Coaches and Clubs Update – November 8, 2017

The December CXC Cup event web pages are live. To get full info on the events, register, etc. – follow the links below.

CXC JUNIOR CUP | CXC YOUTH CUP

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High School Programs who are CXC Clubs, a training plan blue print for your programs is in draft form. It should go final next week.

If you would like a copy, please send a request to membership@cxcskiing.org.

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CXC Open Camps in Ironwood (MI) over Thanksgiving Break and Cable (WI) over Winter Break are filling. If you have an athlete that would like to register, please direct them to sign up.

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West Yellowstone has been grooming with the “big rig”.  Get the latest grooming reports here:

http://www.skirunbikemt.com/grooming-report

Keep thinking cold thoughts and doing your snow dances as we are nearing times where snow here in the Central Region can now stay for the season once the ground freezes.  Let’s hope for the best.


For further information regarding this Clubs & Coaches Update, contact CXC Director of Athletics – Joe Haggenmiller.

 

Coaches and Clubs Update – November 3, 2017

Many areas in the region have seen enough snow to put on the skis and slide across golf courses fields and a few very well manicured trails. If you have been enjoying snow accumulation in your area, good for you and good luck continuing to enjoy it.

For those who have not had lasting accumulation, the word is that West Yellowstone is getting snow. If you are heading to West for the ski festival, the days are quickly counting down.

We wish you safe travels and great skiing when you get there!


Recently, I have been seeing many of you club leaders as I have traveled the region.  Some have asked for more information about our club or team membership.

This week I would like to focus the update on reminding each of your clubs/teams of the benefits of being a CXC member club or team.

Having your club or team a part of our organization helps us all be able to pull together in the same direction to improve our sport. Here are a few of our benefits:

  • Club development assistance and consultation, including a CXC “Hotline” (call or e-mail me to brainstorm and discuss issues facing your club)
  • Access to Central Cross Country Skiing and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Branded Training Apparel Including Club Logo
  • Use of CXC Center of Excellence High Performance Opportunities
  • Complimentary American Birkebeiner entries for your Club’s Certified Coaches
  • Fundraising swag packages
  • Regular Club news updates

VIEW ALL BENEFITS


Which benefits may be of great value for each club may differ, but all clubs will find befits in membership.

For those who have already become club members, thank you! For those of you who are part of a club or team who is not yet a CXC Member, we would encourage you to give CXC membership serious thought and join our ranks.

Whether you are a varsity HS team, a new community club or a long established thriving club we want you to be a part of what we are doing at CXC. 

For further information regarding this Clubs & Coaches Update, contact CXC Director of Athletics – Joe Haggenmiller.

Coaches and Clubs Update – October 26, 2017

Hello all:

Late fall is upon us as the days are shortening. As you are rollerskiing with your teams stay safe in these grey low light days. Demand your athletes are wearing High Vis clothing.

Our fall Wayne Fish Coaches Education Conference was well attended and well received. We will look forward to next year’s conference building upon the quality of this conference. It was great for us to get a chance to talk with many of you!

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To supplement the Wayne Fish Symposium, we have one mini-clinic this Sunday, October 29th in Duluth at Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet from 11am to 4pm.

CXC’s Supplemental Coaches Ed Clinics thus far have been both well attended and well received. Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to examine and improve your coaching skills and keep your US Ski and Snowboard certifications up to date with continuing education.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Lastly for you this week, member clubs, if you have a fundraising event coming up and want some CXC swag, please let us know and we will work to put together a CXC fundraising SWAG package for you to use as you see fit. This is another way we are trying to make your membership much more valuable than the cost.

For those going to the Yellowstone Ski Festival, I will see you on the trails in a bit less than a month, – 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

Wayne Fish Coaches Education Conference

Our fall Wayne Fish Coaches Education Conference is coming up in under a month’s time… This is a great opportunity to have a coaches “retreat”, getting into the Northwoods of Wisconsin and focusing on your craft. There are Level 100/200 courses and certification, a great slate of presenters for all coaches (including already certified coaches, who will have a chance to learn from an international caliber coach), continuing education credits, and great networking opportunities to talk shop with your peers.

Due to unexpected circumstances Ivan Babikov unfortunately will not be able to join 2017 CXC Coaches Conference.

We are pleased to announce that three-time U.S. Olympian Justin Wadsworth who has served as head coach of the Canadian national team in 2010-2016 will be joining conference instead of Ivan.

Justin Wadsworth

 

A California native, Justin Wadsworth brings over two decades of experience as a high-performance athlete and three-time Olympian for the United States to his current position as the head coach of the Canadian World Cup cross country ski team. Prior to his head coaching role with Canada, Wadsworth served as the World Cup and Olympic Coach with the US cross country ski team.

A Level 3 NCCP Certified coach, he is recognized for his ability to leverage his experience as an elite athlete in his coaching – evidenced by the changes he has brought to the Canadian team which have resulted in their best results ever on the World stage.

Also part of the Wayne Fish Symposium will be officials education and updates on Saturday. Officials, mark you calendars as well!

REGISTER TO ATTEND

To supplement the Wayne Fish Symposium, we are also offering mini-clinics. CXC’s Supplemental Coaches Ed Clinics thus far have been both well attended and well received. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to examine and improve your coaching skills and keep your US Ski and Snowboarding certifications up to date with continuing education.

  • Traverse City on Sunday October 8th, from 10am to 4pm, hosted by the Vasa Ski Club. Register to attend.
  • October 29th we will have a clinic in Duluth at Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet from 11am to 4pm.
    Register to attend.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is bringing Club Excellence to the Central Region. Club leaders and coaches from all sports are invited for a full day of learning and sharing information about athlete development, coach education, club development, parent engagement and more. Conferences are hosted by U.S. Ski & Snowboard podium certified clubs in partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard regional staff.

OCTOBER 27, 2017 / CENTRAL CLUB EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE

Hosted by Buck Hill Ski Club
Registration Fee $25
(includes informal reception with food and beverage)
For more information, contact: Anna Hosmer at ahosmer@ussa.org or 435.647.2050

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.

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

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, Assistant Wax Coaches, Age Group Coaches, and Support Staff. Requirements for each position can be found in the Midwest Junior Committee Bylaws.

Applications can be submitted online and are due October 13th. — APPLY

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.

LEARN MORE

Coaches & Clubs Update

As we turn the calendar officially from summer to fall this week, we move a step closer to winter. We hope your club programming is coming along well and that you are preparing well for the time when snow arrives.

An important note for your club’s US Ski & Snowboard Coach members – their late renewal fee will be kicking in soon.

After October 15th anyone who has previously held a Coach Membership, will have a $25 late fee implemented towards their membership. Encourage your coaches, athletes and officials to get their renewals in ASAP.

JOIN OR RENEW


We would like to highlight the “ALL IN” Club Membership option, which would be a great option for any club, but especially HS teams.

If your club is a CXC Member Club and all your Junior and Youth level athletes are CXC Members at one level or another, we will reward your club with extra perks beyond the normal benefits of membership.

While supplies last, we will provide your club with:

  • 2-pair ski bags corresponding to the number of juniors you have in your club
  • Nordic Rocks ski buff

LEARN MORE


A reminder for your coaches, our fall Wayne Fish Coaches Education Conference is coming up in a month’s time. We would encourage all your coaches to join us. Sign up soon!


HKD Snowmaking

Our last item of news for you this week is last week we hosted a live stream webinar on snowmaking with Ben Siefert from HDK Snowmakers. It was quite informative with respect to how man made snow is produced and different levels of cost. Click the button below to access a replay of the webinar.

WATCH WEBINAR

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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