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Nine U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Athletes Nominated for ESPY Awards


PARK CITY, UT (June 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will be the most represented sports organization at the 2014 ESPY Awards with nine Olympic athletes nominated in five categories. Sochi gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), David Wise (Reno, NV), Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA...

Athlete Spotlight: Maddie Bowman


Sierra at Tahoe native Maddie Bowman is the 2014 Olympic Champion in Halfpipe Skiing. Her background in alpine ski racing helped develop a platform of excellent technique that she brings into freestyle skiing.

Four Ways Playing Multiple Sports Can Help Your Child Become A Better Athlete


It's exciting to watch your children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique are critical to success, but let’s not forget that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run.

New Survey Identifies Decline in Sportsmanship


Now that Freeskiing season has wrapped up, a new national survey of 2,000 youth sports parents and coaches by Liberty Mutual Insurance illuminates a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important lesson...

Starting the Sportsmanship Conversation


The hyper-competitive youth sports environment has, in some cases, created a culture that has become accepting of poor sportsmanship.  This culture of competition is putting the positive youth sports experience that we want for our kids at risk, threatening to ruin the sport for them.  As a parent, what can you do to fight poor sportsmanship...

USSA Partners With Kings on Grand Prix


SACRAMENTO, CA (May 20) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the Sacramento Kings ownership group – Sacramento Basketball Holdings LLC, have announced a unique partnership where the Kings will serve as a sales representative for the USSA’s popular Sprint U.S. Grand Prix freeskiing and snowboarding tour. The deal includes global...

Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship


There’s nothing like the elated feeling your children get after winning a race they’ve practiced for day and night. But that good feeling can quickly dissipate when faced with bad sportsmanship.

Youth sports are a great opportunity for kids to build self-esteem and learn the essentials of participating in a sport. But it’s also an...

U.S. Freeskiing Athletes Top AFP Rankings


WHISTLER, BC (April 24) – A crew of U.S. Freeskiing athletes took the top spots of the final AFP world rankings list after the season came to a close Saturday at the AFP World Championships. Once the final results were in, The Sarah Burke Overall Champion Trophy was awarded to Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) for the fourth-...

Cover All Your Bases


True greatness requires extra effort. That’s true in any walk of life, and it’s certainly true in sports – no matter how much raw talent our young athletes possess.

In the unpredictable and fast-moving world of sports, extra effort goes hand in hand with proper preparation. If an athlete wants to be great and win, they’ve got to prepare...

Take Five with U.S. Freeskiing’s Emilia Wint


When it comes to sports, fans and athletes have come to expect one constant – the unexpected.

Give Responsible Feedback to Athletes


Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program.


Nobody likes being criticized. But for young freeskiers to truly grow and learn, they must be open to constructive criticism. 

Responsible Sport Parents...

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade


PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with...

Prepare For The Unexpected


In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.

As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, watch and talk about sporting events. For athletes, the unexpected, while thrilling, demands proper preparation to be successful.

From in-season practices to offseason cross training,...

Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes


At Liberty Mutual Insurance we believe that a setback presents every athlete with a chance to come back.

And not just to come back…but to come back even stronger than ever before.

Thanks to the shared insight, experience and advice from our world-class athletes and coaches, both you and your...

Teller Leads USA in Skicross Finale


LA PLAGNE, France (March 23) – Olympian John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) once again posted the top result for the USA, skiing into 17th during the skicross finale at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Finals. Teller ended the season ranked 13th in the World Cup standings, just 24 points from the top ten. Jean Frederic Chapuis of France earned...

Noah Wallace 2nd in Slopestyle Finale


SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (March 22) – U.S. athlete Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) landed second place Saturday in the final FIS Freestyle slopestyle skiing World Cup of the 2013-14 season. His first run score of 83.60 put him just behind Swiss skier Jesper Tjader, who took the day’s victory as well as the 2014 World Cup slopestyle title.


U.S. Freeskiing First Tweets


Today, reading athlete tweets about their competitions and lives is a regular part of being a sports fan. But, it wasn’t always like that. Check out just how and when your favorite U.S. Freeskiing athletes made their Twitter debuts.

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Freeskiing Jr Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (March 19) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named 22 athletes to the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships team. The event kicks March 30 and feature halfpipe skiing, slopestyle skiing and skicross events. Some of the athletes highlighting the roster include Junior National Champions Birk Irving (Winter...

Krass Tops The North Face PPOS Finale


HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT, CA (March 17) – The 2014 season of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series presented by Nissan concluded this past Saturday, March 15 with slopestyle skiing finals at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Olympian Julia Krass (Hanover, NH) took the top spot in women’s slopestyle, while Scott Nelson (Darien, CT) earned the victory...

Teller Top 20 in Are Skicross


ARE, Sweden (March 16) – Olympian John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) skied into the top 20 Sunday in the second skicross event of the World Cup double-header weekend in Are, Sweden. Thomas Zangerl and Andreas Matt of Austria went one-two in the final with Armin Niederer of Switzerland third. Next, the men head to La Plagne, France for the final...