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  • USSA Blogs | USSA - Foundation
    in Cavtat Dubrovnik Croatia this week for the annual spring meetings of the Federation Read more Why This Team Works Monday Jun 3 2013 It takes TEAM to be Best in the World Just ask World Champion Jessie Diggins Or any USSA national team athlete for that matter Jessie is a cross country skier But she could just as well be an alpine racer snowboarder freeskier aerialist or jumper Her SkiTrax com blog post Why This Team Works So Well capsulizes one of the secrets to being Best in the World Read more USSA TEAM Academy Sunday Jun 2 2013 Two years ago when we announced that we would be establishing an elite ski and snowboard academy at the Center of Excellence that announcement was met with enthusiasm by some and with consternation by others Some were concerned that running a school would be a financial drain on other programs Some cautioned that the demands of running a school in addition to our elite athlete and high performance programs would be distracting and take focus away from our core mission Some believed that we had underestimated how demanding it would be to run a school and how difficult it is to delive Read more Big Strides in Coach Development Friday May 24 2013 The USSA s culture is built across many factors including four cornerstones of athletic success elite athlete programs sport science and medicine national development systems and education As a Best in the World organization oftentimes elite athlete programs take center stage leading to the impression that USSA is strictly focused on the elite end of the sport However the USSA embraces the idea that Best in the World is a manifestation of excellence at all levels of the sport The USSA is educationally based and athletically focused and for good reason Read more USSA Congress Summary Videos Wednesday May 22 2013 The 2013 USSA Congress was a successful event bringing hundreds of USSA club leaders athletes coaches officials and experts together for education sessions informational presentations and policy decisions at both the sport and the board level as well as social activities and informal sharing of best practices across programs The six days of meetings were highlighted by extremely constructive work with a clear goal of Best the World Best in the World is a manifestation of focused specific performance oriented work at every level of the pipeline Read more Club Excellence Excitement Wednesday May 22 2013 Mike Brown the executive director of the Sisu Foundation a successful nordic program north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota sent a note over after the USSA Club Excellence conference I wanted to say thank you for the USSA s commitment and recognition that strategic financial and operational are not done well enough by clubs and that shared best practices are needed Mike Brown Executive Director Sisu Foundation Willernie MN Read more Bill Marolt s USSA Congress Keynote Monday May 20 2013 On Friday May 17 USSA President and CEO

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  • Resources | USSA - Foundation
    a term you think should be in this dictionary Email it to Sport Education Excellence Newsletters The Excellence newsletter is the official e mail newsletter of the USSA for its athletes and their parents coaches officials and clubs If you are a current member and do not receive these via email once a month during the season check to make sure your email does not move messages from excellence ussa org into the junk folder Center of Excellence TV Center of Excellence TV is an on line resource tool for USSA coaches and athletes with over 200 video clips featuring skiing exercise ideas technical and tactical analysis and athlete and coach interviews Check out additional features on nutrition conditioning and more Full access to the alpine content is free for USSA member athletes and coaches as a member benefit Watch now COE TV FAQ USSA Education Shop On line store for DVDs and CDs and manuals featuring the World Cup Winning Runs DVD collection technique and tactics DVDs strength and power training sport parenting and more Shop here Fact Sheets Looking for tips and information on topics in sport science sport medicine and more from the USSA High Performance Department and the USOC Choose the appropriate tab above USSA Education Shop Find alpine ski racing DVD s and CD s at the USSA Education Shop as well as resources on conditioning sport nutrition sport psychology sport parenting and more USSA members save Use the USSAmember coupon code 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/resources (2016-04-30)
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  • Fast Start | USSA - Foundation
    know where to find information when they need it In addition coaches who complete this course will receive a 20 credit to be used in the same season toward a USSA coaching clinic or toward several of the educational CDs and DVDs offered by USSA Sport Education at the USSA Education Shop Q Is a coach who completes this course certified and do they need to complete continuing education every two years A No coaches must complete the Level 100 requirements for their sport in order to become certified A coach who has not started on the certification track by completing a Level 100 course in their sport will need to complete an on line Fast Start Update course every three years This update course will include current safe sport guidelines and sport coaching updates Q Does a formerly certified coach who has let their certification lapse no continuing education record on file and USSA database shows status as expired need to take this course upon registration A No However the Fast Start course may be used to satisfy the continuing education requirements for a Level 100 or 200 coach to re gain their certification status This course may only be used for continuing education once Level 300 coaches and higher may not use the Fast Start course for continuing education Q What are the details of the USSA Fast Start course A The course is completed on line and will take approximately 60 90 minutes The coach will be asked multiple choice questions to confirm their knowledge of the topics The course directs the coach to many useful websites and supporting documents that they can retain for future reference so some coaches may spend much more time in the course as they find materials that are of particular interest The coach will be able to leave the course at any time and progress will be saved Q When should the course be taken A The course should be completed when registering or renewing USSA membership or within 14 days from registering for membership The coach s membership status will show as pending until the course is completed Remember a pending coach will not be permitted to act in a coaching capacity at USSA events and will not receive coach lift tickets or access to the venue Q How do I access the course A If the course was added during your membership registration go to my ussa org ussec and use your myUSSA login to access the course sign in at the upper right of the screen After this initial log in the course should be available from your myUSSA dashboard using the USSEC Courses link in your tools To purchase the course for continuing education click here You ll receive an email from USSA Sport Education when you have been registered and you ll be able to access the course as described above Note you must have a myUSSA account Q Are membership fees refunded if membership is

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/resources/safesport/fast-start (2016-04-30)
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  • Screening | USSA - Foundation
    USSA to a high standard among youth sports organizations in America The process is simple and can be managed online There is no cost to USSA members The USSA has selected the National Center for Safety Initiatives NCSI to conduct its screening NCSI is one of the leaders in providing screening to youth serving organizations It works in partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports which serves organizations representing over 52 million boys and girls The process will screen past convictions for sexually related and violent crime as well as DUI The USSA has worked with NCSI to establish very specific criteria Click here for details on the screening criteria The USSA has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document to answer key questions on this important program Simply click here for more details The process for screening is simple and generally takes about five minutes But you must have a current USSA coach judge official or volunteer membership in process to register for screening Once your screening is complete and the USSA receives a green light from NCSI your membership will be finalized and a USSA membership card will be activated The USSA appreciates the cooperation and understanding of its members to help implement this program to ensure that the environment in USSA athletic programs is as safe as possible for young boys and girls More Information Frequently Asked Questions Policy on Abuse Molestation and Sexual Harassment Underage Screening Requirements Criterion Offenses Alpine Programs Popular Content Background Screening Medical Education and Research SafeSport Physician Pool Alpine Coaches 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 Tools My USSA Need to renew your membership

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/athletes/resources/safesport/screening (2016-04-30)
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  • Alpine Programs | USSA - Foundation
    by learning to ski at a local resort and taking ski school lessons to learn basic skills Recreational racing programs like NASTAR provide a great platform for introduction to alpine ski racing Local USSA Clubs are the primary starting point for aspiring athletes providing an introduction point with knowledgeable coaches and officials to guide them along the development pipeline The USSA provides education and support to its local clubs including a certification process for coaches judges and officials and the club itself to ensure the best experience possible for athletes and parents Achieve Your Dreams in USSA Programs The USSA s club programs provide a pathway for aspiring athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin to achieve their dreams Join the USSA today and find a USSA club near you Getty Images AFP Olivier Morin 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

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  • Athletes | USSA - Foundation
    strong leadership that establishes and supports athletic excellence in accordance with USSA s core values as well as design a clear path for achievement in each of the sports governed by the USSA In this section of the website you ll find information on development criteria rules resources and more for athletes Each of these sections will help athletes determine how to get to the next level in their sport navigate the world of FIS regulations and get access to the resources they need to succeed USSA Alpine Athletes Your USSA club is the pathway to the top Sugar Bowl skier Mark Engel poses with Travis Ganong and World Champ Daron Rahlves at the Sprint U S Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley 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

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  • SafeSport | USSA - Foundation
    the membership and background screening of any club coach judge official or volunteer member through the USSA Background Screening Lookup tool or by calling USSA Member Services at 435 647 2666 to ensure that the coaches officials and volunteer members working with your child have undergone background screening Club leaders the USOC provides online SafeSport training for your coaches judges officials and volunteer members USSA has a set of guidelines to help you as a parent official club leader coach athlete or volunteer member understand situations to help you better understand SafeSport environment Athletes and parents you can call a toll free hotline 24 7 if you have any questions or concerns about SafeSport environment Simpy call 1 855 665 5473 SafeSport Programs USOC SafeSport Programs The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources including online education and awareness a 24 7 staffed hotline plus counseling USSA Fast Start Coaching Course Understanding the SafeSport environment is an important basic element for USSA clubs coaches and officials The USSA Fast Start Coaching Course now mandatory for all USSA coaches includes SafeSport awareness as a key component Click here for more information on the USSA Fast Start Coaching Course USSA Background Screening To help ensure SafeSport environment the USSA requires all staff club coaches club officials and club volunteers to undergo background screening Click here for more information on the USSA s Background Screening programs SafeSport Quick References USSA SafeSport Guidelines USOC SafeSport Website USOC SafeSport Training USSA Policy on Abuse Molestation and Sexual Harassment Supervision Housing and Travel Best Practice Guidelines Club Excellence Workshop on SafeSport Athlete Child Protection Resources Background Screening Lookup USOC SafeSport Hotline 24 7 1 855 665 5473 Alpine Programs Popular Content SafeSport Background Screening Physician Pool Athlete Child Protection Resources Coaches Information Coaches Information Club

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  • SafeSport Policy | USSA - Foundation
    you can verify the membership and background screening of any club coach judge official or volunteer member through the USSA Background Screening Lookup tool or by calling USSA Member Services at 435 647 2666 to ensure that the coaches officials and volunteer members working with your child have undergone background screening Club leaders the USOC provides online SafeSport training for your coaches judges officials and volunteer members USSA has a set of guidelines to help you as a parent official club leader coach athlete or volunteer member understand situations to help you better understand SafeSport environment Athletes and parents you can call a toll free hotline 24 7 if you have any questions or concerns about SafeSport environment Simpy call 1 855 665 5473 SafeSport Programs USOC SafeSport Programs The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources including online education and awareness a 24 7 staffed hotline plus counseling USSA Fast Start Coaching Course Understanding the SafeSport environment is an important basic element for USSA clubs coaches and officials The USSA Fast Start Coaching Course now mandatory for all USSA coaches includes SafeSport awareness as a key component Click here for more information on the USSA Fast Start Coaching Course USSA Background Screening To help ensure SafeSport environment the USSA requires all staff club coaches club officials and club volunteers to undergo background screening Click here for more information on the USSA s Background Screening programs SafeSport Quick References USSA SafeSport Guidelines USOC SafeSport Website USOC SafeSport Training USSA Policy on Abuse Molestation and Sexual Harassment Supervision Housing and Travel Best Practice Guidelines Club Excellence Workshop on SafeSport Athlete Child Protection Resources Background Screening Lookup USOC SafeSport Hotline 24 7 1 855 665 5473 Alpine Programs Popular Content SafeSport Background Screening Physician Pool Athlete Child Protection Resources Coaches Information

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/alpine-programs/masters/rules/safesport-policy (2016-04-30)
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