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D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP is a proud sponsor of NYSSRA. D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP  would like to wish the Adirondack Council best of luck this season, especially the Woods Valley Ski Team.

The Place to Race

Celebrating over 25 years of Premium Wine Making

Labrador Mountain Ski Club

Wildwood on the Lake

Get it done right!

Aquarius Cup

Bristol Race Team

Holiday Valley Race Team

Ski one of the best areas in CNY!  Over 50 years of excellent service. Stop in at the Foggy Goggle to top off a great day on the slopes!

A far from ordinary approach to risk

Snow Ridge boasts the most and best snow East of the Mississippi. With 6 lifts and 22 trails, some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Northeast is found at Snow Ridge. Give us a try - you’ll be glad you did. Snow Ridge is proud to once again be a sponsor of NYSSRA.

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Harden Furniture

Known for their craftsmanship and quality, Harden Furniture is long recognized as one of America’s premier furniture manufacturers. We are proud to have Greg and Lori Harden sponsor the NYS Alpine Elite Team. Thank you Greg and Lori for the many years of generous support.

North Coast Flight School, Inc.

Sponsoring the U18 Eastern Finals Team.

Reliable Racing

Your One-Stop Shop for Ski Racing Equipment Event Supplies since 1969. Reliable Racing is the NYS Marriott J3 Championships Team Sponsor for 2012. The Jacobs family has supported NYS ski racing for many years. John Jacobs is a coach at West Mt. We are very lucky to have the Jacobs family so committed to our development level ski racing. Please support Reliable Racing. Their store and catalog showroom, Inside Edge Ski is only 5 minutes away from exit 19 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87).

Twitchell Sportwear

FIS NJR Eastern Junior Championships Sponsor—Twitchell has sponsored NYS J1-2 Eastern Championship Teams since 2001. Paul and Ingrid Van Slyke, the owners of Twitchell, live in Lake Placid with their two children Maris and Andrew. They have both been involved with ski racing for many years. Paul is a certified coach, FIS TD and USSA Delegate to the FIS. We are very grateful for Twitchell’s commitment to NYSSRA. Twitchell Sportswear provides Team Products, Uniforms, Event and Logo Products, and hard goods for many different sports. Check out their site.

Big Dog Sportswear

Big Dog Sportswear is our 2014 sponsor for U12 and U14 Running With the Big Dogs Dual - to be held at Belleayre Mtn the day following Kandahar Championships, Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Dawson Family

Vicki Papadeas and Robert Dawson have generously supported the Sally Davis Award recipients by supplying J1-2 awards and hosting the reception at our New York State Championships. We are grateful for their support! Thank you Vicki and Robert.

Mud, Sweat & Gears

A NYS J1-2 Winners Sponsor, Mud, Sweat & Gears is located in Ellicottville, NY. The store prides itself on being the go-to resource for many area race programs. They are widely known and respected for their dedication, service and continued support of ski racing in our state.

Nestlé

NYSSRA welcomes Nestlé as sponsor of the Kandahar Festivals at Whiteface, HoliMont and Greek Peak.

Sports Page

Sponsoring U14 NYS Alpine team, U16 NYS Eastern Championship Team, and U16 Eastern Finals Team.

Rossignol

For a hundred years, Rossignol has lived and breathed the Mountain, its reason for existence. An icon of the past and emblem of the present, the brand draws upon its roots and its heritage to build its future. Thanks to Steve Roche at Rossignol for supporting the NYS J4 Team to Marriott J4 Eastern Championships.
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• Edie Thys - Summer Dryland Training

Training Wheels

by Edie 
Every summit starts with the first step, and maybe an annoying song in your head.
Training wheels are key: This is a good thing because there comes a time, at about age 13 or 14, when kids who want to pursue sports at a high level have to start devoting time to real off-season training. Ultimately the motivation to train has to come from inside each kid, but the adults around them can play a huge role in framing training as something accessible and enticing. It involves more than handing them a workout and saying, "Just do it!" As when learning to ride a bike, a little support in the beginning is all it takes to get kids moving all on their own.
It's all about the goals: Really, that's what training is-setting and achieving a series of goals. Without the individual goals, training just sounds like one heavy, endless chore. It's like starting a hike up a mountain. If you look up to the summit from the bottom too long it'll just bum you out. It's better to just put one foot in front of the other and pick a good tune to hum.
Training your way: One of the many beauties of skiing is that it calls for the ultimate generalist, who has a good base of strength, power, agility, endurance, coordination and flexibility. That leaves the door wide open to a lot of fun cross training, be it mountain biking, waterskiing, dirt-biking, rock climbing or whatever makes you strong and takes you to your happy place. Nerves of steel help, and those too can be built by steadily ramping up challenges in your off-season training To be successful in ski racing you don't have to be off the charts at any one thing but you do have to bring together a diverse collection of skills, to figure out as many pieces of the puzzle as you can and then put those pieces together.
Test for yourself: Like it or not-and trust me I was wayyyy on the not side of this-testing is part of training. Testing can range from a formalized official event to you and a stopwatch. Either way it is less a judgment than a benchmark, a snapshot of your relative strengths and weaknesses and a framework for setting goals. Not to sound too much like Oprah, but you only have to worry about being your best you.
Put the force of habit to work: "The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." When I first read this quote it bummed me out because I thought about it in the context of all my bad habits. But it is also true about good habits. If you regularly set goals and get up every day and start working towards them, pretty soon you are a doer. You are a person who does 50 push-ups before breakfast, does squats and crunches during commercial breaks, sprints up every set of stairs instead of walking them, does a long ride every Saturday morning or tackles that particularly heinous workout
twice a week.
 
And finally, crotchety grown-up advice: I recall when a former teammate, both of us then new parents, reflected on our lives as athletes. "Remember when we thought it was virtuous to train hard, and it was our job? Now training is a total indulgence!" If you have the physical ability, the motivation and the support to dedicate your time to training, it's a privilege. So go out there with a smile and suffer, if for no other reason than because you can.
 
For Edie's full article on "Training Wheels" visit her website blog  www.racerex.com 

• 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!

Eric Harlow
USSA - Eastern Region
Alpine Program Director
eharlow@ussa.org
(802) 345-3471

• 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 ussa@globalrescue.com.

Sheryl Barnes

• General Results from U14 Post-Season Events -Congratulations to all competitors who qualified and participated.

Piche Invitational:

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 

U14 CanAm

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

U16 Finals

SG -  Women 9th Olivia Reynolds WF 

GS - Women 8th Olivia Reynolds WF

SL - Women 8th Danielle Mason, 10th Chloe Richards HO

U16 AmCan

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. 

  • U10 - 2005 or later
  • U12 - 2003, 2004
  • U14 - 2001, 2002
  • U16 - 1999, 2000
  • U18 - 1997, 1998
  • U21 - 19934, 1995, 1996

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. 

  • USSA Scored - $10/start/race
  • USSA East Scored  - $5/start/race
  • NYSSRA Unscored - $4/start/race
  • NYSSRA Scored - $4/start/race
  • Kandahars - $4/start/race

NYSSRA Boot Fitting Project from Hope Alive Media on Vimeo.
Please watch NYSSRA’s junior boot fitting video before you head to the ski shop for new or used junior ski racing boots!
FINALLY, learn about the best boot fitting process for your racer.