Central Cross Country Ski Association recently completed a week long testing and technique camp for CXC Ski Team, Regional Development Group, and State Development Group athletes. 38 junior, collegiate, U23 and top senior athletes from across the Central region attended this camp.
This annual camp had four main objectives:
- A VO2/VCO2 test which determined aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, training intensity zones and specific areas where athletes need to focus to elevate their overall fitness level. Tests were conducted on the new state of the art analyzer that CXC recently purchased.
- A circuit strength assessment designed to assess athlete’s strengths and weaknesses.
- An endurance assessment including a 3000m mass start running time trial on the track and a interval start rollerski skate time trial on an identical set of testing skis.
- Technique training with U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Pete Vordenberg and Development Coach Matt Whitcomb.
Results from all of these tests will be posted on www.cxcskiing.org for comparison by athletes not able to attend.
“This is the best camp we have ever done by far. Three years ago we set the bar where we wanted to be today, and we did it very successfully. We still have learned a lot and will implement some changes next year” commented Yuriy Gusev, Chief Executive Officer Central Cross Country Ski Association following the camp.
“I would like to thank CXC Skiing for a great week and coaching support. The camp really helped me improve technique wise as a skier and all of the talks helped to better educate me in my training. The combination of the two has provided me with a great toolbox to improve my training for the rest of the summer and year.” Santiago Ocariz, State Development Group Athlete
“It is impressive to see how much CXC Skiing have gotten done in such a short amount of time” commented Matt Whitcomb, U.S. Ski Team Development Coach
Central Cross Country Skiing (“CXC Skiing”) is recognized by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (“USSA”) as the sole Regional Organization governing cross country skiing in the 10 state Central Region of the United States. CXC Skiing provides an organization which enables athletes, coaches and officials to achieve excellence in cross country skiing through: EDUCATION, COOPERATION, COMMUNICATION, and COMPETITION. 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.