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2006 Central Cross Country Ski Coach's Symposium


Fri, Apr  21, 2006 - By Scott Wilson

Dear Coaches,

CXC Skiing is pleased to announce the 2006 Central Cross Country Skiing Coach’s Symposium. An annual educational weekend for Central Coaches at all levels; youth, middle and high school, junior, collegiate, club and also for adult/master skiers.

The purpose of this symposium is to present both basic and applied information on cross country skiing with the main emphasis of improved training, technique and performance for junior and adult competitors.

Last year’s CXC Coach’s Symposium brought over 50 coaches from around Midwest. A few comments from coach’s critiques and suggestions include:

  • “The strength of the symposium was the variety of topics presented covering primary issues facing most HS/JR coaches.”
  • “I took 25 pages of notes over the weekend! There were great discussions and I met a whole new group of coaches I never knew previously. I am encouraging other coaches in our program to attend next year too.”

This year we will again share the exceptional expertise and excellent knowledge of the presenting coaches, wax technicians, athletes and other professional specialists to help you develop, educate and produce successful programs along with the strongest athletes. Topics of the symposium will include strength training, development process of a cross country ski racer, waxing, and hands on technique training. All speakers will direct their topics for the J3/4, J2, J1 and OJ/Collegiate/Senior/Master age group athletes.

WHEN: Beginning at 6:00 PM Friday May 19th and concluding Sunday afternoon May 21st. Please register prior to May 15th, 2006 to insure space and materials.

COST: includes materials for all participants and lodging for the first 30 registrants.

  • $60 per person (CXC Coach member)
  • $80 per person ( other CXC members)
  • $100 per person (Others)

* CXC Skiing Membership will be available at the Symposium or you may join along with your symposium membership and take advantage of the reduced symposium rates for members.


  • Bryan Fish: CXC Ski Team Head Coach, former Head Coach UWGB
  • Ian Harvey: 1985-1988 U.S. Ski Team member, 1990-1995 U.S. Biathlon Team member, 1992 U.S. Olympic Team member, Head of 2002 Olympic Games Toko Service, Head of International Tec-Rep, Member of the Toko Product Development Committee.
  • Yuriy Gusev: Russian Style Ski School Head Coach and CXC Ski Executive Director
  • Jeremy Frost: Sports Science Department at Saint Cloud State University and XC Head Coach
  • Caitlin Compton: CXC Ski Team athlete member (formerly Subaru Factory Team and NMU)

Friday, May 20th
6.00pm – Arrival-Cresthill Resort, Hayward, WI
6.30pm – Introduction of CXC Coach’s Programs for 2006-2007
7:30pm – Grill Out and informal discussions

Saturday, May 21st
8.30am – Registration-Sawmill Saloon, Seeley, WI (north of Hayward on #63)
9.00am – Waxing Seminar (Ian Harvey-Toko wax)
12.00am – Lunch-buffet, Sawmill Saloon, self pay
1.00pm – Strength Training and Developing Strength Program (Yuriy Gusev-CXC/RSSS)
2.00pm – CXC Annual Coach’s Summit

  • Introduction/Explanation/Discussion about CXC Ski Team (Yuriy Gusev)
  • Review of the 2005 SWOT Analysis of the Central Region [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats] (Yuriy Gusev)
  • Central Region Development Issues – 06-07 season SWOT Analysis (Bryan Fish)
  • Review 2005 5 year goals and discuss updates, detailing the ingredients it takes to meet those goals, comparing them to our assets, determining what we need and where we can improve

5.00pm – Adjournment
6.00pm – Dinner-RSVP to Scott Wilson, , group reservations, self pay

Sunday, May 22nd
9.00am – Physiology of Cross Country Skiing (Jeremy Frost)
10.00am – Development of a Cross Country Ski Racer-First hand knowledge (Caitlin Compton)
11.00am – Early Lunch-buffet, Sawmill Saloon, self pay
12.00pm – Skate Technique Training (Bryan Fish)
1.00pm – Classic Technique Training (Bryan Fish)

3:00pm - Adjournment

WHERE: Lodging: Cresthill Resort, Hayward, WI, 715-462-9911. Maps are available at Lodging is available for $20 per person per night for Friday and Saturday. Space available on a first come first served basis. Cottages are fully furnished with complete kitchen facilities. Please bring your own breakfast food, something to grill/BYOB Friday night and rollerski equipment for technique sessions. RSVP for lodging to Scott Wilson,

ADDITIONAL RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, canoeing, rowing, road/mountain biking, Walleye/Muskey/Bass fishing, swimming/sauna. Bring your own toys. Cresthill has plenty of fishing boats.

Saturday dinner will at an area restaurant ordering off the menu (RSVP).

Scott Wilson
CXC Race Director
Hayward, WI
715 462 9911

Central Cross Country Skiing is the designated body for the development of cross country skiers in the 10 state Central Region of the United States. CXC Skiing oversees youth programs; supports the Junior Olympic Qualifying system, Central Collegiate Ski Association, and Senior/Master skiing; provides athletes’, coaches’ and officials’ education; coordinates competitions; and is the Midwest pipeline to the US Ski Team. CXC is a 501c3 non profit corporation and gratefully accepts tax deductible donations for program enhancement from all sources.