CXC JUNIOR CUP

As the Regional Governing Body of cross country skiing in the Central Region, the Central Cross Country Skiing is responsible for overseeing the CXC Junior Cup, a series of qualifying events for the Junior National Nordic Ski Championships which are held yearly.


CXC Junior Cup


The objective of the CXC Junior Cup events is to encourage young athletes in the U16, U18, and U20 age divisions to enjoy cross country skiing and develop their skills, whether they are new to the sport High School skiers, aspiring junior skier who hope to compete at the top national and international levels, or are somewhere in between. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels - from beginner racers to those with International experience.

Qualifying for a Division's Junior National Team, U18 Canadian Nationals Trip or NENSA U16 Championships Team will also be a goal for many CXC Junior Cup athletes, and can be done at CXC Junior Cup Race events that are Junior National Qualifiers (JNQ) where the best four of eight races will be scored. To score points for the CXC Junior Cup and JNQ Regional Ranking List, you will need a Competitor or NRL Competitor membership.

The Junior National Team athletes for each Division (Midwest and Great Lakes) will be selected based on the results of the CXC Junior Cup qualifier races in their division. The distance and discipline of the races will reflect the format of the Junior National Nordic Ski Championships races.


2018-2019 RACE SCHEDULE


CXC CUP KICK OFF / Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton (MI)

* Note: This event is a Super JNQ and results will be scored to both the Midwest and Great Lakes points lists.

DECEMBER 15: Classic Interval Start

DECEMBER 16: Freestyle Mass Start


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

CXC CUP HOLIDAY SPRINTS / Elver Park, Madison (WI)

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* This event is a Midwest Division JNQ only and results will only be scored to the Midwest points lists.

DECEMBER 22: Freestyle Sprint SkiX

DECEMBER 23: Classic Sprint


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

GITCHI GAMI GAMES / Birkie Trailhead, Cable (WI)

* Note: This event is a Super JNQ and results will be scored to both the Midwest and Great Lakes points lists.

JANUARY 19: Classic Mass Start

JANUARY 20: Classic Sprint


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

CXC JUNIOR CUP GREAT LAKES DIVISION FINALE
Vasa Ski Club, Traverse City (MI)

* Note: This event is a GLD only JNQ and results will be scored only to the GLD points lists.

FEBRUARY 1: Freestyle Interval Start

FEBRUARY 2: Freestyle Sprint


CXC JUNIOR CUP MIDWEST DIVISION FINALE
Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis (MN)

* Note: This event is a Midwest only JNQ and results will be scored only to the Midwest points lists.

FEBRUARY 16: Classic Mass Start

FEBRUARY 17: Freestyle Individual Start


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

MIDWEST TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA

Everyone that is interested in possibly making a Junior National Team, U18 Canadian Nationals Trip or NENSA U16 Team should read over the qualification rules (page 7). There are differences between the different age groups: what races count towards qualification, how many athletes qualify from each group, etc. Please be aware of these differences.

View Points and Rankings | Age Classifications

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In order to score points to qualify for Junior National Nordic Ski Championships, you must be a current CXC member. Please be sure to have your membership up to date before the first competition.

Seeding in CXC Cup

CROSS COUNTRY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP


Cross Country General Membership
  • - Inclusion on the Regional Ranking List
    - Seasonal athlete points profile and history

    - U.S. Ski & Snowboard General Membership
    - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Excellence Newsletter



Become/Renew a Member

CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITOR (U16+) MEMBERSHIP


CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITOR (U16 AND OVER) MEMBERSHIP
  • - Inclusion on the Regional Ranking List and U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Ranking List
    - Athlete points profile and history
    - Ability to register for FIS and participate in FIS events (where qualified)
    - Ability/Needed to compete at US Nationals, Junior Nationals, SuperTour, COC, WC events
    - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership Card
    - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Excellence Newsletter



AFTER 5PM MOUNTAIN TIME OCTOBER 15TH ANYONE WHO IS RENEWING AS NRL COMPETITOR WILL HAVE A $25 LATE FEE IMPLEMENTED TOWARDS THEIR MEMBERSHIP.

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2019 JUNIOR NATIONAL NORDIC SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS


2019 Junior National Nordic Ski Championships

The cream of the crop of American junior Nordic ski racers is coming to Anchorage, AK from March 10-16 for the 2019 USSA Cross Country Ski Junior National Champinships. Fans will be treated to a glimpse of the future of Team USA as the best athletes under the age of 20 face off at Kincaid Outdoor Center.


GENERAL PARTICIPATION TIPS

Whether you are new to the CXC Junior Cup races or a returning racer, here are some tips to help you feel comfortable with the process.

  • Registration for races typically closes on the Tuesday before the race. Plan your races and register early.

  • Give yourself the highest opportunity to earn a place on the Midwest team, and increase your racing experience by participating in all the races if possible.

  • If you are on a school team, good communication with your coach is essential. Work together to establish a plan that supports both your school team and your CXC Junior Cup races.

  • The Midwest team will be named after the final race in the CXC Junior Cup series.

  • Please be prepared to pay for the full cost of the US Junior National Nordic Ski Championships (JN) trip at the team naming that takes place after the final CXC Junior Cup race if you are selected for the team. For instance, JN trip to Soldie Hollow (UT) in 2018 was $2,250 per Midwest team member. The required Midwest team uniform could be purchased new or borrowed/bought from a former team member if available.

  • Junior National team members must have a Competitor Membership. Serious competitors should not wait until February to do this.

  • Keep a close watch on the CXC website as race and JN trip details can change rapidly. The website will also be your first source for info on summer camps and clinics.
Finally, enjoy the experience! The CXC Junior Cup races and Junior National Nordic Ski Championships trip are opportunities to meet and ski with the finest skiers in the Midwest and the country. It's exciting, motivating and really fun.
  • Have questions? Get in touch!

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