USSA Programs

ELITEAM Returns to Park City

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USSA
2014-05-30 09:49
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 30) – Aspiring young Olympians will have the opportunity to train at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence this June when ELITEAM Conditioning camp returns to Park City.  Created by two-time Olympian and World Championship medalist Doug Lewis and former World Cup racer Kelley Lewis, this year’s camp includes a new Europa Cup camp for athletes ages 8-11 and workout sessions with U.S. Ski Team’s Marco Sullivan and ELITEAM alumna Liz Stephen.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ELITEAM is returning to Park City to host its World Cup camp and the new Europa Cup camp.
  • ELITEAM has been managing a broad range of summer conditioning camps for young athletes for 23 years.
  • Under the leadership of two-time Olympian and World Championship medalist Doug Lewis and former World Cup racer Kelley Lewis, ELITEAM conditioning programs are designed specifically for young athletes with focus on sports physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition.
  • The Park City program will utilize the Center of Excellence and adjoining athletic fields, with lodging based at the nearby National Ability Center.
  • U.S. Ski Team athletes Marco Sullivan and Liz Stephen will workout with the athletes during camp.

 

Key Facts

  • ELITEAM World Cup and Europa Cup conditioning camps based at USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, UT
  • World Cup (11-14 year old athletes) and Europa Cup (8-11 year old athletes) programs target athletes who love outdoor activities and have goals of pursuing a specific sport (not just skiing, but any sport)
  • June 22-26 2015
  • Camp fee: $1,250 for World Cup, $800 for Europa Cup. Cost includes instruction, training, housing, meals, snacks and the ELITEAM Training Notebook.
  • Spots are still available for both camps. Register at www.eliteam.com or contact Doug Lewis 802.793.3078.

 

QUOTES

Luke Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President of Athletics, USSA
As a U.S. Ski Team alum, Doug Lewis has done an amazing job with ELITEAM in providing motivation for hundreds of aspiring Olympians. The USSA is happy to have ELITEAM back in Park City for a second year. It is a great opportunity for young athletes to experience our national team environment at the Center of Excellence with a program that incorporates the expertise of our national team high performance staff.

Doug Lewis
This is my passion - helping young athletes achieve breakthroughs both physically and mentally at camp. At ELITEAM, my aim is to pass along real-world tools and teach skills that will help them be more complete athletes and ultimately go faster on the hill. By creating challenging situations and giving them the tools and support needed to push through them, that is when we see the greatest gains and biggest smiles. This age group (8-14), is the perfect time to plant the seeds about hard work, eating to perform and pursuing goals. Everyone practices carving the ski, but at their age they also need to work on the physical, nutritional and mental skills so they can make that carved turn and do it when it counts on race day. It is so fulfilling to me to see a camper build confidence in themselves by pushing through perceived limits and achieving a personal best at camp.

ELITEAM Parent
One tell tale sign of how good a camp is for your kids is their reaction when you pick them up. When we arrived at the USSA building for pick up, our kids didn’t want to leave! Doug and Kelley run a first class camp for young skiers and having accress to the USSA and its staff made it an educational and inspirational experience for our kids.

About ELITEAM
ELITEAM Conditioning Camps are for young athletes who not only want to become stronger, faster and more confident, but also want to have fun! ELITEAM is unique in its way of teaching the three often overlooked concepts of sports physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition. ELITEAM's goal is simple - to develop healthy, confident, "complete" athletes. ELITEAM is more than a set of conditioning camps and team-building programs. It is a philosophy. It is a way of life where the focus is on fun, healthy living, learning, growing, setting goals and pushing your limits, both mentally and physically. The Vermont based program is managed by Doug Lewis, a two-time U.S. Olympian and World Championship medalist. With extensive involvement in world class athletics as a ski racer, coach, broadcaster, motivational speaker and spokesperson for over 30 years.

About USSA
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Developed to facilitate participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. From grassroots programs to governance of sport, management of rules, competitions and athletic rankings, the USSA oversees athletic pipelines for development in the sports. With a vision to make the USA the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values. The USSA, established in 1905, operates out of the national training and education facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park City, UT. For more information, visit www.usskiteam.com, www.ussnowboarding.com and www.usfreeskiing.com.

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