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Training Camp –Preparing Athletes for Next Season

06/22/2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created Training Camp with tools and resources to help you prepare your youth athlete for the season.  

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Randall Talks FIS Decisions in Bulgaria

06/17/2015

At the beginning of June, Kikkan Randall packed her bags and headed back to Europe. This time, it wasn't for a freezing ski race in Norway or training in Italy. Instead, she headed to the beach in Varna, Bulgaria for FIS Council meetings.

Randall is the elected Athletes' Committee Chair and the FIS Athlete Representative on the Cross...

Q&A: Will Bode Miller Retire?

06/16/2015

After his crash at the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships that ended his comback season, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was still nominated to the U.S. Ski Team 2015-16 roster. He addresses the question everyone wants to know: Will he accept? He responds to the retirement speculation, talks about his best moments in his career, what races he...

Respecting Officials: Your Playbook for the Game

06/16/2015

Officials, referees and umpires are a critical part of sports. Without them, the competition simply couldn’t happen! It wouldn’t start, it wouldn’t be fair, athletes wouldn’t be protected, and no one would validate the outcome and the score. Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® powered by...

Cross Country Team Names Season Goals

06/10/2015

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere. Read through to see a few of the athletes’ objectives.

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Q&A: What’s Next for Heather McPhie?

06/09/2015

Heather McPhie’s 18-year mogul skiing career is chock-full of athletic accomplishments: 15 World Cup podiums, two National Championship titles, three World Championship appearances and two Olympic games. Through the highs and lows, McPhie stayed true to herself and what she believes in, ensuring those years of her life would be something she...

FIS Announces 2015-16 U.S. World Cup Stops

06/08/2015

VARNA, Bulgaria (June 8, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) capped its spring FIS Calendar Conference by announcing World Cup schedules for 2015-16, including a host of sites in the USA. Colorado’s Beaver Creek and Aspen resorts, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah, plus the Olympic villages of Lake Placid in New York and...

IOC Approves Alpine Team Event for 2018

06/08/2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 8, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved big air snowboarding and an alpine team event as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air.

Respecting Officials

06/08/2015

You may not realize it, but being an official is a tough job! An official’s job starts well before the first whistle blows. For weeks, months and likely years leading up to your game, your official has studied the rules and passed exams reflecting that knowledge. They have arrived early to make sure the course is...

2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Champs Report

06/06/2015

At the FIS Council Meetings in Varna, Bulgaria, Ceil Folz—president of the Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 World Championships organizing committee—gave her final World Champs report. In response, she received praise from FIS Alpine Chairman and Olympic Champion Bernhard Russi, who said, "You did an amazing job for our sport."

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Fairall Updates Fans on Condition

06/03/2015

Olympic ski jumper Nick Fairall suffered serious injuries in a fall while ski jumping in Bischofshofen, Austria in January. As the month of June began, he updated his fans on his well-being and steady recovery.

Due to the crash, the 25 year old fractured two ribs, punctured his lung, bruised his kidney, had internal bleeding and...

Eddy Joins U.S. Freestyle Moguls Staff

06/02/2015

Park City, UT (June 3, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named long-time coach and veteran World Cup athlete Glenn Eddy as its C Team coach. Eddy was one of the pioneers of freestyle at Killington Mountain School, participating as a student and an athlete before making his way up the coaching ranks.

“With over 30 years of freestyle...

BG Life Magazine Features Resi Stiegler

06/02/2015

Recently nominated to the A team, Resi Stiegler talks to BG Life Magazine about her summer - including her work out plans, nutrition and how she revitalizes herself at the beach.

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NCAA Coaches Discuss National University Team

06/01/2015

As athletes continue to arrive at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, a new batch of skiers will participate in summer training programs alongside elite skiers and snowboarders—the men from the National University Team (N-UNI)...

Utah Bids for 2017 Junior Nordic Worlds

06/01/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 2, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is making a formal bid for the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships. The event will be awarded to a host city during annual FIS Calendar Conference meetings, taking place June 3-8...

Play Positive Poll: Losing Your Cool

06/01/2015

During big games, high-stakes competitions, nail-biting tiebreakers, or just playing against your biggest rival, things can easily get heated and emotions can flare. It’s easy to lose our cool. It happens to all of us – parents, coaches, officials and athletes. But maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and disappointment...

Skiing in May: On-Snow Training Camps

05/26/2015

While most of us are busy thinking about mountain biking and hiking, the U.S. Ski Team has already kicked off the 2015/16 season with on-snow training camps in California and Colorado. Heading to places like Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin, the Team looks forward to these low-pressure spring camps with no big races looming. So, what goes on...

Helpful Resources for Parents & Youth Athletes

05/26/2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created the Sports Parent Toolkit with tools and resources to help parents provide a fun and positive youth sports experience for...

Q&A: Chip Knight Rejoins the U.S. Ski Team

05/25/2015

Chip Knight is a name many ski racing fans know. He competed in three Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006), won national and World Junior Championships titles and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for over a dozen years. Impressive.

Cashman Joins U.S. Alpine Coaching Staff

05/22/2015

PARK CITY, UT (May 27)The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman to its alpine staff as the U16 National Training Group (NTG) head coach. Former U16 NTG Head Coach Thomas Erhard will now fulfill the role of FIS women’s NTG head coach.

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