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2009 U.S. National Coaches Education Conference comes to Minneapolis

Fri, Jul  3, 2009 - By USSA

Join us for the U.S. Ski Team's biennial Coaches Education Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This three-day event from September 25-27 is for all cross country ski coaches and athletes looking to improve their knowledge of the sport. 

The 11 presentations will address a myriad of development topics that are guaranteed to improve one's strength as a coach or an athlete.  From training and physiology presentations by Sweden's renowned cross country physiologist Hans Christer Holmberg, to waxing and ski testing topics addressed by U.S. Ski Team serviceman and Minneapolis local Randy Gibbs, an educational and entertaining experience is staring you down. 

Space is limited to 100 participants.  Contact Matt Whitcomb to reserve your spot at

2009 U.S. National Coaches Education Conference Schedule (PDF)

 2:00 - 2:10 pm  Welcome                           Matt Whitcomb      
 2:10 - 3:40 pm  Training and Physiology, part I   HC Holmberg      
 3:50 - 5:10 pm  Developing Young Skiers           Sverre Caldwell      
 5:15 - 6:30 pm  U.S. Development Discussion       Rick Kapala      

 8:00 - 9:20 am  Coaching Kikkan Randall & 
                 the APU Nordic Ski Team           Erik Flora      
 9:30 -11:00 am  Training and Physiology, part II  H.C. Holmberg      
11:05 -12:30 pm  Cross Country Ski Technique
                 Video Analysis                    Justin Wadsworth      
12:30 - 2:00 pm  LUNCH          
 2:00 - 3:15 pm  Ski Service Presentation          Randy Gibbs      
 3:20 - 4:30 pm  Cross Country Injuries 
                 and Prevention                    Saari, Finnoff      
 5:00 - 7:00 pm  JO Course Trail Run / Walk          
 8:00 -11:00 pm  Coaches Social Event          

 8:00 - 9:15 am  Long Term Athlete Development     Finn Gunderson      
 9:20 -11:00 am  Motivation                        Dan Jansen      
11:10 -12:00 pm  U.S. Ski Team                     Peter Vordenberg      
12:00 -12:15 pm  Closing Remarks                   Matt Whitcomb