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CXC TV ™

CXC TV is a resource for parents, athletes, coaches and clubs featuring a variety of videos on a range of topics from general sport education to detailed analysis of the latest techniques.

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sport education, latest ski technique, training, competition, coaching tips and more...



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Ski for K's Program
Ski for K's Program

Set ski goals, work to achieve them and earn rewards.

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Nordic Rocks Training Log
Nordic Rocks Training Log

Keep track of kilometers skied in the wintertime.

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Kids Winter Activity Log
Kids Winter Activity Log

A fun way to keep track of your activities each week!

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Ski School Activity Booklet
Ski School Activity Booklet

Tips and ideas for organizing youth ski activities.

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Youth Ski Manual
Youth Ski Manual

Designed for leaders and volunteers of Youth Ski Clubs.
(for ages 3-15)

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Sport Nutrition Factsheets
Sport Nutrition Factsheets

Learn about sport-specific diet, travel nutrition and eating guidelines.

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Coaching Nordic Kids
Coaching Nordic Kids

To all of you coaching kids in the smaller clubs or teams around the world.

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Cross-Country Training System
Cross-Country Training System

Athlete development stages, training emphasis, etc.- matrix view.

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Athlete Development Model
Athlete Development Model

5 Stages to a Better Sport Experience


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Cross Country Development Pipeline
Athlete Development Pipeline

Illustrates how an athlete moves through the USSA competition system.

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Cross-Country Age Guidelines
Cross-Country Age Guidelines

Changes to competition age groups to make competition fairer - comparison chart.

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Midwest Jr. National Qualifier Schedule
2016-17 Midwest Junior National Qualifier Schedule

A series of Olympic-style competitions with elements of learning and fun for ages 14 and over. View »

Midwest Jr. National Team Qualifying Points System
Midwest Jr. National Team Qualifying Points System

Used to qualify for the US Jr. National Championships.

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USSA Nordic Competition Guide
USSA Nordic Competition Guide

Compiled anually by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoiation (USSA)

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Coaches Education

CXC Coaches Conference

The Peak Club Conference series is a series of webinars designed with clubs in mind, but is also for parents, coaches, officials and everyone else helping to grow skiing and snowboarding in the United States.

Over this season, monthly webinars will be held to discuss general club-related information, with smaller monthly webinars devoted to sport-specific content. Join in on the monthly calls to learn the latest on everything from introducing young children to snow to dealing with illness and injury.

Latest webinars:

- SkillsQuest and Development
- Cross Country Training System
- Coaches Education and Club Communications
- more...

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Certified Coaching Education Courses

Certified Coaching

Level 100 certification is recommended for coaches working with all ages and levels of cross country skiing, from youth to adult and introductory level to world class. It is designed for the coach to learn the fundamentals for effective coaching in cross country skiing and to demonstrate basic knowledge in these areas.

The following steps are required for Level 100 certification:
- Study the Level 100 Cross Country Coaching Manual and pass the on-line exam
- Participate in a U.S. Ski Team approved technique clinic
- Obtain First Aid/CPR certification*
- Be a current CXC/USSA Certified Coach member

This is the first level of a multi-level cross country-specific coaches education certification system. The curriculum is based on up-to-date practices used by the U.S. Ski Team in the quest for Olympic medals. The course material comes directly from the team's coaches and several of their key partners.

Level 200 Certification focuses primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers, while giving coaches more tools to teach effectively and to prepare their athletes for competition. The Level 200 education track consists of a coaching manual with contributions from over fifteen different authors who are experts in the various domains of the course. The manual also covers the coaching principles content that previously was delivered through the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), ultimately saving USSA coaches money while working toward their Level 200 certification. The new Level 200 is delivered through in person clinics by certain regional governing bodies, this is the recommended method for the certification. For those coaches who do not have an in person clinic in their area, the content can be studied online.

Passing the exam and becoming USSA-Certified is an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate their professional competence. Certification is maintained through ongoing membership in USSA and CXC and participation in continuing education activities relevant to coaching.

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World Cup Video Clips

Hello coaches,

Hopefully having these links will be a handy tool for you to easily recall an example of what you're explaining to athletes on your team.

We are using various World Cup clips from these links and others as a way to stimulate visualization before every on snow session.


Coach Education USSAWe spend a lot of time having the athletes look only at themselves when it comes to video and feel it's important to also focus in on what those who are winning World Cups are doing a bit more often.

- World Cup Skate Footage
- World Cup Classic Footage

Always feel free to contact us with questions or if you have a cool idea that we might benefit from hearing.

Thanks,
Matt Whitcomb (Women's Coach, U.S. XC Ski Team)



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