The 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.