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  • Masters | USSA - Foundation
    NASTAR and college racers parents of junior racers ski instructors USSCA certified coaches former professional racers and ex national team members to continue doing what they love skiing fast and having fun Masters racing provides opportunities to meet and compete with a group of extraordinary individuals from all walks of life The friendships that develop are a key benefit from participation At many events masters racing is a family affair where two or three generations compete Masters racing is highly social and the masters are a welcoming group Of the many reasons current masters give for getting involved camaraderie always tops the list Second of course is a love of competition Introduction to Masters Racing Check out the Masters Center of Excellence The Center of Excellence in Park City UT is a national training and education center providing world class facilities and educational resources for the USSA s athletes coaches clubs and others Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership get coaching tips or work on your technique Want to check rankings or results Find all that and more on your My USSA page Visit My USSA Become a Member Membership Ready to become a member of USSA Whether

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  • All About | USSA - Foundation
    as well as at the eastern or western regional masters championships and the Phillips 66 U S Alpine Masters Nationals All USSA masters races are open races including the regionals and nationals requiring only a USSA masters membership and payment of the entry fee to compete There are over 200 plus races across the United States during a typical winter split among these USSA divisions Division Web Page Links Alaska Central Eastern New England New York State Garden State NJ Masters Southern SARA Masters Far West Intermountain Northern Pacific Northwest Rocky Mountain International Competitions USSA Masters is among a number of masters programs that participate in the International Ski Federation s FIS International Masters Cup events Races take place annually from September through April in South America North America and Europe The annual masters world championships known as the FIS Masters World Criterium is the highlight of the international masters circuit Athletes also compete for season long titles within their age group The top three finishers in each age group take home crystal globes similar to those awarded to World Cup champions Camaraderie and Friendships USSA Masters offers more than high quality ski racing The friendships that develop are a key benefit from participation At many events masters racing is a family affair where two or three generations compete Masters racing is highly social and the masters are a welcoming group Of the many reasons current masters give for getting involved camaraderie always tops the list Second of course is a love of competition Newsletters 2015 Fall Newsletter 2014 Fall Newsletter 2013 Fall Newsletter 2013 Spring Newsletter 2012 Fall Newsletter 2012 Spring Newsletter 2011 Fall Newsletter 2011 Spring Newsletter Alpine Programs Popular Content Alpine Masters Programs Outside Ski Turns Pole Jumpers One Ski Skiing Pivot Slips Freeski with Pole Usage

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/masters/all-about (2016-04-30)
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  • Education and Research | USSA - Foundation
    Medical Pool It will be held annually in conjunction with a USSA athletics event The 2015 course will be held in Beaver Creek CO after the conclusion of the Birds of Prey World Cup This course is required once every four years for membership in the USSA Medical Pool In 2015 we are introducing a PT ATC MESS Course to be held in Park City in the Spring This course will focus on management of common sports injuries in elite skiing and snowboarding as well as educate the participants on our return to sport processes The dates of the 2015 course are May 15 16 For information on this year s MESS Course please see the Clinics Seminars section FIS Injury Surveillance System To reduce the number of injuries suffered by top level athletes FIS is developing an Injury Surveillance System ISS for all FIS disciplines The FIS ISS will be led by the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center and supported by Don Joy Orthopedics The main objective of the FIS Injury Surveillance System is to provide reliable data on injury trends in international skiing and snowboarding at the elite level Specific objectives include Monitoring injury patterns in all FIS disciplines Monitoring trends in injury risk with time Providing background data for in depth studies of the causes of injury for particular injury types in specific disciplines e g knee and head injuries in alpine skiing and snowboarding Gathering the Data The FIS ISS will be developed based on the injury reporting system already established by the FIS Medical Commission and will commence data collection at the beginning of the 2006 2007 winter season Injury and exposure data for the FIS ISS will be collected from all FIS competitions For the purposes of the FIS ISS a reportable injury is defined as all injuries that occur during competition or official training and require attention by medical personnel If multiple injuries result from the same accident the report should include information on all injuries An example would be a skier who suffers a concussion fractured ribs and a punctured lung from the same fall The Injury Reports are collected by FIS for medico legal purposes and the ISS protocol will be submitted to the National Committees for Research Ethics in Norway All data entered into the ISS will be anonymized and the identity of injured athletes will be protected Roles and Responsibilities who needs to do what The event technical delegate TD needs to collect the Injury Reports for all injuries occurring during competition or official training at their event TDs at World Cup events should fax the Injury reports from their events to the FIS administration within three days To obtain technical medical information to complete the reports the TD should request the help of a medically trained individual event medical supervisor physician physical therapist athletic trainer ski patrol when available Event TDs should also check whether tapes or videos were taken of the injury by team coaching staff or

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  • Sideslip to Straight Run to Sideslip | USSA - Foundation
    is up to speed both skis are pivoted across the fall line A sideslip will be maintained for 6 vertical meters in the unmarked ski width corridor down the fall line without losing a substantial amount of speed The skis are then rotated back so they point down the fall line for 6 meters followed by another 6 meter sideslip the opposite direction Drill is concluded after the fourth sideslip with an edge set that is timed with the 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 and continuously Hip width stance in all phases of the drill Skier loses a minimal amount of speed during the sideslip Distinct straight run between sideslip 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 for about six meters Quickly pivot your skis back to pointing straight down the hill and ski straight down the fall line for about six meters Then quickly pivot your skis across the hill in the other direction You ll do four sideslips in all two to each side with straight runs in between 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/rotary/sideslip-to-straight-run-to-sideslip (2016-04-30)
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  • One Ski Skiing Lane Changes | USSA - Foundation
    without ski is held exclusively off the snow and maintains a non swinging position Skier skis three turns of even size rhythm and speed in an imaginary corridor approximately 5 meters wide and in the fall line then traverse across another 5 meter corridor to a new fall line corridor and repeats The drill consists of six short turn sequences linked by five traverses 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 are not used inappropriately for balance Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski on one ski with the other ski off 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 The turns are round 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 Do not touch your free boot on the snow or swing your foot 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 One Ski Skiing with Lane Changes Demonstration View the proper execution of one ski skiing with lane changes Break it Down with COE TV Go straight to the footage and find key fram analysis and related drills on Center of Excellence TV Watch Now Tools

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/edging/one-ski-skiing-lane-changes (2016-04-30)
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  • Parents | USSA - Foundation
    you ll find information on athlete development resources and more for parents Each of these sections will provide parents and guardians with more information on how to help their child grow as an athlete and navigate the rules of the snowsports world This section includes basic long term athlete development concepts that parents should understand will help provide perspective for any sport your child may be involved in specific challenges for ski and snowboard parents and how to work through them and what to expect from your child in skiing and snowboarding Parents Are Backbone of Athlete Success World Champion Ted Ligety celebrates a win at Beaver Creek with his parents who helped support him through his development in a USSA club right up to the national team Center of Excellence The Center of Excellence in Park City UT is a national training and education center providing world class facilities and educational resources for the USSA s athletes coaches clubs and others Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership get coaching tips or work on your technique Want to check rankings or results Find all that and more on your My USSA page Visit My USSA Become a Member

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  • Officials | USSA - Foundation
    section of ussa org provides information for those wishing to get started as well as valuable resources for existing officials in all USSA sports Officials ensure that USSA competitions run efficiently and fairly by the rules They are responsible for the safe conduct of the event and the accurate timing judging and scoring They also play a key role in ensuring that the spirit of the sport and competition is maintained In the end officials are responsible for providing the best possible experience for USSA athletes Officials Provide Playing Field for USSA Competitions Thousands of volunteer officials from USSA clubs provide leadership and service to help conduct USSA events nationwide Center of Excellence The Center of Excellence in Park City UT is a national training and education center providing world class facilities and educational resources for the USSA s athletes coaches clubs and others Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership get coaching tips or work on your technique Want to check rankings or results Find all that and more on your My USSA page Visit My USSA Become a Member Membership Ready to become a member of USSA Whether you re an athlete who wants to compete a

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  • Clubs | USSA - Foundation
    a club There are many different sizes and types of clubs and all are being asked to be more professional and more aware of community issues beyond their clubs immediate mission Overall there are greater demands being placed on club structures and the volunteers who run them The USSA is focusing on assisting member clubs as they strive to improve the athletic experience for all participants athletes parents volunteers and administrators Sustained athletic success is dependent on the USSA Member Club Program The club is the center of the athlete preparation training and competition progression The club is responsible for recruiting retaining and developing young people who acquire refine and finally master skills essential to success as an alpine competitor Through the USSA Member Club Program USSA has the vehicle to service the most skiers in a cost efficient and effective manner The ski and snowboard club is the base structure for all USSA programs and is the key to their success USSA offers club membership tailored for each of its program areas alpine nordic freestyle freeskiing and snowboarding Check the tabs above to learn more Join a USSA Club Find a USSA member club in your state here Center of Excellence The Center of Excellence in Park City UT is a national training and education center providing world class facilities and educational resources for the USSA s athletes coaches clubs and others Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership get coaching tips or work on your technique Want to check rankings or results Find all that and more on your My USSA page Visit My USSA Become a Member Membership Ready to become a member of USSA Whether you re an athlete who wants to compete a fan who wants to follow the action or part of the

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