NYSSRA News

November Panel Discussion 11/16 with Weibrecht, Biesemeyer, Mangan, and Goodwin

Please join us for a panel discussion on

Junior Development,Wednesday, November 16th, at 7:00 PM

Our panelists all came through the NYSSRA pipeline as juniors and went on to achieve incredible careers! 

Andrew Weibrecht 
Retired US Ski Team athlete
11 Years on the World Cup circuit 
4 World Championships
3 Olympics (Bronze 2010 Vancouver, Silver 2014 Sochi)
Trained out of Whiteface NYSEF
Tom Biesemeyer 
Retired US Ski Team athlete
8 Years on the World Cup circuit
US Olympic athlete
World Championship athlete
Director of Alpine Skiing Northwood School
Trained out of Whiteface NYSEF

Tricia Mangan 
Current athlete on the World Cup
US Ski Team athlete 2018 Olympics
Trained out of Holimont Race Program

Shaun Goodwin
Current US Ski Team Coach
Eastern Youth Coordinator
NYSSRA Youth Coordinator
Trained out of Bristol Ski Club

Skills Quest Testing Update 2022

NYSSRA Has been traveling around councils to conduct Skills Quest physical testing this fall. To date, we have worked with athletes and coaches in Central, GVSC, and Mountain Council. RVW and Niagara will participate in the next two weekends. The effort is to not only educate athletes and coaches in the Skills Quest testing protocols used by the US Ski Team and Eastern USSS to evaluate conditioning levels, but to raise the awareness of how important conditioning for the season really is. Being at your best physically has a big impact on your ability to perform and execute training and development which can help improved results, added conditioning strength also can help with avoiding certain injuries. NYSSRA is working with active World Cup athlete from New York Tricia Mangan on a conditioning program that can help with improvement in this area. Stay tuned for this as Tricia is a passionate athlete with a heart to give back to the sport that she loves! See you at the RVW and Niagara test date Alicia has sent out!

Including a couple of pics from GVSC and Mountain Council test days.

Ski fast, laugh much!

NYSSRA Coaches Clinic, Lake Placid, Nov 26-27

NYSSRA Coaches Clinic

November 26-27, 2022

NYSSRA Coaches Clinic

NYSSRA will conduct a two-day Coaches Education Clinic located in Lake placid NY, November 25-27, 2022, coming in the evening of the 25th. This is the second (COVID interrupted) clinic that NYSRA has scheduled that incorporates on-snow sessions with indoor seminars. The snow portion will be held at Whiteface Mountain with indoor sessions at the Olympic Training Center (OTC). NYSSRA will present content and attendance to USSS Sport Education for continuing education credit. This is an 8 credit event (for two days) that satisfies a two year time period. On-snow is planned to be Saturday (2/3 of a day), classroom Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning through 2:00 PM.

The scope of this project is to present on-snow and in-classroom essential areas of skill development that juniors must have to be successful as they move up in age groups. We will also cover why/how junior speed development is important to introduce early. Additionally,