USSA Programs
 

Snowboarding Sport Committee

Organization

Pursuant to the USSA Bylaw Article VI (c), the USSA Snowboarding Sport Committee (SSC) works with the professional staff of USSA to develop plans, strategies, and policies for submission to the CEO for the development and operations of snowboarding and to assist USSA in the operation of the snowboarding programs.

Additionally the committee will work:

  • To contribute sport expertise leading toward the realization of the vision and mission of USSA in the snowboarding disciplines.
  • To provide support in the identification and training of young athletes with the potential to become elite internationally qualified competitors.
  • To nominate a representative to the USSA Board of Directors.
  • To support and assist the USSA professional staff in all programs and aspects of a National athlete development plan.

 

Government

The Snowboarding Sport Committee strives to represent the interests of the snowboarding community within the United States.  Only current USSA members are eligible for election or appointment to the Snowboarding Sport Committee (with the exceptions of the seats for the USASA and Industry) and all subcommittees.

The Snowboarding Sport Committee is composed of the following members, selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  The vote for representation to the Snowboarding Sport Committee occurs at the annual USSA meeting.

  • A chairman, elected by the Sport Committee membership every two years
  • USSA board representative, elected by the Sport Committee every two years
  • National Team Head Coach, named by the USSA job position
  • Two athlete representatives, from different disciplines, appointed by the SSC in conjunction with USSA’s Athletes’ Council
  • One member from each of the seven divisional subcommittees with cumulatively three votes (see note)
  • One subcommittee member from the Rules & Tech Subcommittee
  • One subcommittee member from the Judges Subcommittee
  • One FIS representative
  • One USASA representative
  • One Industry representative.

Each of the above positions is to be held for a period of two years.

(Note:  The seven divisions are represented by a total of three votes distributed as follows:  one vote for the Far West and PNSA division, one for the Intermountain, Rocky and Northern division, and one vote for the Central and Eastern Divisions.  Each of the seven divisions maintains their representative to speak and participate as an active member of the Snowboarding Sport Committee, but share their vote with their respective counterpart.  It is decided amongst the representatives who will vote at Snowboarding Sport Committee meetings.) 
 

Snowboarding Executive Committee

The Snowboarding Sport Committee at their annual USSA meeting selects an executive board that consists of the following representation:

  • The Chairman of the Snowboarding Sport Committee
  • The Head Coach
  • One Athlete representative
  • One At-large member.
     

 

Snowboarding Sport Committee

Jon Casson, Steamboat Springs, CO (Chair)

Ross Powers, Stratton, VT (Eastern)

Andy Gilbert, Sun Valley, ID (Intermountain)

Tricia Byrnes, Aspen, CO (Athlete)

Marty Carrigan, Steamboat Springs, CO (Industry)

Jessica Zalusky, Elko, MN (Central)

Peter Foley, Portland, OR (Coach)

Coggin Hill, Bend, OR (PNSA)

Dylan Omlin, Truckee, CA (Far West)

Danny Kass, Portland, OR (Athlete)

Paul Krahulec, Copper, CO (Rocky)

Phoebe Mills, Frisco, CO (IJC)

Bill Slattery, Buffalo Grove, IL (FIS)

Jason Toutolmin, Truckee, CA (USASA Non-Voting Member)

 

Snowboarding Executive Committee

    Jon Casson, Steamboat Springs, CO (Chair)

Danny Kass, Portland, OR (Athlete)

Marty Carrigan, Steamboat Springs, CO (At-Large)

Peter Foley, Portland, OR (Coach)

 

Snowboarding Judicial Committee

Peter Foley, Portland, OR (Coach)

Jon Casson, Steamboat Springs, CO

Jeremy Forster, Heber City, UT

Phoebe Mills, Frisco, CO (IJC)

Danny Kass, Portland, OR (Athlete)

 

Last revised September 2012

                        

 

 

 

Snowboarding Sport Committee Operating Procedures