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Annual CXC Technique Camp filling quickly

Thu, Jul  3, 2008 - By CXC Skiing

Central Cross Country Ski Association with the support of the American Birkebeiner is pleased to announce the 2008 Regional Technique Development Camp for Regional Development Group, State Development Group, and Open category athletes and Master skiers. This camp blends upper level regional athletes in combination with entry level and first time participants.

The goal of the camp will be technique development in small groups (4-6 athletes per coach) of similar levels and individual video analysis for instant feedback.

“We gained a lot of new knowledge in the field of cross country ski technique in last two years with our CXC Ski Team and by working closely with the US Ski Team coaches. We also understand that personal attention and feedback are critical components in technique development. This camp is the best opportunity for athletes at every level to improve their technique. Small groups separated by ability level will be a very effective tool and method to improve technical skills,” commented Yuriy Gusev (CXC Skiing Chief Executive Officer).
Space in this annual camp is filling quickly.

Ski walking at annual CXC cross country ski racing technique camp

Coaches:

  • Scott Wilson (CXC)
  • Bryan Fish (CXC Elite Team)
  • Bill Pierce (CXC Junior Development Program)
  • Yuriy Gusev (CXC)
  • Caitlin Compton (CXC Elite Team)
  • Garrott Kuzzy (CXC Elite Team/US Ski Team)

Schedule

Day 1 (Monday 7/28)
10:00am to Noon - Check in (registration at Telemark Resort, Cable, WI http://www.telemarkresort.com/)
Noon Lunch on your own
1.00pm - Classic rollerski technique assessment
3.00pm - Skate rollerski technique assessment
5.30pm - Dinner
6.30pm - From Nordic Kids to US Ski Team Presentation (Garrott Kuzzy)
7.30pm Free time

Day 2 (Tuesday 7/29)
7.30am - Warm up run and stretching
8.30am - Breakfast
9.30am - Classic technique sessions
12.00pm - Lunch
1.30pm - Classic technique sessions
4.30pm - Open swim-pool
5.30pm - Dinner
6.30pm - World Championships Stories (Caitlin Compton)
7.30pm - Free time
Day 3 (Wednesday 7/30)
7.30am - Warm up run and stretching & J3/J4 participants check in
8.30am - Breakfast
10.00am - Skate technique sessions
12.00pm - Lunch
3.00pm - Skate technique sessions
5.00pm - Picnic/Barbeque/ Water Skiing at Lake Owen picnic ground
8.00pm - Free time
Day 4 (Thursday 7/31)
7.30am - Warm up run and stretching
8.30am - Breakfast
10.00am - Technique video taping
12.00pm - Lunch
1.00pm - Technique video analysis
3.30pm - Departure


Activities:

  • Classic technique (diagonal stride, double pole, kick double pole and dryland drills)
  • Skate technique (V1, V2, V2 alternate and dryland drills)
  • Video analysis


Cost Includes coaching, room and board and perks:

$295.00 – Open Category
$455.00 – Master Skiers (two per room)
$295.00 – State Development Group & Midwest/Great Lakes Junior Olympic Teams members
$295.00 – Regional Elite Group
$150.00 – J3/J4 2 day camp

Each participant will receive a custom t-shirt and choice of DVD:

  • US Ski Team Technique Fundamentals
  • CXC Wake Up! It’s Time to Train
  • X-Country
  • US Ski Team Core Training