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Four Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship From the Stands


Good sportsmanship happens both on the hill and in the stands. As a parent and a fan, you play an important role in establishing and maintaining good sportsmanship. Learn how you can be a role model for your child with the Four Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship from the Stands.

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Irving and Alexander Take Rev Tour Titles


MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (March 21, 2015) The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour took place at Mammoth Mountain, CA with Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) taking home his third Rev Tour win of the season in the halfpipe and nabbing the overall tour title in both slopestyle and halfpipe. Katherine Alexander grabbed the overall tour title for...

Sportsmanship From The Stands for Youth Sports Parents


It’s easy to get caught up in the game.  3rd down, 2 yards to go, the quarterback sets and throws and – ohhh – the wide receiver drops the ball.  In an effort to chase down the puck, a defenseman mistakenly scores an own-goal. Your heart sinks.  And with the game on the line, the center simply misses both free throws and the team...

Joss Christensen Takes 2nd in Slopestyle Tour


SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (Mar. 14, 2015)—The FIS Slopestyle World Cup tour wrapped up in Silvaplana, Switzerland with Olympic Champion Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) taking second in the slopestyle tour standings.

2015 Freeskiing Junior Worlds Team Announced


Park City, UT (Mar. 13, 2015) – A strong group of U.S. freeskiers, led by slopestyle and halfpipe U.S. Revolution Tour winner Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO), will be competing at the 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships March 28- April 1 in Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy U.S. Rookie Team slopestyle coach DJ Montigny will lead an dynamic team of...

David Wise Wins World Cup Title


TIGNES, France (Mar. 12, 2015)—The final stop of the FIS World Cup halfpipe tour wrapped up under the lights in Tignes, France with David Wise (Reno, NV), Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) and Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) all snagging podium spots and Wise walking away with his first crystal globe as the halfpipe tour title winner.


Kenworthy Goes for Halfpipe and Slopestyle Titles


TIGNE, France (Mar. 11, 2015)—The FIS World Cup Tour wraps up this week with halfpipe finals taking place in Tignes, France on Thursday, with slopestyle qualifiers and finals taking place in Silvaplana, Switzerland on Friday and Saturday. Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) sits in striking distance to win the coveted crystal globe in both.

Have You Met With Your Child’s Coach?


Your child’s coach plays a significant role in their overall youth sports experience and athletic development. Positive youth sports parents not only want a positive experience for their youth athlete, but hope their child learns the important lessons that sports can teach like good sportsmanship, respect,...

Record Global Impact for Sprint Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (March 5, 2015) – America’s longest-running winter action sports series, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, wrapped up last weekend at Park City Mountain Resort with historic athletic results and record television viewers worldwide. The event’s premier broadcast, airing on NBC, was up 20% over last year’s Grand Prix heading into the...

Mammoth Mountain to Host U.S. Rev Tour Finale


PARK CITY, UT (March 3, 2015) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour has been rescheduled and moved from Mt. Hood Meadows, OR to Mammoth Mountain, CA Mar. 17-20. Mammoth, hosted a successful third stop of the U.S. Revolution tour and will have their world class Main Park slopestyle course and 22ft halfpipe on point for the tour...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Opponents


Name calling, refusing to shake hands, fake fouls and fights during games are just a few acts of poor sportsmanship we see in all levels of sports. As a positive sport parent or coach, we want to teach kids good sportsmanship, including respecting opponents. There are several important lessons to teach kids when it comes to respecting opponents...

Kenworthy Dominates Visa Grand Prix Pipe


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 28, 2015) – With fans crowded along the 22-foot superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort, slopestyle Olympic silver medalists Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) proved his prowess in the pipe on Saturday, taking the win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe contest. French skier Kevin Rolland took second, with Olympic...

U.S. Men Sweep at Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2015) – In a clutch performance on his third and final run, hometown hero Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) led a men’s U.S. podium sweep at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Fellow Parkite McRae Williams (Park City, UT), who hasn’t landed on the Grand Prix podium yet this year, finished second, with Gus Kenworthy (...

Americans Qualify 7 to Slopestyle Finals


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 26, 2015) - With fresh snow falling on Park City Mountain Resort at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, the conditions were tough for the athletes in the Visa slopestyle skiing qualifiers. The two heats became a game of survival, with the snow making speed a major issue on Thursday. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT), McRae Williams (Salt...

Seven Americans to Compete at GP Halfpipe Finals


Wednesday kicked off qualifying rounds for all Sprint U.S. Grand Prix events in Park City, UT, including the Visa U.S. Grand Prix ski halfpipe. The top six women of 19 qualified for the pipe finals, while—in two heats—10 men qualified from a field of 36. Eight women and 15 men competed for the Americans, against a stacked international field....

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Kenworthy Wins Inaugural Air+Style


Pasadena, CA (Feb. 22, 2015) – On a rainy, windy day outside the Rose Bowl Stadium, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) made freeskiing history, taking the win in the inaugural Air+Style stop in Los Angeles, CA. Historically only a snowboarding event, the LA stop of Air+Style was the first time skiers were invited to participate in the big air...

Grand Prix Finale Set For Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 23, 2015) – The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover...

10 Ways To Respect Opponents


Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!

Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. But what does one do to show respect for opponents?

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