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  • Sport Education | USSA - Foundation
    be people outside the organization and your own members need to know what you are doing It is important to maintain a consistent message and an effective digital presence The USSA PR Communications and Marketing Resources page presents the following principles and other resources to help with implementation Read more Welcome to the USSA Sport Education Blog Monday Oct 12 2015 Hello USSA clubs and coaches and welcome to our new USSA Sport Education communications platform Over the last few years we have been working to better serve the backbone of competitive snowsports in the United States YOU the coaches and the clubs serve as USSA representatives to the athletes parents and communities This new blog format will act as an efficient way to distribute the news resources stories and information that will support what you do on a day to day basis all season long Read more Recent Blogs Having a Successful and Event ful Season 12 22 2015 Special Offers for USSA Members 12 03 2015 How Ski Clubs can be Community Oriented 11 16 2015 Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club 11 02 2015 Marketing Doesn t Have to be Scary 10 19 2015 Welcome to

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport%20education/2015/10 (2016-04-30)
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  • Sport Education | USSA - Foundation
    is often dedicated to tricks treats and dressing up and why not do the same for your club s marketing and communications Did you know that USSA Sport Education has numerous resources to help clubs create successful marketing strategies and communications plans No matter what type of club you may be people outside the organization and your own members need to know what you are doing It is important to maintain a consistent message and an effective digital presence The USSA PR Communications and Marketing Resources page presents the following principles and other resources to help with implementation Read more Recent Blogs Having a Successful and Event ful Season 12 22 2015 Special Offers for USSA Members 12 03 2015 How Ski Clubs can be Community Oriented 11 16 2015 Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club 11 02 2015 Marketing Doesn t Have to be Scary 10 19 2015 Welcome to the USSA Sport Education Blog 10 12 2015 Vision Screening for Developing Athletes 10 14 2014 Athlete Data to Strengthen the Future 09 07 2014 The Potential of SSC Vail s Latest Move 08 25 2014 The Role of RallyMe in Best in the World 06 26 2014

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport%20education/2015/10/19 (2016-04-30)
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  • Sport Education | USSA - Foundation
    Hello USSA clubs and coaches and welcome to our new USSA Sport Education communications platform Over the last few years we have been working to better serve the backbone of competitive snowsports in the United States YOU the coaches and the clubs serve as USSA representatives to the athletes parents and communities This new blog format will act as an efficient way to distribute the news resources stories and information that will support what you do on a day to day basis all season long Read more Recent Blogs Having a Successful and Event ful Season 12 22 2015 Special Offers for USSA Members 12 03 2015 How Ski Clubs can be Community Oriented 11 16 2015 Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club 11 02 2015 Marketing Doesn t Have to be Scary 10 19 2015 Welcome to the USSA Sport Education Blog 10 12 2015 Vision Screening for Developing Athletes 10 14 2014 Athlete Data to Strengthen the Future 09 07 2014 The Potential of SSC Vail s Latest Move 08 25 2014 The Role of RallyMe in Best in the World 06 26 2014 A Culture of Excellence 05 05 2014 Cross Country Olympic Selection 01 24

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport%20education/2015/10/12 (2016-04-30)
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  • Best in the World - Not Only for the Elite | USSA - Foundation
    should not be confused with a solitary focus on its elite athletes Best in the World is a continual process competitive sport creates an environment where a team is only as good as its last performance While winning at the Olympic level is an intense endeavor requiring world class coaching expertise science based training and technology medical support to prevent and rehabilitate injury and strong logistical and operational support among many other factors sustaining those levels of performance over time requires an equally focused effort Nothing provides the impetus for developing for the future like a focus on being Best in the World USSA s Vision has provided the motivation necessary to make vast improvements in the quality and accessibility of the USSA s coach development programs driving quality coaching down to the youngest and most local levels It has driven the development of the USSA s National Training Systems which provide education and information to local clubs in order to deploy best practices in training and skill development across multiple domains at each stage of an athlete s development It has led to the development of SkillsQuest a national fundamental skill development and talent identification program which has been delivered by the USSA s accomplished elite team alumni It is the rationale for the development of the USSA s Club Development program which will educate clubs create collaboration between them and ensure high levels of standards for athletes and parents in USSA s certified clubs including training athlete treatment and SafeSport and will grow participation in the sport through high quality offerings to athletes of all ages and abilities Best in the World has also provided a strong framework for the efforts being made now to align the many and various local governance bodies operating in competitive skiing The historic model that exists today is not built for high performance is difficult to rationalize and has not created a system where growth or consistent quality can be systematically and effectively delivered at the local level across the country The efforts being made to better affiliate with these bodies is being done with Best in the World in mind along with all of the positive effects that Vision has all the way down to the most local level Partitioning out only certain elements of Best in the World be it growth in participation providing a world class development experience developing a lifelong passion for the sport development of character and values or anything in between sells the organization short Undoubtedly these are all important elements of Best in the World and integration under that idea has created a whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts Certainly there is still much to be done and as we know it is a never ending process But much progress has been made under the banner of Best in the World And perhaps most importantly particularly in this Olympic season the entirety of the USSA owes it to the many elite

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/athletics/2013/07/27/best-world-not-only-elite (2016-04-30)
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  • Sport-by-Sport Funding - How it Works | USSA - Foundation
    other major national ski and snowboard association it enjoys no government funding USSA must raise all of its funds each year and much of that resource generation happens after it has already committed to spending funds in each sport leaving the organization to spend much of the year working to fill each of those buckets The USSA s primary resource channels are corporate sponsorship media sales private fundraising membership fees an annual grant from its Legacy endowment and an annual grant from the USOC The USSA is widely recognized as being among the most successful if not the most successful NGB in raising private and corporate funds A breakdown of revenue sources can be found in the USSA s annual report The USSA has established a strategic resource allocation framework which helps to assess and identify the most effective way to allocate resources on a sport by sport basis each year with the goal of achieving Best in the World performance as an organization and sustaining that level of performance over time This framework takes into consideration each sport s relevance to the USSA membership fans sponsors the ski and snowboard industry and the American public at large It considers each sport s short term success potential 4 5 year timeframe including opportunities in technology data tracking human performance athlete safety and protection Olympic strategies and the availability of talented human resources It considers each sport s long term viability including numbers of general participants competitors recreational and competitive clubs recreational and competitive competitions recreational and training competition venues high performance athletes and geographical distribution And it assesses each sport s future sustainability by measuring participation numbers and trends athlete recruitment opportunities certified and professional coaches the ability of the sport community and industry to sustain the sport infrastructure capable of generating Olympic success and the ability of the sport infrastructure and development systems to regenerate teams of podium potential athletes It is through this framework that USSA allocates resources across sports annually It s also the process that drives USSA s annual grant from the USOC The USOC provides approximately 15 20 of the USSA s annual athletic spending Each year the USSA jointly reviews with the USOC projects that go above and beyond the USSA s core elite program which will help to achieve the best possible outcome at the next Olympic Games These projects are prioritized and evaluated across sports and are then evaluated across all NGBs by the USOC The USOC s funding also known as high performance funding is highly focused on medal performance at the next Olympic Games and its strategy is very clear and very effective at helping the USOC achieve its own mission of competitive excellence The USSA also provides significant resources for local athlete coach club and competition development The level of resources provided by sport for these programs correlates to the size of that sport s membership For example alpine which makes up the vast majority of the USSA s

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/athletics/2013/07/23/sport-sport-funding-how-it-works (2016-04-30)
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  • Club News – U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team | USSA - Foundation
    President and former mayor of Salt Lake City Deedee Corradini thanking all of the supporters of WSJ USA s long journey We were also treated to a video that told the story of the individual athletes rise to the world stage complete with archive pictures of them as little girls which brought chills to this father of three girls What an exciting journey It is about time that women ski jumpers around the world are represented at the Olympic level WSJ USA did a RallyMe campaign leading up to the event with a goal of 25 000 and as of last night they have exceeded that goal and reached over 32 000 on that online campaign All clubs should check out RallyMe for fundraising opportunities The total goal for the event was 100 000 including a silent and live auction From the look and feel of the event I m sure they made their goal I would like to extend a special thanks to Whitney Childers WSJ USA Media Relations and Robbie Beck WSJ USA Executive Director for including me in this event And a big Go get em and good luck to our US Women s Ski Jumping team in their inaugural Olympic season I can t wait to see Sarah Hendrickson Jessica Jerome Lindsey Van Abby Hughes Alissa Johnson and Nina Lussi fly high and long in Sochi P S Thanks for the autographs Brian Krill USSA Club Development Manager bkrill ussa org Recent Blogs Having a Successful and Event ful Season 12 22 2015 Special Offers for USSA Members 12 03 2015 How Ski Clubs can be Community Oriented 11 16 2015 Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club 11 02 2015 Marketing Doesn t Have to be Scary 10 19 2015 Welcome to the USSA Sport

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/athletics/2013/07/19/club-news-%E2%80%93-us-women%E2%80%99s-ski-jumping-team (2016-04-30)
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  • Funding for Athlete Performance | USSA - Foundation
    competitors internationally A constant focus is on making every dollar count and every resource highly potent Through its resource allocation USSA has chosen to provide its elite athletes with the personnel programs and services that create performance and which no one else is equipped to or will provide to them And that focus has given our athletes and teams a strong foundation from which to establish their performance The purposeful bias toward providing performance enhancing programs and services also means that most athletes in the elite teams continue to invest in their own careers by paying their personal travel costs during the season While virtually all of USSA s elite athletes have had to support their personal travel costs at the club level in addition to contributing financially to the coaching they received the continued funding of personal expenses is a recognized burden on the athletes But this approach is also consistent with the feedback we ve heard from our elite athletes prioritize and give me the things I otherwise can t get even if that means I have to take responsibility for my own travel costs While USSA must annually raise the 20 million needed to operate its elite teams each year at a Best in the World level not to mention the additional funds necessary to operating its domestic development coach and club education and competition programs it has also facilitated ways for the athletes to raise funds where necessary to satisfy their personal expenses This has been done in strong partnership with the athletes and through a mutual understanding of the financial requirements of both the team and the individual athlete USSA is unique internationally in that unlike virtually every other national ski and snowboard association it received no government support But through unique partnerships among the

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/athletics/2013/07/15/funding-athlete-performance (2016-04-30)
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  • Another Look at Values | USSA - Foundation
    demonstrated the importance of these beliefs and the necessity to lead by communicating and sharing our goals and Values The first was the kickoff meeting of the USSA s affiliation task force which is tackling the steps necessary to re create USSA s governance into a federated model At its core this effort led by Darryl Landstrom and Bob Dart will result in better defined and stronger partnerships and more effective teamwork between USSA and its local governing bodies The other discussion was with Women s Ski Jumping USA s new executive director Robbie Beck who is working with that organization to provide financial and operational support to women ski jumpers and to grow the sport of women s ski jumping Both the task force and Women s Ski Jumping USA represent affiliated bodies of the USSA While they may not be formally affiliated through governance or legal standing they certainly are affiliated at some level at least by mission We all want our sport to grow and our athletes to be successful And while steps are underway now to evolve the USSA into an organization that expressly supports and indeed relies on affiliates who share the USSA s Vision Mission and Values it s imperative that all like minded organizations recognize that we have to be invested in each other s success As Robbie Beck and I discussed I m invested in your success because my own relies on it The effort to create stronger and better defined affiliations is not about stripping away resources or authority for the benefit of the USSA alone It s about defining what it is that we all rely on each other for and who is accountable for what And it s about enhancing each other for the benefit of a shared Vision

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/athletics/2013/06/14/another-look-values (2016-04-30)
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