2015 Club Excellence Conference

2015 Club Excellence Conference

The Power of Partnership

May 12 and 13, 2015

"I have attended this event every year since this program began and by far this one demonstrated the very clear effort that USSA is making to foster club development and professionalism. It is evident to me that under Tiger's and your leadership the culture at USSA in relation to club development and support has been thoroughly considered in many  of your recent improvements."

Sarah Floyd, Director of Athletics, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Thanks to all the participants, presenters and partners for making this year's conference the best yet with record attendance!

Andy Wirth's keynote address was both powerful and personal, and we thank him for his support and participation.

Special thanks to:

Title Sponsor: World Cup Supply

Exhibitors: Forward Ski System and INSIGHTREPLAY

Partners: AMP Sport and HKD Snowmakers and RallyMe and AIARE


Club Development/Certification Workshop: Guide to Certification and Best Principles and Practices for USSA Clubs

The A,B,C's of Strategic Balance in USSA Clubs - Brian Krill, USSA Club Development Manager

Building and Sustaining a Strategically Diverse Board - Brian Krill, USSA Club Development Manager

Creating Different Levels of Programming for Optimal Participation and Performance and Gibbons Report - Path to Excellence - Aldo Radamus, SSCV Executive Director

Mental Skiils Training; Process and Outcome Goals - Pamela Lemons, USSA Sport Psychology Consultant

Key Roles and Responsibilities for Event Management - Steve Cohan, USSA Club Consultant and Patti Nichols, USSA Eastern Alpine Program Manager

How a Club can Pursue Community Education Initiatives - Aimee Preston, Executive Director Park City Youth Sports Alliance and Matt Terwillegar, Utah Olympic Park Sport Program Director

Best Practices in Athlete Evaluations for all Stages of Development More examples Brian Krill, USSA Club Development Manager and Briger Ski Foundation, Program Directors

Mazimizing the USSA Club and Host Resort Partnership Resource - Brian Krill, USSA Club Development Manager and Ellen Adams, Program Director National Ability Center and USSA Club Consultant

"Know Before You Go" Best Practices for Educating USSA Athletes and Clubs about Avalanche Safety - Tim Bennet, Executive Director AIARE and Craig Gordon, Utah Avalanche Center

USSA is launching an Injury Study with USSA Clubs - contact Gilliam Bower, USSA Senior Clinical Specialist at

A Demonstration of AMP Sport AMP Pricing- Athlete Management Platform - Kate Klingsmith and Jennifer Stielow, AMP Sport Project Consultants

The Science and Importance of Snowmaking and Approaching a Snowmaking Project - Charles Santry, President HKD Snowmakers and Tom Johnston, USSA Events Alpine Technical Advisor

Developing a Professional Coahcing Staff - Jon Nolting, USSA Sport Education Director


Information on the USSA Club Liability Insurance Program (CLIP)

USSA Club Resources: Snowboard, Alpine, Freeskiing, Cross Country, Ski Jumping, Freestyle

HKD White to Gold Program

RallyMe USSA Club Video


Also at the Conference...USSA Podium Club Certification Announcement

Club Consultants: David Galusha, Steve Cohan, Ellen Adams and Bob Devaney await the podium club certification presentations.



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USSA Club Development

provides education, recognition and a formal certification process for all clubs in all areas of operations and performance. The program is based on a peer-reviewed Best Principles and Practices model.