of each host, these topics may be supplemented by our clinic presenters and/or our hosts.

THE SCHEDULE THIS FALL WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

– Chaska Clinic – September 9
– Central WI Clinic – September 16-17
– Traverse City – October 8
– Duluth – October 28-29

Each site will need to have a minimum number preregister to cover the costs of sending our presenters to each area.

Cost will be $35 for CXC/U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coaches, Club Volunteer Members, or other appropriate CXC members. We may also have a swag item for those who preregister.

REGISTRATION:
https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/coaches-supplemental-clinics/


Joe Haggenmiller

Joe Haggenmiller | Director of Athletics
Central Cross Country Skiing
Community Olympic Development Program

Phone: (906) 281-1214
E-Mail: joe.h@cxcskiing.org
Web: www.cxcskiing.org
FB: www.facebook.com/cxcskiing

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Update from Nichole Bathe – CXC Team Athlete

This summer has been an exciting one filled with lots of trips and great training! After graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I drove back home with my college roommate, stopping in Canada to go hiking and exploring (we got snowed on many times…) as well as attending another friend’s wedding.

After getting home in early June, summer training kicked into full force. I have been lucky enough to join the MadNorSki juniors for some workouts this summer as well as having Eliska and Tobias Albrigtsen in town to train with. We even made it into the local paper…

Nichole Bathe, left, Eliska Albrigtsen of the MadNorski Ski Club perform interval training exercises during an off-season workout along Carver Street in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Bathe is a member of the British national cross-country team, and Albrigtsen is a former world cup competitor for the Czech Republic and current head coach of the Norski club's youth programs. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL

Nichole Bathe, left, Eliska Albrigtsen of the MadNorSki Club perform interval training exercises during an off-season workout along Carver Street in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Bathe is a member of the British national cross-country team, and Albrigtsen is a former world cup competitor for the Czech Republic and current head coach of the MadNorSki club’s youth programs.

The next adventure I got to go on was to Scotland with my family. It was the first time in a long time that my mom’s entire side of the family was in one place. It was also the first time I’ve seen Scotland as a training ground.

We were staying just outside the Cairngorm National Park. One day, we climbed what they call moors, which are like baby mountains.

It was gorgeous and reminded me a lot of my time in Fairbanks.

Nichole Bathe Moors On top of a moor in Scotland, when the sun was about to set.

On top of a moor in Scotland, when the sun was about to set.

My final trip for this summer was this past week, I spent four days in Door County (WI) on my easy week. If you’re from the Midwest and have never been to Door County I highly suggest it!

I got to spend time hiking around some of the local state and county parks as well as going for a very exhilarating and wet kayak trip on Lake Superior. It was the perfect way to spend an easy week before gearing up for the last big push of the summer!

Nichole Bathe in Door County

Nichole Bathe in Door County

Now it’s time to be home before the next big adventure starts this fall!

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An Update from Sam Elfstrom – CXC Team Athlete

So far this summer, I have spent most of my time in Marquette. Training has been going well, thanks to the guidance of Andy Keller. In early June, Kyle, Andy, and myself joined a Loppet Nordic Racing College camp in Hayward, Wisconsin.

We got to train with Brian Gregg (Team Gregg) and Andy Shields (Canada) for a couple days.

I previously had not done much roller skiing in that area. Now, I understand why so many skiers have spent their summers in Hayward. The back roads are great for roller skiing with not a lot of car traffic.

Sam Elfstrom Bounding at a Loppet Nordic Racing College camp in Hayward, Wisconsin

Kristen Bourne (NMU) and me leading the Blackhawk junior team in a good bounding effort at Mt. Marquette.

After the couple days in Hayward I went home for a yearly fishing trip, Burt’s Boat Bash that my grandpa Burt started in 2000. All of the guys on my dad’s side of the family, and some close friends, spend a day together.

Kyle Bratrud, Felicia Gesior, and I took the U16 Dream Campers to the top of Mt. Marquette for a sweet view of Marquette.

Kyle Bratrud, Felicia Gesior, and I took the U16 Dream Campers to the top of Mt. Marquette for a sweet view of Marquette.

I joined the U19 Regional Elite Group for a three hour run at Picture Rocks.

I joined the U19 Regional Elite Group for a three hour run at Picture Rocks.

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Marwe Rollerskis for Sale – Igor Legacy Camp Special

As a result of a great Igor Legacy Camp sponsorship, Finnsisu has offered to sell 10 pairs of Marwe COMBI Rollerskis at a camp special price: $375.00 includes either NNN or SNS bindings.

These rollerskis are in perfect condition, with very little wear; in fact, they look brand new.


Bruce Manske Igor Camps

Contact Bruce Manske for details:
651-304-0647
brucemanske2011@gmail.com

Coaches and Clubs Update – August 14, 2017

Here is your latest CXC update for Coaches and Clubs.

1. US Ski & Snowboard has updated their Training System Matrix. Please check this link to stay up to date with their revisions: http://ussa.org/ussa/training-systems-overview (look for the “USSA Training System Matrix” box and click on “Cross Country”)

2. The 2017 CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Certification and Conference is coming together quite nicely. We are pleased to announce Ivan Babikov as our key presenter. Ivan was a World Cup Racing veteran with many top 10 performances for his adopted homeland of Canada. Since retiring from World Cup Racing he has taken over as the Canadian National Ski Team’s Head Coach and his charges have continued their momentum on the world stage with many top results last year, including Alex Harvey’s Gold Medal in the 50K at the Lahti World Championships. Join us to hear Ivan’s perspectives on training and technique.

We are also pleased to announce we will be adding an officials educational component to the weekend.

Save the date on your calendar now – October 20-22, 2017: http://cxcskiing.org/pages/events/cxc-coaches-conference.html

3. Coming this Fall we will supplement our Wayne Fish Coaches Education Conference with Shorter Coaches Clinics in a few spots throughout the region. If you are interested in hosting one of these “local” clinics at your facility, please reach out and let us know when you may have facility availability. We would like to spread about a half dozen of these out and have one reasonably close to each of our denser skiing areas as well as some of our more remote while still centrally located spots. We would like to hear of your interest in attending as well.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer before the various school years start!!!


Joe Haggenmiller

Joe Haggenmiller | Director of Athletics
Central Cross Country Skiing
Community Olympic Development Program

Phone: (906) 281-1214
E-Mail: joe.h@cxcskiing.org
Web: www.cxcskiing.org
FB: www.facebook.com/cxcskiing

Coaches and Clubs Update – August 3, 2017

Hello Coaches and Club Leaders:

1. Don’t forget to use your CXC Academy subscription that comes with your CXC membership: http://cxcacademy.com/

2. If you haven’t heard, Birkie Waves are filling fast. Level 100 and 200 Member Coaches of CXC Clubs have the benefit of a Complimentary Birkie entry. Make sure you have renewed your memberships and get your Birkie entry before your wave fills: http://cxcskiing.org/membership.html#Coach

3. A few clubs have made a visit to the CXC Center of Excellence in the past month and made use of the physiological testing and the rollerski treadmill. Getting your athletes on the Rollerski Treadmill is a great opportunity to work on technique. We would like to invite all clubs to join us in Madison: http://cxcacademy.com/Service/performance-testing.html

Please reach out to schedule a session: joe.h@cxcskiing.org

4. Do you have cool stuff going on with your programing? If you wish to promote your club with a takeover of our CXC Instragram account, we would like to have you take it over for a day. Feel free to contact us in this regard.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMING:

1. CXC Open Camp / Ironwood, MI / August 4-10

2. Igor Legacy Camp / Ironwood, MI / August 11-13

3. Open Citizen Technique Camps / Cable, WI / August 18-20

I hope to see you on the trails soon.


Joe Haggenmiller

Joe Haggenmiller | Director of Athletics
Central Cross Country Skiing
Community Olympic Development Program

Phone: (906) 281-1214
E-Mail: joe.h@cxcskiing.org
Web: www.cxcskiing.org
FB: www.facebook.com/cxcskiing

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An Update from Kyle Bratrud – CXC Team Athlete

As I have typically found this time of year, time has absolutely been flying by and the summer of 2017 is no exception. I have entered this season with one goal and one goal only. I want to make the 2018 Winter Olympics. I have now been to two World Championships for the US since the last Olympics, but somehow that all seems irrelevant when coming into this year with the desire to be proclaimed an Olympian.

That being said, as I have learned through my time working with Sten Fjeldheim at NMU, in order to accomplish my goal, I must first break it down into smaller steps.

Kyle Bratrud Rollerskiing 2017 in Marquette Michigan for the CXC Elite Team

Kyle Bratrud Rollerskiing 2017 in Marquette, Michigan

With the help of Andy Keller, we have developed a slightly different training plan than I have ever followed before. After years of making small mistakes here and there, we have eliminated everything we know does not work for me or any other “waste” I used to have. I am listening to my body more than I ever have before.

We have lowered the number of intensity sessions I am doing in a week while raising the quality resulting in a net gain in overall “on” time. Despite a nagging Achilles issue at the beginning of the summer, I am running more and faster than I ever have in the summer. In the strength room, I have a level of focus I have never had.

For the first time in my life, I do not want to leave the strength room and thoroughly enjoy my time in there. I am also discovering, for the first time in my career, how much I like to train alone. This time with myself allows me to fully evaluate my energy levels and focus solely on what I need to improve in myself.

Kyle Bratrud classic rollerskiing with the boys of the NMU team nordic skiing training for olympics marquette

Kyle Bratrud classic rollerskiing

I have one more big volume block left in the summer and then we will get in to my favorite kind of training, lots of intensity.

While I enjoy the “eat, train, sleep, repeat” grind, I am greatly looking forward to a fall where my energy will start to slowly rise and the workouts really start to matter.

I am fully aware every skier in America has a goal of making the Olympic team, but I remain extremely excited and confident to toe the line this winter and sort things out once and for all.

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