NYSSRA News

Our friends at Northwood School have big news! Congratulations Tommy!

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.

**Elite Team Announcement**

NYSSRA Elite Team Announcement

         2019-2020

 **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)

 

State Level 

Holimont Special Event * April 11th* Open race -sign up today!

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. 

Gore Mountain- Level 100/CEC, April 10-11

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

You're invited: March 15, 7pm, Membership Meeting with Speaker and CBS Golf Commentator Dottie Pepper

Agenda:

1. Membership Update -Alicia Farone, NYSSRA Administrative Director
Website Update
Social Media
Annual Spring Meeting


2. Competition update  - Stephen Mergenthaler, Alpine Sports Director
Changing the Game
Collaboration- Expectations

3. Dottie Pepper - Author, Professional Athlete,    CBS Sports Golf Commentator, Skier

  • Topic: Common Denominators of Successful People

Dottie's Bio https://www.dottiepepper.net/about-the-author


Time: Mar 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89727384659?pwd=azhPRDVvNkszdUpWeE0wZ2d2ajJBdz09

Meeting ID: 897 2738 4659
Passcode: 463704
 

Season Update February *see new races listed on U16+ page under NEWS

NYSSRA Staff, BOD, and all Committees have been working tirelessly to adapt and create a responsible, feasible, development and competition schedule for New York State during the 2020-2021 season. The challenges that NYSSRA and all programs have embraced this year within the COVID environment shows the adaptability, tenacity, and leadership that identifies the strength that we have together to not only survive but thrive under adversity.

NYSSRA has held back rewriting the NYSSRA Competition manual for many reasons this season, some, obviously due to COVID, and others as we revisit all aspects moving into the future. Taking this into account we would like to update you on some areas that we will move towards in the remainder of the 2021 season.

NYSSRA has been scheduling and rescheduling events almost weekly. We know at times how frustrating for planning this is, but has been unavoidable due to the COVID landscape in which we find ourselves. NYSSRA has consistently pushed ahead to keep a schedule that is responsible and effective to keep our young athletes and programs focused and healthy.