From US Ski & Snowboard:
Greetings and Happy Spring!
We are excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for the Virtual 2021 Club Excellence Conference!
We invite all club leaders, coaches, board members, volunteers, officials and others to join us in a collaborative day of learning. Presentations will include strategically curated content based on the three pillars of Athletics, Business/Operations, and Community/Culture. Coaches who attend will receive 8 continuing education credits to keep certifications current.
Monday May 17th, 2021 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
Congratulations to our Sally Davis Scholar Athletes! The following is a list of our 2021 award winners, who excelled in their studies while competing in the Sports Page Cup Series during a very challenging year:
Mary Catherine Mangan
Madeline Ten Kate
The season is upon us for the NYSSRA Annual Awards! This is your chance to give feedback on the NYSSRA community: have a great coach this season, a fantastic volunteer that keeps your club going, or an athlete with exceptional sportsmanship?
Log in to your NYSSRA account to validate membership and nominate your favorites. Recipients announced at our annual meeting, May 2nd, 11am (Zoom).
Nominations for development committees should be sent to [email protected] for U12/U14 Committee and to Katie Gilligan, [email protected], for the U16/19 Development Committee, with copies to the Administrative Director Alicia Farone at [email protected]. The Development Committees will then select from the nominations and present their selection to the Board of Directors.
Coaches must have at least three years coaching experience with the appropriate age group. We like to keep these committees as balanced as possible by both geography and gender. All nominations must be USSA and NYSSRA members in good standing with a minimum Level 100 Certification.
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Please join us for our annual meeting May 2nd at 11am.
NYSSRA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA
VIRTUAL SPRING MEETING
MAY 2, 2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
From the Head of School, Michael Maher:
Dear Alpine Students and Families,
I am writing to you today to announce that I have appointed Tommy Biesemeyer as Director of Alpine Skiing. Tommy is well-known within the racing community and locally. He joins Northwood after a storied career with 15 years of alpine racing, training, and coaching experience. For those who do not know Tommy, he is a resident of Keene, and like our student-athletes, he began skiing at the age of three. He had his first race at age seven when he joined the New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF) program. At age 12, Biesemeyer competed in J3 and J4 races but always had sights set on the U.S. Ski Team. A victory at the '03 Junior Olympics started him down that path, and he then made his World Cup debut in 2010 and the Olympic Team in 2018.
As recently stated in October 2020 in the U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Tommy stepped away from racing to pursue new passions, which today brings him full circle to Northwood School, now miles from where he learned to ski at Whiteface Mountain.
NYSSRA Elite Team Announcement
**Congratulations to the following athletes on being named to the NYSSRA 2020 Elite Team. NYSSRA is very proud of your hard work and 2020 race results. We will be contacting you via email with more specific information.
Criteria for 2019-20 Elite Team Selection (Men and Women)
We have had to cancel this event due to rapidly deteriorating surface conditions. We are planning the first indoor- Big Snow NJ, Level 100 this summer. NYSSRA will update as we get closer. Cheers!
Happy Spring Everyone,
Congratulations to all the athletes who raced in the spring series and projects the past few weekends and a huge thank you to the many coaches, parents, officials, and volunteers who make our races possible. Again, we could not have done it without you. We hope that everyone is loving the longer days and warmer temperatures. There is still a lot of great skiing to be done, and for that reason HoliMont is hosting the 2nd Annual Parallel Proceeds of Spring, a Parallel Racing Event, April 11, 2021 open to all programs.
NYSSRA On-Snow Level 100 / Continuing Education Credit
Gore Mountain, April 10-11, 2021
NYSSRA will host an Alpine Level 100 as well as a CEC (continuing education credit) for those in need.The Level 100 is a newer program that covers a well thought out platform of information and resources. This clinic will cover the on-snow portion. CEC will cover a host of sectional environments for skill development for all age groups.
These are both one day sessions (attendance required only for one day) and will be held at Gore Mountain,
located in North Creek NY - April 10 and 11. We are offering two dates as the need to provide this opportunity has
been asked for by coaches in NYS. These two dates may be adjusted as numbers dictate.
Please email me [email protected] by March 29, 2021 to be part of these clinics