Nordic Programs

CCTS Matrix

The Cross Country Training System matrix captures on one page a framework for the development of a cross country skier in the areas of participation, conditioning and training, technique and tactics, equipment selection and preparation, performance psychology and competition. At allows an athlete, coach or parent to grasp the progressive nature of development that will give a cross country skier the greatest chance to reach their full potential and enjoy their participation in the sport.

Download the Cross Country Training System matrix

Behind each box in the Cross Country Training System matrix there is more detail that will help the coach guide programming and help the athlete and parent make good decisions for their long-term participation in skiing. By clicking on the tabs above, you will learn more details for each developmental phase in the areas above.

 
Long-term development pathway

The Cross Country Training System recognizes the long-term goals of success and enjoyment. Knowing that over the course of a successful skiing career a lot of hard work is required, fun must be present at every opportunity.

Center of Excellence
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