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Nordicwerks, July 26, 2013

FAST Kids working on agility, August 20, 2014 (Photo: Luke Brown)

Hannah Rudd, Amanda Kautzer and Claire Benton, U16 National Camp, July 29, 2014

Vakava Summer Juniors Program, August 4, 2014

Upcoming Events
Training events coming up over the next two months...

Highlights

Vakava Fall Training
August 29, 2014
Finn Sisu's Vakava fall training starts up next week with the juniors program and a conditioning program open to all. Masters training begins in October.

Hoigaards: Interval Training With Brian Gregg
August 26, 2014
Olympian Brian Gregg will be at Hoigaards this Wednesday evening for a presentation on interval training. Just a talk, so no need to get sweaty!

CXC Masters Clinic in Milwaukee
August 13, 2014
CXC will be hosting a Masters Clinic in Milwaukee this weekend, Aug 16-17. The clinic will feature morning workout sessions, covering both classic and skate technique.

Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing Webinar
August 11, 2014
CXC is hosting a live streaming webinar on Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing, with Matt Whitcomb, Women's XC Coach, U.S. Ski Team. In addition to answering questions from coaches, Matt will share his personal testing philosophy, as well as some specific workouts that are effective benchmarks. The event is scheduled for 5 pm CST, Thursday, August 14th.

Midwest Skiers Heading to NTG Camp
August 10, 2014
The National Training Group (NTG) camp for juniors (U20) starts this Thursday, August 14th, in Park City, Utah. The NTG camp brings the nation's best developing athletes together for a week of intense training and testing. The elite skiers representing the Midwest include Vivian Hett, Mattie Watts, and Zak Ketterson. (Rosie Frankowski was selected for the U24 group.)
Related:
NTG Camp Schedule Aug 13-20

National U16 Camp: An NNF Pillar Project Explained
August 5, 2014
National Nordic Foundation explains the U16 Camp, including the selection process and goals, plus links for coverage.
Related:
Photoset: National U16 Camp

Gear West Training Program Registration Open
August 4, 2014
Registration is open for Gear West Technique and Training Program. This program is designed to help skiers of all levels learn to ski faster and more efficiently–for the Birkie or just to enjoy Minnesota parks!

Haig Glacier Coverage
August 2, 2014
Coverage from the 2014 Haig Glacier Camp hosted by Endurance United and led by Matt Liebsch, including some cool video recaps by Taag Ebert.

Birkie Development Grants Program Now Open
August 1, 2014
The Birkie Foundation annually provides grant funding opportunities to skier development programs throughout the nation. Deadline for all applicants is September 1st.

FAST KIDS August Camp
August 1, 2014
The Loppet Foundation is offering a special camp this August 18-21 for youth ages 8-13. The camp has two tracks, one for introductory and another for advanced level kids, and will feature sports like mountain biking, rollerskiing, and other fun outdoor activities.

National U16 Camp Update
July 31, 2014
The National Nordic Foundation has posted a big update from the U16 camp going on this week in Jackson, WY. Midwest skiers Claire Benton, Anna Johnson, Amanda Kautzer, Erin Moening, Hannah Rudd, and Henry Gore are in attendance.
Related:
Photoset: National U16 Camp

CXC Chicago Masters Clinics
July 16, 2014
Join the CXC Masters Team for monthly technique clinics in the Chicagoland area, meeting at the Cook County Forest Preserve. Sessions include rollerski technique clinics along with video analysis. Next clinic is this weekend, July 19-20th.

Hoigaards Inline Skate Clinic this Saturday
July 15, 2014
Join Chuck Smerdon and Kathy Wagle from Team Hoigaard's Inline Race Team for this free clinic focused on technique on the trail. Included will be tips on maintaining wheels and bearings plus skating safety. Bring your gear, they'll be outside!

CXC Masters Clinics in Wausau
June 25, 2014
Join CXC for a Masters Clinic in Wausau, this weekend, June 28-29. They will focus on ski technique, agility and strength.

Dryland Workouts with Caitlin
June 21, 2014
Hoigaards is running two dryland sessions with Olympian Caitlin Gregg. The first one is this Wednesday evening, June 25th.

Gear West Twilight Events
June 10, 2014
This Friday, June 13th, Gear West is putting on a twilight 5K race as well as a kids 1K adventure race. Events are part of the Long Lake Summerfest

Hayward Olympic Day
June 10, 2014
The Hayward Hurricanes Nordic team is hosting Hayward Olympic Day this Saturday, June 14th. Loads of special events including rollerski demos, 5K/10K running races, kids track and field, film fest and outgame games.

CXC Masters/Citizen Open Technique Camp
June 2, 2014
CXC is holding a Masters/Citizen Open Technique Camp this weekend, June 6-8th, in Seeley. Skate and classic technique will be covered with video analysis.

CXC Webinar from Park City
May 31, 2014
CXC will be hosting a live webinar on Monday, June 2nd at 5pm Central Time from Park City. Guests will be Bryan Fish (US Ski Team Development Coach) and Michael Naperalsky (US Ski Team Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach).

Hoigaard's 2014 Paddle Derby
May 23, 2014
Hoigaard's Paddle Derby will be starting up Thursday, May 29th! Great training for the Tri-Loppet, and lots of division options to cover all types and skill levels.

Training Programs
May 22, 2014
With school wrapping up any day now for most high school students, the summer training programs will be starting in just weeks. We've complied a running list of the training programs, both for juniors as well as adults, along with some special clinics/events.

Superior Performance Nordic Summer Training Programs
May 12, 2014
Jason Kask returns to Duluth and will be offering junior training programs this summer. Morning and afternoon sessions -- or take in both!

Haig Glacier Trip 2014: Final Call
May 12, 2014
Still on the fence about a summer on-snow trip to the Haig Glacier with Matt Liebsch? Decisions on the numbers participating will be made in this week, so make your plans now!

DXC Summer Juniors Programs
May 11, 2014
Duluth XC (DXC) has started up the enrollment for their summer junior programs. Under the direction of head coach Sarah Allen, the program is open to Duluth area high school Nordic skiers, and will host a meeting for parents and athletes May 20th.

LNR-Nordicwerks Spring Workout
May 10, 2014
Loppet Nordic Racing and Nordicwerks were on the West River Parkway Saturday morning for a combined May workout under the direction of coaches Deno Johnson and Julia Curry (and special guest Caitlin Gregg!). After a 30 minute warmup rollerski down to the Guthrie Theatre, the group did level 3 intervals up the long Franklin hill, alternating between double pole and striding. Skiers wound down from the 45 minute hill session with another easy distance rollerski. Temperatures in the upper 50s and warm sunshine made for ideal workout conditions.
Related:
Nordicwerks Summer Program
LNR Spring Junior and Adult Training Programs
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Birkie Memberships
May 7, 2014
The Birkie is switching to an annual membership plan and kicked off their membership drive on Wednesday, including the rollout of a brand-new Birkie website!

FAST KIDS with the Greggs
May 5, 2014
Olympians Caitlin and Brian Gregg joined LNR last Saturday for a Fast Kids session, with plenty of photo coverage. Kim Rudd reports: We had over 40 participants that enjoyed a fun workout lead by both Brian and Caitlin. Afterwards Brian shared his Olympic experience and talked to the kids about setting goals. They all got to write down their own goals on Team Gregg post cards and also got them personally autographed.

LNR Spring Junior and Adult Training Programs
May 4, 2014
LNR has a number of offerings stacked up for May, including introductory rollerski sessions, junior training, and nutrition seminars.

CXC Collegiate Summer Training
April 25, 2014
CXC is offering a unique collegiate summer training opportunity with five resident openings, as well as 10 additional non-housing opportunities. Housing and coaching begins May 24th and til Aug 22nd.

Mpls Rowing Club: Learn to Row
April 22, 2014
Junior athletes interested in rowing, the Minneapolis Rowing Club is offering an introductory sessions this spring. There will be an open house on May 3rd for more information, with multiple sessions available in May.

Welcome Home Celebration for Diggins
April 16, 2014
There will be a "welcome home" for Jessie Diggins on Wednesday evening, April 30th at the Lake Elmo Nordic Center. Come out and celebrate another great season, hear a recap of her Olympic year, and pick up an autographed poster.

Team Gregg Goes Arctic with NanaNordic
April 15, 2014
Team Gregg (Caitlin and Brian) recap their recent trip north of the Arctic circle to the village of Kotzebue, where they shared their love of Nordic skiing as part of the NanaNordic program. Lots of photos!

MYSL Summit Meeting and New Club Drive
April 9, 2014
The Minnesota Youth Ski League is hosting its Annual Leader Summit for all MYSL Leaders and those wanting to know more about starting an MYSL Club this Sunday, April 13th at Finn Sisu. A wide range of topics will be covered, including a state of the league report, schedules and support.

Haig Glacier Trip 2014
April 3, 2014
Matt Liebsch will again lead a ski training camp on the Haig Glacier this summer, July 21-28th. The camp includes daily skiing on real snow, along with some long hikes and the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Save some money by registering before June 1st.

Endurance United Adult Programming
April 2, 2014
Endurance United adult programs are for any skier, from beginner to advanced, who has an interest in improving their ski technique and fitness. There are a variety of program options, including morning, evening and weekend sessions, kicking off as early as May 6th.

Womens Tri-Loppet Training Program
April 2, 2014
Kim Rudd will be leading a womens training program for the Tri-Loppet. Participants will experience canoeing, mountain biking, and trail running, with the first session on April 23th.

Nordicwerks Summer Program
March 27, 2014
Based out of Forest Lake, Nordicwerks has released their summer juniors training program information. Led by head coach Deno Johnson, the program offers some unique training opportunities and works with some of the top kids in the region.

Endurance United Junior Programming
March 24, 2014
Gear West is hosting an information session Tuesday evening, March 25th, for Endurance United junior programing. Athletes and parents can ask coaches and athletes questions about the programs and take part in discussions on junior race equipment and training.

LNR Junior Program Information Meeting April 10th
March 23, 2014
Loppet Nordic Racing (LNR) will be holding an information meeting on Thursday evening, April 10th. All juniors interested in learning more about the training programs and options are encouraged to attend.
Related:
FAST KIDS Spring Presentation on April 8th

Rice Creek Boat Club Info Night
March 19, 2014
The Rice Creek Boat Club is hosting an information night, Tuesday, March 25th at the New Brighton Family Service Center. The club is open to all juniors interested in canoe/kayak racing and cross-training.

Summer Training Groups
March 7, 2014
The summer training group information is rolling out, here are a couple of the latest...
Vakava - Finn Sisu's adult sessions begin in May, junior training fires up in June.
Lake Superior Ski Club - James Kyes leads the way for the Duluth area junior training programs.

Endurance United Junior Information Sessions
March 6, 2014
Endurance United will be hosting several information sessions this month, celebrating the success of the junior program for this winter, as well as looking forward to training sessions this summer. All interested juniors (and parents) are welcome!


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