The CXC/USSA Regional Training Center at Northern Michigan University is a program focused on providing living, studying, and training options to current, past and developing student athletes.

(Marquette, MI) - CXC Regional Training Center at Northern Michigan University (NMU) will be hosting the second season of the Summer Residency Program for current, past and developing college athletes. This program accommodates developing college skiers in a focused environment to live, train and even take classes for college credit.

Athletes live alongside athletes at the NMU Olympic Training Site, and often have the opportunity to train alongside the local training group appropriately dubbed the Marquette Training Group or "MTG".

Marquette is an ideal skier's dryland destination with miles of exciting single-track running and mountain bike trails. For rollerskiing, Marquette offers an extensive bike path and smooth remote pavement for roller skiing just minutes from campus.

At the beginning of the summer, CXC summer residency coaches will evaluate athletes' current level of fitness to provide a comprehensive training plan, while complimenting any training plan they may have already had from their respective club and/or team coaches.

Summer Classes

Through the Summer Residency Program, athletes will have the opportunity to take summer classes at Northern Michigan University. All students will receive in-state tuition, as a special offer from the NMU Olympic Training Site.


The goal of this training group is to bring skiers from all different areas of the country to train with one another in a supportive and focused environment.
CXC Jr. Deve Program Camps
Central Cross Country Ski Association Nothern Michigan University


If interested in registering or reserving a spot for this Marquette Training Group please contact:

Andy Keller (CXC Team Head Coach)


June 13 - August 16, 2017

Reserve a Spot

The partnership between CXC and Northern Michigan University has allowed us to create a strong training group option for college skiers who want to train seriously in the summer. By utilizing the facilities and services on campus, athletes are equipped with all the resources to make the most out of the dryland training months, - said CXC Team Head Coach, Andy Keller. This partnership also allows athletes an opportunity to use some of the best terrain and trails offered in the Midwest.
We have a long history of skiing in the local community, the Training Site and the University, - said Michael Kaurala, Operations Manager at the NMU Olympic Training Site. The summer program is a great opportunity to build off of that and expose a wide range of skiers to what our community and trail networks have to offer.

Coaching Fees

Coaching will cover the expenses of coaching support of training sessions during the course of the summer. This will provide access to athletic training services, strength facilities, and work done on Rollerski treadmill.

FULL: June 15th-August 12th (65days) / $525

HALF-SUMMER: Any 30 days / $375

WEEK: must be arranged with a Coach / $150

Housing Options

Athletes that will be training with the program that wish to utilize the housing options on campus can utilize dorms at a cost of $15/day. If you would like to have your own single room an additional fee of $4/day is charged. Individuals can also search out their own housing in town that will suit their needs.

FULL: June 13th-August 16th (65 days) / $975

HALF-SUMMER: Any 30 days / $450

WEEK: $105

Meal Plans

Athletes that wish to utilize the dining halls for food services will have the ability to select from a variety of options to meet their needs. For those choosing to stay in the dorm housing, you will have access to a kitchen if you would like to prepare your own meals and forgo any dining meal options.

FULL MEAL PLAN / $25/day

75 VISIT PLAN / $525 *

50 VISIT PLAN / $365 *

25 VISIT PLAN / $195 *

* Subject to change due to pricing increase determined by NMU each year