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New Survey Identifies Decline in Sportsmanship


Now that snowboard season has wrapped up, a new national survey of 2,000 youth sports parents and coaches by Liberty Mutual Insurance illuminates a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important lesson...

Starting the Sportsmanship Conversation


The hyper-competitive youth sports environment has, in some cases, created a culture that has become accepting of poor sportsmanship.  This culture of competition is putting the positive youth sports experience that we want for our kids at risk, threatening to ruin the sport for them.  As a parent, what can you do to fight poor sportsmanship...

Big Air-Team SBX Proposed for 2018


BARCELONA, Spain (June 3) – On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport’s governing body, when...
USSA Partners With Kings on Grand Prix


SACRAMENTO, CA (May 20) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the Sacramento Kings ownership group – Sacramento Basketball Holdings LLC, have announced a unique partnership where the Kings will serve as a sales representative for the USSA’s popular Sprint U.S. Grand Prix freeskiing and snowboarding tour. The deal includes global...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Snowboarder Arielle Gold


Youth sports provide a great avenue for your kids to build self-esteem and learn invaluable life lessons.

They also provide an opportunity for parents and coaches to teach the importance of good sportsmanship to youth athletes. Our kids look to their role models for guidance, and when adults and athletes have a win-at-all-costs mentality...

Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship


There’s nothing like the elated feeling your children get after winning a race they’ve practiced for day and night. But that good feeling can quickly dissipate when faced with bad sportsmanship.

Youth sports are a great opportunity for kids to build self-esteem and learn the essentials of participating in a sport. But it’s also an...

Cover All Your Bases


True greatness requires extra effort. That’s true in any walk of life, and it’s certainly true in sports – no matter how much raw talent our young athletes possess.

In the unpredictable and fast-moving world of sports, extra effort goes hand in hand with proper preparation. If an athlete wants to be great and win, they’ve got to prepare...

Give Responsible Feedback to Athletes


Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program.


Nobody likes being criticized. But for young snowboarders to truly grow and learn, they must be open to constructive criticism. 

Responsible Sport...

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade


PARK CITY, UT (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with Olympic...

Prepare For The Unexpected


In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.

As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, watch and talk about sporting events. For athletes, the unexpected, while thrilling, demands proper preparation to be successful.

From in-season practices to offseason cross training,...

Kotsenburg Wins Sochi 2014 Best of U.S. Award


WASHINGTON D.C. (April 3) – The United States Olympic Committee awarded U.S. Snowboarding’s Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) with the honor of Best Male Olympian for his gold medal performance in slopestyle snowboarding’s Olympic debut. On Wednesday the USOC named the full list of Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games honorees for Best...

Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes


At Liberty Mutual Insurance we believe that a setback presents every athlete with a chance to come back.

And not just to come back…but to come back even stronger than ever before.

Thanks to the shared insight, experience and advice from our world-class athletes and coaches, both you and your...

U.S. Snowboarding First Tweets


Today, reading athlete tweets about their competitions and lives is a regular part of being a sports fan. But, it wasn’t always like that. Check out just how and when your favorite U.S. Ski Team athletes made their Twitter debuts. 

Kaitlyn Farrington...

Snowboarding Jr Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (March 19) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named 26 athletes to the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding Junior World Championships team. The event kicks March 24 and features halfpipe snowboarding, slopestyle snowboarding, parallel slalom and giant slalom snowboarding and snowboardcross events, including a team snowboardcross...

Jacobellis Leads in Season SBX Finale


LA MOLINA, Spain (March 15) - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) sped into second and led the USA in the season finale snowboardcross event in La Molina on Saturday. Canada's Dominique Maltais took the win after securing the World Cup title last week in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, CO) was the top U.S. man...

Jacobellis Leads USA in Swiss SBX


VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (March 11) - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) led U.S. Snowboarding riders Tuesday, finishing sixth in a FIS World Cup snowboardcross event in Veysonnaz.


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The 2014 Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour Wraps Up in Sun Valley


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 11) – The Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour ended with a bang this week as snowboarding concluded its final events of the season at Sun Valley Resort. Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) and Alex Kondo (Malone, WI) won the women’s and men’s halfpipe events Thursday, with Mastro also locking up the women’s overall halfpipe title....

Gold Dominates Burton U.S. Open


VAIL, CO (March 8) – Olympian Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) topped a hard-charging crew of young riders Saturday to claim his first victory at the Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final Saturday. Bluebird skies and a perfectly built halfpipe enabled a full-throttle competition with all the riders adding their own style to the sport’s progression...

Clark and Kim Take Titles at Burton U.S. Open


VAIL, CO (March 8) – Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) earned her second consecutive World Snowboard Tour halfpipe title with her win at Saturday’s Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final. Thirteen-year-old U.S. Snowboarding rookie Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) earned the World Snowboard Tour overall title with her third-place finish in the sunny final. Kim is...

Anderson Tops Burton U.S. Open


VAIL, CO (March 7) – Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) landed another major slopestyle victory at the Burton U.S. Open. Anderson clinched the TTR World Snowboard Tour slopestyle title with her win Friday at the snowy Vail Mountain venue. Canadian Spencer O’Brien took second and Isabel Derungs of Switzerland third in the...