Alpine Programs

Parents

Parents and guardians play a vital role in a child's athletic development. Parents introduce their children to skiing and snowboarding, helping them to develop a lifelong love of sport. 

As a child grows in their athletic ability, parents are their advocate and their behind-the-scenes support. Parents invest an extraordinary amount of time and resources in order for their children to compete in skiing and snowboarding. 

In this section of the website, you'll find information on athlete development, resources and more for parents. Each of these sections will provide parents and guardians with more information on how to help their child grow as an athlete and navigate the rules of the snowsports world. This section includes basic long-term athlete development concepts that parents should understand (will help provide perspective for any sport your child may be involved in), specific challenges for ski and snowboard parents and how to work through them and what to expect from your child in skiing and snowboarding.

 

 
 
Parents Are Backbone of Athlete Success

World Champion Ted Ligety celebrates a win at Beaver Creek with his parents, who helped support him through his development in a USSA club right up to the national team.

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.
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. 

 
Membership

Ready to become a member of USSA? Whether you're an athlete who wants to compete, a fan who wants to follow the action, or part of the support team, the USSA has a program for you.

 
Get Involved

The USSA's athletes get no government funding. Their success is dependent on passionate fans, like you! See how you can help athletes achieve their dreams.

 
2014 Winter Games

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are coming up quickly. Get the latest information on selection criteria, Sochi preparation and more here.