Freestyle Programs

Freestyle Training System

Freestyle Training SystemThe Freestyle Training System was developed cooperatively by key USSA club coaches, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team coaching staff members, and the USSA Sport Science staff based on their knowledge and experience and the science of athlete development.  The matrix provides a wireframe with general information in the primary domains contributing to excellence in freestyle skiing. It based on the concept of long-term athlete development - providing the training, skills and experiences that are appropriate at each development level to lead to long-term enjoyment and success in skiing.  Coaches, athletes, and parents can check their programs against this framework to evaluate and plan their future direction.  Follow the tabs above to learn more.

Freestyle Training System matrix
The Freestyle Training System matrix provides a complete overview of the long-term development of a freestyle skier to reach their full potential in the sport.

 

Shannon Bahrke on Development

Two-time Olympic medallist Shannon Bahrke talks about her development as an athlete and how it contributed to her success and enjoyment of freestyle skiing.

Center of Excellence
The Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, is a national training and education center providing world-class facilities and educational resources for the USSA's athletes, coaches, clubs and others.
My USSA

Need to renew your membership, get coaching tips or work on your technique? Want to check rankings or results? Find all that and more on your My USSA page. 

 
Membership

Ready to become a member of USSA? Whether you're an athlete who wants to compete, a fan who wants to follow the action, or part of the support team, the USSA has a program for you.

 
Get Involved

The USSA's athletes get no government funding. Their success is dependent on passionate fans, like you! See how you can help athletes achieve their dreams.

 
2015 World Championships

After a very successful Olympic year, teams are turning their attention to the 2015 World Championship season, including the FIS Alpine World Champs in Colorado.