USSA Blogs

Having a Successful and Event-ful Season

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

As we head into the final days of 2015, our season is just getting started, so we thought it was only fitting to do a post on hosting events. While we aren't going to get into any advice for the events you may be hosting in your homes this time of year, we've got quite a bit of information on hosting events at your club. The USSA Club Resources page on Logistics houses a variety of guides and templates to help answer any questions you may have about hosting an event.


Special Offers for USSA Members

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

‘Twas the month of many holidays, and here on our blog, we're sharing some news that'll make you spit out your egg nog. We know this time of year, we're knee-deep in competition. And to top it all off let's throw in holiday tradition. Instead of stressing, we hope you remember, the many perks of being a USSA member.


How Ski Clubs can be Community Oriented

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

The strongest ski and snowboard clubs are ones that are positioned to be community development partners rather than just sports organizations. Many USSA clubs get involved with community initiatives, collaborate with a numbers of community partners, perform service work in their communities, and some even require community service hours from their student-athletes. This approach will: Make the club more relevant and known in the community, Increase the club’s base of support, Improve retention, and Improve the performance of both the club and individual athletes.


Developing Funds and Resources for Your Club

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

We're kicking off November with a conversation on giving. We know the topic is a little overdone in November, but hopefully this blog will provide you with some fresh ideas and a new perspective on how to get your club the support it needs. Fundraising typically gets a bad reputation for being frightening and forced, but this presentation from Sport Education Director, Brian Krill, aims to reduce some of that stigma.


Marketing Doesn't Have to be Scary

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Welcome back, and Happy Halloween from USSA Sport Education! This time of year is often dedicated to tricks, treats, and dressing up, and why not do the same for your club's marketing and communications? Did you know that USSA Sport Education has numerous resources to help clubs create successful marketing strategies and communications plans? No matter what type of club you may be people outside the organization and your own members need to know what you are doing. It is important to maintain a consistent message and an effective digital presence. The USSA PR, Communications, and Marketing Resources page presents the following principles and other resources to help with implementation...


Welcome to the USSA Sport Education Blog

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Hello USSA clubs and coaches and welcome to our new USSA Sport Education communications platform. Over the last few years we have been working to better serve the backbone of competitive snowsports in the United States. YOU, the coaches and the clubs, serve as USSA representatives to the athletes, parents and communities. This new blog format will act as an efficient way to distribute the news, resources, stories and information that will support what you do on a day-to-day basis all season long.



Preview the new U.S. Ski & Snowboard website.