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CXC Mas­ters team

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Look­ing to be a part of a fun pro­gram that will help im­prove ski- race re­sults and off- sea­son train­ing? The CXC Mas­ters Team is a unique, year- round pro­gram open to skiers of all ages and abil­i­ties that of­fers world- class coach­ing through camps, clin­ics and in­di­vid­u­al­ized train­ing pro­grams as well as other ad­di­tional ben­e­fits that in­clude race sup­port, CXC Mas­ters Team ap­parel, spe­cial events and much more.

“The CXC Mas­ters Team is very eclec­tic, in a good way. It in­cludes skiers from the en­tire Mid­west re­gion; age and abil­i­ties vary, but a love of cross- coun­try ski­ing is the strong glue that bonds the group. Some work dili­gently on tech­nique, skate and Clas­si­cal and race strate­gies; oth­ers en­joy a re­laxed ap­proach with a strong sense of the value that the group and the sport add to their lives. These per­sonal goals, along with the as­sur­ance that their con­tri­bu­tions are put to good use with the many CXC pro­grams make for a fun ded­i­cated group.”

– Mad­die, CXC Mas­ters Team mem­ber

There are three lev­els of mem­ber­ship for the CXC Mas­ters Team: gold, sil­ver and bronze. No mat­ter which level of mem­ber­ship Mas­ters par­tic­i­pate in, there are sev­eral valu­able ben­e­fits that are in­cluded in each one. Each mem­ber­ship in­cludes monthly tech­nique ses­sions with video anal­y­sis; tech­nique- train­ing camps; ac­cess to the roller­ski tread­mill at the CXC Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence in Madi­son, Wis.; a com­ple­men­tary sub­scrip­tion to CXC Acad­emy, which is CXC’S on­line tech­nique- drills, train­ing- plans and video li­brary; race- sup­port ser­vice at all of the CXC Marathon Cup events; ac­cess to hand- se­lected skis; ap­parel and com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to the VIP CXC/ Birkie Din­ner.

“The race sup­port has also been one of the price­less ben­e­fits of the bronze mem­ber­ship. It is nice to fo­cus on your race and not worry about if you have the op­ti­mal wax on your skis. My skis are prepped and de­liv­ered to the start line by the CXC coaches. There is no bet­ter way to start a race. Thanks, CXC coaches, for do­ing a fab­u­lous job on my skis.”

- El­iz­a­beth, CXC Mas­ters Team mem­ber

“I’m not the best skier in my re­gion, city or prob­a­bly even my neigh­bour­hood, but be­cause of be­ing a CXC Mas­ters Team mem­ber, I’ve seen no­tice­able im­prove­ments in tech­nique, fit­ness and my over­all en­joy­ment in ski­ing. The tran­si­tion to snow ev­ery year has been eas­ier as a re­sult of the work I’ve done as part of the CXC clin­ics and learned through CXC Acad­emy.”

- Andy, CXC Mas­ters Team mem­ber

Not only do mem­ber­ship fees ben­e­fit the Mas­ter’s ski­ing abil­i­ties, the tax- de­ductible fee also gives back to help the sport of cross- coun­try ski­ing. By be­ing a part of the CXC Mas­ters Team, mem­bers also pro­vide sup­port to sport de­vel­op­ment such as youth and club pro­grams, adap­tive pro­grams for in­di­vid­u­als with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties and vis­ual im­pair­ment, coaches ed­u­ca­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­grams, as well as sup­port to Olympic- hope­ful ath­letes.

“The CXC pro­gram al­lows me to give back to the sport I love most, while giv­ing me a lot in re­turn. It al­lows me to be in­volved in ski­ing on sev­eral lev­els. My con­tri­bu­tions are put to good use, in­tro­duc­ing and pro­mot­ing the sport. The Mas­ters Team gives me great in­struc­tion and op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet like- minded skiers. Trav­el­ing to camps, ski­ing and gath­er­ing with friends, new and old, is re­ally fun.” - Made­line, CXC Mas­ters Team mem­ber

Cur­rently, the Mas­ters Team has nearly 60 mem­bers from all across the Mid­west who par­tic­i­pate in their lo­cal CXC Mas­ters Team chap­ters. There are six dif­fer­ent Mid­west re­gional chap­ters that of­fer lo­cal clin­ics, camps and ac­tiv­i­ties. These chap­ters in­clude Chicago, Ill.; Madi­son, Wis.; Mil­wau­kee, Wis.; Rice Lake, Wis.; Min­neapo­lis, Minn. and Wi­nona, Minn. Although the ma­jor­ity of the CXC Mas­ters Team com­mu­nity is in the Mid­west, CXC wel­comes any­one across the U. S. to join this great pro­gram.

“As a host of a CXC Mas­ters chap­ter in Rice Lake, Wis., we feel the pro­gram is un­der- uti­lized by the Nordic com­mu­nity. We cham­pion the task of get­ting folks to re­al­ize [ the value of] in­vest­ing in them­selves and the sport, while [ we con­tinue] to grow and de­velop the next gen­er­a­tion of ath­letes out there.”

– Bjorn, CXC Mas­ters Team mem­ber and chap­ter leader

The CXC Mas­ters Team is al­ways look­ing for more peo­ple to be­come mem­bers of this year- round pro­gram ded­i­cated to help­ing in­di­vid­u­als be­come bet­ter skiers while giv­ing back to a sport that means so much to them.

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