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  • San Francisco Snow Ball | USSA - Foundation
    you to our generous 2015 event sponsors Olympic Sponsors J Crandall Gold Sponsors Fred Harman Silver Sponsors Liz Cort Larned Thomas Liz Laffont Geoff Yang Lee Kellogg Justin Sadrian Steven Read Bronze Sponsors Thom Weisel Stifel Ascent Bank Sillicon Valley Bank Read Investments Christine Aylward Liz Cort Larned Cape Productions Stephanie Mellin Host Committee Co Chair and USSA Trustee Host Committee Co Chair USSA Trustee Event Committee Host Committee Chair Christine Aylward Dave Morin Jonny Moseley Geoff Yang Host Committee Jeremy Bloom Bill Bindley J Crandall Jan D Alessandro Tod Francis Porter Gale Christine Curtis Gardner Kent Goldman Gordon Gray Seth Helfgott Thomas Laffont Liz Larned Doug Mackenzie Jill Rich Maisto Stephanie Mellin Stephanie O Connell Will Quist Evan Reece Curtis Tischler Joe Vetter Rob Webb Will Wick Trustee U S Ski and Snowboard Foundation Photos For photos from the 2015 event click here Impact USSA has a proud tradition of being supported by funding from generous Americans like YOU The U S Ski and Snowboard Foundation is a non profit 501 c 3 and proceeds from the San Francisco Snow Ball will support athletes in all disciplines of the U S Ski Team U S Snowboarding and U S Freeskiing the only teams on the international circuit that receive no federal funding More specifically 100 of the monies raised will help fund year round athlete training competition development and educational needs in the crucial years leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to the core values of team loyalty integrity respect perseverance and accountability No athlete becomes an Olympian on their own It requires a network of dedicated coaches teammates and supporters Developed to

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/node/2159 (2016-04-30)
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  • Community Events | USSA - Foundation
    Amy Schoew at 435 602 0639 or aschoew ussa org Park City Community Reception Park City Community Reception Locals Supporting the Athletes of Tomorrow Generously hosted by Mike Engel Thursday September 10 2015 5 30 pm 8 30 pm 1700 Lucky John Park City UT 84060 Please RSVP by Tuesday September 8 to Jana Dalton at 435 647 2056 or jdalton ussa org St Louis Reception St Louis Reception Generously

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/node/5816 (2016-04-30)
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  • Sport Education | USSA - Foundation
    partners rather than just sports organizations Many USSA clubs get involved with community initiatives collaborate with a numbers of community partners perform service work in their communities and some even require community service hours from their student athletes This approach will Make the club more relevant and known in the community Increase the club s base of support Improve retention and Improve the performance of both the club and individual athletes Read more Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club Monday Nov 2 2015 We re kicking off November with a conversation on giving We know the topic is a little overdone in November but hopefully this blog will provide you with some fresh ideas and a new perspective on how to get your club the support it needs Fundraising typically gets a bad reputation for being frightening and forced but this presentation from Sport Education Director Brian Krill aims to reduce some of that stigma Read more Marketing Doesn t Have to be Scary Monday Oct 19 2015 Welcome back and Happy Halloween from USSA Sport Education This time of year 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 Welcome to the USSA Sport Education Blog Monday Oct 12 2015 Hello USSA clubs and coaches and welcome

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport%20education (2016-04-30)
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  • Having a Successful and Event-ful Season | USSA - Foundation
    s event them we are featuring the official USSA Event Organizer Handbook This handy guide covers everything from job descriptions to safety so be sure to check it out Coaches Corner Coach Development Manager Jon Casson offers some insight on the Benefits of Hosting Competitions Clinic Schedule Here are the most up to date clinic schedules by discipline Alpine Cross Country Freeskiing Freestyle Nordic Combined Jumping and Snowboarding Parent Perspective As we head into the competition season we focus on what it takes for athletes to perform at their best here is a great resource offering what it takes for Parents to be at Peak Performance US Ski and Snowboard Team TV Schedule Did you know that you can watch World Cup footage on NBC and Universal After hitting the slopes grab some hot cocoa and cheer on the US Ski and Snowboard Teams as they represent Team USA this season You can find the entire schedule here so you won t miss any of the action Featured Athletes All of our athletes have officially been named for the 2015 16 season Here are the announcements for the Alpine Ski Team Nordic Combined Ski Team Cross Country Ski Team Freestyle Aerials Ski Team Freestyle Moguls Ski Team US Freeskiing Team and US Snowboarding Team Do you want to be featured on our blog We want to kick of 2016 with a bit on New Year s Resolutions and who better to offer some insight on the subject than you our dedicated clubs and coaches What are some things that you are looking to do as a coach or club member in the next year to make this the best season yet Please take a moment to tell us your plans for 2016 and you might just see your name in

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport-education/2015/12/22/having-successful-and-event-ful-season (2016-04-30)
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  • Special Offers for USSA Members | USSA - Foundation
    home screen Use your USSA membership to get discounts and offers from our wonderful partners sponsors and suppliers From all of us in Sport Education we wish you a happy and safe season The Clubhouse With the season picking up this post s featured resources are the official USSA travel guidelines and a template to create a travel guide to distribute to your club This month the Club Excellence Workshop series will be focusing on Club Logisitics with an emphasis on working with and supporting Officials Be sure to tune in on Tuesday December 15th at 11am MST to catch this webinar and then get caught up on past webinars Webinar site http ussa101 meet glcollaboration com club excellence workshop ussa club logistics officials Call in 1 646 982 0240 PIN 321879 Coaches Corner Watching the best in the world compete can be a great teaching tool while also inspiring young athletes to dream big There are now more ways than ever before to view high level competitions in all USSA sports Incorporate viewings of these competions into your programming You can see what competitions are coming up and where to watch them here http ussa org tv For all of the Alpine coaches be sure to check out the brand new Alpine Pocket Guide in the USSA Education Shop This would be a great holiday gift to distribute to coaches Parent Perspective Each season parents share their greatest gift with your club their children Make sure your club s parents know about the USSA Volunteer and General membership s discounted memberships designed especially for parents and guardians to include them in the USSA community Also share this article and new resource with your parents competitive snowsports are really tough but the life lessons learned are invaluable This article and

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport-education/2015/12/03/special-offers-ussa-members (2016-04-30)
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  • How Ski Clubs can be Community Oriented | USSA - Foundation
    access to this collection we encourage you to share these videos with your skiers To access go to http www dartfish tv ussa If you have not done so already you will need to create an account using your email address Find your free members only content in the video collections titled Members In addition look for great content in Sport Science Sport Nutrition and more to help you this season If you have any questions or problems accessing your content contact USSA Sport Education at education ussa org Education Update and Clinics Schedule Thank you to everyone who showed up this past week at Copper We hope you found it fun and educational Here is the most updated version of the clinic schedule by discipline Alpine Cross Country Freeski Freestyle Nordic and Snowboarding Parent Perspective Parents and coaches and athletes here is an excellent 6 part series on The Brain with neuroscientist Dr David Eagleman Featured Athletes This post features the three athletes chosen by Ted Ligety from the WhatMakesAChamp contest Auden Pankonin Colin Rathbone and Dasha Romanov Representing clubs across the United States these athletes shared some great stories so be sure to check out their winning entries SPECIAL USSA MEMBER OFFER Columbia Expands partnership and offers support to all USSA Members and Clubs Columbia is proud to be an official sponsor of the U S Freestyle Ski Team in a partnership that extends through 2022 The team consists of more than 40 world class athletes who use Columbia Titanium in diverse and challenging situations where apparel design and technology clearly impacts athletic performance Columbia Tested Tough by the U S Freestyle Ski Team Columbia also helped outfit USSA Sport Education Clinicians this season Here they are looking sharp in their Columbia Titanium jackets As an extension of

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport-education/2015/11/16/how-ski-clubs-can-be-community-oriented (2016-04-30)
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  • Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club | USSA - Foundation
    in playing some Fantasy Ski Racer this season For more information check out this flyer and the Fantasy Ski Racer website Good luck The Clubhouse This post s featured resource is RallyMe This crowdfunding platform has helped USSA clubs and athletes achieve their dreams by raising over 1 million For more information on how you or your club can get involved check out this fact sheet and visit the official page for USSA on USSA RallyMe com Also be sure to join us for our Club Programming Webinar on Thursday November 19th at 11am MST as part of the USSA Club Excellence Workshops Coaches Corner Building a Team for the Season by Jon Casson Clinic Schedule The most updated version of the clinic schedule can be found here for Alpine Cross Country Freeski Freestyle Nordic and Snowboard As a reminder the Sport Education staff will be in Copper Mountain CO for part of this week and next for the Fall Alpine Symposium and Instructor Training Parent Perspective Since we are on the theme of fundraising and financial resources it is important to note the huge investment of time and money parents put into their children s participation in competitive snowsports This group of parent webinars from the heart of last season received a great deal of positive feedback We thought these would be excellent resources to either review as a staff use to build your own parent presentations or simply send out the appropriate links to your parent community This will help get the season off to a great start and help ensure that all the parents are investing in the true value of sport Eastern Alpine Parent Webinar Rocky Central Alpine Parent Webinar Western Alpine Parent Webinar Nordic Parent Webinar Freestyle Parent Webinar Snowboarding and Freeskiing Parent Webinar Featured

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport-education/2015/11/02/developing-funds-and-resources-your-club (2016-04-30)
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  • Marketing Doesn't Have to be Scary | USSA - Foundation
    and goals PR and communications are guided by a strategic plan All available communications outlets are properly utilized Marketing does not replace development or fundraising Marketing is targeted and employs social marketing techniques Materials are driven by the principles above and are cost effective The Clubhouse This post s featured resource is a list of outside sources on PR and Marketing strategies for nonprofits Also be sure to tune in to the Club Excellence Workshop on Child and Athlete Protection Webinar TOMORROW at 11 00am MST The PIN for access is 346397 Coaches Corner Coach Develpment Manager Jon Casson gives an inside look on USSA s recent partnership with PSIA AASI Clinic Schedule and Education Update Here is the most up to date version of the clinic schedule for each sport Alpine Cross Country Freeski Freestyle Nordic Snowboard The Fall Alpine Coaches Symposium is a few weeks away November 5th 8th at Copper Mountain Register today Parent Perspective As we approach the season it is important to get into the right mindset to best support our children as they pursue their dreams in skiing and snowboarding One key strategy is to make a clear distinction between performance vs results not only as parents but also in teaching athletes the distinction As parents one way to determine whether we are supporting an environment for optimal performance regardless of results along the way is to use this parent questionnaire USSA Update USSA and Ski Racing are very excited to announce an official US Ski Team app This app will be a great way to get news status video and bios on all of your favorite US Ski Team members Check it out on the app store and download today Featured Athlete This month we are featuring Freestyle athlete Troy Murphy Thanks for

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/blog/sport-education/2015/10/19/marketing-doesnt-have-be-scary (2016-04-30)
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