The US Ski and Snowboard website is packed with valuable information for athletes, parents and coaches. Below is just a fraction of the resources available. You can spend hours on this website!
Sign in to your My USSA portal and click on the Center of Excellence TV link located at the bottom of the page, under Tools. Here you will find numerous videos on everything from technical strategies and drills, Skills Quest demonstrations, and skiing fundamentals to off-season physical fitness, equipment, and Alpine Development Project webinars.
USSA goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of our young athletes. Visit the Athlete Safety page to find out more about background screening for coaches, volunteers, officials, and others working with the athletes. You can see the results of background checks as well as the level of certifications each member has completed and a list of banned/ineligible participants. There is information about concussions and athlete health/sports medicine, travel and housing guidelines, prohibited conduct as defined by the SafeSport code, and links to report inappropriate behavior/violations of the SafeSport code.
Visit the Coach Development page of the USSA website if you are interested in coaching, or if you are curious about the process. There are various resources available for coaches in the form of certification programs, videos and PDF downloads.
Alpine officials are required to be present at all sanctioned races. Information about becoming a certified alpine official can be found on the Alpine Officials page. You can also find videos on gate judging, event administration tools, timing and race administration resources, in addition to certification information for 6 levels and 8 different specialty areas of alpine officiating. Specialty areas include:
- Technical Delegate – TD
- Referee – RF
- Chief of Race – CR
- Chief of Course – CC
- Chief of Timing and Calculations – TC
- Race Administrator – RA
- Jury Advisor – JA (for Start and Finish Referees)
- Competition Official – CO