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 to comply with COVID responsibilities for travel and exposure, if any, moving forward. 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.