Freeskiing News

Halfpipe Qualis Send 4 to Winter Games NZ Finals


The first events of the FIS World Cup and AFP World Tour platinum started in New Zealand this week at Winter Games NZ, with four Americans qualifying for the halfpipe finals. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) took first, as the only American woman to qualify. Among the men, Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO), Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) and Broby...

Day in the Life of Ryan Cochran-Siegle


B-Teamer Ryan Cochran-Siegle might have taken last season off for injury recovery, but plans on coming back strong for 2015-16. Most days of the week, you can find him training at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, but you can also find him 30 minutes away in Salt Lake City, studying engineering at Westminster College.


Sprang Named USOC Coach of the Year


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 30, 2015) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recognized U.S. Freeskiing slopestyle coach Skogen Sprang (Park City, UT) as 2014 National Coach of the Year. Sprang was chosen from three national finalists by a panel of coaching and sport education professionals. It is the sixth time a U.S. Ski and...

Q&A: Darian Stevens' Comeback


Darian Stevens grew up in Missoula, MT, where she began as moguls skier at a tiny mountain called Snowbowl with a desire to be a racer. Now, she’s a killer freeskier on the rookie team with a few solid results under her belt, and she’s thirsty for more.

Training Camp – Preparing Athletes for Next Season


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created Training Camp with tools and resources to help you prepare your youth athlete for the season.  

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Logan Writes About Her Experience in Mexico


Devin Logan took some time to pen her feelings about her recent service trip to Tijuana with U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding. She wrote about the excursion to Mexico, what it was like to build a home for a family in need and her experience in a poverty-stricken area in The North Face's blog...

Building Houses in Mexico #USSAGivesBack


The sunburned and sore athletes of U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding returned stateside last Monday after a recent service trip to Mexico. While happy to take hot showers after a long weekend of building homes, all they could talk about was when they could return and help another family.

The trip, led by Hope Sports and More Than...

Respecting Officials: Your Playbook for the Game


Officials, referees and umpires are a critical part of sports. Without them, the competition simply couldn’t happen! It wouldn’t start, it wouldn’t be fair, athletes wouldn’t be protected, and no one would validate the outcome and the score. Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® powered by...

Respecting Officials


You may not realize it, but being an official is a tough job! An official’s job starts well before the first whistle blows. For weeks, months and likely years leading up to your game, your official has studied the rules and passed exams reflecting that knowledge. They have arrived early to make sure the course is...

U.S. Snowboarding + U.S. Freeskiing Head to Mexico


U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing athletes are taking a break from summer training and heading to Mexico to do some good. 19 team members take off on Friday morning for Tijuana to build a house for a family in need.

Play Positive Poll: Losing Your Cool


During big games, high-stakes competitions, nail-biting tiebreakers, or just playing against your biggest rival, things can easily get heated and emotions can flare.  It’s easy to lose our cool. It happens to all of us – parents, coaches, officials and athletes. But maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and...

Helpful Resources for Parents & Youth Athletes


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created the Sports Parent Toolkit with tools and resources to help parents provide a fun and positive youth sports experience for...

From The Pros: Keeping Your Cool


It’s sometimes hard to keep your cool when things aren’t going your way.  Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® brings you five quick tips from professional athletes on how to not let anger and frustration get the best of you.

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Keeping Your Cool


In the heat of a competition, it’s easy to lose our cool.  It happens to all of us – parents, coaches, officials and athletes. But maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and disappointment is one of the great life lessons that sports can uniquely teach our kids.  And while we’d all like to hope that our kids just ‘know...

U.S. Freeskiing Announces 2015-16 Team Nominations


U.S. Freeskiing has announced its team nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Play Positive Poll: Improving Teamwork


Teamwork and being a good teammate are qualities that make a team successful. Many parents say “teamwork” or “learning to be a good teammate” is one of the most important life lessons kids can gain from playing youth sports. It even has an impact beyond the playing field with experiences at home, in school, within our community and even at our...

Bowman Named Among Unstoppable Women of Action Sports


ESPN's X Games named 20 women to their list of Unstoppable Women of Action Sports, and included Maddie Bowman, who grabbed her third win at the 2015 X Games superpipe - tying Sarah Burke's record.


Tips to Provide a Positive Youth Sports Experience


Each week, subscribers to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Weekly Parent Tips and Weekly Coach Tips receive an email with a quick tip to help keep kids focused, motivated and happy while learning valuable life lessons from their sport experience.  Alongside the tip...

Four Steps To Build Teamwork


Great teams emerge because teammates work hard to create a positive, encouraging, supportive environment together. To help your athlete or team get focused on being a great teammate, try this exercise in the 4 Steps To Build Teamwork from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™.

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Kenworthy and Logan Take 2015 AFP World Titles


WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB, Canada (April 14, 2015) – Bobby Brown (Denver, CO), Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, CO) all claimed World Championships titles at Whistler’s Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Championships. Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO), McRae Williams (Park City, UT) and Devin Logan (West Dover,...