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CXC Announces 'CXC Team'

Tue, Feb  14, 2006 - By Yuriy Gusev

Central Cross Country Skiing with the support of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce “CXC Team”, an Olympic Development Program which will take off on April 1st 2006.

The vision of CXC Team is to close the gap between junior and senior athlete development by providing professional world class training and coaching opportunities.  The vision objectives are critical elements toward the drive for the United States Ski Team’s achievement of Cross Country Olympic podiums by 2010 and Olympic Gold by 2014.

CXC Team will include up to 12 athletes two coaches and a wax technician. CXC Team will have an equal number of male and female athletes. Athletes will be selected based primarily on the USSA national ranking list among the applicants. Selected athletes will establish residence in the Central Region for their contract period.

CXC Team athletes will be ambassadors of cross country skiing and will be involved in the local ski communities by assisting at least once a week with the local junior and adult programs through spring, summer, and fall. Coaches will be selected following an international search.

The vision of CXC Team includes the provision of simultaneous athletic and job career advancement. Athletes may be allowed to continue their professional career advancement while competing.

Sincerely,

Yuriy

Yuriy Gusev
Executive Director
Central Cross Country Ski Association
www.cxcskiing.org
P.O.Box 930442
Verona, WI 53593
Tel: 608.385.8864
Fax: 608.845.8254

Central Cross Country Skiing is the designated body for the development of cross country skiers in the 10 state Central Region of the United States. CXC Skiing oversees youth programs; supports the Junior Olympic Qualifying system, Central Collegiate Ski Association, and Senior/Master skiing; provides athletes’, coaches’ and officials’ education; coordinates competitions; and is the Midwest pipeline to the US Ski Team. CXC is a 501c3 non profit corporation and gratefully accepts tax deductible donations for program enhancement from all sources.