CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference

The 6th annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference presented by Podiumwear is just 6 weeks away!

Dates: October 20-22, 2017
Location: Lakewoods Resort, Cable (WI)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION


The presenters for this years CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference are:

IVAN BABIKOV

Russian born and Canadian citizen, Ivan Babikov has extensive international experience. He participated in two Olympics, the 2006 and 2010 games and raced on the World Cup circuit from 2002 until 2016. Babikov has 33 individual career victories and several high profile career bests. In January 2009 he finished first in the final stage of the Tour de Ski, becoming just the second Canadian man to win a World Cup race.

During the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Babikov raced the 30km skiathlon and placed a Canadian best ever fifth in a race in which three Canadians were in the top-10.

His impressive World Cup results include; a 4th place finish in the 15km 2013 World Championship, a 7th Place Tour de Ski overall finish in 2013, he finished in 2nd Place during the 9km Hill Climb at the 2013 Tour de Ski and 7th in the 15km skate race during the Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme. In 2016 Ivan retired and became Canada National Team coach.

This is a unique opportunity to ask questions and learn different coaching principles from top national team coaches. Bryan Fish who is the development coach for the US Ski Team will also be joining Ivan Babikov as they discuss various topics including; the Canadian training model and philosophy, coaching principles, technique and strength training, and classic and skate technique presentations.

PAMELA LEMONS

Pamela Lemons is a current US Ski & Snowboard Olympic Sports Psychology Consultant and will present on something that is under estimated in most peoples training, the mental aspect. Her presentation entitled, Top 10 Guiding Principles for Mental Training, will focus on preparing your mind for skiing, not just your body. Dr. Lemons, a Wisconsin native, consults with several members of the US Ski Team on a wide range of mental training disciplines.

JIM TERVO

Jim Tervo, a current FIS official, will present on several topics that deal with race sanctioning and lines of communication between race organizers and coaches/officials.

Jim has been involved in Nordic skiing since the early 1970s. As a current official, he has evolved into the Chief of Competition role for the Junior Nationals and the US National Championships. He has also served as a tour director at the Birkie, the Super Tour, the NCAA Championships, JNs, and regional level races too numerous to list.

BEN SIEFERT

Ben Siefert from HKD Snowmakers will present on a very important topic in cross-country skiing, snow making for ski trails. As the growth of Nordic skiing continues more communities are looking at the possibility of adding snowmaking operations. Ben will discuss all the issues and benefits of doing this.

HKD Snowmakers is a North American company that manufactures and supplies energy-efficient snowmaking technology. HKD provide cost effective snow coverage for their customers. Their products can be found at many top resorts and ski parks around the world.


LEVEL 100/200 CERTIFICATION

The event will also offer the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Level 100 and 200 Coaches Certification.

The focus of the Level 100 Certification, presented by Dr. Jim Mullen, MD at Marshfield Clinic and a Coach of the Lakeland Nordic Ski Team, is for coaches to learn the fundamentals for effective coaching in cross country skiing and to demonstrate basic knowledge in these areas.

Level 200 Certification, presented by Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski Team Development Coach, focuses primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers, while giving coaches more tools to effectively prepare their athletes for competition.

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Coaches and Clubs Update – September 12, 2017

Hello Coaches and Club Leaders:

1. APPLICATION PROCESS NOW OPEN FOR MIDWEST JUNIOR NATIONAL AND U16 NENSA COACHING POSITIONS

The Midwest Coaches Committee is opening the application process for the 2018 Junior National Championships taking place at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. This year’s trip dates are Saturday March 3rd through Sunday March 11th:

http://utaholympiclegacy.org/soldier-hollow-events/

Additionally, applications for the 2018 U16 NENSA Trip to Gore Mountain in North Creek, New York are being accepted as well:

http://cxcskiing.org/pages/events/U16-Trip.html

Coaches on these trips will volunteer their time to coach the best junior racers in the Midwest at these championship events.

This application process is for Head Wax Coaches, Wax Technicians, Age Group Coaches, and Support Staff. Requirements for each position can be found in the Midwest Junior Committee Bylaws:

https://app.box.com/s/lox9s8037sc435e1d6j4/1/1846155189/22090745667/1

Applications can be submitted online and are due by Friday October 13th:

https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/coaches-application-questionnaire/

 

2. LEVEL 100/200 SUPPLEMENTAL COACHES ED CLINICS

We had a very productive day for our first fall Level 100/200 Supplemental Coaches Ed Clinic. 25 coaches in the Twin Cities spent the better part of the day discussing training, technique, strength, and over all program organization. A big shout out to Coach David Paulson and the folks at Chaska High School for hosting this clinic and sharing some local history with us as well.

I think each attendee found the clinic to be a great way to beef up the foundation of their coaching skills.

CXC will follow up this clinic with one this coming Sunday afternoon in Wausau in conjunction with the Wisconsin HS Coaches meetings, another in the Traverse City area on October 8, and one in Duluth the weekend of October 28. If a clinic comes to your area, please join us.

https://cxcnewsfeed.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/cxc-coaches-supplemental-clinics/

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Joe Haggenmiller

Joe Haggenmiller | Director of Athletics
U.S. Ski & Snowboard – Central Cross Country Skiing
Community Olympic Development Program

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

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6th Annual Coaches Conference and Certification

Join fellow coaches from around the nation to collaborate and learn new coaching practices.

The 6th annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Certification and Conference presented by Podiumwear is just two months away!

Dates: October 20-22, 2017
Location: Lakewoods Resort, Cable (WI)


 REGISTER TODAY


The event will focus on U.S. Ski & Snowboard Level 100 and 200 Coaches Certification and feature four guest speakers:

Ivan Babikov
Olympian and World Cup Coach for the Canadian National Team

Pamela Lemons
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic Sport Psychology Consultant

Ben Siefert
HKD Snowmakers

Jim Tervo
FIS Official

Level 100/200 Coaches Certification

Level 100 Certification is recommended for coaches working with all ages and levels of cross country skiers. It is designed for the coach to learn the fundamentals for effective coaching in cross country skiing and to demonstrate basic knowledge in these areas.

Level 200 Certification, presented by Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski Team Development Coach, focuses primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers, while giving coaches more tools to effectively prepare their athletes for competition.


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.

Each clinic session will welcome and encourage follow up questions. These Q&A sessions may also add an important component to the knowledge shared in any particular session.


Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel

Podiumwear is proud to support the CXC Coaches Education series. We were started as a company designed to make coaches lives easier, so they could spend their time coaching and not managing clothing orders. Supporting skiing has been a part of our mission since our founding, whether through support of CXC and the NNF, or working with elite athletes like Jessie Diggins. We strive to be the best at all aspects of custom uniforms for high school and club teams.

 

The CXC coaches education is the best at continuing coaches training, and we are happy to play a small part in their programming,” said Reid Lutter.

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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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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Clubs and Coaches Update – July 2017

Hello everyone,

From all of us at Central Cross Country Skiing, we hope the start of the 2017-2018 season has gotten off to a great start for you and your programs. Some of you may be completing your recharging from last season and planning for the coming season, while others have already been tackling this coming season with great zest for some time. Wherever you are in the ski-planning spectrum, we wish you well going forward with 2017-2018!

Coaches serve a vital role in our sport, as you are the “boots on the ground” providing the day to day needs of our skiers, from the young skiers making their first tracks through the woods to those who are butting heads with the world’s best. Certified coaches are also critical to keeping our athletes safe and building a culture of credibility to our community so that our sport is a trusted, safe and secure environment. Parents need to know cross country skiing will help their children to develop core life values, such as, excellence, respect, friendship and a joy for outdoor activities. If parents know their children are participating in a safe environment they will support their child’s choice of sport. Good coaches area critical element to this paradigm.

As you proceed with this season we would like to have you as an integral part of Central Cross Country Skiing and U.S. Ski and Snowboard. We trust that your enthusiasm and hard work for the sport of cross country skiing will line up well with investing in CXC’s vision to inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of cross country skiing and in life.

Here are a few updates that may be of interest.

1. We are in full swing for the 2017-18 season. Online registration opened May 1. As a reminder, Central Cross Country Skiing and U.S. Ski & Snowboard memberships for both clubs and individual members expire on June 30 annually.

2. We’re excited to bring a wide array of benefits to our coach members: http://cxcskiing.org/membership.html#Coach
Don’t delay with your membership! Get these benefits coming your way as soon as possible to help you become a better coach and get a complimentary American Birkebeiner entry (if you are a certified Coach) before your wave fills up!

3. You can begin the process of renewing or becoming a CXC Club by contacting me, Joe Haggenmiller (joe.h@cxcskiing.org), and requesting a PDF of paperwork for U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership either with or without CLIP insurance.

If you are interested in CXC Club membership only, please follow this link: http://www.cxcskiing.org/membership.html#Club-Membership. Feel free to follow up with me if you have questions about what type of membership is right for your club.

4. U.S. Ski & Snowboard will again offer club liability insurance through its CLIP program. For more information see this link: http://www.americanspecialty.com/ussa_cov/. This is a great option to protect your club and its membership.

5. The CXC Junior Cup Schedule has been set. Please mark your calendars to plan to attend: http://cxcskiing.org/pages/events/cxc-junior-cup.html

6. CXC will be holding its annual Wayne Fish fall coaches symposium and certification opportunities October 20-22, 2017. Please put on your calendar and check in here to sign up and get updates: http://www.cxcskiing.org/pages/events/cxc-coaches-conference.html

7. CXC has a closed facebook page to our coaches/key club contacts to communicate with each other. It is on facebook as “Clubs of Central Cross Country Skiing”. If you get an invite, please accept it.

8. The USSA Bi-Annual Coaches Symposium will be in Park City this year on October 27-29. If you can make one or both symposiums, you will find many useful insights to move your program forward: http://ussa.org/cross-country-programs/coaches/clinics

Good luck with your programing and enjoy some fun this summer!

 


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

 

“I have now been with CXC for over two months. Learning more about all the initiatives CXC is working on has been exciting. Many of our membership I have known for years, others are new faces for me. Either way, I look forward to getting to know each of you better and helping your programs achieve their aspirations. I know each club’s goals and needs are unique. My experience of 30 plus years in cross country skiing programing run by both clubs and educational institutions and my experience working with all levels and ages from youth to masters, whether it be first time skiers looking to enjoy some time in the woods or elite junior and senior racers looking for ways to race their best, involves so many different aspects of our sport.

This experience should allow me to be a helpful resource for each of you and your programs. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions. I’ll try to get you answers as quick as I can.”

– Joe H.

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