Q&A: Chip Knight Rejoins the U.S. Ski Team Mon, 25 May 2015 14:48:45 +0000
Chip Knight is a name many ski racing fans know. He competed in three Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006), won national and World Junior Championships titles and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for over a dozen years. Impressive.
After leaving the Team post-2006 Olympics, Knight headed to Williams College to finish out his degree. While there, Ed Grees, head coach of the Williams Ski Team, encouraged him to get back into the sport and serve as the assistant coach. “What began as a part-time activity grew into a rekindled passion for ski racing,” said Knight. “I loved working with younger athletes to help them achieve their goals and fostering a healthy team environment in what is otherwise a highly individual sport.”
Q&A: Chip Knight Rejoins the U.S. Ski Team
Cashman Joins U.S. Alpine Coaching Staff Fri, 22 May 2015 21:28:54 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (May 27)—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman to its alpine staff as the U16 National Training Group (NTG) head coach. Former U16 NTG Head Coach Thomas Erhard will now fulfill the role of FIS women’s NTG head coach.
Cashman Joins U.S. Alpine Coaching Staff
Riml Addresses National University Team Questions Mon, 18 May 2015 17:21:51 +0000
2015-16 Alpine Team Nominations Thu, 14 May 2015 18:31:16 +0000
The U.S. Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.
Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Ski Team receives a high level of world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including an elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine and high performance staff, and education opportunities.
An official team announcement will be made in the fall.
2015-16 Alpine Team Nominations
Exploring New Territory: National University Team Tue, 12 May 2015 23:19:37 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (May 13, 2015)—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is taking a deeper look at college ski racing as a viable component of the U.S. Ski Team pipeline with the introduction of a National University Team for alpine ski racing. The National University Team will aim to both provide support for athletes as well as a stronger post-university transition to the U.S. Ski Team.
There have been numerous athletes who have transitioned out of the university system to the U.S. Ski Team, but the USSA has identified a significant gap in physical development between these athletes and that of national team athletes. With the introduction of the National University Team, the U.S. Ski Team hopes to provide continuity of elite-level programs while athletes attend university.