Lower peninsula and upper peninsula junior coaches have formed the Michigan Junior Nordic Ski Association (MJNSA) to increase the range of opportunities for athletes in 6th through 12th grade, including camps, races, and other Nordic events throughout the year.
The MJNSA will promote and advance the sport of Junior Nordic ski racing in Michigan by providing young athletes with the resources, training, and support they need to develop their skills, achieve their goals, and have fun while doing so. In addition, the Association is also dedicated to developing athletes who have the potential to compete at the national level.
The coaches originally met in May 2023, with a follow up meeting in July to review the proposed bylaws, Rules of Competition for events, including the Michigan High School Championship, and a wax policy. Bylaws and rules are posted on the web site at https://michiganxcski.weebly.com/.
This coaches assocation has a completely different agenda than the Michigan Cup and complements that Michigan Cup by providing more focus for junior racers.