Finn Gundersen 7pm Sept 20th -Building a Coaching Philosophy/What it takes

Whether you're a NYSSRA Coach, Athlete, or Parent, this seminar will offer some important take-aways for this upcoming season! Please join us. **Coaches will receive 1 continuing education credit from US Ski & Snowboard for attending

Topic: NYSSRA Coaches Education

Time: Sep 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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NYSSRA Junior Equipment Update, Monday, Sept 13 @ 7pm *Click for Zoom link

Questions about Junior Equipment? We have answers!  Join us for a discussion with Miguel Azacarte from Mud, Sweat 'N Gears in Ellicottville, NY, and Gary and Drew Higley from Sports Page in Queensbury, NY. We'll be talking about the Shop/ Coach/ Athlete partnership and how to correctly size and outfit Junior racers.

Please make time to join us on the 13th of September! 7pm

NYSSRA Junior Equipment Update

Please join us on September 13 at 7:00 PM for a discussion on Junior Equipment. 

On board to help with this meeting are Gary and Drew Higley of Sports Page, Queensbury NY, and Miguel Azcarate of Mud Sweat’n Gears, Ellicottville, NY.
Sports Page is the NYSSRA sponsor for our U16/18+ race series races, and Mud Sweat’n Gears is the NYSSRA sponsor for our U14 series races. Thanks to them for their continued support!

As the season approaches I get many questions on sizing and types of equipment juniors should be looking at and we'll try to answer some of those questions. 

We will discuss the importance of the Coach-Athlete-Shop partnership in selection of the right equipment for the athlete, and offer information of the new changes or updates regarding equipment available for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. 

Registration for 2021-22 Season NOW OPEN!

It may be summer, but we're thinking about skiing and gearing up for the new season! 

Please login to our website and re-new your membership for the upcoming season! We're excited about our off-season programming (beginning later this month!) and we hope you are too! To participate, you'll need to re-new and have a current membership.

For questions please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

June Membership Meeting: Devin Delaney, Sports Nutrition and Fueling-for-Competition Presentation, June 21, 2021 7:00pm

Greetings from the Staff at NYSSRA!

Hope all have adjusted to the spring-summer like conditions and COVID getting smaller in the rear-view mirror.

NYSSRA will continue to offer Athlete - Coach - Parent presentations once a month throughout the year. These will generally take place in the evening at the beginning of a week. These presentations will cover a wide spectrum of information, delving into Conditioning, Nutrition, Mental game, Skill development, Athlete and Parent experiences. 

We are excited to have Devin Delaney deliver a Nutrition and Fueling-for-Competition presentation. This is a huge component of athlete training! Without the right education and balance in nutrition, athletes cannot perform at their correct ability level.

2021 Awards Announcement

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners! Awards are currently ordered and will be mailed to recipients by the end of June. The award winners are listed below. For a more detailed list of what each award is about, please click the link below.

Don Jugle Award: 

East - Katie Gilligan

Central - Bill Dewey

West - Eric Lyle


Coach of the Year:

East- Todd Glick

West - Andrew Mangan



U16 Horst Weber Award:

East - Lily Fisher

West - Ruby Wiley



U16 Most Improved Women: 

East - Sophia Dyjak

West - Grace Sheets


U16 Most Improved Men

East - Charlie Howe

Central - Charlie Donahue

West - Drew Garringer


Lynn Brown Award: 

East - Avery Waters

Central - Luke Weisiger

West - James Rauch


Connie Webster Award: 

East - Tara Fromm

West - Brad Rauch


Mark your calendar for NYSSRA fall events!

Well it seems like just yesterday I was waxing my skis for summer storage, and yet tuning for fall projects is just around the corner already!

Take some time to look at the dates and projects opening up for registration on September 3, 2021. These will be filled on a first come first serve basis, and you must be a US Ski and Snowboard and NYSSRA member to sign up. Our website is open to re-new your membership now!


NYSSRA Membership Meetings (no registration necessary, Zoom link will be posted on our website as date approaches) 

NYSSRA Membership Meeting September 13  Equipment sizing for Juniors: Gary Higley/Miguel Azcarate, 7:00pm

NYSSRA Membership Meeting September 20  Building a coaching Philosophy/What it takes, Finn Gundersen. 7:00pm

NYSSRA Membership Meeting October 18  Coaching Fundamentals/ Essential skill development, Sasha Rearick 7:00pm

Physical Prep for 2021-2022 Season

Preparation for alpine skiing is a must for all age groups. Not only will this allow you to produce a solid platform to develop and compete, but will help with injury prevention, and sets the stage mentally to train!

Over the course of the next few months you have the opportunity to make gains that will carry you into next season. We will post relevant pathways for individual age groups moving forward.