Igor Legacy Camps (ages 10-13)

Igor Legacy Camps The Igor Legacy Camps are supported by Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), Wisconsin Nordic Development Group (WNDG), and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.

The goals of each Igor Legacy Camp is designed to promote the growth and development of Junior Cross Country Ski racers and to expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for high-level cross country ski racing.

Camp activities will include dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. The intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth in Igor Badamshin's honor because his positive and playful approach to coaching has touched and inspired skiers of all ages.

WISCONSIN June 19-21, 2015 / Iola Winter Sports Complex

MINNESOTA July 24-26,2015 / Lake Bemidji State Park

MICHIGAN August 7-9, 2015 / Wolverine Nordic Village

The coaching staff for the 2015 Igor Legacy Camps will include Nordic ski coaches, sports trainers, equipment representatives, and advisors from across the Midwest, including CXC, Loppet Nordic Racing, Endurance United, and Copper Country Ski Tigers. Other team and club coaches, and parents, with athletes attending the Igor Legacy Camps are invited to assist staff coaches throughout each camp.

Igor Legacy Camps: three different Nordic ski camps, for athletes U12 (ages 10-11) and U14 (ages 12-13) interested in the sport of cross country skiing. ALL CAMPS CAPPED AT 50 PARTICIPANTS.

Each camp will include the same focus points: athletic movements for speed, balance, agility, strength, mobility, and power; including, dryland training, roller skiing (helmets mandatory); hiking, soccer, Tug-of-War, Pillo Polo, Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and much more. Activities may vary slightly with each camp due to the availability of certain features at each venue; a detailed camp equipment list will be Emailed to registered athletes two weeks before each camp date.

The cost to attend one Igor Legacy Camp is $75.00 per athlete; or, $65.00 per athlete with an active participating coach or parent; there are NO fees charged for coaches and parents. If attending more than one camp, athletes must complete separate ONLINE registration forms. The camp fee includes six meals, lodging and camping fees.

Further Information:
For further information or details on the 2015 IGOR LEGACY CAMPS please feel free to contact Bruce Manske bruce.manske@cxcskiing.org or 651.304.0647

Required forms:

Detailed schedule: view

Camp flyer: view

Camp equipment list: view

On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.

Summer Open Camp Series (ages 14-19)

CXC - LNR Junior Summer Training Camps'Plan to Progress'

These camps are designed to bring the committed athletes of collaborating clubs together to train and live for extended periods during the summer. The focus will be on how to train hard and balance life in a healthy way so as to learn how to perform to the top of your potential. Training sessions, social activities, group adventures, and even Prom dinners have all been a part of these awesome camps. All athletes within the Central Division are encouraged to attend these camps.

The camps are run by Andy Keller and Piotr Bednarski.
Club coaches are encouraged to attend and work depending on the attendance of each camp.


June 12-18, 2015 / Cable, WI -
Programming orientation and testing camp. Seven days including fitness testing, video technique analysis, and annual training plan development discussion. The camp will be held out of the Lakewoods Resort 8 miles East on Highway M. (60 beds)

July 12-18, 2015 / Cable, WI -
Volume camp. 7 day mid summer high volume camp with progression measurement. The camp will be held out of the Telemark Condos in Cable, WI. Cable is 17 miles North of Hayward on Highway 63. (32 beds)

August 9-15, 2015 / Ironwood, MI -
Volume, intensity, and adventure camp. 7 day camp on the south shore of Lake Superior. Running, roller skiing, and strength workouts are the majority of this camp. The camp will be held at Wolverine Village. Training will take place between Ironwood and Presque Isle on the trails, roads, and shores along Lake Superior. (54 beds)

The cost for the camps will be $1320.00 for all three camps. Athletes that attend less than 3 camps will be priced on an individual camp basis fee of $620.00/camp or $1040.00/two camps. Athletes are encouraged to attend all three camps and work with their individual club coach between camps.

For further information or details on CXC Junior Camps for 2015 please feel free to contact Andy Keller andy.keller@cxcskiing.org or 612.590.1739


On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.

Central (CXC) Regional Elite Group Camp

by invitation

Central (CXC) REG Camp

Central (CXC) Regional Elite Group Camp (REG) brings together top juniors in our region to train and receive feedback, educational materials, and a glimpse at the bigger picture of Nordic ski racing. The NEG (National Elite Group) athletes are selected from the four REG camps around the country.

Dates: July 5-11, 2015

Camp price: $380.00

Location: Lake Owen Resort, Cable (WI)


Required Forms:

Detailed Camp Schedule: will be available soon

On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.

Open Masters/Citizen Technique Camps

Citizen Skier Camps Join CXC coaches and fellow Master skiers in the northwoods of Wisconsin for our focused technique training camps. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

The camps focus on drills and workouts that tend to be unique and different from most skiers' normal routines. A fair amount of the work is drills and skills that break down technique to individual movements and that progression helps skiers understand what they must work on the most to improve.

During the three days at the camp participants work on agility, balance, dry-land training, ski imitation, and skiing on snow or rollerskiing. The camp is a great opportunity to learn about training, technique, racing, recovery and more.


  • August 21-23 '15 (Cable, WI)
  • September 23-27 (Park City, UT)
  • October 9-11 '15 (Seeley, WI)
  • November 20-25 '15 (Cable, WI - Telemark Trails) / Schedule
  • January 1-3 '16 (Cable, WI - Telemark Trails)

CXC Masters Team Members (?) - free, please RSVP
CXC Academy 'V.I.P. Club' Members (?) - $100 per camp / $200 per 6-day camp
Non-Members - $200 per 3-day camp / $400 per 6-day camp



4:00pm - Technique training (skate)
7:00pm - Dinner and video review of technique

9:00am - Technique training (classic)
10:30am - Video review and technique analysis
11:30am - Lunch
1:30pm - Technique training (skate)
3:30pm - Video review and technique analysis
5:00pm - Dinner

9:00am - Technique training (classic)
10:30am - Video review and technique analysis


On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.

Open Masters/Citizen Technique Clinics

CXC Technique Clinics CXC Masters Team Chapters meet with a CXC coach several times throughout a year to work on technique, agility and strength.

These clinics are open to master/citizen skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Skiers are divided in small groups based on their level to provide adequate personal attention. Rollerski equipment is available to borrow if requested. Every clinic is presented by two CXC Level 200 coaches.

Participate with a nearby chapter in:

- Chicago (IL) Chapter
- Milwaukee (WI) Chapter
- Rice Lake (WI) Chapter
- Minneapolis (WI) Chapter
- Madison (WI) Chapter

Clinic Structure (sample):

- Initial video technique evaluation (all classic and skate techniques)
- Instructional videos to view and take home to shorten your learning time
- Instructional sessions for technique and training development
- End of clinic video analysis to see improvement
- Clinic also covers flexibility, strength and balance assessment

Tentative Schedule:

9am-12pm / Skating Technique
12pm - 1pm / Skating Technique Video Analysis/Review
1pm - 4pm / Classic Technique
4pm - 5pm / Classic Technique Video Analysis/Review


$75.00 (skate or classic session) / $125.00 (skate and classic sessions)

View Each Chapter's Schedule & Coaches | Read FAQs

Required Forms:

On-line Registration | Questions? Let us know.