Nordic Programs

National Training Group (NTG)

NTG Selection: Qualification for the NTG is based off of international performance and U.S. Championship results from the following year that display a trajectory toward international excellence. Additionally, USST coaches may select athletes via discretion based on outstanding results. The NTG is a self-funded project.

Under-24 Qualification Criteria

  • World Cup Top 30
  • Top 15 Women's / Top 20 Men's European (Scandinavian or Europa Cup) Continental Cup result
  • Top 15 Women's / Top 30 Men's World U23 Championship result
  • 2 Top 10's or 1 Top 5 at U.S. National Championships
  • 2 Top 10's or 1 Top 5 at U.S. Super Tour Finals
  • Top 3 NCAA Championships

U20 Qualification Criteria

  • World Junior Championship qualification and attendance
  • Youth Olympic Games qualification and attendance
  • Top 10 Women's / Top 15 Men's result at the U18 Nation's Cup (aka J1 Scando Cup Trip) or Top 10 U20 OPA Cup
  • Win in the Older Junior (1993-1994 YOB) division at U.S. Junior National Championships
  • Top 3 in the Junior 1 (1995-1996 YOB) division at U.S. Junior National Championships

Benefits

  • Invitation to select U.S. Ski Team camps. Live, eat, and train with the National Team
  • Invitation to select European Continental Cup races
  • Access to the Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah during camp
  • Access to U.S. Ski Team coaching and training consultation
  • Bjorn Daehlie summer training gear

2014 National Training Group

UNDER 20 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men
Cole Morgan
Jack Hegman
Thomas O'Harra (Alaska Pacific University/Strabel)
Lars Hannah
Max Donaldson
Gavin McEwen
Zak Ketterson
Peter Holmes
 
Women
Katharine Ogden  (Stratton Mountain School/ Sverre Caldwell)
Mattie Watts
Heidi Halvorsen (Green Mountain Valley School/ Justin Beckwith)
Vivian Hett
Julia Kern (Cambridge Sports Union/ Rob Bradlee)
Aja Starkey
Gretchen Burkholder
Hailey Swirbul
 
UNDER 24 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men
U24 ATHLETES:
Tyler Kornfield
Scott Patterson
Ben Lustgarten
David Norris
 
Women
Rosie Frankowski
Liz Guiney
 

2014 NTG Camp Information

National Training Group  Camp
August 13-20, 2014
Park City, UT
contact Bryan Fish (bfish@ussa.org)
 

2013 National Training Group

UNDER 20 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men

Kyle Bratrud (Northern Michigan University/ Sten Fjeldheim)
Patrick Caldwell (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding & Dartmouth College)
Logan Hanneman (University of Alaska - Fairbanks/ Scott Jerome)
Forrest Mahlen (Alaska Pacific University/ Eric Strabel & Montana State University/ Grethe Hagensen)
Tucker McCrerey (Summit Nordic/ Joe Howdyshell & University of Utah/ Kevin Sweeney)
Thomas O’Harra (Alaska Pacific University/ Eric Strabel)
Ben Saxton (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)

Women
Hannah Boyer (NSC Fairbanks XC/ Pete Leonard Northern Michigan University/ Sten Fjeldheim)
Heidi Halvorsen  (Green Mountain Valley School/ Justin Beckwith)
Emily Hannah  (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Josh Smullin & Dartmouth College/ Cami Thompson)
Julia Kern  (Cambridge Sports Union/ Rob Bradlee)
Anika Miller (Payette Lakes Sports/ Tuck Miller & Montana State University/ Grethe Hagensen)
Mary O’ Connell  (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Josh Smullin & Dartmouth College/ Cami Thompson)
Katharine Ogden (Stratton Mountain School/ Sverre Caldwell)
Alayna Sonnesyn (Sisu Skiers/ Kevin Brochman)
Marion Woods (Alaska Winter Stars/ Jan Buron & University of Vermont/ Pat Weaver)

UNDER 24 ACCEPTED ATHLETES
Men

Skyler Davis (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)
David Norris (Alaska Pacific University/ Erik Flora & Montana State University/ Grethe Hagensen)
Eric Packer (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)
Sam Tarling (Maine Winter Sports Center/ Will Sweetser)

Women
Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Team/ Pepa Miloucheva)
Annie Pokorny (Stratton Mountain School/ Gus Kaeding)

 

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2015 World Championships

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