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Athlete Spotlight: Nick Goepper

08/01/2014

Nick Goepper's burst on to the freeskiing scene may have started on a small hill in the Midwest, but it's clear fans are going to see big things from the Olympic bronze medalist in the coming seasons. Nick is ramping up for the 2014-2015 season with some summer training (he just released a ...

Athlete Spotlight: Julia Krass

07/29/2014

Coming into the 2013-2014 season, the Olympics weren’t the first thing on Julia Krass’ mind. But, at just 16 years old, a victory at the last Grand Prix tour event in Park City secured her the coveted coaches’ discretionary nomination to the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for slopestyle skiing. She finished 11th in Sochi in a field of...

Goal Setting With Your Youth Athlete

07/28/2014

Sports offer kids a unique opportunity to set, manage, and strive for personal goals in a fun and constructive environment, but they can’t do it alone.

Youth athletes need the support of coaches and parents to establish effort-focused and outcome-focused goals that allow them to test their respective limits, learn from individual...

Accidents Happen. Call in Relief.

07/21/2014

Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance understands the responsibility that comes with...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Ben Verge

07/14/2014

When our youth athletes strive to achieve their personal best, victory is won on and off the hill. Encouraging our kids to set individual goals and focus on maximum personal effort benefits both the player and the team – in a variety of ways.

Athletes who come to realize that personal development can be even more rewarding than a win are...

When Players Give Their Personal Best Everyone Wins

07/09/2014

Victory is won on and off the course when youth athletes strive to achieve their personal best. Encouraging kids to set individual goals and focus on maximum personal effort benefits both the player and the team in a variety of ways. Players who come to realize that personal development can feel even better...

The Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

07/02/2014

For our kids, practicing and focusing on the sport they love is an important part of playing youth sports.  However, specializing in one sport from an early age can cause them to miss out on a number of benefits that could prove beneficial as they mature.

Nine U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Athletes Nominated for ESPY Awards

06/27/2014

PARK CITY, UT (June 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will be the most represented sports organization at the 2014 ESPY Awards with nine Olympic athletes nominated in five categories. Sochi gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), David Wise (Reno, NV), Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA...

Athlete Spotlight: Maddie Bowman

06/18/2014

Sierra at Tahoe native Maddie Bowman is the 2014 Olympic Champion in Halfpipe Skiing. Her background in alpine ski racing helped develop a platform of excellent technique that she brings into freestyle skiing.

Four Ways Playing Multiple Sports Can Help Your Child Become A Better Athlete

06/18/2014

It's exciting to watch your children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique are critical to success, but let’s not forget that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run.

New Survey Identifies Decline in Sportsmanship

06/10/2014

Now that Freeskiing season has wrapped up, a new national survey of 2,000 youth sports parents and coaches by Liberty Mutual Insurance illuminates a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important lesson...

Starting the Sportsmanship Conversation

06/03/2014

The hyper-competitive youth sports environment has, in some cases, created a culture that has become accepting of poor sportsmanship.  This culture of competition is putting the positive youth sports experience that we want for our kids at risk, threatening to ruin the sport for them.  As a parent, what can you do to fight poor sportsmanship...

USSA Partners With Kings on Grand Prix

05/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 20) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the Sacramento Kings ownership group – Sacramento Basketball Holdings LLC, have announced a unique partnership where the Kings will serve as a sales representative for the USSA’s popular Sprint U.S. Grand Prix freeskiing and snowboarding tour. The deal includes global...

Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship

05/07/2014

There’s nothing like the elated feeling your children get after winning a race they’ve practiced for day and night. But that good feeling can quickly dissipate when faced with bad sportsmanship.

Youth sports are a great opportunity for kids to build self-esteem and learn the essentials of participating in a sport. But it’s also an...

U.S. Freeskiing Athletes Top AFP Rankings

04/24/2014

WHISTLER, BC (April 24) – A crew of U.S. Freeskiing athletes took the top spots of the final AFP world rankings list after the season came to a close Saturday at the AFP World Championships. Once the final results were in, The Sarah Burke Overall Champion Trophy was awarded to Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) for the fourth-...

Cover All Your Bases

04/24/2014

True greatness requires extra effort. That’s true in any walk of life, and it’s certainly true in sports – no matter how much raw talent our young athletes possess.

In the unpredictable and fast-moving world of sports, extra effort goes hand in hand with proper preparation. If an athlete wants to be great and win, they’ve got to prepare...

Take Five with U.S. Freeskiing’s Emilia Wint

04/21/2014

When it comes to sports, fans and athletes have come to expect one constant – the unexpected.

Give Responsible Feedback to Athletes

04/14/2014

Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program.

 

Nobody likes being criticized. But for young freeskiers to truly grow and learn, they must be open to constructive criticism. 

Responsible Sport Parents...

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

04/08/2014

PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with...

Prepare For The Unexpected

04/07/2014

In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.

As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, watch and talk about sporting events. For athletes, the unexpected, while thrilling, demands proper preparation to be successful.

From in-season practices to offseason cross training,...

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