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  • One Ski Skiing | USSA - Foundation
    from turn apex to turn apex Drill is performed with left and right leg on separate trials Criteria for Perfect Execution Free ski boot never touches the snow Free ski boot is not used for fore aft balance adjustment Speed is consistent throughout entire maneuver Turn shape is relatively round Ski poles not used inappropriately for balance Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski on one ski for 8 12 medium size turns with the other ski off Do not touch your free boot on the snow or swing your foot Turns are round carved and the same size Keep your speed up through all the turns You may plant your pole to turn but do not drag your poles or use them for balance Switch legs and repeat DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION updated 11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE Coaching Points One Ski Skiing is one of the primary exercises done by the U S Ski Team to promote ankle flexion the skier s ability to effectively use both edges balance and many other positive skiing characteristics Young skiers can gain comfort on one ski by playing games in a flat area like tag or racing around a course they set up with their ski poles Slowly introduce a small slope to the playing area These are some skiing exercises with two skis on that help prepare skiers for one ski skiing traverses on uphill and downhill ski only thumper turns outside ski turns White Pass turns whirlybirds garlands with uphill ski or downhill ski lifted Check with your ski area s policy on loading the chairlift with one ski Never leave the skis taken off to do one ski skiing on the snow in the way of other skiers Put in a ski rack or standing up off of the trail

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/edging/one-ski-skiing (2016-04-30)
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  • Pivot Slips | USSA - Foundation
    drill When skier is up to speed both skis are pivoted across the fall line A sideslip will be maintained for 6 vertical meters in the imaginary ski width corridor down the fall line Without losing a substantial amount of speed in the vertical sideslip the skis are again pivoted this time in the opposite direction for 6 vertical meters in the corridor Two left and two right sideslips are performed The skier concludes with an edge set that is timed with a pole touch and holds stopped position for 3 seconds Entire drill is done within an unmarked ski width corridor down the fall line Criteria for Perfect Execution Skier stays within a ski width corridor without deviation from the fall line through entire drill Skis are pivoted simultaneously Hip width stance in all phases of the drill Skier loses a minimal amount of speed during the sideslips Pole plant coincides with edge set at conclusion of drill Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski straight down the hill to get up to speed Then quickly pivot your skis to turn them across the hill turning both feet sideways at the same time Slip sideways straight down the hill trying not to lose much speed Quickly pivot your skis to turn them across the hill in the other direction followed by another sideslip You ll do four sideslips in all two to each side Try not to lose much speed and stay in a straight line down the hill the whole time Keep your skis hip width apart the whole time After the fourth sideslip stop by setting your edges and planting your downhill pole Hold still for 3 seconds DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION 11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE See the Pivot Slips exercise This video introduces the Pivot Slips exercise

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/rotary/pivot-slips (2016-04-30)
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  • Freeski Pole Usage | USSA - Foundation
    Perfect Execution Balance is maintained in all three planes Linked round turns such that speed is maintained throughout The skis show a high degree of carving A pole swing coincides with edge release and center of mass movement into new turn Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski 8 10 carved round GS turns with a pole plant between turns Try to ski fast but with good balance DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION updated 11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE Coaching Points Pole plants are an important area of emphasis for this phase Teaching pole plant mechanics and timing at this phase is important therefore there is an emphasis on pole plants for every turn within the scoring Round turn shape implies that the skier makes C shaped turns with turn completion across the fall line Freeski with Pole Usage Demonstration Check out the Freeski with Pole Usage exercise with demonstration by Olympians Erik Schlopy and Doug Lewis Break it Down on COE TV Go straight to the footage and find key frame analysis and related drills on Center of Excellence TV Watch Now Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership get coaching tips or work on your technique Want to check rankings

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/balance/freeski-pole-usage (2016-04-30)
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  • Pole Jumpers in Tuck | USSA - Foundation
    the finish is 12 meters below the last pole Description Ski a straight run down the fall line while maintaining a tuck position Skier jumps once to clear each pole in the snow Tuck position is between a high and low tuck such that if the skier were to pull their elbows back without moving their shoulders or hips their elbows would touch some part of their thigh Criteria for Perfect Execution Skier maintains straight path down the fall line Skier maintains a tuck position as described with elbows no wider than the knees Equal distance maintained between both skis and knees Jump off both feet simultaneously Land on both feet simultaneously Skis do not touch poles Economy of movement from the jumping skier Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski straight down the hill in a tuck Jump over the poles without your skis touching the poles Keep your skis and knees the same distance apart Jump and land with both feet at the same time Jump from your legs keeping the rest of your body quiet Stay between a high and low tuck if you moved just your elbows back they should touch somewhere on your thigh Your elbows should not be wider apart than your knees DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION updated 11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE Coaching Points Adding the tuck position to this drill makes it tougher to stay in rotational balance and to manage pressure The emphasis on movement while in a tuck position makes this a very beneficial exercise for this phase where racers tend to be rather static in a tuck A perfect aerodynamic tuck position is not a key factor in the evaluation of this drill but elbows in is an important factor with its relationship to balance difficulty For training purposes vary the

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/pressure/pole-jumpers-in-tuck (2016-04-30)
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  • Freeski Lane Changes | USSA - Foundation
    and pressure Slope Intermediate groomed terrain Description Skier skis three turns of even size rhythm and speed in an imaginary corridor approximately 5 meters wide then with a 5 meter traverse changes to a new fall line followed by three short radius turns The drill consists of six short turns sequences linked by five traverses Criteria for Perfect Execution Balance is maintained in all three planes Linked round turns with a high degree of carving Changing lanes is accomplished by a radical rhythm change where the skis continue across the fall line without changing the radius of the exiting turn or the first turn in the new corridor Consistent speed is maintained throughout all portions of maneuver A pole swing coincides with edge release and center of mass movement into the new turn Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski three short radius turns in a corridor about as wide as a snow cat After the third turn continue across the hill for about two cat widths and start another three short radius turn section Ski six short turn sections connected by five traverses Stay in balance The turns are carved and linked together All turns are of the same shape but the third turn is taken across the hill to a new corridor Speed is maintained for all of the turns Use a pole swing or plant for each turn DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION updated 11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE Freeski with Lane Changes Demonstration View the proper execution of freeskiing with lane changes Break it Down on COE TV Go straight to the footage and find key frame analysis and related drills on Center of Excellence TV Watch Now Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership get coaching tips or work on your technique Want to check rankings or

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/balance/freeski-lane-changes (2016-04-30)
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  • U.S. Alpine Partners & Suppliers | USSA - Foundation
    Rana GoPro Helly Hansen Jacuzzi Lagunitas Liberty Mutual Insurance Nature Valley Paul Mitchell Procter and Gamble Putnam Investments Soelden Spyder Tempur Pedic USANA Utah Sports Commission Visa Media Partners Camp Partners Resort Partners Consumer Product Partners Licensees Suppliers 2XU ABOMINABLE Avex Big Truck Buff Inc BungyPump Dermatone DryGuy Extended Exposure Forward Ski Systems GreenRoom HIgh Sierra Huge Identity Plus Insight Replay Khombu Lasting Impressions Liftopia Little Hotties Neve Designs POC Presidium USA Inc Reusch Skiers Edge SmartWool TriggerPoint Westminster Yaktrax Zarges Inc Competition Suppliers Skis Boots Bindings Atomic Blizzard Bomber Dalbello Fischer Head Lange Marker Nordica Rossignol Stockli Tecnica Volkl Helmets Eyewear Protection ABOMINABLE Bolle Briko Dainese Leki Oakley Ortema POC Shred Slytech Uvex Ziener Poles Wax Tools Accessories Booster Strap BootDoc Bosu Fitness Dominator EPS Doublet HKD Snowmakers Holmenkol Javelin Performance Coatings Komperdell Leki Level Ski Sauna Skiers Edge SPM Sun Valley Ski Tools Swix Sports Toko Tools4Boards WEND Wintersteiger World Cup Supply Medical Providers Advanced Center for Physical Therapy Advanced Dentistry of Park City AMP Athlete Management Platform Barton Health Calton Harrison Clinic Comprehensive Orthopedic Sports Medecine Desert Orthopedics Exos Global Rescue Howard Head James Harding DDS Kinesio Mammoth Hospital Mt Tam Orthopedics Olympic Physical Therapy Park City

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine/us-alpine-partners-suppliers (2016-04-30)
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  • 2013-14 Gold Pass Video | USSA - Foundation
    Freeskiing Shop Auctions Shop USSA Member Deals Foundation My Account Membership Tools Help Search form Search 2013 14 Gold Pass Video Join the 2013 14 Gold Pass program today and become a part of the team behind the Team In

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/2013-14-gold-pass-video (2016-04-30)
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  • NBC Sports Boosts World Cup Coverage | USSA - Foundation
    networks including NBCSN and Universal HD to televise events NBC Sports Live Extra NBC Sports live streaming product for desktops mobile devices tablets and connected TVs will live stream events including some digital only programming Universal Sports Network has ceased operations SEE FULL SCHEDULE NBC Olympic Sports Schedule One of the key channels for skiing and snowboarding will be Universal HD a network that began in 2004 and presently carries replays of skiing events as well as NBCSN which is presently home to many U S Ski and Snowboard Association major domestic events Universal HD is available on most cable and satellite systems and will bring ski and snowboarding events to much larger audiences than in the past The planned coverage across NBC Sports Group channels will be greater than ever before for skiing and snowboarding It comes on the heels of efforts by the U S Ski and Snowboard Association to raise the level of awareness in America through innovative broadcast and streaming packages of its own U S events with NBC over the past few years That resulted in record ratings at last year s Alpine World Championships in Vail Beaver Creek and growth in coverage of snowboarding and freeskiing in the U S Grand Prix QUOTES Tiger Shaw President and CEO U S Ski and Snowboard Association As America s Olympic network NBC Sports Group is well positioned to bring our sports to even larger audiences We re thankful to World Championship Sports Network and Universal Sports for elevating the stature of our sports and welcome a new partnership with NBC to continue to bring ski racing to our fans and the American public Michael Jaquet Chief Marketing Officer U S Ski and Snowboard Association The global awareness of our stars combined with the pro active work

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/nbc-sports-boosts-world-cup-coverage (2016-04-30)
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