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• Edie Thys - Summer Dryland Training
• From USSA - Recently Posted in NYSSRA News Dropdown
• From Eric Harlow -USSA Club Certification - We congratulate NYSEF
At Congress, USSA announced ten ski and snowboard clubs as its first podium certified clubs as part of its new club development program. Of the ten clubs, eight were certified as Gold Medal Clubs and of those eight, five were from the East. The podium level certification process involves a rigorous self-study and peer review of best principles and practices for ski and snowboard clubs. Each club had an on-site visit and review conducted by USSA High Performance staff and other leaders in the ski and snowboard club world.
Please join the USSA Eastern Region Staff in congratulating the following Eastern clubs for their Gold Medals:
Burke Mountain Academy (East Burke, VT)
Killington Mountain School (Killington, VT)
New York Ski Education Foundation (Wilmington, NY)
Stratton Mountain School (Stratton, VT)
Waterville Valley BBTS (Waterville Valley, NH)
We have a large region with great clubs in each of our 8 divisions, some of whom have begun the process of becoming certified by the USSA Club Development Program. It's important to note that each of the clubs awarded a Gold Medal routinely attract athletes from other smaller clubs. It just goes to show that we all, as a region, have something to contribute to even our strongest clubs.
Club Certification 2014-15 will no doubt bring more Golds for Eastern Clubs; thank you to the trailblazers who participated this year for leading the way!
USSA - Eastern Region
Alpine Program Director
• From USSA - Global Rescue Hotline Service Comes to Membership
Dear USSA Member,
Global Rescue has been a longstanding partner of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, providing subscribing USSA members the peace and security of global medical and security evacuation services. In an extension of that partnership, now all USSA members in every membership category will have access to the Global Travel Hotline Service when they are more than 100 miles from home. This is a great opportunity for clubs, athletes, coaches, judges/officials and parents to take advantage of medical, legal and emergency assistance anywhere in the world at no additional charge. USSA members can also upgrade to a discounted full Global Rescue membership to receive advisory, field rescue and evacuation services in both medical and security emergencies.
The Global Travel Hotline Service includes:
• Medical advisory by Global Rescue’s team of paramedics and nurses for 48 hours post-injury
• Medical referrals to local medical providers and hospitals
• Legal referrals for local lawyers and other legal professionals
• Emergency message relay to friends/family
• Lost baggage search assistance
• Lost passport and travel document assistance
• ATM locator services.
USSA members and their families can contact the Global Travel Hotline Service at 1.617.210.8181. This number is available on the back of your USSA card.
USSA members who take advantage of a full Global Rescue membership receive comprehensive medical and security services including: 24/7 medical consultative services, hospital of choice evacuation, access to experts at John Hopkins medicine, field rescue, bedside case management, security extraction and detailed country intelligence reports and real-time global security incident alerts.
Full Global Rescue membership upgrades are offered to current USSA members at a discounted rate with students starting at $259/year, individuals starting at $329/year, families starting at $579/year plus short-term care starting at $199/week. For more details on services and pricing, visit www.globalrescue.com/ussa.
Combining the included Global Travel Hotline Service and discounted Global Rescue membership gives USSA members full access to Global Rescue’s unprecedented medical and security services from the world's top experts and emergency evacuations from around the globe.
The USSA is proud to partner with Global Rescue to ensure its members’ medical and security needs are fulfilled wherever or whenever they need it. For more details on the Global Travel Hotline Service and Global Rescue memberships, visitwww.globalrescue.com/ussa. Members may contact Global Rescue at email@example.com.
• General Results from U14 Post-Season Events -Congratulations to all competitors who qualified and participated.
U12 boys-7th Theodore Lenz-BM, U12 girls-10th Kira Howard-WI
U14 Eastern Championships:
SL Boys-5th Billy Chabot-WI, Girls-4th Camryn Glick-WI, 6th Paige Petrell-TG
GS Boys-3rd Max Carbaugh-HV, 5th Peter Chabot-WI
Skills Assessment - Boys-3rd Gage Thibodeau HO, 5th Andrew Mangen HO, 6th Alex Baase KB, 9th Bryce Shively KB Girls- 10th Madison McCarthy NSA
Boy's SL-11th Peter Chabot-WI, 14th Ben Taber BR, 19th Gage Thibodeau HO Girls SL 16th-Anya Elizondo HV
Boys GS - 20th Gage Thibodeau HO
Boys Skills - 5th Gage Thibodeau
U16 Eastern Championships
SG#1 - Men 8th Aidan Cohane, 13th Victor Wiacek WI Women-1st Cecily Decker WF, 4th Trixie Lever WF
SG#2 - Men 8th Aidan Cohane WI Women-1st Trixie Lever WF, Cecily Decker WF, 10th Julia Smith WI
GS - Men 6th Aidan Cohane WI Women 1st Cecily Decker WF, 4th Trixie Lever WF
SL - Men 4th Aidan Cohane WI Women 2nd Cecily Decker WF, 4th Trixie Lever WF
SG - Women 9th Olivia Reynolds WF
GS - Women 8th Olivia Reynolds WF
SL - Women 8th Danielle Mason, 10th Chloe Richards HO
SG - Women 1st Trixie Leaver WF
GS - Women 3rd Trixie Leaver WF
SL - Men 5th Aiden Cohane WI
• Trixie Lever, NYSEF U16 athlete and Canadian Citizen at Whistler Cup
Trixie was 4th at Whistler Cup SG - .2 off the lead and .01 off the podium behind a Austrian and 2 Norwegians. She earned a 4th place in SG also. We're all proud of you Trixie.
• Congratulations to Cecily Decker - Cecily blazed into 1st place at the U16 National Champs GS in Park City by close to 3 seconds. In addition she was 4th in SL.
* Helpful Informational Pieces -
Please take a minute to orient yourself for the 2015 season.
• USSA Membership Categories for '13-'14
Competitor $150 - Required for all U16 (YOB 1998 and older) and above that wish to have USSA points.
Non-Scored Student $100 - Available for all U16 (YOB 1998 and older)and above that do not wish to have USSA points.
Youth $80 - For all U14 (YOB 2000 and younger) and below. The Eastern region will not have any U14 scored events so there is no need for any U14 and below athletes to join with Competitor licenses.
A USSA competitor membership and membership in one state racing organization are required for all levels of scored racing in the Eastern Region.
Participation in qualifying events leading to regional championships events requires a valid USSA “Competitor” or “Youth” membership depending upon the age group.
• For RA's - Race Fees for '15 Season - If you are holding a race during the '14-'15 season this information is for you.