Tuesday, August 28, 2001 - Information
US National Development Group Info

By: Miles Minson

The Cross Country National Development Group is designed to assist young developing athletes to reach their goals of international excellence. We address the issues that relate to skiing development while trying to enhance a lifestyle for the future through educational and vocational opportunities.

All athletes nominated to the program must be in compliance of the program's outline to be accepted into the Development Group.

The season's preparation and competition schedule is (2001):

May 27-June 4 Bend, Or On-snow Camp
Aug 13-20 Eagle Glacier, AK August On-snow Camp
Nov 3-4 Fairbanks, AK Sprint C, 10/15 km F mass start
Nov 15-25 Silver Star, BC On-snow Camp
Nov 23-24 Silver Star, BC Sprint F, 5/5 and 10/10 pursuit
Dec 8-9 Thunder Bay, Ont 5/10 km C, 10/15 km F
Dec 13-16 Telemark, WI 15/30 km F, 5/10 C, Sprint F
Dec 29 TBA Gold Cup, 5/5 and 10/10 1 day pursuit
Jan 5-13 Bozeman, Mt USSA Nationals - Nor/Am
Jan 21-27 Schonach, GR World Junior Championships
Jan 30 Sun Valley, ID Grand Prix 5/10 km F, Sprint C
Feb 2 Soldier Hollow Sprint (not scored)
Feb 9-24 Soldier Hollow Olympic Winter Games
Feb 9-10 Central Europe OPA Europa Cup
Feb 16-17 Central Europe OPA Europa Cup
Feb 23-24 Central Europe OPA Europa Cup
March 2-3 Central Europe OPA Europa Cup
March 9-10 Central Europe OPA Europa Cup
March 16-17 Central Europe OPA Europa Cup
March 30-Apr. 6 Eastern US Eastern US Spring Series

The components of the development program are a fulltime Residence program, team camp opportunities and appropriate competitions.

Residence program:

  • Year round appropriate training