USSA and USASA work in conjunction to host education for judges and officials in the US. The education pipeline follows the progression of athletes. Officials get their start at the grassroots level with USASA clinics and then move their way up to the USSA level with international clinics.
USSA and USASA both work with with The International Judges Commission (IJC) to educated judges across the country. The IJC was formed to bring a high degree of professionalism and structure to freestyle snowboarding. Through the establishment of a global educational forum, the IJC set forth the primary goals of training judges worldwide, through a unique and comprehensive training program, and protecting the interests of freestyle riders, through fair and accurate judging and progressive contest formats.
If you are just getting started in judging, check out the regional USASA clinics.
USSA hosts the International IJC/FIS clinics:
November 8-9 FIS/IJC international judges clinic
Park City, UT Center of Excellence
Technical Delegate (TD) education
USASA offers regional level Technical Supervisor (TS) clinics across the country. USASA TS information
USSA works directly with FIS to certfy officials. To become a FIS Technical Delegate (TD), officials need to contact the FIS Coordinator Tom Winters firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIS TD Update
October 25-27 Denver, CO
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.