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Englund Scores FIS Cup Podium

08/30/2014

FRENSTAT, Czech Republic (Aug. 30) – Nita Englund (Iron Mountain, MI) soared to a career best international FIS Cup finish, capping a two-event weekend with a third place finish in Frenstat on Aug. 30. Englund was fourth a day earlier. Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) was fifth both days as the two Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team athletes had a...

Remembering Why We Play Sports

08/26/2014

Reminiscing about the days when you played on your first sports team probably puts a big smile on your face. The friends you made, the coaches who helped train you, and all the fun you had taught you that there's more to the game than just winning or losing.

Unfortunately, many children today are not learning some of those same lessons...

U.S. Men’s Team Scores Ideal NZ Training at Ohau

08/26/2014

There hasn’t been much that could be categorized as “normal” at the first summer on-snow camps for the U.S. men’s alpine team. Much work has gone down at new sites, notably a small family-run ski area called Ohau, which drew high praise from head coach Sasha Rearick for catering to every need of the team.

“Mike and Louise were terrific...

U.S. Freestyle Team Back on Snow

08/18/2014

Members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team are back on snow in the Southern Hemisphere at El Colorado Ski Center and Resort in Chile. Early reports from head coach Garth Hager point to sunny skies and good snow. The team has a great 27 degree training slope, with a full course and practice jump at their disposal. The team will be in Chile until the...

Ted Shred Calls the 2015 Slalom Podium

08/18/2014

While he may be Mr. GS, the back-to-back World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist knows a thing or two about the men’s slalom scene too. Here’s Shred’s call on who to watch next February.

Felix Neureuther (GER) – He wins a lot of slaloms, is an all around good guy and can flat out turn it on when it’s big. He’s...

Athlete Q&A with Slalom Specialist Nolan Kasper

08/18/2014

You were sick the last time you raced on Birds of Prey and finished just off the podium in fourth. What is it about racing on home snow that brings out great performances?
The best part about racing in the U.S. is being in a comfortable environment. The crowd there is always incredible too and that helps get you amped up...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Allie Lee

08/18/2014

From lifelong friendships to powerful life lessons to everlasting memories of thrilling victories, there are many reasons for your kids to play sports.

As a parent, you can encourage your kids to participate in, or at least try, youth sports. With so many other factors and activities pulling them in different directions, it’s important...

Why Play Sports?

08/11/2014

The lifelong friends you’ve made. The coaches you will never forget. The fun you had with the teammates who taught you there is more to sports than wins and losses. These are just a few of the reasons why you wouldn’t trade your youth sports experiences for anything in the world.

But will your children enjoy similar experiences?

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Introducing Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™

08/04/2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance is excited to announce our Responsible Sports program is now called the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play...

Debut Jump Title for Friberg

08/03/2014

PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 3) - Fresh off a pair of top FIS Cup finishes in Europe, St. Paul Ski Club jumper Christian Friberg (St. Paul, MN) picked up his first U.S. title Sunday in the large hill event at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Olympian Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won her 11th U.S....

U.S. Ski Jumpers Compete for Champs Title

08/01/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 1) – U.S. Ski Team ski jumping and nordic combined athletes will be vying for the title of U.S. Champion this weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 3. The event is part of the UOP’s 16th annual Springer Tournee. Defending champion Nick Fairall is...

Goal Setting With Your Youth Athlete

07/28/2014

Sports offer kids a unique opportunity to set, manage, and strive for personal goals in a fun and constructive environment, but they can’t do it alone.

Youth athletes need the support of coaches and parents to establish effort-focused and outcome-focused goals that allow them to test their respective limits, learn from individual...

Steamboat to Host U.S. Championships

07/22/2014

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced that Steamboat Ski Resort will host the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Freestyle Championships. The announcement continues the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s long-term plan to move the annual celebration of American ski competitions to top resorts around the...

Athlete Spotlight: Mac Bohonnon

07/21/2014

Bohonnon first started skiing when he was about one and a half years old under parents who insisted that all their children learn to ski. After a stint in the alpine gates, he found his true calling: freestyle aerials.

Athlete Spotlight: Erik Bjornsen

07/21/2014

As the second half of the Bjornsen nordic clan, Erik Bjornsen continues to carve out his own niche on the U.S. Cross Country Team, making his Olympic debut in 2014 and competing in six events.

Accidents Happen. Call in Relief.

07/21/2014

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1989 Gold Caps McKinney Career

07/16/2014

It seems ironic that a ski racer who won 18 slalom and giant slalom World Cups in her career would reach a penultimate gold medal by virtue of a single downhill finish. That was the story of Tamara McKinney’s brilliant World Championship title in 1989 at Vail.

Throughout the ‘80s, McKinney stood out as one of ski racing’s biggest stars....

Athlete Spotlight: Laurenne Ross

07/15/2014

A talented musician as well as a ski racer, Laurenne Ross is a four-discipline threat both on and off the snow with incredible talent on violin, piano, guitar and vocals. After a slower than normal start to the 2014 season, Ross picked things up in the run up to the Olympics and then posted a season-best 11th in the Sochi downhill. With a World...

Stacey Cook Helps Promote Olympic Values at 54th IOA in Greece

07/14/2014

Winning is important, but respect for diversity is the true meaning of the Olympic Games.

That was the message at the 54th International Session of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) for Young Participants. In June, two hundred participants from 96 countries congregated in Ancient Olympia, Greece; among them was the U.S. Ski Team’s...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Andrew Weibrecht

07/14/2014

When our youth athletes strive to achieve their personal best, victory is won on and off the hill. Encouraging our kids to set individual goals and focus on maximum personal effort benefits both the player and the team – in a variety of ways.

Athletes who come to realize that personal development can be even more rewarding than a win are...

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