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Providing a developmental blueprint for skiers and snowboarders

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Training Systems have been designed to ensure that all athletes, coaches, and parent members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard have the best possible opportunity to fulfill their athletic dreams and talent. They are based on a long-term athlete development model (LTAD) for skiers and riders that emphasize age-appropriate training and competition.

Read More Last Updated: 01/30/2018 | Content

The Snowboard Training System was developed cooperatively by key U.S. Ski & Snowboard club coaches, U.S. Snowboard Team coaches, and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sport Education staff.

The Training Systems are based on their knowledge, experience, and research into the science of athlete development.  The matrix provides a wireframe with general information in the primary domains contributing to excellence in snowboarding.  Coaches, athletes, and parents can check their programs against this framework to evaluate and plan their future direction.

Read More Last Updated: 08/03/2020 | Content

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Training System provides a framework for developing ski jumpers and nordic combined skiers that is designed for long-term success and enjoyment in the sport. It defines age- and developmentally-appropriate training and competition at each phase of development for the skier.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Training Systems are divided into six Phases of Development and seven Domains, please refer to the Resources section for additional information.

Read More Last Updated: 10/13/2017 | Content