"CXC's training camps are a great opportunity to meet other skiers, and make long hours of training much more enjoyable. The support I've received from CXC during the race season has been equally important. Race day at a JNQ is simpler knowing you have great coaching and the right wax." - Cullen Chosy, CXC Junior Development Program Athlete

CXC Junior Development Program

The CXC Junior Development Program is a year-round training program that focuses on long-term development with the support from full time CXC/U.S. Ski & Snowboard Level 200 Certified Coaching staff who are committed to helping U16-U20 athletes achieve their skiing goals.

The vision of the program is to promote an environment for motivated junior cross country skiers to succeed in attaining their performance goals.

CXC Junior Development Program athletes generally strive to compete at national competition and continue their skiing career on a NCAA Division II ski team.

Program Support

Athletes will progress through the competitive skiing pipeline with support from full time CXC coaches and facilities. The coaches at CXC aim to provide all the resources necessary for a higher level of performance including:

- Customized training plan that is periodized for peak performance at the most important races of the season;

- Support at Midwest Junior National Qualifier races;

- Consistent communication on training, summer and fall training camps;

- Performance and fitness evaluation for a specific and customizable training plan;

- Help with gear management and selection;

- Team apparel, discounted merchandise of select team sponsors;

- Goal-mapping sessions.

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CXC Jr. Deve Program Camps

Coaching Staff

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Cell: (720) 227-2481 / Office: (608) 294-0433
CXC Skiing

Program Cost

- 18 week training program from May 1-August 28th;
- Monthly training review and progress report;
- Aerobic, anaerobic, strength and balance sport science testing.
- Three U16 Summer Training Camps

- Periodized training plan from May 1-April 30th;
- Monthly progress report on training;
- Goal mapping;
- Wax support at JNQ race events;
- Three Open Summer Training Camps;
- Aerobic, anaerobic, strength and balance sport science testing;
- Technique analysis;
- CXC performance apparel.


- Weekly progress reports and training evaluation;
- 2 additional fitness testing and training weekends in the spring and Fall.


- Daily training progress report and suggestion on training;
- Most customized training plan;
- 2 additional fitness testing and training weekends in the spring and Fall.

    CXC Junior Program Alumni Athletes

  • Jessie Diggins
  • Tucker McCrerey
  • Olivia Amber
  • Nicolette Amber
  • Nichole Bathe
  • Kyle Brartrud
  • Andrew Nadler
  • Harris Dirnberger
  • Delaney Fitzpatrick
  • Emma Barnes
  • Gabriel Forest
  • Evan Patz
  • Erin Bolger
  • Nick Power
  • Adam Martin
  • Matt Nichols
  • Matt Kerr
  • Ian Liphart
  • Derek Kozak
  • Ben Hugus
  • Tony Mattioli
  • Lily Kraft
  • Alex Larson
  • Andy Dodds
  • Brooke Adams
  • Chelsea Tremblay
  • Keely Jackson
  • Rachel Hampton
  • Soren Anderson
  • Mark Wenzel
  • Joe Jackson
  • Phil Anschutz
  • Ashlee Marschall
  • Chris Parr
  • Sonja Hedblom
  • Luke Peters
  • Molly Burger
  • Eileen Burke
  • Hannah Sanborn
  • Erik Fagerstrom
  • Libby Ellis
  • Dan Delestry
  • Stefan Rhode Humphries
  • Sarah Lyle
  • Mack Fitzpatrick
  • Russell O'Brien
  • Nicole Gilman
  • Colin Liphart
  • Henry Gore
  • Sam Williams
  • Lexi Abric
  • Victoria Trantow
  • Mia Zutter
  • Hunter Dercks
  • Cullen Chosy
  • Gavin Martell

Training Plans

Skiers will obtain access to an online training plan. This online system allows the athlete to record training daily. Upon imputing training information, a CXC coach will provide feedback and suggestions on a weekly basis according to athletes' comments. This, along with weekly emails and/or phone calls, enables the athlete to have consistent communication with a full time USSA/CXC certified coach. To understand what this service provides visit www.trainingpeaks.com.

Personal Coaching

Athletes will receive a training plan that is in coordination with the training plan imposed by their club coaches. CXC coaches will communicate with the athlete and their club coach to provide extra support necessary for achieving goals and progressing themselves as cross country skiers.

Race Support

Athletes will be able to work with a coach on-site at major races (Junior National Team Qualifiers and State Championships) throughout the Midwest. This includes ski preparation and general race-day support.