BKPRO Partners with USASA

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USASA is proud to announce its partnership with BKPRO as the official Online Coaching App of the USASA and an official sponsor of the 2017 USASA Nationals. BKPRO will be awarding two camps at USASA Nationals for standout performances, one for freeskiing and one for snowboarding, this March in Copper Mountain, CO.

 

BKPRO was founded by Bud Keene, head coach of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team where he coached gold medalists Shaun White and Hannah Teter on their way to Olympic success and beyond. Keene is stoked on the collaboration, “I’m thrilled to partner with USASA in supporting development and progression of grassroots snowboarding and freeskiing”.

 

Founder of the Northern Vermont Series, Keene has been an instrumental part of the coaching community since its inception, working with over 1000 kids at all levels. In addition to awarding two free sessions to BKPRO camps, Keene will also be offering a 10% discounted camp rate to any USASA member-athlete, as well as free access to the BKPRO Online Coaching app for all certified USASA coaches. Keene himself will present one one-hour long “Parenting An Action Sports Athlete” seminars to USASA Parent Members each week at the 2017 Nationals. BKPRO will also host one wax clinics for parents, athletes and coaches during snowboard and freeski weeks.

 

“We’re thrilled to connect our USASA members with BKPRO and to be able to shine the light on Bud’s progressive programs.” -Mike Mallon, USASA Executive Director.

Click HERE for more information on BKPRO and their programs.

KIND Presents the KINDest Rider Award

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This year at USASA Nationals KIND will be  awarding one snowboarder and one skier from each series with the  KINDest Rider Award

How do you bring kindness to life on your mountain and in your series? This season KIND is asking you to share the kindness both on and off the hill by doing not so random acts of kindness. Based on recommendations from your Series Directors, one skier and one snowboarder from each series will be nominated as the "KINDest Rider" and will be awarded at USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain,CO. 

So, sharpen up your "please & thank yous", get your arms ready to carry gear for others, and prepare to support your fellow competitors and teammates every day of the season. You can only go so big in the Superpipe, but kindness is limitless.

Win a Never Summer Warlock Snowboard

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Post a photo of you in your best hooded halloween costume and you might be mastering even more wizardy, sliding this winter on a brand new Never Summer 154 Warlock.

To CLICK HERE to ENTER.  You must LIKE our Facebook page and hashtag #usasawarlock your photo in order to be eligible. Submit your Warlock Costume photo via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter before the contest ends 10/31/16 at midnight.

Most votes wins - Winner Announced 11/01/16 - Prize: Never Summer Warlock Snowboard - Size 154 cm

Discounted rates for USASA Members

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Global Rescue recommended for traveling athletes

There is nothing more important to us at the USASA than the health and safety of our athletes. Although equipment is better designed, and we take extensive safety precautions, accidents do happen. This is why we have partnered with Global Rescue to offer their services at a special member rate to USASA athletes and families. 

Typical medical insurance does not cover emergency medical evacuation; it covers hospital and doctor costs once you are in a hospital. These evacuations can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Global Rescue provides worldwide medical evacuation from the slopes back to the member's home hospital of choice, with all transportation costs covered when you become a member. Global Rescue is also the preferred provider of World Championship Snowboarding, USSA and many snow sports academies and clubs across the globe. 

Memberships start at $119 and offer coverage anywhere in the world, including the United States. USASA athletes and their families will receive a 5% discount at the time of purchase. 

Benefits include: 

  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
  • 24 hour medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
  • Deployable medical teams to the patient's bedside
  • Specialists at the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations reviewing every case to ensure the best outcome
  • Global network of medical Centers of Excellence
  • Services provided up to a cost of $500,000

USASA athletes traveling internationally should have medical evacuation insurance in place prior to travel and we highly recommend Global Rescue. We also strongly recommend that USASA athletes traveling domestically, (100+ miles from home) also consider enrolling. 

Please visit www.globalrescue.com/partner/usasa online to sign up directly online. If you have questions, or would like to sign up on the telephone, you can call Global Rescue at (617) 459-4200.

Skier and Snowboard Age Groups

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New for the 2016 / 17 season, we've expanded the Skier Age classes to exactly match the existing snowboard age classes.  So yes, we will now have Ruggie Skier age class along with Kahuna and Methuselah Skiers too, how awesome is that?

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Ready for Winter  ?    We are  !!

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The 2016 / 2017 USASA season has begun!

Please take a moment to view the short video shown below to help you understand the changes that we've made to our membership structure. Login to your account to renew your membership or become a new member today.