Snowboarding Programs

About Snowboarding

With its athletes throwing down tricks in the halfpipe and grabbing big air on the slopestyle course, snowboarding has cemented its place as the Olympic Winter Games' most action-packed sport. Snowboarding is also a marquee sport in the Winter X Games and the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series. Snowboarders are constantly innovating to create never-before-seen tricks and techniques, meaning that the sport is ever-changing.

U.S. Snowboarding, as the snowboarding branch of USSA, is committed to the progression of snowboarding by providing athletic programs, services and competitions across the country. The ultimate goal for US Snowboarding has been and will always be clear: American riders placing on the Olympic podium.

The sport consists of four primary events: halfpipe snowboarding, slopestyle snowboarding, snowboardcross and parallel giant slalom snowboarding.

Athletes get started in snowboarding by learning to ride at a local resort via numerous learn to ride programs and through USASA competitions. USSA Clubs are the primary starting point for aspiring athletes, providing an introduction point with knowledgeable coaches and officials to guide them along the development pipeline. There are numerous opportunities for athletes to build their careers as snowboarding athletes, including Project Gold development camps.

The USSA provides education and support to its local clubs including a certification process for coaches, judges and officials and the club itself to ensure the best experience possible for athletes and parents.

U.S. Snowboarding is the most successful international snowboard program over the last twelve years winning a total of 19 Olympic medals, including the historic sweep of the podium in the men's halfpipe in 2002 and best in the world performances of seven medals in 2006 and five medals in 2010. The level of talent, depth, and industry support remains strong for elite level snowboardcross, halfpipe and slopestyle riders.

History of Snowboarding

History of Snowboarding in 2min Flat - YouTube video

 
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Whether you want to race with the best or get some big air, the USSA has something for everyone. Check out the different member programs that the USSA has to offer today.

Center of Excellence
The Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, is a national training and education center providing world-class facilities and educational resources for the USSA's athletes, coaches, clubs and others.
My USSA

Need to renew your membership, get coaching tips or work on your technique? Want to check rankings or results? Find all that and more on your My USSA page. 

 
Membership

Ready to become a member of USSA? Whether you're an athlete who wants to compete, a fan who wants to follow the action, or part of the support team, the USSA has a program for you.

 
Get Involved

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2014 Winter Games

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are coming up quickly. Get the latest information on selection criteria, Sochi preparation and more here.