Club Excellence Workshops
Various Club Expert Consultants and Jon Casson, the USSA’s Director of Sport Education, will conduct Club Excellence Workshop webinars. These workshops will focus on the major elements that contribute to club success.
We strongly suggest you think through who your club may want to involve in the various topics – especially if the primary club leader doesn’t have the time.
If you have questions about these workshops, or would like to voice specific club concerns that may be addressed in these workshops please contact Ellen Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Club Excellence Workshop webinars will be held at 11:00am MST, and will last for approximately 60 minutes. Agendas will typically be set as follows:
• Presentation of Topic
An annualized agenda following the Guide to Club Excellence can be seen in the table below. Workshops will be held on either a Tuesday or Thursday (always at 11am MST) toward the middle of each month. Reminders of the date, time and topic will be sent out at the beginning of each month.
Club Excellence Webinar Information
April 25th, 11am MST- Strategic Planning
Club Excellence Workshop Recordings
with Guest Presenter: Chuck Hughes
Chuck is the Director of the Killington Ski Club and Killington Mountain School Competitions Program as well as the Killington Mountain School Events Manager. Having just hosted the first World Cup Alpine races in the east in 25 years, Chuck talks about the importance of resort and community partnerships and the benefits and challenges of hosting events. The takeaways he shares are relevant for all clubs as they strive to host successful races, contests and events.
Link to USSA Training Systems Overview Page:
Program Evaluation and Measureing Success - "What should a club measure? - Athlete Monitoring"
This presentation adapted from “Monitoring the Elite Athlete” by Wm. A. Sands, Ph.D. and Michael H. Stone, Ph. D. in Olympic Coach Magazine Volume 17 Number 3
This Webinar references several resources in Club Culture
In particular, here is the USSA Guide to Conflict Resolution and Mediation for clubs.
Athlete and Child Protection: "Injury Prevention in Skiing" - presented by Kyle Wilkens, USSA Medical Director
"Human Resources: Stretegies to Value, Respect and Support your Coaching Staff" - Presented by Jon Casson, USSA Coach Development Manager
with Guest Presenter: Ryan Walsh, Executive Director Team Park City United
Ryan is currently the Executive Director of Team Park City United. This club was newly formed over the last year as three local clubs joined forces. This club was recognized in its first season as the freeskiing and snowboarding club of the year, so they did not miss a beat on the athletic side of things. Behind the scenes they were also merging into one cohesive business under the new executive director's leadership. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in business finance and an MBA from the University of Rochester - William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. Ryan has played a number of leadership roles with multiple businesses and nonprofit organizations both as a board member and as staff. Ryan will share lessons learned from his work over the last year forming one club, one budget, out of three exiting clubs, giving examples of important tactics all clubs can employ for success.
Incorporating Feedback into your Program - best Principles and Practices due to technical difficulties this presentation was not recorded
Handout - Positive Coaching Alliance: Coach Job Description
Handout - Positive Coaching Alliance: Athlete Coaching Evaluation
Handout - Positive Coaching Alliance: Parent Coaching Evaluation
October 2014: SafeSport for USSA Clubs - Child Protection
September 2014: Human Resources - Position Descriptions and Evaluation
Webinar Recording - Position Descriptions and Evaluation
August 2014: PR and Marketing
Webinar Recording - PR and Marketing
July 2014: Fostering USSA Club Culture
Webinar Recording - Fostering Club Culture
June 2014: USSA Club Finance and Funding
Webinar Recording - Club Funding and Finance
May 2014: Leadership and Governance - Board Basics
Webinar Recording - Ledership and Governance Basics
April 2014: Assessing organizational and program outcomes - starting your strategic plan. Due to technical difficulties this webinar was not recorded - see PP below.
Powerpoint Slides - Assessing Organization and Program Outcomes
February 2014: Club and Program Evaluation and Assessment - Measuring Club Success
Webinar Recording - Club Evaluation and Assessment strategies
December 2013: USSA Club Logistics - Insurance Considerations and Contract Review with Special Guest Marla Peters with American Specialty Insurance
Webinar Recording - Club Insurance Considerations
November 2013: USSA Club Programming - Aligning your club with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
October 2013: Athlete and Child Safety - Club Culture Revisited
Webinar Recording - Child/Athlete Safety and Club Culture