Budget difficulties will be overcome, Marolt says


For the first time in history the USSA has had to undergo budget cuts in an Olympic year when normally budgets increase, according to Bill Marolt the association’s chief executive officer.
“There is no question, we have some challenges,” Marolt said. “We are in good shape for 2010 but the cuts hurt the goal of developing deeper teams.”
Marolt points out that USSA must drive hard in this Olympic year and believes that the spanking new Center of Excellence will be a catalyst for the future.
 “The center is a huge step in raising the bar,” Marolt says, “but it is incumbent on us to involve athletes, coaches and clubs through education and communication. The new building will help us do that.”
Marolt wants to find ways to involve all USSA constituents and feels the center will provide the next step. “We need to grow and to improve,” he emphasizes. “You do that by communicating and with everyone under one roof, all the elements are together.”
He points out that even in the few days the center has been open athletes and coaches are interacting with each other. There are strong signs coming from athletes and coaches that Marolt is correct on how interaction will make an impact. For instance, women’s alpine head coach Jim Tracy took one look at the ramps and tramps area which is primarily designed for freestyle and snowboard and immediately said the ramp jump into the foam pit would be good for his speed racers helping them to work on their position in the air
“It (the center) can only help us take the steps to a higher level,” pointing out the rehabilitation facility in the center is truly world class. “We can help athletes recover faster and make them stronger than they were before their accident. After surgery, come to Park City,” Marolt says.
“We have to figure out how to grow and improve,” Marolt continues. “We have made good progress for the past 13 years and have stabilized the company, now we have to grow it.”


For the first time in history the USSA has had to undergo budget cuts in an Olympic year when normally budgets increase, according to Bill Marolt the association’s chief executive officer.

“There is no question, we have some challenges,” Marolt said. “We are in good shape for 2010 but the cuts hurt the goal of developing deeper teams.”

Marolt points out that USSA must drive hard in this Olympic year and believes that the spanking new Center of Excellence will be a catalyst for the future.
 
“The center is a huge step in raising the bar,” Marolt says, “but it is incumbent on us to involve athletes, coaches and clubs through education and communication. The new building will help us do that.”

Marolt wants to find ways to involve all USSA constituents and feels the center will provide the next step. “We need to grow and to improve,” he emphasizes. “You do that by communicating and with everyone under one roof, all the elements are together.”

He points out that even in the few days the center has been open athletes and coaches are interacting with each other. There are strong signs coming from athletes and coaches that Marolt is correct on how interaction will make an impact. For instance, women’s alpine head coach Jim Tracy took one look at the ramps and tramps area which is primarily designed for freestyle and snowboard and immediately said the ramp jump into the foam pit would be good for his speed racers helping them to work on their position in the air

“It (the center) can only help us take the steps to a higher level,” pointing out the rehabilitation facility in the center is truly world class. “We can help athletes recover faster and make them stronger than they were before their accident. After surgery, come to Park City,” Marolt says.

“We have to figure out how to grow and improve,” Marolt continues. “We have made good progress for the past 13 years and have stabilized the company, now we have to grow it.”

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