Clinics and Programs

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) works together with several regional bodies to provide clinics and training for cross country coaches.


Level 100 Cross Country Technique Clinics

These half day clinics are offered in the summer, fall, and winter and are primarily delivered through regional governing bodies.

The USSA Level 100 Cross Country Technique Clinics cover technique drills on foot as well as both classic and skate rollerskis, and in the winter using your on-snow skis. Coaches will actively participate, so please bring the following:

  • Active outdoor apparel
  • On Snow Skis, or roller skis, boots and poles for both classic and skate
  • Water bottle

We encourage all levels of coaches to participate.

Check with your regional governing body for more details. U.S. Ski & Snowboard delivered clinics will be posted here. You can start the on-line component of the Level 100 course any time.

LocationDateInstructorRegisration Clinic ContactsSchedule 
Stratton, VTSep 15-17Rob BradleeHEREJustin BeckwithClinic Outline
Cable, WIOct 20-22, 2017Bryan FishTBD

Irina Komarova: 

Park City, UTOct 25-26, 2017

Adam St. Pierre

Clinic, Maual & Exam

Clinic Only

Bryan Fish


Clinic Outline


West Yellowstone, MT Wednesday November 22, 2017Jon EngenHERE

Emily Lovett:

Drew Barney: 406.640.1367




Level 100 Coaches Manual and On-line Exam

The U.S. Ski Team coaches, sport science staff, and sport education department have put together a comprehensive coaching manual for cross country coaches.  The content covers important training, technique, equipment, performance psychology and competition topics for coaches, with a focus on an age-appropriate approach based on long-term athlete development as described in the USSA Cross Country Training System.  This manual is the centerpiece for the Level 100 certification curriculum, and is purchased with the Level 100 on-line exam at the USSA Education Shop.

Comments about the Level 100 Cross Country coaches manual:

"You've hit a homerun here. If this kind of comprehensive manual had existed 17 years ago when I first started coaching, it would have saved me thousands of hours of research and the athletes I've worked with hundreds of hours of less than ideal training." - Program Director from Maine

"This manual is smashing! One of the best I have seen in any sport!" - Vern Gambetta, Gambetta Sports Training Systems


Level 200 Clinics

LocationDateInstructorRegister Here Includes L200 Manual and ExamClinic ContactsSchedule 
Stratton, VTSep 15-17, 2017Bryan FishHERE

Justin Beckwith

Cable, WIOctober 20-22, 2017Bryan FishTBD

Irina Komarova: 



Park City, UT

Oct 24-26, 2017Bryan FishHERE

Bryan Fish 




Cross Country Symposium

2017 Cross Country National Coaches Symposium

When: October 27-29, 2017


U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center of Excellence 

1 Victory Lane Park City, Utah 84060

Time: The conference will start at 1:00PM on Friday Oct. 27 and end at noon on Sunday Oct. 29.  

Schedule: HERE

Who can attend: Anyone can attend, but priority given to USSA XC Level 200 and 100 certified coaches, followed by all USSA licensed professional coaches. Space is limited to 60 persons.


We negotiated a $99 single or double occupancy (includes Breakfast for one) at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel/Park City

  1.  Book online at:
  2.  Book by phone: Call 855- 537-5305 and let the reservationist know you are with a group and the code is BQ3.


International speakers - This year's symposium will feature keynote speakers Beckie Scott, Ivan Hudac and Lukas Bauer who are experts in cross country skiing and endurance sport performance.

Scott retired in 2006 as Canada’s most decorated cross country skier. A three-time Olympian, Scott won gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, becoming the first Canadian (and first North American woman) to win an Olympic medal in cross country skiing. Hudac has served as a coach for multiple national teams, including Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland. He is currently the World Cup coach for the Swiss national team. Bauer is a former world class cross country skier (Overall World Cup Champion 2007-08, 2 x Tour de Ski Champion-2008 and 2010- 16 x Individual World Cup Victories, 35 x Individual World Cup Podiums,3 Olympic Medals, 2 World Championship medals

 They will be joined by U.S. Cross Country Ski Team staff and other U.S. Ski & Snowboard presenters - Chris Grover, Jason Cork, Bryan Fish, Robert Lazzaroni, Matt Whitcomb, Tschana Schiller

Registration: Online registration is open HERE

Cost: $300.00

For questions on the symposium content please contact:

Robert Lazzaroni


For registration questions:

Anna Hosmer





Continuing Education Partnership with USA Cycling

The USSA is pleased to announce a partnership with USA Cycling that allows USSA member coaches to access certain educational events and resources from USA Cycling at the USA Cycling member coach rate. As our sports have several physiological, psychological and tactical similarities, there is great opportunity for crossover learning to help cross country skiing coaches learn and innovate.

USA Cycling offers educational webinars to coaches on a variety of topics, many of which would be valuable for cross country coaches as well. Find their schedule of webinars here.

If you are interested in one of these webinars, contact USSA Sport Education for information to register at the USA Cycling member price.


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