Snowboarding Programs

ELITEAM Camp Set for Center of Excellence

by
USSA
2013-01-30 12:57
 

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) – Aspiring young Olympians will have a chance to train at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence next June as part of a unique new partnership between the USSA and ELITEAM. Under the leadership of two-time Olympian and World Championship medalist Doug Lewis, along with former World Cup racer Kelley Lewis, ELITEAM’s five-day World Cup camp will focus on athletes ages 11-14 and feature conditioning programs centered on sports physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition during the June 24-28 camp. Registration opens Monday, Feb. 4.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspiring young Olympians ages 11-14 will have an opportunity to train like the U.S. Ski Team in its Center of Excellence in a partnership between the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and ELITEAM.
  • ELITEAM has been managing a broad range of summer conditioning camps for young athletes for 22 years.
  • Under the leadership of two-time Olympian and World Championship medalist Doug Lewis and former World Cup racer Kelley Lewis, ELITEAM conditioning programs focus on sports physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition.
  • The Park City program will utilize the Center of Excellence and adjoining athletic fields, with lodging based at the nearby National Ability Center.
  • The camp will also take advantage of the amazing outdoor landscape around Park City with hiking and biking in the heart of the Wasatch mountains.

Key Facts

  • ELITEAM World Cup conditioning camp based at USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, UT
  • World Cup program targets 11-14 year old athletes who love outdoor activities and have goals of pursuing a specific sport (not just skiing, but any sport)
  • June 24-28, 2013
  • Camp fee: $1,150 including conditioning programs, meals, dormitory lodging at adjoining National Ability Center
  • Registration opens on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m. EST at www.eliteam.com and is limited to 45 (program historically sells out quickly)

QUOTES
Luke Bodensteiner

As a U.S. Ski Team alum, Doug Lewis has done an amazing job with ELITEAM in providing motivation for hundreds of aspiring Olympians. The new Park City program is a great opportunity for young athletes to experience our national team environment at the Center of Excellence with a program that incorporates the expertise of our national team high performance staff.

Doug Lewis
ELITEAM has been very successful in motivating thousands of kids including a host of athletes who have gone on to success in their sport. Our Park City camp will be similar to our Vermont programs but will add the dimension of training at the U.S. Ski Team’s Center of Excellence providing unprecedented access and an opportunity to meet and train alongside world class athletes.

About ELITEAM
ELITEAM Conditioning Camps are for young athletes who not only want to become stronger, faster and more confident, but also want to have fun! ELITEAM is unique in its way of teaching the three often overlooked concepts of sports physiology, sports psychology and sports nutrition. ELITEAM's goal is simple - to develop healthy, confident, "complete" athletes. ELITEAM is more than a set of conditioning camps and team-building programs. It is a philosophy. It is a way of life where the focus is on fun, healthy living, learning, growing, setting goals and pushing your limits, both mentally and physically. The Vermont based program is managed by Doug Lewis, a two-time U.S. Olympian and World Championship medalist. With extensive involvement in world class athletics as a ski racer, coach, broadcaster, motivational speaker and spokesperson for over 30 years.

About USSA
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Developed to facilitate participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. From grassroots programs to governance of sport, management of rules, competitions and athletic rankings, the USSA oversees athletic pipelines for development in the sports. With a vision to make the USA the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values. The USSA, established in 1905, operates out of the national training and education facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park City, UT. For more information, visit www.usskiteam.comwww.ussnowboarding.com and www.usfreeskiing.com.