2022-23 Season

Coaches education information and updates will continued to be released on a regular basis throughout the season. We will host level 100/200 USSS Certification events as well as NYSSRA project based education opportunities. These will be delivered regionally by Mergs and Coaches Committee Staff. USSS is also rolling out a series of virtual Coaches Education this fall.

Coaches education is paramount for the development, success, and health of alpine ski racing in our state. Our philosophy of 'Athletes First' is a cornerstone of everything we do. Continued education in all areas of this sport has to be on everyones plate. Opportunities can be found on the US Ski and Snowboard website under 'education and certification' along with updated information on technique, tactics, conditioning, nutrition, and mental  skills. Within the NYSSRA organization we will offer scheduled clinics, both on and off snow, and weeknight athlete projects combined with project based coaches education. NYSSRA will also be presenting Virtual opportunities on a monthly basis, so stay aware and tune in! We always post these events on the front page of the NYSSRA website.

This site will also move forward providing video, training ideas, and documents that will cover updates and share new concepts.

Challenge of the Week (challenge replacing the word drills):  NYSSRA will add a 'Challenge of the Week' when snow hits the ground this season. These will come from the Alpine Sports Director and Coaches from around the State. 

This portal will be a living document and will have information added continually. National, Regional, and State contributions are the source for this information.




There is no nutritional for this age group.


There are no standings for this age group.


There is no conditioning for this age group.


Challenge: On a groomed intermediate slope, skis point down hill athlete takes off and arcs turn to completely face… more
Challenge - Skate to Shape Equipment - SL or GS skis Execution - On moderate groomed terrain have athletes start… more
Challenge: On a groomed moderate slope, in a balanced athletic position with hands firmly placed on hips with fingers… more
Challenge - Wedge Hops Equipment - Any ski, Boots, Ski poles Execution - Groomed and moderate slope. Start in a… more
SL Progressions  Begin with Body Warm Up & Warm Up Ski Lane 1 SL Brush (Balanced Athletic Stance) Hop… more

Coach Updates

Concepts and information that will help with any speed development training / exposure  for programs and coaches to… more
Please take a look at some planning for the season John Morgan is using for his weekend program at Gore this season.… more
Please join us for our four-part Club Excellence Fall Summit Webinar Series - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT  Each of these 4… more
Monday night we hosted a great discussion with Miguel Azacarte from Mud, Sweat, 'n Gears and Gary Higley from Sports… more
For those who weren't able to tune in for the recent SkillsQues Fitness webinar, the link to the recording is below.… more