2016 Club Excellence Conference

2016 Club Excellence Conference

"Mission Possible"

May 9 and 10, 2016

Special thanks to:

Title Sponsor: World Cup Supply


Forward Ski System

HKD Snowmakers


USSA Club Rescource Center:


Cross Country





2016 Club Excellence Resources: (presentations will be added as we receieve them from speakers)

"World Cup Findings": Dan Leever

Funding Your Mission; RallyMe: Jana Dalton, USSA Major Gifts Officer - Catherine Raney, Director of Foundation Operations - Bill Kerig, Founder/CEO RallyMeBrian Krill, USSA Sport Education Director

"Club High Performance": Troy Taylor, USSA High Performance Director

"Approaching a Venue Improvement Project": Jory Macomber, USSA Vice President of Athlete Career and Education - Rich Smith, Executive Director Franconia Ski Club - Jim Boyne, Executive Director Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

"The Principles of Athlete Monitoring" : Dr. William Sands, USSA High Performance Technologist

"Non-Parent Board Members": Steve Cohen, USSA Club Consultant

"Leadership and Mission": Keynote Speaker - Lieutenant Colonel Eric Weis, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 10

"Physical Literacy for Young Athletes": Shannon Casson, Athletic Driector at Rowland Hall

Risk Management/ Insurance : Jina Doyle, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. 

"Best Practices Athlete Monitoring": Dr. William Sands, USSA High Performance Technologist 

"Volunteer Recruitment and Retention" : Ellen Hall Adams, USSA Club Consultant

"Academic and Athletic Balance": Steve Cohan, USSA Club Consultant

"Updated USSA Training Systems": Jon Casson, USSA Coach Development Manager

"Relative Age Effect": Finn Gunderson

"Interactive Simulators": SkyTech Sport

Congratulations to the 2016 Podium Certified Clubs!

Gold Certification
Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team (Mammoth Lakes, CA)
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Silver Certification
Franconia Ski Club (Franconia, NH)
The Holderness School (Holderness, NH)

Bronze Certification
Heiliger Huegel (Hubertus, WI)
Multnomah Athletic Club Alpine Team (Portland, OR)
Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation (Ogden, UT)
Sky Tavern (Reno, NV)
Smuggler’s Notch Ski and Snowboard Club (Jeffersonville, VT)

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