U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athlete Andy Newell leads a work out with local youth at a speed camp in Bend, OR. (Flying Point Road)
June 2016
Greetings nordic members!

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes and staff wrapped up a successful camp in Bend, OR this month. The ski jumping and nordic combined athletes are also fully emirsed in summer training, getting in some time on the ski jumps in Park City, UT. We are very excited to see some venue improvements at Solider Hollow in Midway, UT this summer, so get your roller skis out and remember to wear a helmet!

Happy and healthy summer to all!

Robert Lazzaroni
Domestic Nordic Program Director
This Month in Nordic
FIS Congress
The bi-annual FIS Congress was held this month in Cancun, Mexico. Key decisions from the meetings for each sport can be found below.

Key Decisions in Cross Country Skiing
Key Decisions in Ski Jumping
Interview with Race Director Lasse Ottesen
Cross Country Competition Format Survey Results

USSA SuperTour
The USSA has announced a seven stop SuperTour for the 2016-17 season! A complete calendar can be found here.

Volunteer for Utah 2017
The best junior skiers in the world are coming to Utah next year for the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and the U23 Cross Country World Championships. Volunteer registration opens soon!. Visit utah2017.com to sign up.

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Sport Education
Save the Date!

Level 100 & 200 Coaches Certification
Sept. 9 - 11, 2016
Craftsbury, VT
Contact: Amie Smith, NENSA, amie@nensa.com

Level 100 & 200 Coaches Certification
Oct. 21 - 23, 2016
Cable, WI
Contact: Yuriy Guzev, CXC, yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org

Introduction to Organizing Committee, Jury and TD work for USSA and FIS Cross Country Events
Oct. 14-15, 2016
Utah Olympic Park, Park City, UT
This seminar is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the ins and outs of putting on cross country ski races in compliance with USSA and FIS standards. It is specifically targeted at members of clubs who intend to hold NRL races in the PNSA and IMD regions within the next two year cycle. Members of clubs throughout the west are also invited to attend. Participants who complete the seminar will be certified as USSA Level 1 technical delegates. This will also serve as required (every two years) re-certification for current USSA technical delegates. USSA membership is required to attend.
Contact: Al Pokorny, apokorny@spokaneent.com

Bend Camp Recap
U.S. Cross Country Ski Team head coach Chris Grover recaps the national team's first summer camp in Bend, OR, where athletes were able to work on their technique and give back to the local community.

Featured Club Resource
Compensation for your coaching staff at an appropriate level for all the hard work they do is always a challenge. Here is an article presenting research about how getting creative with compensation may be more effective and more feasible than just looking for more financial resources.

USSA Coaching Mobile App
The USSA has just launched its mobile coaching app!
Head over to mobilecoach.teamusa.org to register.
Select your sport: US Ski and Snowboard
Use your valid USSA member # to create an account.
Create your own password.
Fill in the required information.
Once you have registered go to TEAM USA Mobile Coach app and download app the to your phone or tablet. Log in and you'll have this great coaching resource at your fingertips!
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