The 2015-16 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today, just before the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. A total of 16 athletes were named to the A, B and D Teams.
U.S. Ski Team coach Bryan Fish shows a double pole drill that uses the broad jump to teach the rhythm and timing of the double pole. Do this drill on rollerskis on soft grass to get the feel without worrying about falling.
On a cold day in Sweden, Jessie Diggins secured another win this Sunday in Gaellivare during a 10km freestyle FIS race, with Petra Novakova of the Czech Republic following closely behind to claim second and Caitlin Gregg third.
Mike Bond from the USSA Center of Excellence presents a great progression of strength and conditioning exercises well suited for traveling on the road or doing at home with little or no equipment. No need for a gym pass!
My skiing role model when I was a junior was U.S. Ski Team athlete Kris Freeman. Kris was the best distance skier in the U.S. and his success showed me that it was possible for an American...to be in the top-5 in the world.
Twenty races make up the Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series for the 2015-2016 season. Races may be added, moved, or cancelled. Check the Michigan Cup Calendar periodically for the most recent updates.