National Training Group
FIS National Training Groups
2014-15 Qualification Criteria
1. The National Training Group selection will be based on head to head competition:
2. USSA staff discretion
3. Nomination and naming requires USSA Medical Department clearance
FIS National Training Group Try Out Qualification Criteria:
2014/15 FIS Women National Training Group
Cecily Decker (Whiteface NYSEF)
2014/15 FIS Men National Training Group
Adam Freeman (NTG; Winterpark Ski Team)
The National Training Groups (U16 NTG; W FIS NTG; M FIS NTG) support the development of top regional junior athletes by bringing them together from across the country to train and compete as a team. Each NTG is a self-contained group, led by a head coach with the support of an assistant coach and physical trainer. Based out of the Center of Excellence in Park City, the NTG athletes have full use of the athletic and rehabilitative facilities available to National Team athletes. The groups work collaboratively with each other, as well as with clubs, academies and regional and national teams as deemed athletically appropriate.
Selection to the NTGs is made according to criteria published annually, and posted to the USSA website in October, as are the NTG athletes named to the teams.
The transition to participation in an NTG represents a partnership between the USSA and the athlete’s local club. It is handled with high levels of communication and transparency, recognizing that the best interests of the athlete are always of paramount importance.
Full-time participation is preferable to part-time, because it minimizes travel/transfer, is more consistent, and provides a better athletic environment because of peer group consistency. This is especially true of the FIS group.
U16 National Training Group
2014/15 Qualification Criteria:
1. 1999 year of birth
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2015 World Championships
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