The USSA Sport Education Presentation Series is made up of live webinars led by respected speakers on a variety of topics of interest to ski and snowboard coaches. The live webinar format allows any coach across the country to participate and ask questions. Typically scheduled in the fall, these presentations are an excellent way for coaches to gain new ideas that they can implement in the upcoming season. The webinars also count toward continuing education for certified coaches*. If you cannot attend the webinar live, you may also register to view the recorded version.
*Certified coaches must register for the webinar and verify their attendance by entering their name when logging on to the webinar to receive credit. Each web presentation earns 1/4 credit.
2012 Recorded Presentations
Heavy Lifting for Endurance Athletes, Michael Naperalsky Michael Naperalsky is the High Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach for the U.S. Nordic ski teams. This session will review previous training recommendations and contrast those with more contemporary research and applied practices relating to strength and plyometric training for endurance athletes. We will discuss physiological mechanisms, practical issues of training, and suggest strategies and benefits of resistance training for use among endurance athletes. This presentation is aimed at cross country and nordic combined ski coaches.
Conditioned to Last, Jon Nolting Jon Nolting is the USSA's Director of Sport Education. This presentation will cover fundamental conditioning concepts that apply across the spectrum of USSA sports showing the progression of skills, areas of emphasis, and motivational factors for the conditioning domain based on the USSA Training Systems and child development. This presentation is targeted to all ski and snowboard coaches who have responsibilities in the fitness training and education of their athletes.
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2011 Recorded Presentations
Periodize Your Way to the Podium, presented by Ron Kipp, USSA Alpine Sport Education Manager
Beyond the Physiological Factors in Long-Term Athlete Development, presented by Jon Nolting, USSA Sport Education Director
Winning Mindset: Mental Toughness, presented by Dr. Dan Freigang, sport psychology consultant for the U.S. Women's Alpine Ski Team
Competition Day Preparation and Recovery, presented by Dr. Troy Flanagan, USSA High Performance Director
Implications of Altitude on Training and Performance, presented by Jim Stray-Gundersen, MD, USSA Physiology Consultant
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