Launched for the first time this summer, 40 of the best J2 boys & girls in the U.S. were invited to take part in a the USSA National J2 Talent Camp. The following is a report with photos from U.S. Ski Team coach Bryan Fish. http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/news/crosscountry/J2-camp.html
August 4, 2010
Implementing something new can bring with it plenty of enthusiasm, but also some anxiety. The thought of a National J2 Camp makes a great deal of sense on paper, with athletes at this age (14-15 years old) being in their developmental phase which allows them to adapt into top cross country skiers more rapidly. That being said – there can be a reluctance to want to add the extra travel required to bring athletes from all over the country for a single camp. But any reluctance I might have had was erased at this camp after just three short days here at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, MI where the camp is being held.
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