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USSA Congress athletics report: Strong coaching, growing regional programming


2014 USSA Alpine Strength and Conditioning Symposium at the Center of Excellence. USSA

The 2014 USSA Alpine Strength and Conditioning Symposium at the Center of Excellence. USSA

Expansion of the USSA development system has yielded strong results in athlete, coach, club and parent engagement. More than half of USSA member coaches are now certified; snowboarding leads the way with more than 90 percent of its member coaches having attained certification.

A strong expansion in the number of coach development courses and certifications have both facilitated strong growth and validated the demand for coach training. Virtually all of USSA member coaches have received at least a basic level of education through USSA’s Fast Start program.

The number of young athletes involved in USSA regional programming across all sports continues to grow, with more than 5,000 athletes, 1,500 coaches and 700 parents involved. More than 400 athletes have been invited to participate in higher-level talent identification and development projects…

This is a preview. Read the entire article in the special USSA Congress Issue of Ski Racing here

Luke Bodensteiner is the Executive Vice President, Athletics for USSA. 

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