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  • Bronze Interview | USSA - Foundation
    weaknesses opportunities and threats Determine what additional resources the club needs to continue Club Development and improve performance Verify Bronze level of certification A club interview will typically be scheduled for 4 to 6 hours over two days The certification process interview and materials provide a summary for a self and peer assessed inventory and evaluation of these important Club activities Organizational Business Entity Organizational Leadership and Governance Organizational Finance and Funding Organizational Fostering Culture Organizational Public Relations Communications and Marketing Organizational Human Resources Program Athlete and Child Safety Program USSA Club Programming Program Logistics Assessing Outcomes and Measuring Results The certification process is based on the required elements for USSA Podium Certified Clubs What Happens after the Club Interview The Club Development Manger will draft a Club Assessment Report which will include a recommendation for assigning or not assigning the club Bronze status which the club will have an opportunity to review The information provided in the assessment reports and the associated recommendation for certification levels will be reviewed by a committee of USSA staff This committee and the USSA Club Development Manager will be responsible for approving all USSA club certifications and granting final USSA Club Certification levels Alpine Programs Popular Content Bronze Candidate Club Interview USSA Club Certification Guidelines Club Certification Silver Gold Candidate Visit Description Outside Ski Turns Pole Jumpers One Ski Skiing Pivot Slips Freeski with Pole Usage Pole Jumpers in Tuck Freeski with Lane Changes Sideslip to Straight Run to Sideslip One Ski Skiing with Lane Changes Skiing Skills Assessment 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/clubs/certification/bronze-interview (2016-04-30)
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  • Benefits to Clubs | USSA - Foundation
    with the Club Certification Process Additional Benefits for Certified USSA Clubs note certain benefits above may only be offered to certified clubs in the future Recognition use of USSA Certified Club logos and marketing support USSA CLIP insurance Group buying opportunities and or discounts for equipment donor development software etc Use of USSA Letter of Support to use in negotiations with resorts hill space fees events etc Facilitate Club Expert Consultant services Additional benefits for Podium Bronze Silver and Gold Certified Clubs Recognition use of USSA Podium Club Logos and marketing support Invitations to provide content for Club Development Workshops Professional development opportunities for staff Participation in club visits Presentations at Club Excellence Conference and Club Development Workshops Co branding opportunities for USSA Club marketing Assistance with identifying available grants and general fundraising support Existing and new opportunities for use of COE and other opportunities for athletes staff and boards Additional benefits for Silver and Gold Certified Clubs Direct USSA Staff support regarding negotiations with resorts hill space fees events etc and venue development Collaboration in developing Club Development materials and resources Participation and leadership in Podium Club track at the annual Club Excellence Conference Participation in delivering on going monthly Club Development Curriculum can double as professional development NOTE This is a new program the USSA is working with regional and national partners to continue developing benefits for clubs associated with USSA Club Certification including potential funding opportunities offered directly to USSA Certified Clubs Services offered for fees to all USSA Clubs delivered by USSA Staff and Club Expert Consultants offered at subsidized or below market value rates Strategic Plan facilitation Board Development Fundraising and Grant Writing Financial Management Legal Support Human Resource Management Program and Organizational Assessment Strategies Printable Version of Benefits to USSA Clubs Alpine Programs Popular

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/clubs/certification/benefits-to-clubs (2016-04-30)
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  • Edging | USSA - Foundation
    needs to have some sort of edge angle Too little and the skier cannot maintain his or her line Too much and the ski creates excess friction with the snow slowing him or her down It is how the ski racer achieves that edge angle specifically the timing rate and amount of edge angle that is important You can see the skill of edging as you butter a piece of bread Too much edge on the knife and you rip the bread Too little edge and the butter will not spread There is that slight edge angle difference between too much and too little that defines a well buttered piece of bread Edging actions can be achieved by whole body inclination or by angulation However it is the fine tuning movements in the ankle that while impossible to see may distinguish between the optimal edge angle and a less efficient edge angle These are best learned through drills such as the SkillsQuest edging drills found via the tabs above Ted Ligety U S Ski Team racer Ted Ligety works on his edging skills all over the mountain Find More Skiing Exercises on Center of Excellence TV Center of Excellence TV is full of videos for coaches and racers looking to take their training to the next level Subscribe to the alpine collection and receive email alerts when new alpine videos are posted Watch Now 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/edging (2016-04-30)
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  • One Ski Skiing Hourglass | USSA - Foundation
    original turn shape on challenging terrain Primary skill Edging Slope Groomed expert terrain Set up Define the start and finish Place two brushes five meters apart horizontally half way down Description The drill is 10 15 turns in duration Skier wears one ski Foot without ski is held exclusively off the snow and maintains a non swinging position Starting with GS sized turns gradually decrease the turn radius until a slalom size turn is achieved at the half way point while skiing between the two brushes After the brushes the turns become gradually larger until the GS sized turn at drill conclusion Drill is performed with left and right leg in separate trials Criteria for Perfect Execution Free ski boot never touches the snow Free ski boot is not used for balance adjustment Speed is consistent throughout entire maneuver Carverd round turns Turns gradually become smaller to the midway point then larger to the finish No abrupt changes in turn size or shape Hourglass is symmetric from left to right and top to bottom Ski poles are not used inappropriately for balance DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION updated 11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE One Ski Skiing Hourglass Demonstration View the the one ski skiing hourglass drill Find More Skiing Exercises on Center of Excellence TV Center of Excellence TV is full of videos for coaches and racers looking to take their training to the next level Subscribe to the alpine collection and receive email alerts when new alpine videos are posted Watch Now 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/edging/one-ski-skiing-hourglass (2016-04-30)
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  • One Ski Skiing No Poles | USSA - Foundation
    Justification Eliminating the poles from the one ski drill further challenges balance as the skier will need to adjust their center of mass solely with the ankle when performed correctly Slope Intermediate groomed terrain Description Skier wears one ski and performs without poles Foot without ski is held exclusively off the snow and maintains a non swinging position Skier will demonstrate right and left leg in eight linked medium radius 15 18m turns 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 carved and of consistent radius DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION updated11 05 13 SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE One Ski Skiing Without Poles Demonstration View the proper execution of one ski skiing without poles Break it Down with 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 results Find all that and more on your My USSA page Visit My USSA Become a Member

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/edging/one-ski-skiing-no-poles (2016-04-30)
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  • Basic Outside Ski Turns | USSA - Foundation
    ski in order to develop round shaped carved or nearly carved turns Slope Beginner groomed terrain that is even from side to side without sidehill or fall away Description Skier makes six round medium radius turns The inside edge of the outside ski controls the turn shape and minimizes skid The inside ski is kept entirely off the snow and parallel with the snow surface during each turn Pole may only be used to swing and touch the snow Criteria for perfect execution Inside ski does not touch and is parallel to snow surface Turns are round and carved Speed is consistent throughout entire maneuver Turn shape is relatively round Speed is consistent throughout the maneuver Ski poles are kept off the snow except if used for a pole plant Kid Friendly Start Instructions Ski six round turns with all of your weight on your outside ski Lift the inside ski off the snow for the whole turn Use your poles only for pole plants Your speed is the same for all of the turns DOWNLOAD DRILL DESCRIPTION SKILLSQUEST SCORING TABLE Scoring Based on the description and criteria for perfect execution above the skier will be judged on a scale from 0 to 10 where 10 is perfect demonstration of the skill and task and 0 is the inability to demonstrate the skill and task Alpine Coaching Tips Watch Martin Guyer talk about how SkillsQuest is a great way to build strong alpine fundamentals 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 results Find all that and more on your My

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment/exercises-by-skill/edging/basic-outside-ski-turns (2016-04-30)
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  • SkillsQuest | USSA - Foundation
    by focusing on skills the critical components that make up a high performing ski racer It includes activities and competencies for skiing skills technique and tactics conditioning equipment preparation performance psychology and racer management Why will SkillsQuest make a difference Check the tabs above SkillsQuest is built with activites for each developmental phase in the ATS Racers put their skiing skills to the test with the SkillsQuest Skiing Skills Assessment A SkillsQuest Conditioning Assessment awaits for the off season It all adds up to a fun and rewarding program for junior ski racers SkillsQuest U S Ski Team racers Mikaela Shiffrin and Ryan Cochran Siegle are SkillsQuest skiers are you Find More Skiing Exercises on Center of Excellence TV Center of Excellence TV is full of videos for coaches and racers looking to take their training to the next level Subscribe to the alpine collection and receive email alerts when new alpine videos are posted Watch now 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest (2016-04-30)
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  • Skiing Assessment | USSA - Foundation
    jumps Pole jumpers Pole Jumpers in tuck Straight run in wave track Linked turns in wave track Camel jump Edging Basic outside ski turns Outside ski turns One ski skiing One ski skiing lane changes One skiing without poles One ski skiing hourglass Rotary Hockey stop Straight run to sideslip with edge set Pivot slips Sideslip to straight run to sideslip Hop turns Vertical brush quickness course Balance Freeski with parallel skis Freeski with pole usage Freeski lane changes Freeski hourglass Freeski varied terrain and snow conditions Freeski moguls in V shaped corridor The drills are organized by developmental phase with a drill emphasizing each of the four primary skiing skill areas pressure edging rotary and balance as part of the assessment for the particular phase This structure makes it easy for coach and athlete to identify relative strengths and weaknesses in the key skiing skills areas Additionally the drills across each row are all related getting progressively more challenging as the developmental phase of the athlete increases This allows athletes to continually work toward achievement while experiencing successes along the way How To Use The Assessment First the coach should determine the developmental phase of the athlete s Use the drills for their phase and work toward mastery in those drills Using the testing protocol evaluate where the athletes strengths and weaknesses are Then use a variety of exercises and progressions to work on the skill areas where the skiers are deficient While the drills in each column represent a complete set of skills for evaluation practicing only these drills will not lead to the overall skill development that is desired There is a difference between testing and training Using this assessment should inspire focused training designed to improve skiing skills This training will generally take place outside of

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/development/skillsquest/skiing-assessment (2016-04-30)
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